Hockey Canada Network |
News
Canada West Wins Inaugural World Junior A Challenge
NR.140.06
|
November 12, 2006
|
|

YORKTON, SK – Canada West was crowned the inaugural World Junior A Challenge champion on Sunday night, topping Canada East 4-3 in a hard-hitting, hard-fought all-Canadian battle in front of 1,837 fans at Farrell Agencies Arena in Yorkton.

Jordie Johnston (Rosetown, SK/La Ronge Ice Wolves, SJHL) scored the opening two goals, and goals from Tyler McNeely (Burnaby,BC/Burnaby Express, BCHL) and Casey Pierro-Zabotel (Kamloops, BC/Merritt Centennials, BCHL) staked the Westerners to a 4-0 lead midway through the second period.

But Canada East chipped away at the lead, pulling to within a goal when David Kostuch (Richmond Hill, ON/Markham Waxers, OPJHL) scored with less than four minutes to go, his second goal of the game. Jeff Terminesi (Mississauga, ON/Brampton Capitals, OPJHL) scored the other Canada East goal.

Canada West withstood a late charge, and held on to become the first-ever World Junior A Challenge gold medalists.

The 2006 World Junior A Challenge is a first time event, bringing together players from the CJAHL’s 10 member leagues, as well as international entries from Russia, Slovakia, Germany and Belarus. This year’s event was split between Yorkton and Humboldt, SK. The 2007 version of the event will be held in Trail, BC.

RUSSIA WINS BRONZE MEDAL IN SHOOTOUT

Evgeni Dadonov scored the winning goal in a shootout as Russia picked up the bronze medal at the 2006 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-1 win over Slovakia on Sunday afternoon in Yorkton..

Player of the Game Sergey Korostin and Maksim Mayorov also scored in the shootout for the Russians, while Martin Stepan scored the lone shootout goal for the Slovakians.

Slovakian goaltender, and Player of the Game, Jaroslav Janus made 48 saves through regulation time and a 10-minute overtime period.

Marek Mertel scored the lone Slovakian goal in regulation time, blocking a Russian shot at his own blueline and beating goaltender Dmitri Voloshin on a breakaway.

TURRIS NAMED UNDERARMOUR UNDENIABLE MVP

Canada West forward Kyle Turris (New Westminster, BC/Burnaby Express, BCHL) was named UnderArmour Undeniable MVP following his team’s gold medal win on Sunday night.

The 17-year-old Turris led the tournament in scoring, picking up 11 points (5G 6A) in just four games.

Turris left his mark on the inaugural World Junior A Challenge by scoring the first four Canada West goals of the tournament in a 6-2 win over Russia on Monday night.

For the season, Turris has 36 points (21G 15A) in just 16 games for the defending RBC Royal Bank Cup-champion Express.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: FRA 7 – MON 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Phantom fired 50 shots on net in picking up its first win of the Esso Cup.
2014 TELUS Cup: HAL 3 - CHA 7
Apr 23, 2014
Eight players had multi-point games to lead Châteauguay to its first win.
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 3 - EDM 2
Apr 23, 2014
A pair of power play goals in the second led Sudbury to its third win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 - WEY 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Sabres scored three in the first and hung on to defeat the Gold Wings.
2014 TELUS Cup: OKA 1 - PA 1
Apr 23, 2014
Kjargaard and Bryshun traded goals in yet another tie game.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 Esso Cup STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 4 - TOR 1
Apr 21, 2014
Four different players scored to give the Mintos the first win.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: