Saturday, January 3, 2004
Game Results

Germany 5 Team Western 7
This game was to determine the 9th and 10th place teams. Team Western had a 3 goal first period to give them an early 3-1 lead. With only one goal in the second period, scored by Team Western, they carried a comfortable 4-1 lead into the final frame. However, Germany did not go down without a fight and were able to notch 4 third period goals to make it close. Team Western added 3 third period goals including an empty netter to wrap things up 7-5. Team Western finishes in 9th spot with a 1-4 record while Germany goes without a win at 0-5 and finishes in the 10th spot. Player of the game for Team Western was Chris Durand, while Christoph Gawlik took home the honours for Germany.

Slovakia 0 Finland 5
In a battle for 7th and 8th spot between two European teams, this one was all Finland. With 3 goals in first and 2 more in the third, Finland had a decisive 5-0 win. Finland had 5 different scores with Tuomas Huntanen adding a goal and an assist. With the win Finland finishes in 7th spot with a 2-3 record. Slovakia finishes in 8th spot with a 1-3-1 record. The player of the game for Finland was Jarkko Hattunen and Richard Lelkes was named for Team Slovakia.

Atlantic 2 Russia 5
This game decided 5th and 6th spots. Russia took a 2-1 lead from the first, but Team Atlantic tied things up at two in the second period. Russia dominated the third period scoring 3 unanswered goals, to win 5-2. Russia finished with a record of 3-1-1 to take 5th spot while Team Atlantic finished in 6th spot with a 2-3 record. Player of the game for Team Russia was Denis Istomin, while Jordan Clendenning received the honour for Team Atlantic.

Quebec 1 Ontario 2
In one of the two Semi-Finals, Team Ontario squeeked out a 2-1 lead to advance to the gold medal game. Ryan Wilson had two power-play goals to lead Team Ontario. Team Quebec will face Team USA in the bronze medal final. Team Ontario finishes with a 4-0-1 record while Team Quebec finishes with a 2-2-1 record. The player of the game for Team Ontario was Ryan Wilson, while Quebec goalie Jean-Philippe Levasseur had 30 saves and won the award for Team Quebec.

Team USA 4 Team Pacific 7
Team Pacific came out of the gate flying with 3 first period goals. USA scored late in the first, but trailed 3-1 at the end of one. The second period decided the outcome of the game with Team Pacific scoring 4 goals, two of which were on the power-play. Team USA did score two in the second, but were down 7-3 heading into the third. The third period only saw one goal scored by the USA, but that was not enough as Team Pacific won 7-4 to advance to the gold medal game. Team Pacific finishes with a 3-0-2 while Team USA finished with a 3-2 record. Player of the game for Team Pacific was Gilbert Brule who had 1 goal and 3 assists, this was the third time he was awarded the honour. For Team USA, Nathan Gerbe had 2 goals and 1 assist and received the honour.

The bronze medal game is set for 2pm with Team Quebec facing Team USA.

The gold medal game will start at 7:30pm and with have Team Pacific go up against Team Ontario... (more)

Thursday, January 1, 2004
Game Results

Quebec 4 USA 1
Team Quebec scored a goal in the first 3 minutes of each period to hand Team USA their first loss of the tournament, for a 4-1 Quebec win. Derick Brassard, Marc-Andre Cliche, Francis Pare and team captain Guillaume Latendresse added one goal a piece to pace Quebec. Jean-Phillippe Levasseur was named player of the game for Quebec and Nathan Gerbe was named for the USA. USA is tied for 1st in the A pool bracket with two wins and one loss in 3 games and Quebec has two wins and one loss to date at the World U-17 Challenge.

Pacific 5 Ontario 5
In a battle of two Canadian teams, Team Ontario jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead on goals by Ryan O'Marra, Andrew Cogliano, and Jason Bailey. However, Team Pacific bounced back with four second period goals, two of which were on the power-play. Tied at four a piece heading into the third, the final frame was crucial for both teams to remain at the top of their bracket. Jason Bailey added his second of the night for Team Ontario, but Gilbert Brule replied with his second of the night for Team Pacific to tie it up at 5-5, which is how the game ended. Gilbert Brule collected his second player of the game award for Team Pacific while Patrick McNeill had the honours for Team Ontario.

Team Western 3 Finland 10
Finland scored nine unanswered goals in the first and second periods before Team Western responded. Team Western added one late in the second, and two more in the third and finished with a 10-3 loss to Team Finland. Mikael Kurki had four assists, and Jarkko Hattunen and Ville Korhonen each scored a pair of goals for Team Finland. Brock Trotter, Chris Durand and Jordan Wilson had the goals for Team Western. The player of the game for Finland was Joonas Koskinen who finished with three assists, and Chris Durand was player of the game with Team Western.

