2012-Yarmouth World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 4 - United States 3 (OT)


BARRINGTON, N.S. – Troy Stecher (Richmond, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) and Alex Kerfoot (West Vancouver, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) scored goals in the shootout to help Canada West to a back-and-forth 4-3 victory over the United States in World Junior A Challenge pre-tournament play Saturday night.

Stecher and Kerfoot scored on the Canadians’ two shootout attempts, while Curtis Skip (Grande Prairie, Alta./Grande Prairie, AJHL) turned aside Taylor Cammarata and Austin Cangelosi on the American opportunities.

Dylan Richard (Sherwood Park, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL), Nolan De Jong (Victoria, B.C./Victoria, BCHL) and Aaron Hadley (Castlegar, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) scored the goals in regulation time for Canada West, which twice fought back from one-goal deficits in the second period and took its first lead when Hadley scored with 11 seconds left in the middle frame.

Austin Cangelosi tied the game just 74 seconds into the third period for the U.S., which also got two goals from J.T. Stenglein. The Americans held a 50-30 advantage in shots on goal, including 22-6 in the final 20 minutes of regulation.

Skip and Jonah Imoo (Surrey, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) shared the goaltending duties for the Canadians, combining for 47 saves, while Eamon McAdam and Michael Bitzer split time in the U.S. goal, finishing with 27 stops.

Canada West is off on the tournament’s opening day, seeing its first action against the Czech Republic on Tuesday (4 p.m. AT), while the Americans will meet Canada East on Monday night (7:30 p.m. AT).


Game Information
Game Number 03 Round Exhibition
Arena Barrington Municipal Arena City, Country Barrington, N.S.
Month / Day / Year 11/03/2012 Time 07:00 PM AT
Attendance 1100 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3     OT1     SO   Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 3 0 0 1 4
United States (USA) 0 2 1 0 0 3

First Period

   04:53 CAN W 3 Paul Stoykewych (Interference)
   05:56 CAN W 24 Evan Tironese (Hooking)
   08:46 CAN W 3 Paul Stoykewych (High Sticking)
   17:35 CAN W 16 Brandon Morley (Checking from Behind)
   20:00 USA 8 Sheldon Dries (Roughing After Whistle)

Second Period
   03:02 USA 17 J.T. Stenglein (23 Justin Kloos, 22 Zach Stepan)
   06:36 CAN W 9 Dylan Richard (3 Paul Stoykewych, 14 Alex Kerfoot)
   06:52 USA 17 J.T. Stenglein (21 Luke Johnson)
   17:11 CAN W 5 Nolan De Jong (14 Alex Kerfoot, 9 Dylan Richard)
   19:49 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley (14 Alex Kerfoot, 6 Devon Toews)

   03:31 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (High Sticking)
   17:45 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza (High Sticking)
   20:00 USA 11 Alex Kile (Checking from Behind)

Third Period
   01:14 USA 9 Austin Cangelosi (12 Vince Hinostroza, 6 Blake Heinrich) SH

   09:21 USA 2 Justin Woods (Interference)
   10:51 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy (Holding Opp. Stick)
   16:04 CAN W 5 Nolan De Jong (Delay of Game)
   19:40 CAN W 6 Devon Toews (Delay of Game)
   20:00 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza (Roughing)
   20:00 CAN W 7 Josh Healey (Major - Cross Checking)



   02:16 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (Cross Checking)

Canada West
1 Curtis Skip On 2/10:27 Off 4/05:00
31 Jonah Imoo On 1/00:00 Off 2/10:26
United States
1 Michael Bitzer On 2/10:027 Off 4/05:00
30 Eamon McAdam On 1/00:00 Off 2/10:26

Shots on Goal   1     2     3     OT1   Total
Canada West 5 17 6 2 30
United States 13 11 22 4 50

Shootout Summary
Player Goals/Save
2 Troy Stecher  (Canada West) Goal
10 Taylor Cammarata  (United States) Save
14 Alex Kerfoot  (Canada West) Goal
9 Austin Cangelosi  (United States) Save

2015 WJAC: CAN-W 2 – RUS 1 (Gold Medal)
McMann and Jost scored, Murray made 26 saves and the Canadians survived a defensive struggle to win gold.
2015 WJAC: CZE 5 – SUI 3 (Fifth Place)
Doudera and Kousal set a WJAC record with goals three seconds apart, and the Czechs earned fifth place.
2015 WJAC: USA 7 – CAN-E 1 (Bronze Medal)
Zimmer, Pitlick and Pearson had three points apiece, and the U.S. won its ninth straight medal, taking bronze.