WATSON SCORES HAT TRICK, ONTARIO HITS DOUBLE DIGITS AGAIN IN ROUT OF ATLANTIC
DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE. – Spencer Watson (London, Ont./Kingston, OHL) scored a hat trick, one of 14 skaters with at least one point, as Ontario cruised to an 11-1 victory over Atlantic on Tuesday afternoon at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
After beating Slovakia 12-0 on Sunday, Ontario became the first team since Pacific in 2006 to score at least 10 goals in a game twice in one tournament.
Dante Salituro (Willowdale, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) was Ontario’s top scorer with two goals and two assists, while Michael Dal Colle (Vaughan, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) had two goals and a helper.
In total, six players finished with at least two points – in addition to Salituro and Dal Colle, Jared McCann (London, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL), Josh Ho-Sang (Thornhill, Ont./Windsor, OHL) and Robby Fabbri (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) had a goal and an assist each, and Roland McKeown (Listowel, Ont./Kingston, OHL) added two assists.
Damian Bourne (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) was the other goal scorer for Ontario, which had a 43-7 advantage in shots on goal through two periods, and finished the game with a 60-13 edge.
Lucas Batt (Lewisporte, N.L./Victoriaville, LHJMQ) had the lone goal for Atlantic, momentarily pulling his team to within a goal at 2-1 midway through the second period before Ontario exploded for four goals in 5:45 to open up a 6-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Mason McDonald (Halifax, N.S./Acadie-Bathurst, LHJMQ) was busy in the Atlantic goal, allowing five goals on 39 shots in just over 33 minutes of work before giving way to Antoine Landry (Caraquet, N.B./Miramichi, NBPEIMMHL), who gave up six goals the rest of the way.
Matthew Mancina (Lakeshore, Ont./Leamington, GOJHL) picked up his second win in as many starts for Ontario; he has stopped 35 of 36 shots in total.
The victory puts Ontario on the verge of a berth in the semifinals – a Quebec loss to Slovakia on Tuesday night would put Ontario into the final four, although a Quebec win would mean the winner of Wednesday’s Ontario-Quebec preliminary round finale (7:30 p.m. ET) would join the U.S. in the semis from Group B.
Atlantic finished its preliminary round at 1-3; it will wait for round robin play to conclude on Wednesday before finding out which placement game it will play in Thursday.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||13
|Arena/Aréna||Centre Marcel Dionne||Location/Lieu||Drummondville, Que.|
|Date||Tues. Jan. 1, 2013
||Time/Heure||01:30 PM ET|
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
02:06 ONT 20 Dante Salituro (3 Brandon Prophet)
05:40 ONT 17 Michael Dal Colle (12 Jared McCann, 20 Dante Salituro)
06:46 ONT 15 Spencer Watson (Tripping)
11:18 ONT 8 Dylan Di Perna (Cross Checking)
13:32 ATL 19 Lucas Batt (Boarding)
18:08 ONT 11 Sam Bennett (Cross Checking)
|Second Period/Deuxieme Période|
09:21 ATL 19 Lucas Batt (17 Nathan Yetman, 22 Clark Bishop)
09:58 ONT 12 Jared McCann (17 Michael Dal Colle, 20 Dante Salituro)
13:11 ONT 17 Michael Dal Colle (16 Josh Ho-Sang, 6 Jacob Middleton) PP
13:23 ONT 16 Josh Ho-Sang (19 Robby Fabbri)
15:43 ONT 15 Spencer Watson (5 Aaron Ekblad, 2 Roland McKeown) PP
02:03 ATL 14 Morgan Messenger (Slashing)
04:40 ATL 4 Alex Mann (Tripping)
10:52 ATL 16 Jonny Erbs (Slashing)
12:17 ATL 22 Clark Bishop (Roughing)
15:23 ATL 21 Tanner McCabe (Slashing)
16:39 ATL 9 Liam Hynes (10-Minute Misconduct)
16:39 ATL 9 Liam Hynes (Checking from Behind)
19:08 ATL 23 Josh Pugsley (Tripping)
|Third Period/Troisième Période|
00:42 ONT 15 Spencer Watson (2 Roland McKeown) PP
02:28 ONT 19 Robby Fabbri
09:57 ONT 20 Dante Salituro
11:18 ONT 15 Spencer Watson (10 Eric Cornel)
13:54 ONT 21 Damian Bourne (18 Brett Hargrave, 22 Jaden Lindo) PP
02:46 ONT 21 Damian Bourne (Interference)
03:39 ONT 22 Jaden Lindo (Roughing)
03:39 ATL 20 Duncan MacIntyre (Roughing)
06:51 ONT 18 Brett Hargrave (Delay of Game)
13:42 ATL 21 Tanner McCabe (Roughing)
13:54 ONT 22 Jaden Lindo (10-Minute Misconduct)
15:06 ATL 19 Lucas Batt (Roughing)
19:14 ATL 3 Cody Donaghey (Kneeing)
|Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but|
||30 Mason McDonald||On 1/00:00||Off 2/13:23|
|1 Antoine Landry
|ONT||30 Julio Billia||On 1/00:00||Off 3/20:00|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match|
|ONT||15 Spencer Watson|
|ATL||30 Mason McDonald