Ontario 8 – Atlantic 1

ONTARIO OPENS GOLD MEDAL DEFENSE WITH WIN

NANAIMO, BC – Three goals in the first period, three more in the second and two in the third added up to a terrific start for Ontario in defense of its 2008 gold medal.

Ryan Spooner and Freddie Hamilton scored two goals apiece as Ontario opened its 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with an 8-1 win over Atlantic in an all-Canadian match-up at Frank Crane Arena on Monday night.

John McFarland, Gregg Sutch, Jeff Skinner and Tyler Seguin also found the back of the net for the defending champions, while Stephen Silas, Tyler Toffoli, Devante Smith-Pelly and Cody McNaughton added a pair of assists each.

Brent Andrews had the only goal for Atlantic, who was outshot only 26-23 in the opening 40 minutes before the Ontarians took control in the third period.

Ontario will enjoy an off day on Tuesday before returning to action on Wednesday afternoon at the Alberni Valley Multiplex in Port Alberni against Russia (2 p.m. PST), while Atlantic will travel to Campbell River to face the Russians on Tuesday (7 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 03 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Frank Crane Arena Location/Lieu Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Date Mon. Dec. 29, 2008 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
ONT 3 3 2 8
ATL 1 0 0 1

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
11:54 ONT 9 Ryan Spooner (12 Gregg Sutch, 7 Stephen Silas) PP
13:05 ONT 18 John McFarland (20 Tyler Seguin, 16 Tyler Toffoli)
19:36 ONT 12 Gregg Sutch (19 Jeff Skinner, 6 Keevin Cutting)
19:59 ATL 10 Brent Andrews (12 Josh Currie, 6 Kevin Gagne)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:10 ATL 21 Kody Orr (Slashing)
06:04 ONT Team (Too Many Men)
11:22 ATL 12 Josh Currie (Tripping)
14:48 ATL 9 Spencer MacDonald (Tripping)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
07:35 ONT 15 Freddie Hamilton (17 Devante Smith-Pelly, 10 Cody McNaughton)
12:39 ONT 19 Jeff Skinner (9 Ryan Spooner, 7 Stephen Silas)
12:56 ONT 15 Freddie Hamilton (17 Devante Smith-Pelly, 10 Cody McNaughton)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:41 ONT 7 Stephen Silas (Holding)
09:08 ONT 10 Cody McNaughton (High Sticking)
13:58 ONT 14 Steven Shipley (Tripping)
18:11 ATL 22 Logan Shaw (Hooking)
19:13 ONT 10 Cody McNaughton (Charging)
20:00 ATL 17 Bradley MacDonald (10-Minute Misconduct)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
15:53 ONT 20 Tyler Seguin (16 Tyler Toffoli, 18 John McFarland)
19:10 ONT 9 Ryan Spooner (14 Steven Shipley, 22 Sam Carrick)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
15:53 ATL 21 Kody Orr (Checking to the Head)
15:58 ONT 11 Christian Thomas (Roughing)
17:05 ATL 17 Bradley MacDonald (Checking from Behind)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
ONT 31 JP Anderson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
ATL 30 Joey Yetman On 1/00:00 Off 2/12:56
1 Julien Daigle On 2/12:57 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
ONT 13 13 13 39
ATL 13 10 4 27

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
ONT 19 Jeff Skinner
ATL 10 Brent Andrews

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Frederic Leblanc
Lines People/Juges de lignes Cody Huseby, Jordon Browne