Game Report 2712 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Canalta Centre
Date: Nov 5, 2019
GAME NOTES: BLACK DOWNS U.S. IN OT IN PRELIM FINALE JASON LA ROSE MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Danny Zhilkin (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) tied it on the power play with 1:12 to go and Shane Wright (Burlington, Ont./Kingston, OHL) finished it 3:20 into overtime as Canada Black closed out the preliminary round at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 5-4 win over the United States on Tuesday afternoon. The single point the Americans earned for the extra-time loss was enough to clinch first place in Group A despite Black going through the prelims without a loss – it beat the U.S. and Canada White in overtime, and downed the Czech Republic in a shootout. The U.S. will take on Canada Red or Finland in its quarter-final Thursday, while the Canadians will face off against Russia. Times for all playoff match-ups will be confirmed following the late games Tuesday. Wright gave the Canadians a little bit of momentum to take into the medal round, parking himself at the top of the crease and flicking a backhand past U.S. goaltender Gibson Homer off a set-up from Zach Dean (Mount Pearl, N.L./Gatineau, QMJHL) for the overtime winner. After both teams combined for 27 goals in their first two games, it wasn’t much of a surprise to see early action. James Malatesta (Kirkland, Que./Quebec, QMJHL) started the festivities four-and-a-half minutes in, racing away and tucking a backhand around Homer, but Jack Devine ripped a one-timer past Canadian netminder Ben Gaudreau (Corbeil, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) before the period reached the midway mark. Black struck for another early goal in the second period off the stick of Brennan Othmann (Pickering, Ont./Flint, OHL), who rifled a quick shot past Homer off a give-and-go with Sean Tschigerl (Whitecourt, Alta./Calgary, WHL), but Ryan St. Louis cleaned up a rebound in front and Dylan Duke banged a second-chance opportunity past Gaudreau to put the Americans ahead for the first time. Malatesta got his second before the end of the middle frame, tapping in a pass from Dean to send the teams to intermission all even at 3-3. The Americans looked to have the winner when Jack Hughes went skate-to-stick and beat Gaudreau over the glove at 12:29, but a late U.S. penalty opened the door for Zhilkin, who tipped in a shot from Brandt Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Barrie, OHL) to tie things up again. Knowing they needed a regulation win to leapfrog the Americans for top spot, Black pulled Gaudreau in the final minute but couldn’t find the goal they needed. The U.S. finished with 20 goals in three preliminary-round games, which equals the 2014 American side for most in the prelims since the start of the six-team format.
Visiting Team: United States
Head Coach: John Wroblewski
Associate Coach: Dan Hinote
Assistant Coach: Mike Leone
Home Team: Canada Black
Head Coach: Jody Hull
Assistant Coach: Steve Hartley
Assistant Coach: Dylan Hunter
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Mbereko, Kaidan
G32  Homer, Gibson
 33  Gilmartin, Liam
 34  Hughes, Jack
 36  Pastujov, Sasha
 37  Brown, Caden
 39  Wilmer, Jeremy
 40  Hreschuk, Aidan
 42  Gallagher, Ty
 43  Hughes, Luke
 44  Behrens, Sean
 46  St. Louis, Ryan
 47  Martin, Jacob
 48  Savage, Red
 49  Devine, Jack
 51  Lucius, Chaz
 52  Saganiuk, Colby
 53  Boucher, Tyler
 56  Duke, Dylan
 58  Janicke, Justin
 60  Schmidt, Roman
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st37 2:00 Roughing 9:50  9:5011:50
2nd36 2:00 Hooking 18:021 18:0219:19
3rd48 2:00 High-Sticking 18:421 18:4218:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Blackburn, William
G31  Gaudreau, Benjamin
  Langlois, Jérémy
  Clarke, Brandt
  Bentham, Nolan
  Othmann, Brennan
  Whynot, Cameron
  Grubbe, Jayden
 10  Tschigerl, Sean
 11  Malatesta, James
 12  Wright, Shane
 14  Del Mastro, Ethan
 16  L'Heureux, Zachary
 17  Zhilkin, Danny
 18  Uchacz, Kai
 19  Lawrence, Kaleb
 20  McCue, Max
 21  Winterton, Ryan
 22  Dean, Zach
 23  Boutin, Olivier
 24  McCallum, Landon
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping 5:331 5:337:33
1st17 2:00 Roughing 9:50  9:5011:50
2nd16 2:00 Cross-Checking 4:161 4:166:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:57  49-46            
2nd6:22  46-36-44            
2nd15:27  56-36-60            
3rd12:29  34-39            
                
CANADA BLACK Goals CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:28  11-21-6            
2nd1:50  7-10-9            
2nd19:19 PP 11-22-5            
3rd18:48 PP 17-5-3            
1st OT3:20  12-22            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 2
CANADA BLACK 2 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA BLACK 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CANADA BLACK 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
UNITED STATES12104
CANADA BLACK12115
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
USA - Homer (63:20) (OTL)8411023/0:001st OT/3:20
CAN-B - Gaudreau (57:48) (W)10124026/0:003rd/17:48
CAN-B - Gaudreau (0:54) (W)00101/18:483rd/19:42
CAN-B - Gaudreau (3:20) (W)00022/0:001st OT/3:20
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:09 PM
  -  End: 5:31 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.