Game Report 69 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 14, 2016
GAME NOTES: U.S. ROUTS SWISS, BOOKS SPOT IN WJAC SEMIFINALS JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Cayden Primeau needed to make just 15 saves for the shutout, and the offence in front of him scored early and often as the United States earned a trip to the semifinals at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge with a 9-0 quarter-final win over Switzerland on Wednesday. The Americans became the seventh team in tournament history to score at least nine goals in a game, and their nine-goal margin of victory is the largest ever. The win means the U.S. will face Russia in the first semifinal on Thursday afternoon (3:30 p.m. MT). Alex Limoges, Zach Solow, Chris Berger and Tarek Baker were the offensive leaders for the Americans, finishing with a goal and two assists each. In all, nine different players scored goals and 14 recorded at least one point. Clayton Phillips got the scoring started just 2:41 in, hammering a slap shot off the far post and past Swiss goaltender Beat Trudel, and Solow added a power-play goal less than five minutes after that for a 2-0 lead. Hank Crone made it 3-0 at 12:41, beating Trudel from a sharp angle, and Solow went cross-crease to find Brannon McManus for the fourth American goal of the first period at 16:22. The U.S. dominated the opening 20 minutes, outshooting Switzerland 18-2. It took only 54 seconds of the second period for Berger to push the advantage to 5-0, going to the backhand on the breakaway to beat Trudel, and Hank Crone went low along the ice for the 6-0 goal just past the nine-minute mark. That would be all for Trudel, who allowed six goals on 29 shots; he was replaced by Aleksander Jaks. The new Swiss netminder didn’t fare much better, allowing a goal on the first shot he faced from Baker to send the Americans to the dressing room up by a converted touchdown. Switzerland tried to push back in the third, recording more shots in the final frame (eight) than it had in the first two (seven), but nothing beat Primeau, who has allowed just one goal in his two starts. Alex Limoges netted the Americans’ second power-play goal – they finished 2-for-2 with the man advantage – at 11:20 of the third, and Mick Messner tipped in a point shot from Alex Green to finish the scoring. The Swiss will play next in the fifth-place game Friday (3:30 p.m. MT), taking on the loser of the second quarter-final between Canada West and the Czech Republic.
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: United States
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Jaks, Aleksander
G30  Trudel, Beat
  Zeiter, David
  Schnetzer, Claude
  Brunner, Yannick
  Burger, Gianluca
  Tanner, Ramon
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Schüpbach, Mick
 11  Leuenberger, Sven
 13  Wyss, Luca Silvan
 14  Matewa, Lucas
 15  Sigrist, Justin
 16  Nyffeler, Robin
 17  Lehmann, Marco
 18  Wüthrich, Dario
 19  Triana, Dylan Pena
 22  Bleiker, Mischa
 24  Riat, Arnaud
 25  Petrig, Jan
 27  Seiler, Nils
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Holding 6:521 6:527:28
3rd2:00 Roughing 10:031 10:0312:03
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Primeau, Cayden
G30  Rasmussen, Dayton
  Kiersted, Matt
  Anderson, Mikey
  Green, Alex
  Hellickson, Matt
  Crone, Hank
  Frank, Ethen
 10  Messner, Mick
 11  McManus, Brannon
 12  Swaney, Nick
 14  Adams, Collin
 15  Washe, Paul
 16  Ryczek, Jake
 17  Baker, Tarek
 18  Phillips, Clayton
 19  Lizotte, Blake
 20  Berger, Chris
 21  Limoges, Alex
 22  Aamodt, Wyatt
 23  Johnson, Isaac
 24  Solow, Zach
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Holding 17:431 17:4319:43
2nd2:00 Holding 5:041 5:047:04
2nd2:00 Interference 14:171 14:1716:17
3rd2:00 Slashing 2:501 2:504:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:41  18-16            
1st7:28 PP 24-20-21            
1st12:41  8-19-12            
1st16:22  11-24-2            
2nd:54  20-7-21            
2nd9:02  9-17-10            
2nd12:52  17-16            
3rd11:20 PP 21-20-24            
3rd17:48  10-5-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND 0 / 4
UNITED STATES 2 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 4 min / 2 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND 0 G + A = 0 Pts
UNITED STATES 9 G + 16 A = 25 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0000
UNITED STATES4329
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Trudel (29:02) (L)146020/0:002nd/9:02
SUI - Jaks (30:58) 0246/9:023rd/20:00
USA - Primeau (60:00) (W)25815/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:38 PM
  -  End: 5:41 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.