2016-17 National Junior Team

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #31
Gold
Final (SO)
January 5, 2017 8:00 pm EST
Bell Centre
Montreal, Que.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
F
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
0
2
2
0
1
5
2
0
2
0
0
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
6
13
9
7
35
10
12
11
17
50

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
12
1 / 6
4

Game Story

CANADA SETTLES FOR WJC SILVER AFTER SHOOTOUT LOSS

DAVID BRIEN

MONTREAL, Que. – Tournament MVP Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) scored once and added an assist, but Canada’s National Junior Team was left with a silver medal after a 5-4 shootout loss to the United States in the gold medal game of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship on Thursday night.

The silver medal is the 10th for Canada, pushing its all-time medal count to 31 (16 gold, 10 silver, five bronze) in 41 appearances at the World Juniors, dating back to the inaugural IIHF tournament in 1977.

Chabot led all defenceman and finished tied for fourth in tournament scoring with 10 points (four goals, six assists); in addition to MVP, he added Top Defenceman honours and earned a spot on the all-star team.

Mathieu Joseph (Chambly, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) joined Chabot as the lone multi-point scorers for Canada, adding goal and an assist of his own, while Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) was solid again between the pipes, making 31 saves.

After a thrilling 80 minutes of regulation and overtime failed to produce a victor, Troy Terry netted the game-winning goal for the Americans in the fourth round of the shootout.

Hart and American counterpart Tyler Parsons were terrific, stopping nine of 10 shooters after combining for 77 saves during five-on-five play. Canada finished with a 50-36 advantage in shots, including 17-7 in overtime.

The Canadians got the Bell Centre crowd on its feet early, taking a 2-0 lead less than 10 minutes in.

Chabot broke the ice at 4:58, tapping in a feed from Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL), and Jeremy Lauzon (Val-d’Or, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) wired in a wrist shot just over four minutes later for a two-goal advantage that carried into the first intermission.

The U.S. got one back 3:04 into the second period when Charlie McAvoy beat Hart from the slot, and a point shot went in off Kieffer Bellows on an American power play to tie the game midway through the middle frame.

A wild third period started with Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) going short-side on Parsons and restoring the lead with the Canadians on the power play at 1:52, and Joseph raced away to make it a 4-2 game at 4:05, scoring his first goal of the tournament.

But Bellows got his second of the game 39 seconds after that, and Colin White parked himself at the side of the Canadian net and redirected a feed from Adam Fox past Hart at 7:07 to tie the game again.

The four goals came on four consecutive shots in a span of five minutes and 15 seconds.

An end-to-end 20-minute overtime couldn’t decide it, despite the best efforts of both teams, sending the gold medal game to a shootout for just the second time in IIHF World Junior Championship history.

Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL), Barzal, Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./University of North Dakota, NCHC) and Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) were denied by Parsons on the first four Canadian attempts before Roy had the puck roll off his stick on the final chance, giving the U.S. its fourth gold.

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship begins Dec. 26, 2017 in Buffalo, N.Y., and will feature the first outdoor game in tournament history when the Canadians and Americans meet at New Era Field on Dec. 29.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Thomas Chabot

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Mathieu Joseph
4:38
GOAL
Goal: Jérémy Lauzon

Assists: Mitchell Stephens
9:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Boarding (2:00)
9:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Colin White
Hooking (2:00)
11:26
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Charlie Mcavoy

Assists: Jordan Greenway, Adam Fox
3:04
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
8:21
GOAL
Goal: Kieffer Bellows (power play)

Assists: Adam Fox, Tage Thompson
9:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Caleb Jones
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Foley
Tripping (2:00)
17:40
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kieffer Bellows
Tripping (2:00)
0:55
GOAL
Goal: Nicolas Roy (power play)

Assists: Jake Bean, Tyson Jost
1:52
GOAL
Goal: Mathieu Joseph

Assists: Michael McLeod, Thomas Chabot
4:05
GOAL
Goal: Kieffer Bellows

Assists: Charlie Mcavoy
4:44
GOAL
Goal: Colin White

Assists: Adam Fox, Clayton Keller
7:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Casey Fitzgerald
Delay of Game (2:00)
11:19
Overtime
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
6:44
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Colin White shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Dylan Strome shooutout attempt on #1 Tyler Parsons
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Clayton Keller shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Mathew Barzal shooutout attempt on #1 Tyler Parsons
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Kieffer Bellows shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Tyson Jost shooutout attempt on #1 Tyler Parsons
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#20 Troy Terry shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Anthony Cirelli shooutout attempt on #1 Tyler Parsons
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Jeremy Bracco shooutout attempt on #31 Carter Hart
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#25 Nicolas Roy shooutout attempt on #1 Tyler Parsons
Miss

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Tyler Parsons USA 80 50 46 4 0.920
Carter Hart CAN 80 35 31 4 0.886

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - PTS 3
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 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1

Previous Games

5 - 4 W @ CanadaCAN
Jan 5, 2017
4 - 5 L v United StatesUSA
Jan 5, 2017
4 - 3 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 4, 2017
5 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Jan 4, 2017
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 2, 2017
5 - 3 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 2, 2017
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2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
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2017 MWC: SWE 2 – CAN 1 (SO) (Gold medal)
Pickard made 40 saves, but Canada settled for silver at the worlds.
2017 MWC: CAN 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
Canada erased a two-goal deficit to advance to the gold medal game.
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