Canada 3 United States 4 (Overtime)

U18 Junior World Cup
August 15, 2003
Piestany, SVK

Team Canada will come up short of a gold medal at the annual International Under-18 event for the first time in eight years after coming up on the shortend of a 4-3 overtime game against the USA. Canada had a 2-0 lead in the first period on power play goals by Alex Bourret and Cam Barker. USA replied with three unanswered goals in the second period to take a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.

With just two minutes remaining in the game, Canadian forward Michael Blunden tied things up at three to force overtime. The Americans capitalized on an odd man rush and beat Canadian goaltender, Julien Ellis-Plante for the overtime winner. Canada will now face the loser of the Russia vs. Czech Republic semi-final for the bronze medal, Saturday, August 16.

Player of the Game: -

Box Score CAN
2
0
1
0
3
Compte USA
0
3
0
1
4

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1. CAN, C. Barker (S. Crosby, W. Wolski) 17:10 PPG
2. CAN, A. Bourret (W. O’Neill) 19:01 PPG

Penalties/Pénalités:
Rabbit, CAN (boarding) 1:10
Comeau, CAN (cross-checking) 1:32
Lucyk, USA (cross-checking) 16:50
Bostrom, USA (hooking) 17:40

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
USA, T. Haskins (G. Pollastrohe, M. Taylor) 0:20
4. USA, M. Taylor (T. Haskins) 13:37
5. USA, S. Zalewski (M. Gutierrez) 14:55

Penalties/Pénalités:
O’Neill, CAN (holding) 6:29
Bostrom, USA (slashing) 9:36
Barker, USA (cross-checking) 11:03
Hunter, CAN (charging) 18:06

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
6. CAN, M. Blunden 18:08

Penalties/Pénalités:
Lampe, USA (charging) 1:09
Mueller, USA (interference) 6:30
Bourret, CAN (checking from behind) 12:59 (2 min)
Bourret, CAN (checking from behind) 12:59 (10 min)

Overtime/Prolongation

Scoring/Buts:
USA, M. Taylor (L. Lucyk) 5:47

Penalties/Pénalités:
None/Aucun


Goaltenders CAN Julien Ellis-Plante
Gardiennes de but USA -

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

OT

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

11

6

9

2

28

Tirs au but USA

8

15

7

1

31


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance 600
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations