2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #18
Pre
Final
December 31, 2016 3:30 pm EST
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
0
3
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
9
5
20
4
13
9
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 7
37
1 / 6
16

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO U.S. TO CLOSE OUT PRELIMS

WENDY GRAVES

TORONTO, Ont. – Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) scored his second goal of the tournament and Connor Ingram (Imperial Sask./Kamloops, WHL) made 17 saves in his second start, but Canada’s National Junior Team dropped a 3-1 decision to the United States on New Year’s Eve at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.

With the loss, Canada finishes second in Group B. The U.S. takes top spot.

In a rivalry as heated as this one – it was the 47th time the sides have met at the World Juniors – it’s no surprise that penalties played a major factor in the outcome. Canada took too many – eight – and couldn’t do enough on its own power play.

It was anything but an ideal start on the penalty kill. Just over a minute after Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./University of North Dakota, NCHC) took a seat for goaltender interference, Jordan Greenway sent a pass from the goal line out front to Colin White for a short one-timer.

Thirty-three seconds after that Canada was on the penalty kill again; one minute later it was 2-0 after Greenway took a pass from Clayton Keller, walked out front and went five-hole on Ingram.

Six minutes in and Canada was without a shot on net and trailed by a pair.

Before the period was halfway over, Canada enjoyed a five-on-three advantage. The team did a good job of finding passing lanes, just not handling the passes and was unable to cleanly get a shot off.

An interference major on Luke Kunin early in the second period put Canada on a five-minute power play. A tripping minor a few minutes later put it up two players, and the team took advantage. A big rebound on a Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) shot found Chabot in the left circle, where the defencemen fired it home.

Five minutes later Greenway’s shot from up high hit Jeremy Bracco, who found the puck and scored from the bottom of the right circle to restore the Americans’ two-goal lead.

After a shaky start giving up two goals on the first three shots, Ingram did his part to keep his team in the game.

First he flashed the glove to stop Joey Anderson on a breakaway with 25 seconds to play in the second period. Then he stones Patrick Harper in close on a partial breakaway early in the third.

Canada outshot the U.S. 26-20. Joseph Woll got the win in net.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieffer Bellows
High-Sticking (2:00)
1:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyson Jost
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
3:27
GOAL
Goal: Colin White (power play)

Assists: Jordan Greenway, Clayton Keller
4:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Myers
Kneeing (2:00)
5:04
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Greenway (power play)

Assists: Clayton Keller, Charlie Mcavoy
6:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Fox
Cross-Checking (2:00)
8:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Charlie Mcavoy
Stick Infraction (2:00)
9:42
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Kunin
Interference - Major (5:00)
4:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Kunin
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
4:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Charlie Mcavoy
Tripping (2:00)
7:19
GOAL
Goal: Thomas Chabot (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Dylan Strome
8:12
GOAL
Goal: Jeremy Bracco

Assists: Ryan Lindgren, Jordan Greenway
13:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Bean
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:45
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kale Clague
Slashing (2:00)
3:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieffer Bellows
Tripping (2:00)
10:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
16:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Chabot
Tripping (2:00)
19:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Raddysh
Slashing (2:00)
19:56
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Connor Ingram

19:56

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Joseph Woll USA 60 26 25 1 0.962
Connor Ingram CAN 58 20 17 3 0.850

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1

Previous Games

5 - 4 W @ CanadaCAN
Jan 5, 2017
4 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Jan 5, 2017
4 - 3 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 4, 2017
5 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2017
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2017
5 - 3 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 2, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NWU18T: USA 3 – CAN 1 (Gold Medal)
Watts tied the game late, but Canada settled for silver at U18 worlds.
2016-17 NWU18T: CAN 6 – SWE 2 (Semifinal)
Shirley and Fillier had two goals apiece to send Canada to the final.
2016-17 NWU18T: CAN 1 – USA 0 OT (Preliminary)
Bell scored in OT, Ranger earned the shutout and Canada edged the U.S.
2016-17 NWU18T: CAN 4 – RUS 2 (Preliminary)
Potomak scored the winner on a third-period PP to keep Canada perfect.
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