Game Report 431 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 11, 2017
GAME NOTES: U.S. EXPLODES EARLY, BEATS RED TO WIN U17 GOLD JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Cole Caufield scored a hat trick, Jack Hughes added four points to his tournament-leading total and the United States claimed a fifth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-4 win over Canada Red on Saturday night. The Americans, who also won gold in 2001, 2002, 2010 and January 2014, finished an unbeaten run through the tournament, outscoring its opponents 34-15 in six games. After scoring four times in the first period of their semfinal win over Canada White on Friday night, the U.S. repeated the feat one night later, outshooting Red 21-4 in a dominating first period. Caufield got it started at 7:43, taking a feed from Hughes on a 2-on-1 and going upstairs on Canadian goaltender Luke Cavallin (Greely, Ont./Flint, OHL) for his tournament-leading sixth goal. Hughes doubled the lead at 14:17, Owen Lindmark beat Cavallin from the slot at 17:28, and a shot from Domenick Fensore went off the skate of Caufield and in in the final minute of the opening frame, putting the Americans up big. When Caufield finished his hat trick just 1:19 into the second period, it looked like the game could become a repeat of the pre-tournament meeting between the teams, a 9-1 win for the U.S. But Red found its footing, striking three times in just over six minutes to turn a runaway into a thriller. Nick Wong (Orton, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) raced away from a defender and chipped the puck over U.S. goaltender Cameron Rowe just past the nine-minute mark, Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) wired in a power-play goal three minutes later, and Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) tipped in a feed from Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont,/Barrie, OHL) to close the deficit to two after 40 minutes. The Canadians pushed in the third period, outshooting the U.S. 14-7, but couldn’t get closer than two. Alex Vlasic hit the empty net in the final minute to clinch the win for the Americans before Suzuki went short-side on Rowe for a consolation goal with 33 seconds left, capping the scoring. Hughes finished with five goals and 10 assists in six games, sitting two points ahead of Caufield (8-5—13) and six up on teammate Matthew Boldy (3-6—9), who earned three assists in the final. The gold medal game included five of the six players named to the tournament all-star team – Hughes and Caufield were joined by Lafrenière up front, Byram and Canada Black defenceman Matthew Robertson (Sherwood Park, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) made it on the blue-line, and Cavallin earned the nod in goal.
Visiting Team: Canada Red
Home Team: United States
CANADA RED LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Da Silva, Tommy
G31  Cavallin, Luke
  Brand, Evan
  Barron, Justin
  Byram, Bowen
  van de Leest, Jackson
  Rhinehart, Rhett
  Kammerer, Colton
  Ortiz, Christopher
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 12  Russell, Mitchell
 14  Coe, Brandon
 15  Wong, Nick
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Krebs, Peyton
 19  Cozens, Dylan
 20  Budgell, Brett
 21  Tracey, Brayden
 22  Washkurak, Keean
 23  Simoneau, Xavier
 24  Parent, Xavier
 25  Holloway, Dylan
CANADA RED PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st23 2:00 High-Sticking 9:081 9:0811:08
2nd2:00 Slashing 10:212 10:2112:21
2nd17 2:00 Slashing 17:041 17:0419:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Rowe, Cameron
G35  Knight, Spencer
 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
2nd51 2:00 Roughing 10:212 10:2112:21
2nd39 2:00 Slashing 10:481 10:4811:55
2nd40 2:00 Roughing 13:091 13:0915:09
2nd49 2:00 High-Sticking 18:401 18:400:40
3rd46 2:00 Slashing 2:511 2:514:51
3rd32 2:00 Delay of Game 17:241 17:2419:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA RED Goals CANADA RED PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd9:02  15-2            
2nd11:55 PP 4-17-19            
2nd15:16  11-16-4            
3rd19:27  16-14            
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:43  59-43            
1st14:17  43-49            
1st17:28  42-48-49            
1st19:39  59-38-43            
2nd1:19  59-49-43            
3rd19:09 EN 36            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA RED 1 / 7
UNITED STATES 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA RED 6 min / 3 inf
UNITED STATES 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA RED 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
UNITED STATES 6 G + 8 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA RED0314
UNITED STATES4116
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-R - Cavallin (58:22) (L)175628/0:003rd/18:22
CAN-R - Cavallin (0:17) (L)0000/19:103rd/19:27
USA - Rowe (60:00) (W)441321/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.