Game Report 54 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Essar Centre
Date: Nov 4, 2016
GAME NOTES: LATE GOALS LEAD AMERICANS PAST RED FOR FIFTH AT U17S JASON LA ROSE SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Jake Pivonka and Jacob Semik scored goals in the last six minutes to turn a one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead and help the United States to a 3-2 win over Canada Red in the fifth-place game Friday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The win helped the U.S. avoid losing three times at one U17 tournament for the first time since 2004. The Americans improved one spot on their sixth-place finish from 2015. A scoreless first period was spent mostly in the Canadian zone, with the U.S. outshooting Red 16-6 in the opening 20 minutes. Only the play of Canadian goaltender Kevin Mandolese (Blainville, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL), who had a shutout in his previous start against Russia in Tuesday, kept the game without a goal. It was much of the same in the second, with the U.S. once again holding the advantage in shots, 12-7, but Red finally broke through for the game’s opening goal near the end of the middle frame. With the Canadians on the power play, Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) played give-and-go with Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) before letting go a wrist shot that meandered its way through traffic and in behind American netminder Keegan Karki at 13:56. The U.S. needed just 46 seconds of the third period to pull even; Red couldn’t clear the zone and the puck worked its way down to Trevor Janicke, who found Pivonka in the slot for a one-timer to tie the game. But Canadian captain Benoît-Olivier Groulx (Gatineau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) restored the Red advantage less than eight minutes later, picking up his own rebound to the right of the American net and going up and over the shoulder of Karki for the 2-1 lead. Pivonka tied it for the U.S. at 14:19, jamming a shot past Mandolese from behind the net, and Semik took a pass from Jake Goldowski in the slot and rifled home a shot with 2:51 left to provide the game-winner. Mandolese starred for the second-consecutive start, finishing with 43 saves in a losing cause. The Americans outshot Canada Red 46-19 overall, including 18-6 in the decisive third period.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada Red
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G31  Ullan, Ryan
G35  Karki, Keegan
 32  DeBoer, Jack
 33  Goldowski, Jake
 34  Jenkins, Blade
 36  Giles, Patrick
 37  Wise, Jake
 38  Gruden, Jonathan
 39  Wahlstrom, Oliver
 40  Janicke, Trevor
 41  Pivonka, Jake
 42  Middendorf, Erik
 43  Weiss, Tyler
 44  Farabee, Joel
 45  King, D.J.
 47  Stastney, Spencer
 49  Emberson, Ty
 50  Miller, K’Andre
 51  MacKinnon, Will
 52  Wilde, Bode
 55  Krygier, Christian
 56  Semik, Jacob
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st41 2:00 Hooking 17:241 17:2419:24
2nd44 2:00 Tripping 4:481 4:486:48
2nd37 2:00 Tripping 12:361 12:3613:56
3rd38 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 15:01  15:0117:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA RED LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Stankowski, Carl
G31  Mandolese, Kevin
  Bahl, Kevin
  Merkley, Ryan
  Robertson, Carter
  Bernard, Xavier
  Dobson, Noah
  Zazula, Luke
  Dellandrea, Ty
  Noel, Serron
 10  Roberts, Connor
 11  Daley, Caiden
 15  Damiani, Riley
 16  Moskal, Billy
 17  Dunkley, Nathan
 19  Groulx, Benoit-Olivier
 20  Element, Shawn
 21  Tarzwell, Josh
 23  Hillis, Cameron
 24  Guest, Eric
 25  Barteaux, Dawson
   
CANADA RED PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 Hooking 18:411 18:410:41
3rd2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 15:01  15:0117:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd:46  41-40-42            
3rd14:19  41-50-42            
3rd17:09  56-33-39            
CANADA RED GoalsCANADA RED PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd13:56 PP 3-8            
3rd8:34  19-20-9            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES0 / 1
CANADA RED1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES8 min / 4 inf
CANADA RED4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CANADA RED2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0033
CANADA RED0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Karki (60:00) (W)66517/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-R - Mandolese (58:05) (L)16121543/0:003rd/18:05
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
 USA - 41 Pivonka Start:12:10 PM
 CAN-R - 31 Mandolese End:12:13 PM
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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