Atlantic 7 - Germany 2
ATLANTIC TO PLAY FOR FIFTH AFTER WIN OVER GERMANY
by Alyssa McDonald
PORTAGE LA PRAIRE, Man. – Six unanswered goals were the difference for Atlantic as it earned a 7-2winoverGermany on Sunday afternoon in the final preliminary round game for both at the 2011 WorldUnder-17HockeyChallenge.
The win clinches third place in Group A for Atlantic and means it will play in the fifth-place gameatthePCU Centre on Monday night (7:30 p.m. CT).
Stephen Anderson scored the game’s first goal just shy of the midway mark of the opening period,onethatstood up until Frederik Tiffels tied it for the Germans just 53 seconds into the period.
The floodgates opened for Atlantic after that, with Nathan MacKinnon scoring a pair and AndrewRyanaddingone of his own to make to a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Despite being outshot 14-11 in the third period, Atlantic added goals from Brett Malone, BrandonPyeandLiam O'Brien for a 7-1 lead before Germany’s Sven Ziegler rounded out the scoring withfiveminutesremaining.
Atlantic goaltender Brandon Whitney made 30 saves to earn the win and Player of the Game honours.
The loss leaves the Germans without a win at 0-4 and sends them to Monday afternoon’s ninth-placegameinPortage la Prairie (3 p.m. CT).
|Arena||PCU Centre||City, Country||Portage la Prairie, Man.|
|Month / Day / Year||01/02/2011||Time||03:00 PM CT|
07:16 ATL 22 Stephen Anderson (19 Taylor Burke)
00:53 GER 14 Frederik Tiffels (19 Lennart Palausch)
05:09 ATL 9 Andrew Ryan
08:04 ATL 20 Nathan MacKinnon (17 Brent Turnbull, 4 Michael Abbott ) PP
10:29 ATL 20 Nathan MacKinnon
02:18 ATL 18 Brett Malone (9 Andrew Ryan)
07:14 ATL 14 Brandon Pye (8 Craig MacLauchlan, 9 Andrew Ryan)
12:57 ATL 7 Liam O'Brien (21 Ryan Penny)
15:01 GER 20 Sven Ziegler (24 Dominik Patocka)
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Player of the Game|
|Atlantic||31 Brandon Whitney|
|Germany||26 Janik Möser|
|Lines People||Mat Hicks, Brett Boyce|
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