Hockey Canada Network |
News
Team Quebec Defeats Team USA in Gold Medal Final at The 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Regina
NR.005.06
|
January 4, 2006
|
|

Regina, SK – The gold medal final at the 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge did not disappoint as Team Quebec defeated Team USA 5-2 at the Brandt Centre in Regina on Wednesday evening.

Team Quebec took a 2-0 lead in the final two minutes of the first period as forwards Kevin Veilleux and Marc-Antoine Desnoyers scored goals 30 seconds apart.

Colin Wilson was able to cut the two goal deficit in half at 8:22 of the second period as he beat Team Quebec goalie Raffael D’Orso on a goal mouth scramble.

Trailing 2-1 heading into the final period, Team USA was able to tie things up 36 seconds into the third period when Kevin Shattenkirk scored unassisted. But Team Quebec regained its one goal lead three minutes later as Michael Stinziani beat Team USA goalie Brad Phillips.

Team Quebec’s Maxime Cliché scored at 10:46 of the third to go up 4-2 and Mathieu Tousignant added an empty netter to give Team Quebec the 5-2 victory.

This was the third time Team Quebec has won the World Under-17 Challenge, and the first time since it was last hosted in Quebec (Amos) in 1994. Team USA earns silver for the third time in the past five years.

In the Bronze medal game, the Czech Republic’s sixth shooter in the shootout to defeat Team Pacific 5-4. Stanislav Polodna scored both shootout goals for the Czech Republic, but it was Czech goaltender Marek Benda’s 46 save performance that earned him Player of the Game honours.

Final Standings for the 2006 World Hockey Challenge

Gold – Quebec

Silver – USA

Bronze – Czech Republic

4th – Team Pacific (BC and Alberta)

5th – Ontario

6th – Team Atlantic

7th – Team West (Saskatchewan and Manitoba)

8th – Finland

9th – Slovakia

10th – Germany

This year’s tournament statistics were tracked with the Real Time Stats program. To get “real time” scores, game summaries, schedules, rosters, and general tournament information, go to Hockey Canada’s official web site at www.hockeycanada.ca.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 WU18C: CAN 2 - RUS 3 (SO)
Apr 22, 2014
A shootout loss was still enough for Canada to clinch first in Group A.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 ESSO CUP STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 – FRA 0
Apr 21, 2014
Sabres score twice on the power play to defeat Phantom Monday night.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 5 - MON 1
Apr 21, 2014
Karli Shell scored twice and added an assist in Sudbury’s 5-1 win.
2014 TELUS Cup: CHA 3 - OKA 4
Apr 21, 2014
Special teams was key as the Rockets and Grenadiers skated to a tie.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: HFX 2 - MJ 2
Apr 21, 2014
The Generals scored twice in the third period to earn the draw.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: