Canada West 1, United States 5

AMERICANS TO PLAY FOR GOLD AGAIN AFTER SEMIFINAL WIN OVER WEST

PENTICTON, B.C. – Garrett Allen had a goal and an assist in the first 11 minutes and Jimmy Mullin scored his tournament-leading fifth goal on a third period penalty shot as the United States kept its dreams of a World Junior A Challenge three-peat alive with a 5-1 semifinal win over Canada West on Saturday night.

The Americans, who beat Canada West in the last two gold medal games, will face Canada East in Sunday’s final (5:30 p.m. PT, TSN2), while Canada West will play for bronze against Switzerland on Sunday afternoon (1:30 p.m. PT).

Off since Wednesday after sweeping through Group A preliminary round play, the U.S. struck first when Caleb Herbert deposited a rebound behind Canada West netminder Matthew Krahn, and made it 2-0 just 3:29 later thanks to a deft deflection by Allen.

Outshot 14-10 in the first period, the Canadians found themselves in a three-goal hole just 1:29 into the second period as Mike Parks beat Krahn, silencing a pro-Canadian crowd of more than 3,000 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Canada West finally caught a break late in the second period when a loose puck popped into the slot and onto the stick of captain Clarke Breitkreuz, who ripped a shot through American goaltender Zane Gothberg to cut the lead to 3-1, but Nick Mattson got that back on a U.S. power play just over two minutes later, sending the game to the dressing room at 4-1 after 40 minutes.

Mullin put the cap on the U.S. victory three minutes into the final frame with a penalty shot goal, neatly sliding the puck through the legs of Krahn.

The loss means Canada West will not appear in the gold medal game for the first time in the tournament’s five-year history; it won gold in 2006 and 2007 before settling for silver in 2008 and 2009.

Game Information
Game Number 11 Round Semi-Final
Arena South Okanagan Events Centre City, Country Penticton, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/13/2010 Time 6:00 PM PT
Attendance 3048 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 1 0 1
United States (USA) 2 2 1 5

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   07:01 USA 19 Caleb Herbert (20 Seth Ambroz, 10 Garrett Allen) 
   10:30 USA 10 Garrett Allen (2 Scott Mayfield, 9 Cason Hohmann) 

Penalties: 
02:09 CAN W 21 Drew George (Tripping) 
07:35 CAN W 5 Craig Bokenfohr (Hooking) 
11:00 USA 8 Max Gaede (Delay of Game) 
15:10 USA 21 Nick Mattson (Holding) 
18:48 USA 9 Cason Hohmann (Hooking)

Second Period

Goals: 
   01:52 USA 16 Mike Parks  
   16:09 CAN W 17 Clarke Breitkreuz  
   18:36 USA 21 Nick Mattson (18 Ryan Dzingel) PP 

Penalties: 
06:06 USA 4 Aaron Harstad (Hooking) 
10:25 USA 16 Mike Parks (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
10:25 CAN W 3 Nolan Kaiser (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
11:28 CAN W 7 Rhett Holland (Holding) 
13:09 USA   (Too Many Men) 
15:54 CAN W 6 Ben Gallacher (Interference) 
18:22 CAN W 11 Joey Laleggia (Tripping)

Third Period

Goals: 
   02:49 USA 14 Jimmy Mullin  PS

Penalties: 
00:20 USA 20 Seth Ambroz (Tripping) 
04:28 USA 5 Sam Windle (Hooking) 
07:47 CAN W 22 Sam Mellor (Delay of Game) 
10:10 USA 6 Brian Cooper (Hooking) 
14:58 USA 2 Scott Mayfield (Elbowing) 
19:32 CAN W 9 Travis St. Denis (Roughing) 
19:32 USA 19 Caleb Herbert (Slashing)


Goaltenders
Canada West 31 Matthew Krahn On 1/0:000 Off 3/20:00
United States 1 Zane Gothberg On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 10 11 7 28
United States 14 11 11 36

Player of the Game
Canada West 10 Garrett Allen
United States 19 Dylan Walchuk
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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