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|
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
|Second Period/Deuxieme Période|
|Third Period/Troisième Période|
|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|
|Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match|
|ATL||15 Brandon Hynes|
|GER||26 Bernhard Keil|
|Lines People/Juges de lignes||Joe Monette, Ron Dietterle|