Game Report 529 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Centre 200
Date: Dec 30, 2013
GAME NOTES: ONTARIO BEATS ATLANTIC TO STAY PERFECT by David Brien SYDNEY, N.S. – Once Ontario and Atlantic stepped onto the ice Monday night at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, it took only a few shifts for the Centre 200 crowd to realize the all-Canadian match-up was going to be a typical Canadian game – high tempo and very physical. In the end, it was Ontario earning a 5-1 victory to remain unbeaten and keep pace with the United States atop Group B, although it was the 2,000-plus fans in Sydney who went home as winners. Graham Knott (Holland Landing, Ont./Niagara, OHL) led the way with two goals for Ontario, while Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL), with a goal and an assist, and Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL), with two helpers, also had multiple-point nights. Knott got the scoring started just 4:25, and Ontario looked set to pull away early with back-to-back five-on-three power plays midway through the opening period, but the Atlantic penalty kill got the job done, holding Ontario to just three shots. Atlantic was strong while shorthanded all night, holding Ontario’s lethal five-man unit without a goal in eight chances, thanks in large part to goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon (Antigonish, N.S./Valley, MHL), was the early hero for the hosts. Strome doubled the Ontario lead midway through the second period with a beautiful goal, winning a defensive zone face-off before streaking around an Atlantic defender and squeezing a wrist shot past Mann-Dixon. Knott’s second of the game made it 3-0 after two periods. Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) added his first goal of the tournament less than two minutes into the third period for a 4-0 lead before Colby Tower (Troy, N.S./Valley, MHL) set up Nicholas Welsh (Halifax, N.S./Shawinigan, LHJMQ), uncovered in the slot, with a terrific cross-crease backhand pass to get Atlantic on the board on the power play. Hayden McCool (Whitby, Ont./Niagara, OHL) added the final Ontario goal in the last minute. Atlantic is back at it Tuesday night (7 p.m. AT) for a New Year’s Eve showdown with the U.S., in Sydney, while Ontario won’t play again until 2014; it faces Russia on Wednesday night (7 p.m. AT) at Centre 200.
Visiting Team: Ontario
Home Team: Atlantic
ONTARIO LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Timpano, Troy
G31  Blacker, Ben
  McFadden, Garrett
  Capobianco, Kyle
  Day, Sean
  Lemcke, Justin
  Spencer, Matthew
  Chychrun, Jakob
  Vande Sompel, Mitchel
  Marner, Mitchell
 10  Barwell, Jesse
 11  Harding, Sam
 12  McKenzie, Brett
 14  Knott, Graham
 15  Kreis, Matthew
 16  Strome, Dylan
 17  Konecny, Travis
 18  Speers, Blake
 19  Laishram, Adam
 20  McCool, Hayden
 21  Crouse, Lawson
 22  Stephens, Mitchell
ONTARIO PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Charging minor 5:151 5:1516:45
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 17:271 17:274:33
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 1:191 1:190:41
2nd20 2:00 Tripping minor 4:421 4:4217:18
3rd10 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 6:521 6:5215:08
3rd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 13:441 13:448:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ATLANTIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Mann-Dixon, Blade
G31  Foulem, Frederic
  Holwell, Adam
  Deschênes, Luc
  Lee, Cameron
  Myers, Philippe
  Picco, Andrew
  Thompson, Will
  Welsh, Nicholas
  Balmas, Mitchell
 10  Cormier, Lane
 11  Bower, William
 12  Hamer, Jesse
 14  LeBlanc, Jean-Michel
 15  Jacob, Alexandre
 16  Noel, Nathan
 17  Parsons, Layton
 18  Pickard, Campbell
 19  Scott, Riley
 20  Theriault, Francis
 21  Tower, Colby
 22  Ward, Kyle
ATLANTIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 7:391 7:3914:21
1st21 2:00 Slashing minor 9:031 9:0312:57
1st11 2:00 Roughing minor 10:061 10:0611:54
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 10:441 10:4411:16
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 19:011 19:012:59
3rd10 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 2:311 2:3119:29
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 3:051 3:0518:55
3rd15 2:00 Tripping minor 15:481 15:486:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
ONTARIO Goals ONTARIO PLAYERS (plus) ATLANTIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:25  14-18-16            
2nd9:48  16-4-18            
2nd17:44  14-7-2            
3rd1:54  17-21            
3rd19:27  20            
ATLANTIC Goals ATLANTIC PLAYERS (plus) ONTARIO PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd14:00 PP 8-16-21            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
ONTARIO 0 / 8
ATLANTIC 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
ONTARIO 12 min / 6 inf
ATLANTIC 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
ONTARIO 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
ATLANTIC 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
ONTARIO1225
ATLANTIC0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
ONT - Timpano (60:00) (W)610622/0:003rd/20:00
ATL - Mann-Dixon (60:00) (L)813627/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 6:00 PM
  -  End: 6:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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