Atlantic 3 - Germany 3
GERMANY AND ATLANTIC BATTLE TO A DRAW
By Keith Borkowsky
REGINA — Atlantic and Germany sought their first wins Saturday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Both teams had to settle for a 3-3 draw, but each picked up a key point in the Pool B standings.
Brad Malone opened the scoring when he took a pass at the blue line, deked German goalie Andreas Tanzer and fired high into the goal. Scott Brannon and Scott Jenks assisted.
German forward Alexander Oblinger was in the right spot to pick up his fourth goal of the tournament. His power-play goal came as the puck found his stick in the low slot, which he tapped past Atlantic goalie Kyle Downer to tie the game at one midway through the contest.
Andre Huebscher netted his first goal of the tournament on an early second-period power play, giving Germany a 2-1 lead.
That advantage was short-lived. Scott Brannon chipped in a solid individual effort, on a power play at the 5:12 mark. Chris Doyle took a chance with a bad-angle shot on the power play, and gave Atlantic a 3-2 lead.
While killing off a mid-third-period penalty, Patrick Geiger forced a turnover deep in the offensive zone. He fired a shot off Atlantic goalie Kyle Downer’s glove and into the net, tying the score at three, midway through the third period.
Germany (0-1-1) faces off against Pacific (3-0) in Indian Head on Sunday at 7 p.m. Atlantic (0-1-1) meets Finland (0-1-1) in Moose Jaw at 7 p.m.
Players of the game:
Germany: Andre Huebscher
Atlantic: Logan MacMillan
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