Canada West 4, Canada East 2

KERFOOT’S TWO POINTS HELP CANADA WEST TO WJAC GOLD

LANGLEY, B.C. – Alex Kerfoot (West Vancouver, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) scored once and added an assist to give Canada West a 2-0 lead midway through the second period and Carson Cooper (Bow Island, Alta./Fort McMurray, AJHL) scored the game-winner on a power play 40 seconds into the third as Canada West claimed its third gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge with a 4-2 win over Canada East on Sunday night.

All three of Canada West’s gold medals have come at the expense of Canada East – West topped East 4-3 at the inaugural WJAC in Yorkton, Sask., in 2006 before winning by a 4-1 score in Trail, B.C., one year later.

Evan Richardson (Nanaimo, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) opened the scoring 74 seconds into the second period and Aaron Hadley (Castlegar, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) added insurance for Canada West 2:33 into the third to help West become the first team to ever win gold after going winless in the preliminary round.

Michael Neville (Woodbridge, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) and Daniel Milne (Unionville, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) scored the goals for East, which settled for silver for the fourth time in six years – in addition to losses to Canada West in 2006 and 2007, it also came up short against the U.S. last year in Penticton, B.C.

The two teams combined for just one penalty – a slashing minor against East’s Tyson Spink (Williamstown, Ont./Cornwall, CCHL) that led to Cooper’s winning goal – setting a pair of WJAC records: fewest penalty minutes by one team (0, by Canada West) and fewest combined penalty minutes by both teams (two).

Following the game, Kerfoot and Canada West goaltender Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C./Powell River, BCHL), along with Canada East forward Devin Shore (Ajax, Ont./Whitby, OJHL) and defenceman Kevin Lough (Ottawa, Ont./Cumberland, CCHL), U.S. forward Mario Lucia and Swedish defenceman Ludwig Bystrom were named to the tournament all-star team.

Shore, who finished with a tournament co-leading six points, was named World Junior A Challenge MVP, becoming the first Canada East player to earn the honour.

Game Information
Game Number 13 Round Gold
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/13/2011 Time 5:00 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 2 2 4
Canada East (CAN E) 0 1 1 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   None

Penalties: 
None

Second Period

Goals: 
   01:14 CAN W 22 Evan Richardson (14 Alex Kerfoot) 
   09:51 CAN W 14 Alex Kerfoot  
   16:00 CAN E 17 Michael Neville (3 Mackenzie Weegar, 10 Ben Hutton) 

Penalties: 
19:00 CAN E 11 Tyson Spink (Slashing)

Third Period

Goals: 
   00:40 CAN W 9 Carson Cooper (4 Sam Jardine ) PP 
   02:33 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley  
   14:36 CAN E 7 Daniel Milne  

Penalties: 
None


Goaltenders
Canada West 31 Sean Maguire On 1/0:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada East 31 Adrian Ignagni On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:06

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 6 6 6 18
Canada East 6 6 12 24

Player of the Game
Canada West 9 Carson Cooper
Canada East 16 Justin Danforth
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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