Game Report 2748 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Dec 7, 2019
GAME NOTES: U.S. EDGES WEST AT WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Sean Farrell tied the game late in the second period and scored the game-winning goal early in the third, sending the United States to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both Saturday night at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge. The defending gold medallists got a small measure of revenge for their curtain-raising shootout loss to West a year ago in Bonnyville, Alta., while improving to 7-1-1-3 all-time against the Canadians. Brendan Brisson also scored for the U.S., while Logan Stein made 26 saves. Both teams had their chances in a first period that saw West outshoot the Americans 11-10, but Stein and Canadian counterpart Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) kept the game scoreless into the intermission. Brisson broke through two-and-a-half minutes into the second period, hammering a one-timer short-side on Davis, but Alex Young (Calgary, Alta./Canmore, AJHL) dangled his way to the crease before setting up Carter Savoie (St. Albert, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) for a power-play goal just over two minutes later to get West even. Brendan Budy (Langley, B.C./Langley, BCHL) put the Canadians ahead at 6:03 on another man advantage, taking a stretch pass from Philippe Lapointe (Hinsdale, Ill./Trail, BCHL) and beating Stein with a quick shot to the blocker side. Budy has scored in each of his last two games at the tournament, both against the Americans; he opened the scoring in the 2017 gold medal game in Truro, N.S., helping the Canadians to the title. Farrell got his first with 4:36 left in the middle frame when his shot from the high slot made it way past a screened Davis, and he cleaned up a loose puck in close on a U.S. power play just four minutes into the third period. The Americans kept West at bay in the final stanza, holding a 16-9 advantage in shots. Davis was terrific in a 26-save performance but the save of the game went to Stein, who lunged across with his paddle to rob Savoie just minutes before Farrell tied the game in the second period. The U.S. will enjoy an off day Sunday before taking on the Czech Republic in the lone game of the day Monday (7 p.m. MT), while West will clash will East on Sunday night (7 p.m. MT) in an all-Canadian showdown.
Visiting Team: United States
Head Coach: Anthony Noreen
Assistant Coach: Mark Abalan
Assistant Coach: Shane Fukushima
Assistant Coach: David Wilkie
Home Team: Canada West
Head Coach: Joe Martin
Assistant Coach: Scott Barney
Assistant Coach: Clayton Jardine
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Stein, Logan
G30  Haider, Ethan
  Miller, Mitch
  Reid, Luke
  Koster, Michael
  Pitlick, Rhett
  Silianoff, Grant
 10  Krenzen, Nolan
 11  Meehan, Ben
 12  Rolston, Ryder
 13  Fontaine, Gunnarwolfe
 14  Laferriere, Alex
 15  Millar, Jack
 16  Kuntar, Trevor
 17  Caponi, Connor
 18  Knies, Matt
 19  Brisson, Brendan
 20  Colangelo, Sam
 21  Farrell, Sean
 22  Berger, Christian
 23  Lopina, Josh
 24  Groll, Josh
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd24 2:00 Late Hit 2:451 2:45
2nd20 2:00 Tripping 4:511 4:51
3rd2:00 Tripping 1:081 1:08
3rd18 2:00 Hooking 19:591 19:59
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gylander, Carter
G31  Davis, Matthew
  Benning, Michael
  Ceulemans, Corson
  Connor, Powell
  Lund, Ethan
  Henry, Xavier
  Murray, Owen
  Edwards, Ethan
  Budy, Brendan
 10  Savoie, Carter
 11  Lapointe, Philippe
 12  Rizzo, Massimo
 13  Johnson, Kent
 14  Poisson, Nicholas
 15  Loney, Carter
 16  Young, Alex
 17  Mitchell, Cam
 18  Kovich, Kyler
 19  Scardina, Ethan
 20  Ozar, Owen
 21  Mylymok, Luke
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Holding 5:411 5:41
2nd12 2:00 Hooking 8:101 8:10
3rd21 2:00 Tripping 3:411 3:41
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd2:29  19-20-16            
2nd15:24  21-19-5            
3rd3:55 PP 21-13-12            
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:44 PP 10-16-2            
2nd6:03 PP 9-11-7            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 3
CANADA WEST 2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA WEST 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CANADA WEST 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0213
CANADA WEST0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Stein (60:00) (W)116926/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-W - Davis (59:37) (L)10111536/0:003rd/19:37
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.