2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

2018 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #12
Preliminary
Final (SO)
December 29, 2017 3:00 pm EST
New Era Field
Orchard Park, N.Y.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
F
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
0
1
2
0
1
4
2
1
0
0
0
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
11
13
8
3
35
9
5
6
2
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 6
6
2 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO U.S. IN OUTDOOR SHOOTOUT

JASON LA ROSE

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) finished with 32 saves, but Canada’s National Junior Team fell short in a 4-3 shootout loss to the United States on Friday at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

In front of 44,592 fans at New Era Field who braved a blizzard for the first outdoor game in World Juniors history, Canada took a two-goal lead into the third period before the Americans came back.

After Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) hit the outside of the post on the first Canadian attempt, Kieffer Bellows went five-hole on Hart to put the U.S. ahead.

Robert Thomas (Aurora, Ont./London, OHL) was turned away by U.S. goaltender Jake Oettinger before Brady Tkachuk picked his spot over the glove of Hart. Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Casey Mittelstadt were denied on their chances, and Oettinger got his stick on a backhand deke by Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) to give the Americans the win.

Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./University of Massachusetts, HE) and Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL) scored power-play goals in the first period for the Canadians, who have six goals in 11 opportunities with the man advantage (54.6%) through three games.

Makar needed just 4:13 to give Canada the lead, going five-hole on Oettinger, and Dubé took a short pass from Steel and wired a shot just under the crossbar at 15:17 for a 2-0 lead after one.

Penalty trouble led to a long five-on-three power play for the Americans late in the second period, and Bellows blasted a slap shot past Hart at 16:27 to get the U.S. on the board.

But Boris Katchouk (Waterloo, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) got his stick on a Jake Bean (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL) just 1;12 later to restore the two-goal advantage after 40 minutes.

The U.S. tied the game early in the third period with a pair of goals in rapid succession; Scott Perunovich knocked in a pass from Mittelstadt for a power-play goal at 6:09 before Tkachuk finished a Mittelstadt set-up 34 seconds later to make it 3-3.

Canada is right back to action Saturday to finish the preliminary round, taking on Denmark (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). A win over the Danes will give the Canadians first place in Group A.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Samberg
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:43
GOAL
Goal: Cale Makar (power play)

Assists: Robert Thomas
04:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonah Gadjovich
Boarding (2:00)
07:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Joey Anderson
Holding the Stick (2:00)
14:24
GOAL
Goal: Dillon Dubé (power play)

Assists: Sam Steel
15:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Tripping (2:00)
15:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Mete
Hooking (2:00)
19:57
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Formenton
Slashing (2:00)
15:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Howden
Cross-Checking (2:00)
15:12
GOAL
Goal: Kieffer Bellows (power play)

Assists: Casey Mittelstadt, Jake Oettinger
16:27
GOAL
Goal: Boris Katchouk

Assists: Jake Bean
17:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Boarding (2:00)
04:54
GOAL
Goal: Scott Perunovich (power play)

Assists: Casey Mittelstadt
06:09
GOAL
Goal: Brady Tkachuk

Assists: Casey Mittelstadt
06:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Hughes
Slashing (2:00)
07:30
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Sam Steel shooutout attempt on #30 Jake Oettinger
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Kieffer Bellows shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#27 Robert Thomas shooutout attempt on #30 Jake Oettinger
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Brady Tkachuk shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Taylor Raddysh shooutout attempt on #30 Jake Oettinger
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 Casey Mittelstadt shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Drake Batherson shooutout attempt on #30 Jake Oettinger
Miss

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Jake Oettinger USA 65 22 19 3 0.864
Carter Hart CAN 65 35 32 3 0.914

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

9 - 3 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 5, 2018
3 - 1 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 5, 2018
2 - 4 L @ SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2018
7 - 2 W v Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 4, 2018
4 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 2, 2018
8 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 4 – KOR 0 (Preliminary)
Four players scored and Poulin had the SO to send Canada to the QFs.
2018 OLY: CZE 3 – CAN 2 SO (Preliminary)
Mason Raymond and René Bourque scored PP goals, but Canada fell to the Czech Republic in extra time.
2018 OLY: CAN 5 – SUI 1 (Preliminary)
René Bourque and Wojtek Wolski scored two goals each, leading Canada past Switzerland in its opener.
2018 OLY: CAN 2 – USA 1 (Preliminary)
Geneviève Lacasse made 44 saves, backstopping Canada to a win over the U.S. and first in Group A.
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