Game Report 420 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 7, 2017
GAME NOTES: AMERICANS HANG ON TO BEAT BLACK, TOP GROUP A AT U17 CHALLENGE JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Cole Caufield scored a pair of goals, including the eventual winner, and the United States scored four times in the third period before hanging on for a 5-4 win over Canada Black on Tuesday night to win Group A at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The victory means the Americans will face Sweden in the quarter-finals on Thursday (2:30 p.m. MT), while Black will meet Red in an all-Canadian medal round match-up (7 p.m. MT). Both games will be in Dawson Creek. The U.S. came out firing in the first period, racking up 17 shots in the opening 20 minutes, but couldn’t find a way past Black goaltender Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Yorkton, SJHL). Sasha Mutala (Vancouver, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) had the lone goal of the period, taking a pass from Kirby Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) and snapping a quick shot past American netminder Spencer Knight at 14:20. Dach doubled the lead himself just past the four-minute mark of the second period, squeezing a shot through Knight, but Caufield finally solved Maier off a set-up from Matthew Boldy late in the middle frame to cut the Black lead in half. The goal was the first allowed by Black in the tournament, ending a shutout streak of just over 156 minutes. The Americans continued the offensive onslaught early in the third, striking for four goals in the opening 11 minutes with Boldy knocking in his own rebound to tie the game at 4:43. Alex Turcotte scored on the power play at 6:59 to give the U.S. the lead, Judd Caulfield slipped a shot five-hole on Maier 42 seconds after that, and Caufield redirected in a Dominick Fensore pass for the 5-2 goal at 10:39. The Canadians refused to go away, though. Tag Bertuzzi (Birmingham, Mich./Guelph, OHL) tapped in a loose puck in the crease to cut the Black deficit to two, and Dawson Mercer (Bay Roberts, N.L./Drummondville, QMJHL) converted a centering pass from Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) with 3:04 left, igniting the crowd at the Encana Events Centre. Black called Maier to the bench with 53 seconds left and the puck never left the American zone, but Knight and the U.S. defence locked down the one-goal win. Maier was spectacular again, making 43 saves. The U.S. outshot Canada Black 48-18.
Visiting Team: United States
Head Coach: John Wroblewski
Assistant Coach:
Assistant Coach: Greg Moore
Home Team: Canada Black
Head Coach: Dave Struch
Assistant Coach: Travis Crickard
Assistant Coach: Louis Robitaille
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G35  Knight, Spencer
 31  Rowe, Cameron
 32  York, Cam
 33  Thrun, Henry
 34  Siedem, Ryan
 36  Vlasic, Alex
 37  Warren, Marshall
 38  Fensore, Domenick
 39  Mccarthy, Case
 40  Helleson, Drew
 41  Caulfield, Judd
 42  Lindmark, Owen
 43  Hughes, Jack
 44  Weight, Danny
 46  Moynihan, Patrick
 47  Farrell, Sean
 48  Turcotte, Alex
 49  Boldy, Matthew
 51  Gildon, Michael
 52  Beecher, John
 53  Zegras, Trevor
 59  Caufield, Cole
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st35 2:00 Delay of Game 13:321 13:3214:20
2nd52 2:00 Tripping 3:151 3:154:13
2nd36 2:00 Tripping 8:001 8:0010:00
3rd38 2:00 Interference 11:121 11:1211:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Maier, Nolan
  Basran, Roman
  Robertson, Matthew
  Inniss, Christopher
  Harley, Thomas
  Korczak, Kaedan
  Rizzo, Massimo
  Reid, Luke
  Murray, Blake
 10  Bertuzzi, Tag
 11  Tomasino, Philip
 12  Rees, Jamieson
 14  Dach, Kirby
 15  Peach, Bailey
 16  Beaucage, Alex
 17  Mutala, Sasha
 20  Mercer, Dawson
 21  Guenette, Maxence
 22  Alexander, Jacson
 23  Prueter, Aidan
 24  Fowler, Hayden
 25  Newhook, Alex
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Slashing 11:011 11:0113:01
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 11:141 11:1413:14
2nd25 2:00 Delay of Game 17:221 17:2219:22
2nd12 2:00 Tripping 18:341 18:340:34
3rd2:00 Tripping 6:301 6:308:30
3rd10 2:00 Charging 14:371 14:3716:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd16:09  59-49            
3rd4:43  49-48            
3rd6:59 PP 48-43-59            
3rd7:41  41-51            
3rd10:39  59-38-36            
CANADA BLACK Goals CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:20 PP 17-14-2            
2nd4:13 PP 14-10-7            
3rd11:29 PP 10-7-14            
3rd16:56  20-25-21            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 6
CANADA BLACK 3 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA BLACK 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CANADA BLACK 4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0145
CANADA BLACK1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Knight (60:00) (W)45514/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-B - Maier (59:07) (L)17131343/0:003rd/19:07
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.