Atlantic 6 – Germany 5 (OT)

HYNES’ OVERTIME WINNER GIVES ATLANTIC FIRST WIN

DUNCAN, BC – Brandon Hynes was the hero of the day, finishing off his hat trick with a goal 4:17 into overtime as Atlantic picked up its first victory of the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, topping Germany 6-5.

Hynes also added two assists to finish with five points as the Canadian side survived a wild final two minutes to earn the win. Patrick Downe, Brandon Gormley and Stephen MacAulay also scored for Atlantic.

Trailing late in the final period, Gormley tied the game for Atlantic with 90 seconds to go, only to see Tom Kühnhackl restore the German lead just 12 seconds later. MacAulay would tie the game again for Atlantic with 18 seconds remaining, setting up Hynes’ heroics.

Bernhard Keil scored a pair of goals to lead Germany. Kühnhackl, Marcel Noebels and Thomas Merl also scored for the Europeans, who have won only one of their last 14 preliminary round games.

Atlantic will be back in action on Thursday night, facing an undefeated Pacific team at the Alberni Valley Multiplex (7 p.m. PST), while Germany will travel to the Comox Valley Sports Centre in Courtenay to face Ontario (2 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 11 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Cowichan Centre Location/Lieu Cowichan, B.C., Canada
Date Wed. Dec. 31, 2008 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 OT Final
ATL 2 0 3 1 6
GER 2 1 2 0 5

 

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

Goals/Buts :
02:24 GER 24 Marcel Noebels (10 Maximilian Meirandes)
07:28 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (5 Morgan Ellis, 20 Zach O'Brien)
11:00 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (20 Zach O'Brien, 22 Logan Shaw)
19:21 GER 22 Thomas Merl (17 Yasin Ehliz, 14 Tom Kuhnhackl)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
07:28 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke (Interference)
15:59 GER 19 Richard Gelke (Slashing)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
14:41 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (3 Konrad Abeltshauser)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:07 ATL 16 Stephen MacAulay (Slashing)
05:48 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (Slashing)
08:56 GER 18 Florian Brenninger (Elbowing)
16:26 GER 7 Dominik Bittner (Tripping)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
12:21 ATL 4 Patrick Downe (20 Zach O'Brien, 15 Brandon Hynes)
12:42 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (20 Mirko Hoflin)
18:30 ATL 8 Brandon Gormley (19 Alex Noel) PP
18:42 GER 14 Tom Kuhnhackl (17 Yasin Ehliz)
19:42 ATL 16 Stephen MacAulay (11 Sean Couturier, 15 Brandon Hynes)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:51 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke (10-Minute Misconduct)
06:51 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke (Checking from Behind)
09:35 ATL 22 Logan Shaw (Checking from Behind)
09:35 ATL 22 Logan Shaw (10-Minute Misconduct)
17:24 GER 19 Richard Gelke (Hooking)

Overtime/Prolongation

Goals/Buts :
04:17 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (2 Nathan Beaulieu)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
None

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
ATL 30 Joey Yetman On 1/00:00 Off 4/04:17
GER 30 Mathias Niederberger On 1/00:00 Off 4/04:17

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 OT Total
ATL 10 6 7 3 26
GER 18 10 14 1 43

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
ATL 15 Brandon Hynes
GER 26 Bernhard Keil

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Corey Logan
Lines People/Juges de lignes Joe Monette, Ron Dietterle