Game Report 530 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Emera Centre Northside
Date: Dec 30, 2013
GAME NOTES: GENNARO LEADS PACIFIC PAST WEST IN ALL-CANADIAN MATCH-UP by Wendy Graves NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. – Matteo Gennaro (St. Albert, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) scored two goals and added an assist as Pacific defeated West 6-3 in a preliminary round game Monday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Brad Morrison (Prince George, B.C./Prinace George, WHL), Giorgio Estephan (Edmonton, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL), Tyler Benson (Edmonton, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) and Tyler Soy (Surrey, B.C./Victoria, WHL) also scored for Pacific. Colton Conrad (St. Alphonse, Man./Shattuck-St. Mary’s, U.S. Prep) scored twice for West, while Connor Hobbs (Saskatoon, Sask./Saskatoon, WHL) added the other goal. Coming off a disappointing loss to Quebec the night before, Pacific (1-1) was looking to bounce back against its western neighbours. But West was playing its first game of the tournament and came out strong, fresh legs flying. The teams exchanged early first period goals. Gennaro pounced on a giveaway by West defenceman Ethan Bear (Ochapowace, Sask./Seattle, WHL) to put Pacific up a goal. Two minutes later, Matthew Campese (Prince Albert, Sask./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) shot wide of the Pacific net, but the boards returned the puck to Conrad’s stick, which redirected the puck past goalie Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL). After Morrison and Estephan made it 3-1 Pacific, the lively boards at the Emera Centre Northside got their second assist of the evening. A point shot from Nick Merkley (Calgary, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) went wide, but 15-year-old Benson stuffed the ricocheted puck into the back of the net. Hobbs scored the only goal of the second period on the power play to cut the Pacific lead to 4-2. Gennaro netted his second goal of the game a minute into the third, with a slap shot from the right boards. West was given a great opportunity to cut the deficit after Gennaro (tripping) and Sawchenko (delay of game) were whistled for minors 30 seconds apart. Conrad capitalized on the two-man advantage by burying his own rebound. Soy put the game out of reach with less than three minutes to play on an outstanding individual effort on the power play. Skating toward the net from the right boards, he dragged the puck from his backhand to his forehand as he crossed in front of the crease and slipped the puck past West netminder Logan Flodell (Regina, Sask./Regina, SMAAAHL). West’s next game is against the Czech Republic on Tuesday afternoon in North Sydney (2 p.m. AT). Pacific has tomorrow off before it gets its chance versus the Czechs on Wednesday night, also in North Sydney (7 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Pacific
Home Team: West
PACIFIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G McBride, Nick
G31  Sawchenko, Zach
  Guhle, Brendan
  Davis, Kevin
  Gatenby, Joe
  Reagan, Brady
  Reddekopp, Chaz
  Juulsen, Noah
  Wotherspoon, Parker
  Musil, Adam
 10  Gennaro, Matteo
 11  Ronning, Ty
 12  Chyzowski, Nick
 14  Gawdin, Glenn
 15  Shmyr, Braylon
 16  Comrie, Ty
 17  Merkley, Nick
 18  Estephan, Giorgio
 19  Benson, Tyler
 20  Morrison, Brad
 21  Soy, Tyler
 22  Hansen, Jannik
PACIFIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st22 2:00 Slashing minor 3:291 3:2918:31
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 6:551 6:5515:05
2nd20 2:00 Slashing minor 1:091 1:090:51
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 9:051 9:0512:55
3rd10 2:00 Tripping minor 4:371 4:3717:23
3rd31 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 5:131 5:1316:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WEST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Flodell, Logan
G30  Verhelst, Tyson
  Bear, Ethan
  Gardiner, Ryan
  Hobbs, Connor
  Kalynuk, Wyatt
  Murray, Troy
  Olson, Tate
  Riddle, Brennan
  Draude, Terrell
 10  Gabrielle, Jesse
 11  Halbgewachs, Jayden
 12  Campese, Matthew
 14  Kolesar, Keegan
 15  Conrad, Colt
 16  Hebig, Cameron
 17  Bast, Spencer
 18  Pederson, Lane
 19  Purtill, Braden
 20  Sloboshan, Wyatt
 21  Keane, Jackson
 22  Nell, Meyer
WEST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Slashing minor 13:111 13:118:49
1st2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 15:271 15:276:33
1st10 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 16:481 16:485:12
2nd16 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 6:171 6:1715:43
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 12:261 12:269:34
3rd10 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 15:491 15:496:11
3rd10 10:00 (auto) Head Contact misconduct 15:49  15:4914:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PACIFIC GoalsPACIFIC PLAYERS (plus)WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st2:56  10-21            
1st12:16  20-22-14            
1st16:35 PP 18-10-2            
1st18:45 PP 19-17            
3rd1:01  10-7-8            
3rd17:20 PP 21-9-18            
WEST GoalsWEST PLAYERS (plus)PACIFIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:46 PP 15-12-21            
2nd1:59 PP 4-14            
3rd5:25 PP 15-4-21            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
PACIFIC3 / 6
WEST3 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
PACIFIC12 min / 6 inf
WEST22 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
PACIFIC6 G + 10 A = 16 Pts
WEST3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
PACIFIC4026
WEST1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
PAC - Sawchenko (60:00) (W)581225/0:003rd/20:00
WST - Flodell (60:00) (L)1151329/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:6:00 PM
  -  End:6:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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