2016-17 National Junior Team

2016 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
Game #1
Ex/HC
Final
December 12, 2016 7:00 pm EST
Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau
Boisbriand, Que.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
1
5
0
3
0
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
13
5
29
4
13
6
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
8
1 / 4
10

Game Story

CANADA OPENS JUNIOR SELECTION CAMP WITH WIN

DAVID BRIEN

BOISBRIAND, Que. – Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) found the back of the net twice and Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) chipped in two assists to lead Canada’s National Junior Team hopefuls to a 5-3 win over the U Sports All-Stars in the opening game Monday at selection camp.

Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) got the start in the Canadian goal and stopped all 10 shots he faced before giving way to Michael McNiven (Georgetown, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) at the midway mark.

At the other end of the rink, Team Canada hopeful Connor Ingram (Imperial, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) went the distance for U Sports, and finished with 24 saves in a losing effort.

Canada scored first on the power play when Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) took a pass from Chabot and snapped a wrist shot past a screened Ingram just 5:49 after puck dropped.

The Canadians doubled their lead at 13:48 when Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) took a cross-ice feed from Philippe Myers (Moncton, N.B./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) and redirected it over Ingram’s glove.

Two quick goals to open the second period made it a 4-0 game; Steel intercepted a breakout pass in the offensive zone and went inside the far post at 3:06, before Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) struck with a goal of his own just 65 seconds later.

The rest of the middle frame belonged to U Sports, which struck three times to cut into the Canadian lead.

Elgin Pierce sprung Philippe Maillet at 13:23 for a breakaway goal, deking around McNiven, who was facing only his second shot of the game after replacing Hart.

Just over two minutes later, a power play led to a Brett Welychka one-timer that was just out of McNiven’s reach, and Nathan Chiarlitti made it 4-3 just 31 seconds after that, taking a pass in the low slot and firing just inside the post.

Steel added his second goal at 11:31 of the third period – the lone goal of the final frame – capping off a pretty passing play between Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) and Myers.

Canada scoring on two of its five chances with the power play, while the U Sports All-Stars netted one power play goal on four tries.

The teams will face off again Tuesday afternoon (1 p.m. ET/11 a.m. MT) in the second of three exhibition games as part of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Elgin Pearce
Interference (2:00)
5:11
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome (power play)

Assists: Thomas Chabot
5:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Howden
Hooking (2:00)
7:16
GOAL
Goal: Taylor Raddysh

Assists: Philippe Myers, Dillon Dubé
13:48
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sam Steel

3:06
GOAL
Goal: Mitchell Stephens

Assists: Zach Senyshyn, Thomas Chabot
4:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Elgin Pearce
Boarding (2:00)
4:49
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Michael McNiven

10:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Elgin Pearce
High-Sticking (2:00)
11:16
GOAL
Goal: Philippe Maillet

Assists: Elgin Pearce
13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Merkley
Slashing (2:00)
14:30
GOAL
Goal: Brett Welychka (power play)

Assists: Jordan DePape Murray, Philippe Maillet
15:31
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Chiarlitti

Assists: Spencer Abraham, Jamie Crooks
16:02
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael McNamee
Tripping (2:00)
5:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Derek Sheppard
Interference (2:00)
10:11
GOAL
Goal: Sam Steel (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Philippe Myers
11:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathew Barzal
Hooking (2:00)
11:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Stephens
Hooking (2:00)
15:54

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Carter Hart CAN 30 10 10 0 1.000
Michael McNiven CAN 29 13 10 3 0.769
Connor Ingram USP 60 29 24 5 0.828

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 10 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

8 - 0 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 14, 2016
0 - 3 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 13, 2016
3 - 0 W @ U SportsUSP
Dec 13, 2016
3 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 12, 2016
5 - 3 W @ U SportsUSP
Dec 12, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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