Quebec 3 – United States 4

AMERICANS NEED COMEBACK TO TOP QUEBEC

PORT ALBERNI, BC – After a blowout win in its tournament opener, the United States got its first test of the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Wednesday night.

Jason Zucker scored shorthanded with 7:41 to go to complete the Americans’ third-period comeback from two goals down and top Quebec 4-3 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex, moving into a tie atop Group B with Pacific at 2-0.

Brandon Saad, Adam Glendining and Kevin Clare also scored for the U.S., who was outshot 43-34 by Quebec but got 40 saves from Will Yanakeff between the pipes to record the win.

Quebec, which fell to 1-2 and saw its semifinal hopes all but dashed, got goals from Gabriel Desjardins, Cédrick Henley and Stefan Fournier. The Canadian side lost for just the third time in its last seven U17 games against the Americans.

Quebec will hit the ice for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday when it travels to Courtenay to face Finland (7 p.m. PST), while the Americans will look to stay undefeated when they face Slovakia in Port Alberni (2 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 12 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Alberni Valley Multiplex Location/Lieu Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Date Wed. Dec. 31, 2008 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
QUE 2 1 0 3
USA 1 1 2 4

 

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

Goals/Buts :
01:27 QUE 21 Gabriel Desjardins (3 Mathieu Brisson)
07:49 USA 55 Derek Forbort (94 Stuart Higgins, 44 Adam Clendining)
16:16 QUE 8 Cédrick Henley (14 Yasin Cissé, 5 Martin Lefebvre) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:17 QUE 18 Michaël Bournival (Hooking)
10:01 QUE 3 Mathieu Brisson (Holding)
15:54 USA 91 Matthew Nieto (Hooking)
19:08 USA 55 Derek Forbort (Interference)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
03:51 QUE 22 Stefan Fournier PP
14:32 USA 47 Kevin Clare (63 Jacob Fallon, 40 Shane Sooth)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:52 USA 74 Frankie Simonelli (Tripping)
05:09 USA 63 Jacob Fallon (Cross Checking)
08:23 QUE 12 Christopher Giroux (Hooking)
11:23 QUE 2 Jérémie Blain (Tripping)
17:30 QUE 17 Guillaume Asselin (Hooking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
06:23 USA 88 Brandon Saad (92 Chase Balisy, 91 Matthew Nieto)
12:19 USA 79 Jason Zucker (96 Stephan Johns, 57 Nick Shore) SH

Penalties/Pénaltés :
07:27 USA 88 Brandon Saad (Roughing)
11:13 USA 63 Jacob Fallon (Hooking)
16:32 QUE 6 Samuel Carrier (Delay of Game)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
QUE 30 Louis Boileau-Domingue On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
USA 37 Will Yanakeff On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
QUE 12 15 16 43
USA 10 14 10 34

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
QUE 30 Louis Boileau-Domingue
USA 79 Jason Zucker

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Ty Luxmore
Lines People/Juges de lignes Jason Cramer, Darren Spurgeon