2012-Yarmouth World Junior A Challenge

United States 9 - Canada East 1


YARMOUTH, N.S. – Ryan Fitzgerald scored a hat trick in the first period and Zach Stepan had two goals of his own as the United States routed Canada East 9-1 in the World Junior A Challenge opener for both on Monday night.

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Fitzgerald scored at 2:24, 9:06 and 19:50 of the first to help the Americans to their largest victory ever at the World Junior A Challenge. The eight-goal defeat matched the worst ever by Canada East – it fell to Canada West in the 2009 semifinals by an identical score.

Taylor Cammarata, Vince Hinostroza, Dan Molenaar and Justin Woods had the other goals for the U.S., which got points from 11 different players in the victory.

Molenaar’s goal, scored just seven seconds into the third period, set a tournament record for fastest goal to start a period, bettering the 10 seconds it took American forward Sam Warning to score in a 2009 game against Sweden.

Shane Conacher (Burlington, Ont./Burlington, OJHL) scored the lone goal for Canada East, which came out on the wrong end of a 43-27 shot clock, including 31-11 in the first two periods.

Charlie Finn (North Vancouver, B.C./Kingston, OJHL) got the start in the Canada East goal, allowing four goals on 13 shots before giving way to Daniel Mannella (Woodbridge, Ont./Georgetown, OJHL) to begin the second period. Eamon McAdam made 26 saves to pick up the win for the U.S.

The Americans are right back to action Tuesday night, taking on Switzerland at the Mariners Centre (7:30 p.m. AT), while Canada East will have a day to regroup before facing the Swiss on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. AT).


Game Information
Game Number 02 Round Preliminary
Arena Mariners Centre City, Country Yarmouth, N.S.
Month / Day / Year 11/05/2012 Time 07:30 PM AT
Attendance 1456 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
United States (USA) 4 2 3 9
Canada East (CAN E) 0 0 1 1

First Period
   02:24 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (10 Taylor Cammarata, 21 Luke Johnson)
   09:06 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (17 J.T. Stenglein)
   18:45 USA 22 Zach Stepan (24 Ian Brady)
   19:30 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (8 Sheldon Dries) PP

   03:19 USA 19 Robbie Baillargeon (Holding Opp. Stick)
   06:14 USA   (Too Many Men)
   10:08 USA 2 Justin Woods (Holding Opp. Stick)
   13:18 USA 21 Luke Johnson (Hooking)
   17:25 USA 8 Sheldon Dries (Interference)
   18:07 CAN E 16 Troy Josephs (Kneeing)
   19:30 CAN E 26 Justin Danforth (Tripping)

Second Period
   06:13 USA 10 Taylor Cammarata (9 Austin Cangelosi, 8 Sheldon Dries) PP
   09:24 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza (1 Michael Bitzer) SH

   00:24 CAN E 5 Mike Crocock (Delay of Game)
   02:12 CAN E 31 Daniel Mannella (Delay of Game)
   05:35 CAN E 4 Thomas Welsh (10-Minute Misconduct)
   05:35 CAN E 4 Thomas Welsh (Boarding)
   07:03 USA 4 Mike Downing (10-Minute Misconduct)
   07:03 USA 4 Mike Downing (Checking to the Head)
   09:04 USA 6 Blake Heinrich (Holding)
   11:51 CAN E 17 Michael Neville (Elbowing)
   15:06 USA 20 Thomas Ebbing (Hooking)
   18:09 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (Roughing)
   18:09 CAN E 3 Tyler Enns (Roughing)
   18:56 CAN E 5 Mike Crocock (Tripping)
   19:48 USA 17 J.T. Stenglein (Roughing)

Third Period
   00:07 USA 7 Dan Molenaar (21 Luke Johnson)
   05:06 USA 22 Zach Stepan (23 Justin Kloos)
   12:46 CAN E 22 Shane Conacher (18 Blaine Byron)
   16:45 USA 2 Justin Woods (24 Ian Brady, 9 Austin Cangelosi) PP

   06:27 CAN E 3 Tyler Enns (Interference)
   09:57 USA 20 Thomas Ebbing (Roughing)
   09:57 CAN E 7 Philippe Drouin (Tripping)
   13:53 USA 9 Austin Cangelosi (Slashing)
   15:00 CAN E 14 Mike Soucier (Slashing)
   16:12 CAN E 3 Tyler Enns (Checking from Behind)
   16:12 CAN E 3 Tyler Enns (10-Minute Misconduct)

United States
30 Eamon McAdam On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada East
1 Charlie Finn On 1/00:00 Off 1/20:00
31 Daniel Mannella On 2/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
United States 13 18 12 43
Canada East 6 5 16 27

Player of the Game
United States 12 Vince Hinostroza
Canada East 22 Shane Conacher
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