Canada East 4, United States 6

MULLIN COMPLETES COMEBACK, GIVES U.S. WJAC GOLD

PENTICTON, B.C. – Jimmy Mullin’s sixth goal of the tournament was the game-winner as the United States won gold at the World Junior A Challenge for the third year in a row with a 6-4 win over Canada East on Sunday afternoon.

Mullin – a member of the tournament all-star team – snuck a shot past Canada East Jordan Ruby on the short side to stun the WJAC-record crowd of more than 3,400 that watched the Canadian side come within 4:33 of stunning the two-time defending champions.

Matthew Peca’s goal five minutes into the second period had given Canada East a 4-1 advantage, and it looked to be on its way to its first-ever gold medal at the tournament.

But Sam Warning and Austin Czarnik got the Americans to within a goal before the end of the middle frame, and Czarnik tied the game just 40 seconds before Mullin’s winner, snapping a shot over the glove of Canada East goaltender Jordan Ruby.

Mike Parks, one of the three returning American players from last year’s gold medal-winning team – along with Czarnik and captain Colten St. Clair – finished the scoring with an empty-net goal with 60 seconds remaining.

Ruby, who starred in Canada East’s quarter-final and semifinal wins, was just as good on Sunday, making 40 saves. He was one of three easterners named to the all-star team, along with defenceman Tyson Wilson and forward Evan Rodrigues, who co-led the tournament in scoring with seven points.

Mullin, whose six goals led all players, was one of two Americans picked for the all-star team, along with defenceman Scott Mayfield, who was also named UnderArmour© Undeniable MVP

Russian forward Mikhail Grigorenko earned the other all-star forward spot.

In addition to Peca, Scott Wilson – twice – and Tyson Spink put their names on the scoresheet for Canada East. Seth Ambroz had the other American goal.

Game Information
Game Number 13 Round Gold Medal
Arena South Okanagan Events Centre City, Country Penticton, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/14/2010 Time 5:30 PM PT
Attendance 3627 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada East (CAN E) 2 2 0 4
United States (USA) 1 2 3 6

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   06:47 CAN E 11 Tyson Spink (3 Luke Juha) 
   10:43 USA 20 Seth Ambroz (15 Max McCormick) PP 
   18:49 CAN E 10 Scott Wilson (14 Tylor Spink, 15 Evan Rodrigues) PP 

Penalties: 
10:28 CAN E 4 Tyler McCarthy (Interference) 
12:12 CAN E 11 Tyson Spink (High Sticking) 
13:05 CAN E 20 Nick Huard (Slashing) 
15:57 USA 12 Sam Warning (Roughing) 
15:57 CAN E 5 Matt Chiarantano (Holding) 
18:19 USA 22 Tommy Fallen (Delay of Game) 
19:46 USA 8 Max Gaede (Holding)

Second Period

Goals: 
   03:17 CAN E 10 Scott Wilson (16 Matthew Peca) 
   05:00 CAN E 16 Matthew Peca  
   15:01 USA 12 Sam Warning (6 Brian Cooper) 
   18:48 USA 24 Austin Czarnik (21 Nick Mattson) 

Penalties: 
15:20 USA 6 Brian Cooper (Hooking) 
18:36 USA 14 Jimmy Mullin (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
18:36 CAN E 8 Alexandre Tardif (Hooking)

Third Period

Goals: 
   15:27 USA 24 Austin Czarnik (12 Sam Warning) 
   16:07 USA 14 Jimmy Mullin  
   19:00 USA 16 Mike Parks  EN

Penalties: 
00:44 USA   (Too Many Men) 
04:27 CAN E 12 Zach Hyman (Hooking) 
06:03 USA 19 Caleb Herbert (Inter. on Goaltender)


Goaltenders
Canada East 31 Jordan Ruby On 1/0:000 Off 3/20:00
United States 1 Zane Gothberg On 1/00:00 Off 2/05:00
30 Casey DeSmith On 2/05:01 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada East 10 5 7 22
United States 14 17 12 43

Player of the Game
Canada East 10 Scott Wilson
United States 24 Austin Czarnik
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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