Germany 1 – Pacific 4

QUICK START HELPS PACIFIC TO WIN

PORT ALBERNI, BC – It wasn’t quite as exciting as its heart-stopping last-second win over Russia one night earlier, but Pacific is 2-0 at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Ryan Harrison and Kevin Sundher scored goals in the first 4:03 as the tournament’s ‘home team’ recorded a 4-1 win over Germany on Tuesday night at the Alberni Valley Multiplex, moving ever closer to a Saturday semifinal berth.

Mark Pysyk and Nathan MacMaster also scored for Pacific, while Tom Kühnhackl – on an early second period penalty shot – had Germany’s only goal. The Germans, who have played in the ninth-place game in the last five U17 tournaments, lost their tournament opener.

Pacific won despite being outshot 33-32, including 26-21 in the first two periods. Kent Simpson made 32 saves in picking up his second win in as many nights between the pipes for the Canadian side.

Pacific will enjoy an off day on Wednesday before facing Atlantic in an all-Canadian match-up on Thursday night at the Alberni Valley Multiplex (7 p.m. PST), while Germany will face Atlantic in Duncan on Wednesday night (7 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 08 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Alberni Valley Multiplex Location/Lieu Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Date Tue. Dec. 30, 2008 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
GER 0 1 0 1
PAC 3 1 0 4

 

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

Goals/Buts :
03:32 PAC 22 Ryan Harrison (15 Brendan Gallagher, 18 Brad Ross)
04:03 PAC 9 Kevin Sundher (11 Max Reinhart, 16 Justin Feser)
18:07 PAC 3 Mark Pysyk (20 Brendan Ranford, 5 Mitch Chapman) 4/4

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:19 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (Cross Checking)
06:19 GER 7 Dominik Bittner (Interference)
12:05 PAC 6 Alex Petrovic (Holding)
13:11 GER 7 Dominik Bittner (Interference)
13:44 PAC 3 Mark Pysyk (Tripping)
16:34 PAC 7 Austin Madaisky (Tripping)
16:34 GER 19 Richard Gelke (Roughing)
19:25 GER 9 Dieter Orendorz (Interference)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
00:53 GER 14 Tom Kuhnhackl PS
13:39 PAC 17 Nathan MacMaster (14 Josh Nicholls, 10 Blake Gal)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
04:55 GER 15 David Elsner (Roughing)
05:29 GER 19 Richard Gelke (Hooking)
09:43 PAC 5 Mitch Chapman (Charging)
10:55 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (Tripping)
14:14 PAC 4 Alex Theriau (Holding)
15:02 PAC 5 Mitch Chapman (Delay of Game)
20:00 GER 9 Dieter Orendorz (Hooking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
None

Penalties/Pénaltés :
08:51 PAC 22 Ryan Harrison (Slashing)
08:51 GER 19 Richard Gelke (Roughing)
11:20 GER 24 Marcel Noebels (Kneeing)
11:45 GER 22 Thomas Merl (Hooking)
14:09 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (Roughing)
16:43 GER 5 Maik Blankart (Tripping)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
GER 30 Mathias Niederberger On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
PAC 30 Kent Simpson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
GER 11 15 7 33
PAC 9 12 11 32

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
GER 14 Tom Kuhnhackl
PAC 22 Ryan Harrison

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Brett Montsion
Lines People/Juges de lignes Jason Cramer, Jordan Browne