2010 World Junior A Challenge

Canada East 4, United States 6


PENTICTON, B.C. – Jimmy Mullin’s sixth goal of the tournament was the game-winner as the United States won gold at the World Junior A Challenge for the third year in a row with a 6-4 win over Canada East on Sunday afternoon.

Mullin – a member of the tournament all-star team – snuck a shot past Canada East goaltender Jordan Ruby on the short side to quiet the WJAC-record crowd of more than 3,400 that watched the Canadian side come within 4:33 of stunning the two-time defending champions.

Matthew Peca’s goal five minutes into the second period had given Canada East a 4-1 advantage, and it looked to be on its way to its first-ever gold medal at the tournament.

But Sam Warning and Austin Czarnik got the Americans to within a goal before the end of the middle frame, and Czarnik tied the game just 40 seconds before Mullin’s winner, snapping a shot over the glove of Ruby.

Mike Parks, one of the three returning American players from last year’s gold medal-winning team – along with Czarnik and captain Colten St. Clair – finished the scoring with an empty-net goal with 60 seconds remaining.

In addition to Peca, Scott Wilson – twice – and Tyson Spink put their names on the scoresheet for Canada East. Seth Ambroz had the other American goal.

Ruby, who starred in Canada East’s quarter-final and semifinal wins, was just as good on Sunday, making 40 saves. He was one of three easterners named to the all-star team, along with defenceman Tyson Wilson and forward Evan Rodrigues, who co-led the tournament in scoring with seven points.

Mullin, whose six goals led all players, was one of two Americans picked for the all-star team, along with defenceman Scott Mayfield, who was also named UnderArmour© Undeniable MVP

Russian forward Mikhail Grigorenko earned the other all-star forward spot.

Game Information
Game Number 13 Round Gold Medal
Arena South Okanagan Events Centre City, Country Penticton, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/14/2010 Time 5:30 p.m. PT
Attendance 3,627 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada East (CAN-E) 2 2 0 4
United States (USA) 1 2 3 6

Goals and Penalties
First Period

06:47 CAN-E Tyson Spink (Luke Juha) 
10:43 USA Seth Ambroz (Max McCormick) PP 
18:49 CAN-E Scott Wilson (Tylor Spink, Evan Rodrigues) PP 

10:28 CAN-E Tyler McCarthy (Interference) 
12:12 CAN-E Tyson Spink (High Sticking) 
13:05 CAN-E Nick Huard (Slashing) 
15:57 USA Sam Warning (Roughing) 
15:57 CAN-E Matt Chiarantano (Holding) 
18:19 USA Tommy Fallen (Delay of Game) 
19:46 USA Max Gaede (Holding)

Second Period

03:17 CAN-E Scott Wilson (Matthew Peca) 
05:00 CAN-E Matthew Peca  
15:01 USA Sam Warning (Brian Cooper) 
18:48 USA Austin Czarnik (Nick Mattson) 

15:20 USA Brian Cooper (Hooking) 
18:36 USA Jimmy Mullin (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) 
18:36 CAN-E Alexandre Tardif (Hooking)

Third Period

15:27 USA Austin Czarnik (Sam Warning) 
16:07 USA Jimmy Mullin  
19:00 USA Mike Parks EN

00:44 USA Bench (Too Many Players) 
04:27 CAN-E Zach Hyman (Hooking) 
06:03 USA Caleb Herbert (Goaltender Interference)

Canada East Jordan Ruby On 1/0:000 Off 3/20:00
United States Zane Gothberg On 1/00:00 Off 2/05:00
Casey DeSmith On 2/05:01 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada East 10 5 7 22
United States 14 17 12 43

Player of the Game
Canada East Scott Wilson
United States Austin Czarnik
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