Game Report 721 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Imatra Spa Areena
Date: Apr 19, 2014
GAME NOTES: GROPP SCORES WINNER LATE, CANADA BEATS GERMANY JASON LA ROSE IMATRA, Finland – Ryan Gropp (Kamloops, B.C./Seattle, WHL) broke a 2-2 tie with 5:36 to go, propelling Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 5-2 win over Germany on Saturday at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The win keeps Canada atop Group A with an unblemished 2-0 record, and improves its all-time record against Germany at the world championship to a perfect 8-0. Daniel Audette (Blainville, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL), Conner Bleackley (High River, Alta./Red Deer, WHL), Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) and Jared McCann (London, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) had the other Canadian goals. Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Calgary, WHL) was the lone Canadian skater to record multiple points, picking up two assists. Canada doubled up the Germans in shots on goal in the first period, holding a 14-7 advantage, but led only 1-0 on Audette’s goal at 6:37. Germany tied the game 13:09 into the second period, off the stick of captain Andreas Eder, but Bleackley restored the Canadian advantage just 80 seconds later. Maximilian Kammerer brought the Germans even once again 3:20 after Bleackley’s goal, capping a busy final seven minutes of the middle frame and sending the two teams to the second intermission tied 2-2. The third period was all Canada, which outshot the Germans 20-5 in the final 20 minutes but couldn’t beat goaltender Daniel Fiessinger until Gropp converted a feed from Virtanen just past the 14-minute mark. Konecny added insurance less than two minutes later, and McCann provided the final margin of victory, scoring with 35 seconds left. Julia Billia (St-Léonard, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) earned the win in his first start in the Canadian goal, making 21 saves. Canada is right back to action Sunday in Imatra, taking on Slovakia (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Germany
Home Team: Canada
GERMANY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Proske, Florian
G29  Berger, Patrick
G30  Fiessinger, Daniel
  Quaas, Emil
  Rogl, John
  Koziol, Lukas
  Kurz, Patrick
 10  Kircher, Tobias
 11  Todam, Manuel
 12  Schutz, Simon
 13  Loibl, Stefan
 14  Weiderer, Manuel
 15  Konopatzki, Christian
 16  Wissmann, Kai
 18  Edfelder, Manuel
 19  Daubner, Maximilian
 20  Eder, Andreas
 21  Kammerer, Maximilian
 22  Mayenschein, Jacob
 23  Haase, Daniel
 25  Kaisler, Hagen
 26  Kolb, Dominik
GERMANY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:371 10:3711:23
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 18:511 18:513:09
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Billia, Julio
G30  McDonald, Mason
  Sanheim, Travis
  Hicketts, Joe
  Fleury, Haydn
  Hawryluk, Jayce
  Bleackley, Conner
 10  Carrier, Alexandre
 11  Perlini, Brendan
 15  Quenneville, John
 16  Barzal, Mathew
 17  Konecny, Travis
 18  Point, Brayden
 19  Virtanen, Jake
 20  McKeown, Roland
 21  Gropp, Ryan
 22  Bishop, Clark
 23  Audette, Daniel
 24  McCann, Jared
 26  Crouse, Lawson
 27  Thomas, Ben
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd15 2:00 (auto) Kneeing minor 5:591 5:5916:01
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 0:501 0:501:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
GERMANY Goals GERMANY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd13:09  20-19            
2nd17:49  21-16            
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) GERMANY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:37  23-8-27            
2nd14:29  9-22            
3rd14:24  21-19            
3rd16:18  17-18-11            
3rd19:25  24-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
GERMANY 0 / 2
CANADA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
GERMANY 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
GERMANY 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
GERMANY0202
CANADA1135
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
GER - Fiessinger (60:00) (L)1371737/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Billia (60:00) (W)79521/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 9:00 AM
  -  End: 9:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.