Game Summary
Canada 6 - USA 1
 
POWER PLAY, FOUR-GOAL SECOND LEAD CANADA TO PRE-TOURNAMENT WIN

PIESTANY, Slovakia – With one pre-tournament game in the books, it appears special teams won’t be a problem for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka.

The Canadians scored three times on the man advantage, including a pair of goals at 5-on-3, as it routed the United States 6-1 on Friday in the first of two exhibition games for the tournament’s defending champions.

Brandon Gormley (Murray River, P.E.I./Moncton, QMJHL) led the way offensively for Canada, scoring once and adding two assists, while Ryan Spooner (Kanata, Ont./Peterborough, OHL), Sean Couturier (Bathurst, N.B./Drummondville, QMJHL) and John McFarland (Richmond Hill, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) all had a goal and a helper.

After Brett Connolly (Prince George, B.C./Prince George, WHL) and the Americans’ Michael Parks traded two-man advantage goals in the opening 20 minutes, the Canadian exploded for four unanswered in the second period, taking a commanding 5-1 lead to the dressing room.
Spooner, Gormley, Couturier and Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./Notre Dame, SJHL) – with Canada’s second 5-on-3 goal – all found the back of the net in a middle frame that featured 54 minutes in penalties and eight power plays, five for the Canadians.

Overall the teams combined for 84 penalty minutes.

McFarland rounded out the scoring with a goal in the game’s dying minutes, Canada’s third power play goal of the game.

Canadian goaltenders Louis Domingue (Mont St-Hilaire, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) and Calvin Pickard (Winnipeg, Man./Seattle, WHL) split the duties between the pipes, with each seeing 30 minutes of action.

Canada wraps up its pre-tournament schedule on Sunday, when it faces Slovakia in Piestany (1 p.m. ET).

Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Memorial Of Ivan Hlinka Location/Emplacement Piestany, SVK
Date Fri. Aug.7, 2009 Arena/Aréna Zimny Stadion
Time/Heure 13:00 ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No. match -

 

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
1
4
1
6
USA
1
0
0
1

 

Goals/Penalties
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts:
04:48 CAN Brett Connolly (Ryan Spooner, Erik Gudbranson) PP/AN
09:54 USA Michael Parks (Scott Mayfield) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
00:35 CAN John McFarland (Kneeing/Donner du genou)
03:20 USA Jamieson Olesiak (Hooking/Accrocher)
04:13 USA Brandon Archibald (Roughing/Rudesse)
06:46 CAN Brock Beukeboom (Holding/Retenir)
09:09 CAN Erik Gudbranson (Holding/Retenir)
09:38 CAN Gregg Sutch (Hooking/Accrocher)
10:51 USA Scott Mayfield (Roughing/Rudesse)
16:07 CAN Brandon Gormley (Holding/Retenir)
19:47 USA Kyle Rau (Hooking/Accrocher)
Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts:
01:50 CAN Ryan Spooner (Tyler Toffoli, John McFarland)
05:41 CAN Brandon Gormley (Sean Couturier, Gregg Sutch)
10:04 CAN Jaden Schwartz (Brandon Gormley, Jeffrey Skinner) PP/AN
16:57 CAN Sean Couturier (Brandon Gormley, Erik Gudbranson)

Penalties/Buts:
00:23 CAN Tyler Seguin (Roughing/Rudesse)
00:23 USA Kevin Lind (Roughing/Rudesse)
00:23 USA Kevin Lind (Misconduct/Inconduite)
03:28 CAN Gregg Sutch (Hooking/Accrocher)
05:47 USA Charlie Coyle (Hooking/Accrocher)
06:31 USA Kyle Rau (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
08:10 USA Scott Mayfield (Roughing/Rudesse)
08:53 CAN John McFarland (Holding the Stick/Retenir de baton)
08:53 USA Ben Marshall (Roughing/Rudesse)
08:53 USA Ben Marshall (Roughing/Rudesse)
15:36 CAN Jordan Weal (High-sticking/Bâton èlevè)
16:06 USA Scott Mayfield (Checking from Behind/Mise en échec par-derrière)
16:06 USA Scott Mayfield (Misconduct/Inconduite)
18:24 CAN Gregg Sutch (Charging/Assaut)
18:24 CAN Gregg Sutch (Misconduct/Inconduite)
Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts:
18:23 CAN John McFarland (Tyler Seguin, Alexander Petrovic) PP/AN

Penalties/Punitions:
02:02 CAN Jeffrey Skinner (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
09:03 CAN Alexander Petrovic (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
11:42 USA Ben Marshall (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
16:27 USA Scott Mayfield (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
19:18 CAN Ryan O’Connor (Hooking/Accrocher)
20:00 CAN Erik Gudbranson (Boarding/Donner de la bande)

 

Goaltenders CAN Louis Domingue Calvin Pickard (in 2nd/10:09)
Gardiens de but USA Zane Gothberg
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN - - - -
Tirs au but USA - - - -
 
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