West 3 - United States 7
LOUIS’ HAT TRICK LEADS AMERICANS TO WIN OVER WEST
TECUMSEH, Ont. – Anthony Louis scored a hat trick, with all three goals coming on the power play, to help the United States to a 7-3 victory over West on Sunday night at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
The U.S. bounced back from its first preliminary loss in four years – a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Russia on Friday – to drop West to 0-3 for the first time since 2004 in St. John’s, N.L., when it went winless in the preliminary round and finished ninth.
Connor Chatham, J.T. Compher, Luke Voltin and Hudson Fasching also scored for the Americans, who kept their semifinal hopes alive with the win. Compher finished with a goal and three assists, while Chatham, Voltin and Fasching had a goal and a helper. Will Butcher added three assists in the win.
Remi Laurencelle (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, MMAAAHL), Kayle Doetzel (Rosetown, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) and Cory Millette (Storthoaks, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) had the goals for West, which was outshot 45-17. Austin Lotz (St. Adolphe, Man./Everett, WHL) was solid between the pipes despite the loss, making 38 saves.
The Americans will play for their semifinal lives against Pacific on Monday night in Tecumseh (7 p.m. ET) in what amounts to a first-place showdown, while West will look to play spoiler against the Russians in LaSalle (7 p.m. ET).
|Arena||Tecumseh Arena||City, Country||Tecumseh, Ont.|
|Month / Day / Year||01/01/2012||Time||07:00 PM ET|
|United States (USA)||2||2||3||7|
02:10 USA 49 Connor Chatham (48 Keaton Thompson, 45 Luke Voltin) PP
10:33 WST 16 Remi Laurencelle (12 Alex Forsberg, 7 Paul Stoykewych) PP
16:33 USA 77 J.T. Compher (74 Will Butcher, 48 Keaton Thompson)
07:06 USA 95 Anthony Louis (77 J.T. Compher, 74 Will Butcher) PP
07:12 WST 4 Kayle Doetzel
07:55 USA 45 Luke Voltin (49 Connor Chatham, 40 Evan Allen)
08:27 WST 20 Cory Millette (14 Carter Hansen, 21 Christian Stockl)
09:19 USA 55 Hudson Fasching (41 Scott Savage)
13:49 USA 95 Anthony Louis (77 J.T. Compher, 55 Hudson Fasching) PP
17:06 USA 95 Anthony Louis (74 Will Butcher, 77 J.T. Compher) PP
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Player of the Game|
|United States||77 J.T. Compher|
|West||15 Kurt Keats|
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