Game Report 836 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Bell Centre
Date: Dec 31, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADA BEATS U.S. IN NEW YEAR’S EVE THRILLER TO CLINCH FIRST IN GROUP DAVID BRIEN MONTREAL, Que. – Sam Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Kootenay, WHL) scored a goal and added two assists to take over the tournament scoring lead, and Canada’s National Junior Team beat the United States 5-3 on Wednesday afternoon to finish atop Group A at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Canadians will face Denmark in Friday’s last quarter-final (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ont. Max Domi (Toronto, Ont./London, OHL) found the back of the net twice, while Curtis Lazar (Vernon, B.C./Ottawa, NHL) and Josh Morrissey (Calgary, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) contributed a goal apiece. Canadian goaltender Eric Comrie (Edmonton, Alta./Tri-City, WHL) made 25 saves to record the win, outdueling his American counterpart, Thatcher Demko, who took the loss despite 38 saves. The Canadians outshot the U.S. 43-28 overall. After the North Americans rivals combined for 30 shots in a busy, but scoreless, first period (Canada held a 17-13 advantage), Domi opened the scoring at 7:07 of the second when Reinhart picked up a Domi rebound and fed it back to the Phoenix Coyotes prospect. Just over three minutes later, Nic Petan (Delta, B.C./Portland, WHL) found Morrissey for a one-timer that beat Demko beneath the glove on a Canadian power play, pushing the lead to 2-0. But the Americans got one back on a power play of their own, off the stick of Anthony DeAngelo, to make it a 2-1 game in favour of Team Canada after 40 minutes. Lazar gave Canada some insurance midway through the third, crashing the net and knocking in the rebound of a Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Erie, OHL) shot, but Dylan Larkin scored with less than three minutes to go to cut the lead to one again. Reinhart intercepted a pass from DeAngelo and found the empty net with 54 seconds left for a 4-2 lead, but Larkin answered 12 seconds later with his second of the period, setting up a wild finish. The U.S. buzzed around the Canadian net with Demko on the bench for an extra attacker, but Reinhart picked off a pass and sprung Domi, who slid the clinching goal, his second of the game, into the empty net. Neither team had many chances on the power play, but both converted with the man advantage; Canada had a goal in two chances, while the Americans finished one-for-three.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Halverson, Brandon
G30  Demko, Thatcher
G31  Nedeljkovic, Alex
  Hanifin, Noah
  McCoshen, Ian
  Butcher, Will
  Downing, Michael
  Collins, Ryan
  Compher, J.T.
  Schmaltz, Nick
  Eichel, Jack
 10  Louis, Anthony
 11  Wood, Miles
 12  McCarron, Michael
 13  Milano, Sonny
 14  Motte, Tyler
 15  Hayden, John
 16  Santini, Steve
 17  Tuch, Alex
 18  De Leo, Chase
 19  Cassels, Cole
 20  Bracco, Jeremy
 21  Larkin, Dylan
 22  Fasching, Hudson
 23  Werenski, Zach
 24  DeAngelo, Anthony
 25  Dougherty, Jack
 26  Carlo, Brandon
 27  Erne, Adam
 34  Matthews, Auston
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd21 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 9:081 9:0812:52
2nd11 2:00 Slashing minor 20:001 20:002:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Comrie, Eric
G31  Fucale, Zach
  Hicketts, Joe
  Heatherington, Dillon
  Bowey, Madison
  Morin, Samuel
  Theodore, Shea
  Morrissey, Josh
  Point, Brayden
 10  Duclair, Anthony
 16  Domi, Max
 17  McDavid, Connor
 18  Virtanen, Jake
 19  Petan, Nic
 20  Paul, Nick
 21  Ritchie, Nick
 22  Gauthier, Frédérik
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 25  Nurse, Darnell
 26  Lazar, Curtis
 28  Crouse, Lawson
 29  Fabbri, Robby
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st21 2:00 (auto) Charging minor 18:591 18:593:01
2nd10 2:00 Tripping minor 12:231 12:239:37
2nd25 2:00 Roughing minor 16:131 16:135:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd13:12 PP 24-9-13            
3rd17:26  21-22-13            
3rd19:18  21            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:07  16-23            
2nd10:11 PP 7-29-19            
3rd10:01  26-17            
3rd19:06  23            
3rd19:56  16-23            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 3
CANADA 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 5 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES0123
CANADA0235
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Demko (57:55) (L)17101138/0:003rd/17:55
CAN - Comrie (60:00) (W)137525/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:00 PM
  -  End: 4:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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