|Friday, December 28, 2007|
|01||07:00 PM EST||PAC 5 - USA 4 | final - s.o.||Exhibition||Lucan Memorial Centre||Lucan, ON, CAN|
|02||07:00 PM EST||FIN 4 - WST 6 | final||Exhibition||Gemini Sportsplex||Strathroy, ON, CAN|
|03||07:00 PM EST||RUS 2 - ON 9 | final||Exhibition||Timken Community Complex||St. Thomas , ON, CAN|
|04||07:30 PM EST||GER 3 - QC 11 | final||Exhibition||Rotary Complex||Stratford, ON, CAN|
|04||07:00 PM EST||SVK 0 - ATL 3 | final||Exhibition||Southwood Com. Complex||Woodstock, ON, CAN|
GLENNIE’S GOALS LEAD WEST TO WIN
Strathroy, ON – Team Finland came on strong but couldn’t complete a comeback during its 6-4 loss to Team Canada West on Friday night in a tuneup game for the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Team West led 5-2 with two minutes left in the third period, but two goals in less than a minute for Finland made things interesting. Team West iced the game with an empty-net goal by Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon, SK/Brandon, WHL).
Scott Glennie (Winnipeg, MB/Brandon, WHL) scored two goals to lead Team Canada West to the win.
Team West opened the scoring at 10:28. Garrett Mitchell (Regina, SK/Regina, WHL) streaked down the right side and took a shot on Finland’s Emo Suomalaien. That shot was stopped but the rebound went right to Jason Gardiner (Winnipeg, MB/Tri-City, WHL), who jammed in the loose puck to make it 1-0.
Team West made it 2-0 on Glennie’s first of the game at 12:38. Glennie snapped a shot from the slot, completing a nice passing play from Brayden Schenn (Saskatoon, SK/Brandon, WHL) and Alexander Pym (Winnipeg, MB/Regina, WHL).
Team West scored two more goals in the second. At 10:46, Jared Cowen (Saskatoon, SK/Spokane, WHL) took the puck to the net and made a perfect pass to fellow Saskatoon native Jimmy Bubnick (Kamloops, WHL), whose one-timer beat Finland’s Joni Ortio and it was 3-0. Both Team West and Finland switched goaltenders at the 10:16 mark of the second.
Finland cut into West’s lead at 14:32 on a great shot by Erik Haula. His quick shot beat Graham Hildebrand (Saskatoon, SK/Beardy’s, SMAAAHL).
Glennie got his second of the game late in the second and West led 4-2 going into the final 20 minutes.
Adam Hughesman (East St. Paul, MB/Tri-City, WHL) scored at 1:51 of the third to make it 5-2 and West seemed to be in complete control. But two quick goals by Finland made it 5-4.
A crowd of 600 packed the Gemini Sportsplex and the fans were treated to an exciting game.
- In Woodstock, Jonathan Connely (Edmundston, NB/Polyvalente, NBIAA) and Alex Newman (Hammonds Plains, NS/Halifax, NSMMHL) split the shutout as Team Atlantic beat Team Slovakia 3-0. Devon MacAusland (Moncton, NB/Moncton, QMJHL), Matt Brown (Truro, NS/Moncton, QMJHL) and Ben Duffy (Lower Sackville, NS/Dartmouth, NSMMHL) scored for Atlantic.
- In St. Thomas, Ontario beat Russia 9-2. Matthew Duchene (Haliburton, ON/Brampton, OHL) and Casey Cizikas (Mississauga, ON/Mississauga, OHL) each had two goals and two assists to lead the winners. Ontario also got goals from Tyler Randell (Brampton, ON/Belleville, OHL), Ryan Martindale (Brooklin, ON/Ottawa, OHL), Peter Holland (Caledon, ON/Guelph, OHL), Taylor Doherty (Cambridge, ON/Kingston, OHL), and Taylor Hall (Kingston, ON/Windsor, OHL).
- In Stratford, Olivier Hinse (Sherbrooke, QC/Magog, midget AAA) and Raphael Pouliot (St-Hyacinthe, QC/Antoine, midget AAA) each scored twice as Quebec downed Germany 11-3. Other scorers for Quebec were Mikael Tam (Quebec City, QC/Quebec, QMJHL), Guillaume Pelletier (Riviere du Loup, QC/Riviere du Loup, midget AAA), Phillipe Lefebvre (Trois-Rivieres, QC/Drummondville, QMJHL), Sebastien Trudeau (Charlesbourg, QC/St-Francois, midget AAA), Ryan Kavanagh (Kirkland, QC/Lac St-Louis, midget AAA), and Louis Leblanc (Kirkland, QC/Lac St-Louis, midget AAA). David Gilbert (Ste-Julie, QC/Antoine, midget AAA) scored for Quebec on a penalty shot.
- In Lucan, Team Pacific needed a shootout to beat Team USA 5-4. Team USA led 3-1 after two periods, but Canada scored three goals in the third to send the game to overtime.
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