2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Matteo Gennaro finished with two goals and an assist, Zach Sawchenko made 25 saves and eight players recorded multiple-point performances to lead Pacific past Russia in North Sydney and into Saturday’s gold medal game.
Colin White had four more points, giving him 16 in five games, Nicholas Boka and Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals apiece, and 14 Americans had at least a point as the U.S. routed Quebec to move into the gold medal game.
Luke Kirwan finished the tournament second in scoring and second in goals, capped off by a two-goal performance in the gold medal game, opening and closing the scoring, helping the U.S. to its fourth gold, and taking top spot on the 3 Stars of the Day.
When Rob and Nicki Booth moved from London, England, to Montreal, Que., in the early 1990s, they admit they didn’t know much about the game they still refer to as “ice hockey.” Their son Callum, a goaltender with Quebec, has changed all that.
It’s hard enough escaping the shadow of a successful big brother. When said sibling is six-foot-three, a top-four pick in the NHL Entry Draft and a rising star on the Nashville Predators’ blue-line, the path has the potential to be even trickier.
Quebec’s Matthew Boucher and Pacific’s Nick Chyzowski are carrying on a family tradition at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge as sons of former alumni, playing for the same regions as their dads did in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
As some of the world’s best 16-year-old players compete at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Atlantic teammates Luc Deschênes and Nathan Noel may be experiencing dueling cases of déjà vu, as the lone returnees from 2013.
Four years after finding themselves on the ice for the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game and carrying the U.S. and Canadian flags, Cameron Hebig and Wyatt Sloboshan are getting their own Team Canada experience.
Dylan Strome scored twice and added an assist, Lawson Crouse had two goals of his own, and Graham Knott chipped in with three helpers to help Ontario beat the Swedes in North Sydney and secure a fifth-place finish.
Simon Stransky and Vojtech Budik scored 34 seconds apart early in the third period, and Filip Suchy also scored to help the Czechs erase a one-goal deficit after 40 minutes, beat Atlantic and earn a seventh-place finish.
Ryan Gardiner scored the game-winner eight minutes into the third period, and Cameron Hebig and Lane Pederson had two assists each as West erased two one-goal deficits to earn a ninth-place finish in Port Hawkesbury.
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