2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Quebec 3 - United States 4


DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – Austin Poganski scored a hat trick, one in each period, as the United States claimed the bronze medal at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 4-3 win over Quebec on Friday afternoon.

The medal is the seventh consecutive for the Americans at the tournament, dating back to 2006.. All-time, the Americans have won 12 medals – three gold, six silver and three bronze.

Ryan MacInnis had the other goal for the U.S., which had its streak of consecutive appearances in the gold medal game snapped at three with its loss to Russia in Thursday night’s semifinal.MacInnis finished with a goal and an assist.

Nick Marois (Boisbriand, Que./Chicoutimi, LHJMQ), Carl Neill (Blainville, Que./Sherbrooke, LHJMQ) and Francis Perron (Blainville, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, LHJMQ) scored the goals for Quebec, which was trying to win its first medal since taking gold in 2006.

Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (Sorel, Que./Val-d’Or, LHJMQ) and Julien Bahl (St-Hyacinthe, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, LHJMQ) had two assists each for Quebec.

The loss by Quebec means that for the first time in the 28-year history of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, spanning 21 tournaments, a Canadian team did not take home a medal. This year marks just the third time there was not Team Canada representation in the gold medal game.

Alex Bureau (Trois-Riveres, Que./Cape Breton, LHJMQ) took the loss in the Quebec goal despite 23 saves, while Chris Birdsall got the win for the Americans with a 26-save performance.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 26
Round/Ronde Bronze
Arena/Aréna Centre Marcel Dionne Location/Lieu Drummondville, Que.
Date Fri. Jan. 4, 2013
Time/Heure 03:00 PM ET


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
1 1
1 2 4


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
16:03 QUE 9 Nick Marois (10 Alexandre Delisle-Houde, 21 Nicolas Hébert)
19:43 USA 57 Austin Poganski (52 Ryan MacInnis, 45 Louis Belpedio) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
08:51 USA 49 Jack Glover (Interference)
18:48 QUE 20 Anthony Richard (Slashing)
18:48 QUE 2 Carl Neill (Hooking)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période
Goals/Buts :
15:46 USA 57 Austin Poganski (39 Dylan Larkin)
18:37 QUE 2 Carl Neill (6 Julien Bahl, 16 Nicolas Aubé‐Kubel) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:58 QUE 23 Daniel Audette (Hooking)
10:24 USA 39 Dylan Larkin (Delay of Game)
12:28 USA 43 Ryan Collins (Interference)
16:46 USA 54 Johnathan MacLeod (Roughing)

Third Period/Troisième Période
Goals/Buts :
09:52 USA 57 Austin Poganski PP
10:37 USA 52 Ryan MacInnis (47 Ryan Hitchcock, 54 Johnathan MacLeod)
19:26 QUE 17 Francis Perron (16 Nicolas Aubé‐Kubel, 6 Julien Bahl)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
00:11 USA 49 Jack Glover (Hooking)
08:18 QUE 8 Alexandre Carrier (Delay of Game)
11:56 QUE 4 Tristan Pomerleau (Tripping)
15:20 QUE 12 Timothé Simard (Major - Checking to the Head)
15:20 QUE 12 Timothé Simard (Game Misconduct)
18:02 USA 37 Alex Tuch (Slashing)


Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
31 Alex Bureau On 1/00:00 Off 3/18:18
31 Alex Bureau
On 3/19:25 Off 3/19:42
USA 34 Chris Birdsall On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
14 8 29
USA 12 8 7 27


Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
57 Austin Poganski
QUE 2 Carl Neill