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|
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
|Second Period/Deuxieme Période|
|Third Period/Troisième Période|
|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|
|Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match|
|ONT||19 Jeff Skinner|
|ATL||10 Brent Andrews|
|Lines People/Juges de lignes||Cody Huseby, Jordon Browne|