Atlantic 3 Germany 5
Team Atlantic could clinch a spot in the medal round with a win over Germany. However, Team Germany who was still looking for their first win of the tournament looked like the hungrier team. Team Atlantic opened the scoring with a short-handed goal by David Chubb at 4:12 of the first period. Germany responded with a power-play goal by Rene Kramer to tie the game at 1-1. Team Atlantic got back on the board mid way through the second period when Justin Saulnier scored his fourth goal of the tournament. After a second goal by Germany, the game came down to the final period. Germany scored three third period goals to win the game 5-3. Luc Bourdon was named the player of the game for Team Atlantic while Felix Schutz had the honours for Team Germany.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Game Results

Slovakia 5 - Germany 1
Team Slovakia had five different goal scorers and held a 4-0 lead at one point in the third period, but Germany broke their shut out bid at 11:07 of the third, on a power play, to end up with Slovakia taking a 5-1 victory. This was Germany’s first game of the event, while Slovakia is now 1-1-0 in two games
Marek Bartanus, who had one goal, received player of the game honours for Slovakia, while Philip Gogulla was Germany’s player of the game.

Atlantic 3 - USA 10
Attendance has been booming at Mile One Stadium, as 5,372 people attended Wednesday night’s match up of Atlantic versus USA. Scoring was definitely on the menu in tonight’s game with 10 goals scored through the first two periods of play. USA jumped out to a 2-1 lead after one period of play, and then scored five more goals in the 2nd period to Atlantic’s two goals during the same period to take a 7-3 USA lead after two periods of play. USA’s Nathan Lawrence and Atlantic’s Dean Ouellet received the players of the game.

Russia 6 - Western 2
Russian team captain Gennady Churilov had one goal and two assists and Egor Zharkov had two goals and one assist to lead Russia to a convincing 6-2 victory on Wednesday versus Team Western. Team Western took 22 minutes in penalties to Russia’s 8 minutes, and Russia used the advantage opportunities and scored two power play goals.

Finland 1 - Pacific 6
After a scoreless first period, Team Pacific scored three goals in the second period and three more in the 3rd, to put Team Finland away 6-1. Team Pacific had 13 different players gather one point a piece in today’s match-up, while Kris Fredheim has one goal and one assist to lead Pacific. Dustin Butler made 21 saves for Team Pacific, while Jani Nieminen made 25 saves and was named Finland’s player of the game. Dustin Kohn took Pacific’s player of the game honours.

Monday, December 29, 2003
Game Results

USA 5 - SVK 1
The United States National Under-17 Team skated to a 5-1 victory over Slovakia led by Nathan Gerbe and Nick Foligno, who each notched a goal and an assist in Team USA's victory.
USA out shot Slovakia 56-29, including registering 17 power play shots on goal in the third period during five straight Slovakian five penalties.
Goaltender Jeff Frazee earned the victory for the U.S., stopping 28 shots, while Kovac made 51 saves for Slovakia.
Players of the game were Kovac for Slovakia and Team USA's Kessel.

Atlantic 7 - Quebec 4
In front of a crowd of over 4,100 people at Mile One Stadium in St. John’s, the ‘home team’ Team Atlantic came out of the gate very strong, scoring two goals in just over four minutes to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Quebec came back with two goals of their own to tie the game at 2-2 after one period. Team Atlantic, to the delight of the crowd, exploded with a series of goals to win the game 7-4.
Maxime Roy-Desruisseaux made 23 saves for Team Quebec, while Ryan Mior made 52 saves for Team Atlantic.

Pacific 3 - Russia 3
Russia took a 2-1 lead heading into the third period. Five minutes into the final frame, Igor Velichkin gave the Russians a 3-1 goal lead. However, Team Pacific pulled within one when Gilbert Brule scored a short-handed goal with just over five minutes left in the third. Brule added his second of the night for Team Pacific when he scored with only 2:38 left in the game to tie the score a 3-3. Carey Price, the goalie with Team Pacific finished with 27 saves, and Russian netminder, Ilja Proskuryakov had 32 saves on the night. Brule was named Player-of-the-Game for Team Pacific, while goalie Ilja Proskuryakov took the honours for Russians.

Ontario 9 - Finland 2
This game started with a flurry of goals in the first by Team Ontario and the third period was all Team Ontario, as they added 4 more goals to give them a decisive 9-2 victory over Team Finland. Goal scorers for Ontario in the third were: Bryan Little, Patrick McNeill, Andrew Cogliano, and Richard Clune. Ontario goalie Jhase Sniderman had 18 saves in the win, while Finnish goalie Juha Toivonen was very busy making 41 saves. Player-of-the-Game award winners were Steve Downie for Team Ontario, and Timo Seppanen for Finland.



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