2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Ontario 5 – Germany 1


COURTENAY, BC – The defending champs will have another opportunity to go for gold at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Ryan Spooner had a goal and two assists as Ontario clinched a semifinal spot with a 5-1 victory over Germany on Thursday afternoon at the Comox Valley Sports Centre. The Ontarians will finish either first or second in Group A, based on the results of the last two days of preliminary-round play.

Nathan Chiarlitti, Steven Shipley, Tyler Seguin and Gregg Sutch scored the other goals for Ontario, who scored three times in the second period to break open a 1-1 game. Mark Visentin got his first start of the tournament between the pipes for the Canadian side and made 26 saves for the win.

Cory Mapes had the lone goal for Germany, who have just a single point from three games in Group A play thus far and are in danger of playing in the ninth-place game for the sixth consecutive U17 event.

Ontario will look to wrap up first place in its group when it faces Pacific at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Friday night (7 p.m. PST), while the Germans will travel to Parksville to face Russia (2 p.m. PST), trying to avoid a winless preliminary round.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 14 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Comox Valley Sports Centre Location/Lieu Courtenay, B.C., Canada
Date Thurs. Jan. 01, 2009 Time/Heure 02:00 PM PT


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
ONT 1 3 1 5
GER 0 1 0 1


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
17:41 ONT 14 Steven Shipley (5 Nathan Chiarlitti, 21 Greg McKegg) SH

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:20 ONT 16 Tyler Toffoli (Boarding)
04:41 GER 18 Florian Brenninger (Interference)
08:35 GER 12 Cory Mapes (Hooking)
16:09 ONT 19 Jeff Skinner (Slashing)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
05:34 GER 12 Cory Mapes (14 Tom Kuhnhackl, 22 Thomas Merl) PP
09:07 ONT 9 Ryan Spooner (10 Cody McNaughton, 17 Devante Smith-Pelly)
11:03 ONT 5 Nathan Chiarlitti (4 Brock Beukeboom, 9 Ryan Spooner)
11:35 ONT 20 Tyler Seguin (18 John McFarland, 16 Tyler Toffoli)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:10 GER 14 Tom Kuhnhackl (Roughing)
05:29 ONT 22 Sam Carrick (Hooking)
05:55 GER 7 Dominik Bittner (Tripping)
14:25 GER 20 Mirko Hoflin (10-Minute Misconduct)
14:25 GER 20 Mirko Hoflin (Checking to the Head)
18:51 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (Cross Checking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
11:46 ONT 12 Gregg Sutch (9 Ryan Spooner, 19 Jeff Skinner)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
08:32 ONT 21 Greg McKegg (Interference)


Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
ONT 1 Mark Visentin On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
GER 2 Lukas Steinhanuer On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
ONT 8 12 13 33
GER 8 10 9 27


Referee/Arbitre Fredric Leblanc
Lines People/Juges de lignes Francis Trempe, Darren Sporgeon