Game Report 2753 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Dec 11, 2019
GAME NOTES: U.S. USES SECOND-PERIOD SURGE TO DOWN EAST JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brendan Brisson scored twice and added two assists, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine had a goal and two helpers and the United States rode a five-goal second period to a 7-3 win over Canada East on Wednesday night at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge. The win keeps the U.S. unbeaten and in first place, while the Canadians suffered their first loss. It also improves the Americans’ all-time record against East to 14-2, including nine straight wins. In all, six U.S. skaters scored goals and 12 recorded a point. Nearing the close of an end-to-end first period, both teams found the back of the net. Brisson opened the scoring for the Americans when his shot hit an East body in front and eluded goaltender Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL), but Jérémy Laframboise (Sainte-Catherine, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) found a streaking Ryan Tverberg (Richmond Hill, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL) and he tucked a forehand around U.S. netminder Logan Stein just 37 seconds later. Ryan O’Hara (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) gave the Canadians their first lead early in the second period when his shot got a piece of Stein and trickled over the line, but the middle frame was all U.S. after that. Grant Silianoff tied it at 7:06, snapping a quick one-timer past Levi off a cross-ice feed from Rhett Pitlick, and Brisson put the Americans ahead for good with a power-play goal at 13:37. The floodgates opened from there, with three goals in just over three minutes. Josh Groll went post and in past Levi, Trevor Kuntar poked in a loose puck after a point shot from Mitch Miller squeezed through the Canadian goaltender, and Sean Farrell jumped on a rebound for another man-advantage marker with just five seconds left in the period. That was all for Levi, who gave way to Owen Say (London, Ont./Powassan, NOJHL) to start the third period. Laframboise got one back on a Canadian five-on-three with eight minutes to go, but Fontaine answered with a shorthanded marker just 45 seconds later to finish the scoring. Both teams will wrap up the preliminary round on Friday; the U.S. is first, taking on Russia (2 p.m. MT) followed by Canada East matching up with the Czech Republic (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada East
Head Coach: Martin Dagenais
Assistant Coach: Corey Beer
Assistant Coach: Greg Leland
Assistant Coach: Dan Sauvé
Home Team: United States
Head Coach: Anthony Noreen
Assistant Coach: Mark Abalan
Assistant Coach: Shane Fukushima
Assistant Coach: David Wilkie
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Levi, Devon
G31  Say, Owen
  Kennette, Brendan
  Coulson, Richard
  McIntosh, Tucker
  Chapleau, Philippe
  Lafrance, David
  Tanos, Evan
  Biggar, Zach
  O'Hara, Ryan
 10  Alexander, Ryan
 11  Mosley, Ryland
 12  DeGrazia, Nicholas
 14  Vermaeten, Matthew
 15  Laframboise, Jérémy
 17  Tremblay, Charles
 18  O'Hara, Cole
 19  MacArthur, Colby
 20  Martino, Ayrton
 21  Craft, Cole
 22  Tverberg, Ryan
   
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Hooking 5:521 5:52
1st20 2:00 Tripping 18:341 18:34
2nd2:00 Tripping 12:161 12:16
2nd2:00 Tripping 18:411 18:41
2nd17 2:00 Tripping 19:551 19:55
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 5:221 5:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
3rd2:00 Interference 2:291 2:29
3rd22 2:00 Roughing 3:081 3:08
3rd20 2:00 High-Sticking 10:271 10:27
3rd2:00 Hooking 11:401 11:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st18:05  22-15-2            
2nd2:24  18-12            
3rd11:59 PP 15-11-5            
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:28  19-21-12            
2nd7:06  9-7-17            
2nd13:37 PP 19-13-5            
2nd16:51  24-7-18            
2nd18:01  16-2-19            
2nd19:55 PP 21-13-19            
3rd12:44 SH 13-2            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST 1 / 4
UNITED STATES 2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
UNITED STATES 7 G + 13 A = 20 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA EAST1113
UNITED STATES1517
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Levi (40:00) (L)1314027/0:002nd/20:00
CAN-E - Say (20:00) 0044/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Stein (60:00) (W)95620/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.