Game Report 542 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Centre 200
Date: Jan 2, 2014
GAME NOTES: UNITED STATES DEFEATS ONTARIO TO CLINCH FIRST PLACE IN GROUP B by Wendy Graves SYDNEY, N.S. – The United States scored four unanswered goals in the third period to cruise to a 6-2 win over Ontario on Thursday night and clinch first place in Group B at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. After Russia beat Atlantic 6-3 earlier in the day, Ontario needed a win to book a spot in the semifinals. Instead, they’ll have to settle for the fifth-place game against Sweden on Friday afternoon (2 p.m. AT). Colin White led the United States with two goals, and Luke Kirwan chipped in with a goal and an assist. Ontario got goals from Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Brett McKenzie (Vars, Ont./North Bay, OHL). Ben Blacker (Oakville, Ont./Milton, OJHL) was outstanding in net for Ontario, stopping 48 shots. In a game between pre-tournament favourites, it was Ontario getting on the board first. Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL) worked the puck up the left side and fed a cross-ice pass to Strome, who scored his fourth goal of the tournament. The United States evened things up minutes later. With Michael Floodstrand sitting two for tripping, White blocked a Mitchell Vande Sompel (London, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) pass and skated in on a breakaway from the blue line, beating Blacker glove side for the shorthanded marker. Blacker continued to stand on his head in the second. He sprawled on his stomach to stop the Americans from punching the puck in the net on an early power play and later stopped a one-timer five feet from the crease. The United States finally broke through late in the period, when Kirwan scored from just inside the left face-off circle. McKenzie’s wrist shot, also from the left face-off circle, tied things up again early in the third. It was all the United States from there on. Matthew Tkachuk scored the Americans’ second shorthanded goal of the game on a nice give-and-go with Luke Kunin. Auston Matthews added an insurance marker minutes later, and White and Jack Roslovic padded the lead with almost-identical goals scored from just outside the crease. The United States meets Quebec in one semifinal on Friday (7 p.m. AT); Russia and Pacific will square off in the other.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Ontario
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Lackey, Michael
G33  Opilka, Luke
 34  Matthews, Auston
 36  White, Colin
 37  Bracco, Jeremy
 38  Greenway, Jordan
 39  Werenski, Zach
 40  Warren, Brendan
 41  McAvoy, Charles
 42  Masonius, Joseph
 44  Kirwan, Luke
 45  Boka, Nicholas
 46  Kunin, Luke
 47  Tkachuk, Matthew
 48  Roslovic, Jack
 50  Floodstrand, Michael
 51  Evers, Christian
 55  Hanifin, Noah
 56  Jones, Caleb
 57  Yan, Dennis
 58  Fitzgerald, Casey
 60  Fischer, Christian
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st34 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 3:341 3:3418:26
1st50 2:00 Tripping minor 16:141 16:145:46
2nd47 2:00 Roughing minor 1:47  1:470:13
2nd55 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 13:37  13:378:23
2nd44 2:00 Slashing minor 14:361 14:367:24
3rd55 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 9:181 9:1812:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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) Interference minor 2:361 2:3619:24
1st22 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 9:381 9:3812:22
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 1:47  1:470:13
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 3:231 3:2318:37
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 13:37  13:378:23
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 4:491 4:4917:11
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 18:111 18:113:49
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) ONTARIO PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:34 SH 36            
2nd18:42  44-36            
3rd10:56 SH 47-46            
3rd13:01  34            
3rd17:18  36-37-44            
3rd19:00 PP 48-38-60            
ONTARIO Goals ONTARIO PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:54  16-9-2            
3rd1:33  12-6-22            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 5
ONTARIO 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 12 min / 6 inf
ONTARIO 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 G + 6 A = 12 Pts
ONTARIO 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1146
ONTARIO1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Opilka (60:00) (W)108422/0:003rd/20:00
ONT - Blacker (60:00) (L)1920948/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME 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.