Game Report 2757 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Dec 14, 2019
GAME NOTES: EAST ENDS U.S. REIGN, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL) was absolutely spectacular, making 41 saves in regulation and overtime, stopping all four attempts in the shootout and backstopping Canada East into the gold medal game at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-1 semifinal win over the United States on Saturday afternoon. The Canadians will play for gold for the first time since 2016; they will face either the Czech Republic or Russia in the final on Sunday night (5 p.m. MT, TSN2). East has never won the WJAC, finishing as runner-up in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016. Ryan Alexander (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) and Charles Tremblay (Saint-Félicien, Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) scored in the shootout, while Ryland Mosley (Arnprior, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) netted the lone Canadian marker in regulation time. Levi stared down an offence that had scored 14 goals in its last two games, holding it goalless for more than 40 minutes, and turned away the top three scorers in the tournament – Brendan Brisson, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Sean Farrell – in the shootout. Alexander made good on the second Canadian attempt, beating U.S. goaltender Logan Stein low along the ice, and Tremblay scored a similar goal two shooters later to put the pressure squarely on the Americans. Farrell was the last chance for the defending champions, but Levi calmly turned away his shot to send the Canadians pouring off the bench. Levi and Stein were the story from start to finish, with each allowing just a single goal in 70 minutes of work. Mosley gave the Canadians the lead 98 seconds into the second period, finding a loose puck off a wild scramble in the U.S. crease and beating Stein, but Fontaine redirected a pass from Farrell past Levi only 24 ticks into the third to tie the game. Shots on goal favoured the U.S. 42-25, including 19-6 in the third period and overtime. The Americans, who won’t appear in the gold medal game for just the second time in eight years, will take on the loser of the second semifinal for bronze on Sunday (12 p.m. MT, TSN2).
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
  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
 16  Tinling, Dovar
 17  Tremblay, Charles
 18  O'Hara, Cole
 19  MacArthur, Colby
 20  Martino, Ayrton
 21  Craft, Cole
   
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Tripping 4:41  4:41
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 10:571 10:57
2nd2:00 Hooking 16:521 16:52
2nd14 2:00 High-Sticking 17:171 17:17
3rd19 2:00 Tripping 5:561 5:56
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 15:041 15:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Stein, Logan
  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
1st24 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 4:41  4:41
1st18 2:00 Cross-Checking 11:561 11:56
2nd17 2:00 Hooking 0:381 0:38
3rd11 2:00 Slashing 11:501 11:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:38 PP 11-10-20            
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd:24  13-21-5            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST 1 / 3
UNITED STATES 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
UNITED STATES 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
CANADA EAST010012
UNITED STATES001001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Levi (70:00) (W)121112641/0:001st OT/10:00
USA - Stein (70:00) (SL)984223/0:001st OT/10:00
SHOOTOUT
CANADA EAST shoots first for each round.
CANADA EAST UNITED STATES
#  SHOOTER
 15  Jérémy Laframboise   --  
 10  Ryan Alexander Goal
 16  Dovar Tinling   --  
 17  Charles Tremblay Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  13   Gunnarwolfe Fontaine
   --  19   Brendan Brisson
   --  20   Sam Colangelo
   --  21   Sean Farrell
TOTALS:  2  0
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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