Belarus 1, Canada East 9

CANADA EAST CLAIMS BRONZE WITH ROUT OF BELARUS

CAMROSE, AB – It wasn’t the colour it wanted, but Canada East is leaving the 2008 World Junior A Challenge with a medal.

Silver medalists the past two years, the Canadians hoped to improve on that in Camrose; instead, they go home with bronze after a 9-1 win over Belarus on Sunday afternoon.

Reilly Smith had a hat trick and added an assist and Pierre-Luc Lacombe had two goals and two helpers as Canada East won its third medal in as many tries at the tournament. Jeremy Franklin, Jacob Laliberte, Ben Sexton and Brandon Pirri also scored for Canada East, who lost 5-1 to the United States in Saturday’s semifinals.

Facing a Belarussian team who semifinal had ended just 14 hours earlier the Canadians struck quickly, with Smith opening the scoring after undressing a Belarus defender and beating goaltender Vitali Bialinski.

Canada East captain Franklin made it 2-0 just over three minutes after Smith’s goal, snapping a shot past Bialinski from the face-off dot, before Ihar Varashylau got the Belarussian’s lone goal on the powerplay late in the opening frame.

Outshot 15-10 in the opening 20 minutes the Canadians took over in the second period, holding a 15-11 advantage, and picked up three goals, with Smith, Laliberte and Lacombe doing the honours.

After Lacombe made it a 6-1 game just 30 seconds into the final period, Canada East rattled off three in a row in a span of 3:56, including Smith’s hat trick marker, to round out the scoring.

Canada East held a 36-30 advantage in shots on goal, including 26-15 in the final 40 minutes.

The loss was the final stroke of midnight on Belarus’ Cinderella run. The Europeans, who had won one game combined in their previous two WJAC appearances, upset Canada West in the tournament opener and topped Germany in the quarter-finals to earn a final four spot.

Game Information
Game Number 12 Round Bronze Medal
Arena Edgeworth Centre City, Country Camrose, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 11/09/2008 Time 01:00 PM MT
Attendance 1080 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Belarus (BLR) 1 0 0 1
Canada East (CAN E) 2 3 4 9

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   05:04 CAN E 14 Reilly Smith (10 Brandon Pirri, 11 Zach Hervato) 
   08:22 CAN E 16 Jeremy Franklin (23 David Pacan) 
   14:36 BLR 16 Ihar Varashylau (19 Uladzimir Mikhailau, 5 Aliaksandr Yeronau) PP 

Penalties: 
01:00 BLR 6 Illa Shinkevitch (Tripping) 
10:34 CAN E 12 Greg Miller (Interference) 
13:38 CAN E 5 Mike Wills (Delay of Game) 
14:59 CAN E 19 Jordan Escott (Hooking) 

 

Second Period

Goals: 
   02:02 CAN E 14 Reilly Smith (7 Pierre-Luc Lacombe, 6 Dustin Darou) 
   02:36 CAN E 15 Jacob Laliberte (16 Jeremy Franklin, 23 David Pacan) 
   10:35 CAN E 7 Pierre-Luc Lacombe (22 Stephen Horyl) 

Penalties: 
05:43 CAN E 4 David Pratt (Boarding) 
11:35 BLR 23 Vitali Marchanka (Roughing) 
11:35 BLR 23 Vitali Marchanka (Roughing) 
11:35 CAN E 26 Lindsay Sparks (Roughing) 
11:35 CAN E 26 Lindsay Sparks (Roughing) 
11:35 CAN E 21 Ben Sexton (Roughing) 
11:35 BLR 23 Vitali Marchanka (10-Minute Misconduct) 
11:35 CAN E 26 Lindsay Sparks (10-Minute Misconduct) 
11:35 BLR 7 Aliaksei Kuveka (10-Minute Misconduct) 
13:12 CAN E 5 Mike Wills (Delay of Game) 
19:29 BLR 19 Uladzimir Mikhailau (Hooking) 

Third Period

Goals: 
   00:30 CAN E 7 Pierre-Luc Lacombe (14 Reilly Smith, 22 Stephen Horyl) PP 
   12:19 CAN E 14 Reilly Smith (7 Pierre-Luc Lacombe, 22 Stephen Horyl) 
   14:15 CAN E 21 Ben Sexton (26 Lindsay Sparks, 12 Greg Miller) PP 
   16:15 CAN E 10 Brandon Pirri (11 Zach Hervato) PP 

Penalties: 
02:35 BLR 2 Pavel Dashkou (Interference) 
10:01 BLR 5 Aliaksandr Yeronau (Cross Checking) 
12:38 BLR 13 Andrei Kolasau (10-Minute Misconduct) 
12:38 BLR 12 Mikalai Susla (10-Minute Misconduct) 
12:38 BLR 13 Andrei Kolasau (Checking to the Head) 
13:37 BLR 6 Illa Shinkevitch (Roughing) 
15:34 BLR 3 Nikolai Goncharov (Boarding) 
17:53 BLR 23 Vitali Marchanka (Tripping) 


Goaltenders
Belarus 1 Vitali Bialinski On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada East 1 Shawn Sirman On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Belarus 15 11 4 30
Canada East 10 15 11 36

Player of the Game
Belarus 10 Pavel Razvadouski
Canada East 14 Reilly Smith
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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