Game Summary
Canada  7 -  Germany  3
 

CANADA KICKS OFF WORLD UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP WITH WIN

RAUMA, Finland – Jamie Arniel (Kingston, ON/Guelph, OHL) and Steven Stamkos (Unionville, ON/Sarnia, OHL) each had a goal and two assists to lead Team Canada to a 7-3 victory over Germany on Thursday at the World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

Stamkos opened the scoring at 0:59 when he finished a give-and-go with Arniel. Just over a minute later, Yves Bastien (Dowling, ON/Peterborough, OHL) intercepted a pass and scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway, beating German goaltender Tim Pielmeier with a wrist shot.

Arniel’s goal came at 6:39. He scored on a pretty tic-tac-toe play with linemates Zac Boychuk (Airdrie, AB/Lethbridge, WHL) and Stamkos.

Martin Buchwieser scored for Germany at 13:12 of the first, the last goal of the period. Germany made it 3-2 when Patrick Geiger scored on a partial breakaway at 9:32 of the second.

But Canada extended its lead at 13:06. Colton Gillies (Surrey, BC/Saskatoon, WHL) had a couple of chances to score on a goal-mouth scramble and roofed a shot to make it 4-2.
Luke Schenn’s wrister from just inside the point made it 5-2 Canada at the 17:32 mark.
Three goals were scored in the third period, the first by Germany’s Jerome Flaake. Drew Doughty (London, ON/Guelph, OHL) gave Canada a 6-3 lead at 10:22 with a low shot from the slot. And Brandon Sutter (Red Deer, AB/Red Deer, WHL) completed the scoring at 13:30 when he blasted a loose puck off the boards.

Trevor Cann (Oakville, ON/Peterborough, OHL) earned the win in net, stopping 32 of 35 shots.

Canada (1-0) will have Friday off before taking the ice Saturday against Latvia.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Rauma Ice Hall City, Country Rauma, Finland
Month / Day / Year 04/12/2007 Time (local) 04:00 PM EET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 3 2 2 7
Germany (GER) 1 1 1 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:59 CAN 19 Steven Stamkos (11 Jamie Arniel) EN
   02:14 CAN 16 Yves Bastien SH
   06:39 CAN 11 Jamie Arniel (14 Zach Boychuk) PP
   13:12 GER 11 Martin Buchwieser (16 Jerome Flaake) EN

Penalties:
   01:16 CAN 11 Jamie Arniel (Holding)
   06:01 GER 16 Jerome Flaake (Holding)
   08:47 CAN 15 Colton Gillies (Tripping)
   14:34 CAN 11 Jamie Arniel (Tripping)
   15:50 GER 16 Jerome Flaake (Hooking)
   17:08 GER 4 Sinan Akdag (Hooking)
   18:36 CAN 2 Eric Doyle (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   09:32 GER 15 Patrick Geiger (10 Denis Reul, 4 Sinan Akdag) EN
   13:06 CAN 15 Colton Gillies EN
   17:32 CAN 5 Luke Schenn (4 Keven Veilleux, 9 Angelo Esposito) PP

Penalties:
   02:09 CAN 2 Eric Doyle (Tripping)
   09:47 GER 7 Benedikt Bruckner (Interference)
   16:44 GER 14 Simon Fischhaber (Hooking)

Third Period
Goals:
   06:56 GER 16 Jerome Flaake (27 Nicolas Ackermann, 11 Martin Buchwieser) EN
   10:22 CAN 20 Drew Doughty (11 Jamie Arniel, 19 Steven Stamkos) PP
   13:30 CAN 12 Brandon Sutter (16 Yves Bastien) EN

Penalties:
   01:35 GER 8 Gregor Stein (Interference)
   07:31 GER 4 Sinan Akdag (Tripping)
   07:31 GER 4 Sinan Akdag (Game Misconduct)
   16:14 CAN 19 Steven Stamkos (Holding)


Goaltenders
Canada
30 Trevor Cann On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Germany
1 Timo Pielmeier On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 10 18 13 41
Germany 11 14 10 35

Player of Game
Canada
Germany
Officials
Referee Patrik Sjoberg
Lines People Roger Arm, Jussi Terho