Canada West 1, United States 6

LUCIA, SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD U.S. TO WIN OVER CANADA WEST

LANGLEY, B.C. – Mario Lucia scored twice and added an assist and the U.S. scored four times on special teams to knock off Canada West 6-1 Wednesday night in the final preliminary round game at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge.

The win gives the Americans second place in Group A and sets up a Thursday afternoon quarter-final against Russia (4 p.m. PT), while Canada West will meet the Czech Republic in the day’s other quarter (7:30 p.m. PT).

Lucia set up Sean Kuraly on the power play for the game’s first goal and scored a man-advantage marker of his own late in the opening period as the Americans led 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two thanks to shorthanded goals from Vince Hinostroza and Alex Broadhurst.

Sam Herr and Lucia, with goals 33 seconds apart, rounded out the scoring in the dying minutes of the third period.

Aaron Hadley (Castlegar, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) ended Canada West’s 108-minute scoring drought with a shorthanded goal midway through the third period, converting a 2-on-1 feed from Evan Richardson (Nanaimo, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) for the Canadian side’s first goal of the tournament.

The five-goal defeat matched Canada West’s second largest all time at the World Junior A Challenge, trailing only a 7-1 loss to the U.S. in the 2008 gold medal game in Camrose, Alta.

Game Information
Game Number 06 Round Preliminary
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/09/2011 Time 7:30 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 0 1 1
United States (USA) 2 2 2 6

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   16:28 USA 15 Sean Kuraly (14 Mario Lucia) PP 
   18:46 USA 14 Mario Lucia (2 Brian Cooper, 15 Sean Kuraly) PP 

Penalties: 
07:27 USA 11 Tony Cameranesi (Tripping) 
07:32 CAN W 3 Luke Juha (Holding) 
14:18 CAN W 9 Carson Cooper (Spearing) 
16:18 CAN W 9 Carson Cooper (Spearing) 
17:56 CAN W 16 Brandon Morley (Interference)

Second Period

Goals: 
   01:13 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza  SH 
   11:48 USA 18 Alex Broadhurst  SH 

Penalties: 
00:50 USA 18 Alex Broadhurst (Slashing) 
02:24 USA 11 Tony Cameranesi (Holding) 
07:39 CAN W 20 Michael Stenerson (Tripping) 
09:24 CAN W 17 Riley Kieser (Inter. on Goaltender) 
09:29 USA 21 Austyn Young (Hooking) 
10:10 USA 22 Brett Patterson (Roughing) 
13:56 CAN W 11 Connor Hoekstra (10-Minute Misconduct) 
13:56 CAN W 11 Connor Hoekstra (Checking from Behind) 
15:11 USA 17 Jordan Schmaltz (Roughing)

Third Period

Goals: 
   08:20 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley (22 Evan Richardson) SH 
   14:48 USA 10 Sam Herr  
   15:21 USA 14 Mario Lucia (21 Austyn Young) 

Penalties: 
08:09 CAN W 2 Troy Stecher (Tripping) 
10:43 CAN W 26 Travis St. Denis (High Sticking) 
10:43 USA 15 Sean Kuraly (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
11:16 USA 22 Brett Patterson (High Sticking) 
16:42 CAN W 17 Riley Kieser (Holding)


Goaltenders
Canada West 1 Tyler Briggs On 1/0:00 Off 3/20:00
United States 30 Ryan McKay On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 10 8 12 30
United States 7 17 10 34

Player of the Game
Canada West 15 Aaron Hadley
United States 14 Mario Lucia
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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