Game Report 39 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Essar Centre
Date: Oct 30, 2016
GAME NOTES: NIELSEN'S HAT TRICK HELPS WHITE BEAT BLACK AT U17 CHALLENGE JASON LA ROSE SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Tristen Nielsen (Fort St. John, B.C./Calgary, WHL) had a hat trick – scoring once in each period – to lead Canada White to a 4-1 win over Canada Black in the tournament opener for both Sunday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. White remained unbeaten in three all-time preliminary-round meetings with its Canadian counterparts; it earned a 5-4 overtime win in 2014 before a 5-3 victory last year en route to a gold medal. Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Collège Antoine-Girouard, LHMAAAQ) finished the scoring into an empty net in the dying seconds for Canada White, which got 32 saves from Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL). Nielsen wasted no time giving White an early lead, stepping around a Black defenceman before wiring a wrist shot over the glove of goaltender Jacob Ingham (Barrie, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) just 3:29 in. Neither team generated much offence in the second period, combining for just 13 shots on goal, but Nielsen doubled the advantage just before the midway mark of the middle frame, jamming in a bouncing puck after Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) had thrown a backhand on net. Black picked up its game in the third, outshooting White 15-7, but it could only put one puck behind Rodrigue; with a power play coming to an end, Owen Lalonde (Riverside, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) jumped off the bench and into the play, took a pass from Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) and quickly beat the White netminder upstairs to make it a 2-1 game. But Nielsen needed just 2:09 to complete his hat trick and restore the two-goal advantage, hammering a one-timer from just inside the blue-line past Ingham. Lavoie was the only other White skater to record multiple points; he helped set up Nielsen’s first goal, in addition to his empty-net goal with just seven ticks to go. Canada White faces a tough test Monday, meeting the United States (4 p.m. ET), while Canada Black is right back to action with a Halloween matinee against the Czech Republic (12 p.m. ET).
Visiting Team: Canada Black
Home Team: Canada White
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ingham, Jacob
G30  Jones, Hunter
  Comrie, Sean
  Smith, Ty
  Corcoran, Connor
  Florchuk, Eric
  Wouters, Chase
  Foote, Nolan
 10  Burzan, Luka
 11  Vallati, Giovanni
 14  Popowich, Tyler
 15  Zummack, Eli
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Kemp, Brett
 19  McBain, Jack
 20  Chisholm, Declan
 21  Lalonde, Owen
 22  Coxhead, Andrew
 23  Addison, Calen
 24  Dudas, Aidan
 25  McMaster, Adam
   
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Holding 9:251 9:2511:25
1st20 2:00 Closing Hand on Puck 17:101 17:1019:10
2nd15 2:00 Interference 10:011 10:0112:01
2nd2:00 Kneeing 12:031 12:0314:03
3rd2:00 Interference 16:211 16:2118:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Frappier, Marshall
G31  Rodrigue, Olivier
  Bouchard, Xavier
  Stratis, Peter
  Tychonick, Jonny
  Woo, Jett
  Leppard, Jackson
  Houde, Samuel
  Chyzowski, Ryan
 10  Lavoie, Raphael
 11  Busby, Dennis
 12  Thomas, Akil
 14  McIsaac, Jared
 15  Shepard, Jackson
 16  Nielsen, Tristen
 17  Focht, Carson
 18  Morrisseau, Koby
 19  MacDonald, Anderson
 20  Foudy, Liam
 21  Hayton, Barrett
 24  Brown, Elijah
 25  MacPherson, Justin
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Tripping 5:531 5:537:53
1st14 2:00 Interference 13:471 13:4715:47
2nd17 2:00 Tripping 1:351 1:353:35
2nd16 2:00 Boarding 2:241 2:244:24
3rd19 2:00 Roughing 2:461 2:464:46
3rd18 2:00 Holding 5:151 5:157:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK GoalsCANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd7:15 PP 21-23-9            
                
                
                
CANADA WHITE GoalsCANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus)CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:29  16-10-21            
2nd9:07  16-12-15            
3rd9:24  16-9            
3rd19:53 EN 10-4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA BLACK1 / 6
CANADA WHITE0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK10 min / 5 inf
CANADA WHITE12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA WHITE4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA BLACK0011
CANADA WHITE1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-B - Ingham (58:33) (L)95519/0:003rd/18:33
CAN-B - Ingham (0:06) (L)0000/19:543rd/20:00
CAN-W - Rodrigue (60:00) (W)1171432/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
 CAN-B - 21 Lalonde Start:4:03 PM
 CAN-W - 16 Nielsen End:6:14 PM
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.