2011-12 National Men's Under-18 Team

Red 5 - White 2

CALGARY, Alta. – Andreas Athanasiou (Woodbridge, Ont./London, OHL) scored a natural hat trick to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead as Red drew first blood at the National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp on Sunday night with a 5-2 win over White.

Athanasiou drew Red even at 2-2 in the final minute of the second period and scored twice in the first 6:25 of the third to give Red a victory in the first of three intersquad games at camp.

It was Red that scored first off the stick of Sean Monahan (Brampton, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), who jammed home a Jarrod Maidens (Niagara Falls, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) rebound on a Red power play just past the midway point of the first period, the only goal of the opening frame.

Outshot 7-3 in the first, White came out with jump in the second period, pulling even on a point shot from Slater Koekkoek (Inkerman, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) at 4:22 and taking the lead just 37 seconds later thanks to Justin Kea (Woodville, Ont./Saginaw, OHL).

But Athanasiou made sure the game went to the intermission deadlocked, splitting the White defence and snapping a shot low to the blocker side of Matt Murray (Thunder Bay, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) with 56.3 seconds left on the clock.

Athanasiou struck again just 2:30 into the third, restoring the Red lead, and completed his hat trick at 6:25, driving to the net and tipping a picture-perfect feed from Griffin Reinhart (West Vancouver, B.C./Edmonton, WHL) past Murray.

Charles Hudon (Boisbriand, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) rounded out the scoring in the final minute for Red, which outshot White 26-14, including 10-4 in the decisive third period.

The teams return to the ice at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena for the second intersquad game on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET before wrapping up camp on Tuesday morning with an 11:30 a.m. MT puck drop.

Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team roster will be announced Tuesday afternoon prior to the team’s departure to Europe for the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, which opens August 8 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2011 Men's U18 Sum. Sel. Location/Emplacement Calgary, Alta.
Date Sun. July 31, 2011 Arena/Aréna Father David Bauer
Time/Heure 7:00 pm MT Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Intersquad Game #/No du match 01


Box Score/Compte


Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
11:38 RED Sean Monahan (Jarrod Maidens, Mathew Dumba) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
04:59 RED Scott Laughton (Cross-checking/Double-échec)

10:27 WHT Ryan Olsen (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
19:41 RED Adam Pelech (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
04:22 WHT Slater Koekkoek (Brendan Gaunce, Matia Marcantuoni)

04:59 WHT Justin Kea (Brandon Magee, Nick Walters)
19:04 RED Andreas Athanasiou (Adam Pelech)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:18 RED Jesse Graham (Cross-checking/Double-échec)

11:32 RED Sean Monahan (Roughing/Rudesse)
11:32 WHT Robert Trzonkowski (Roughing/Rudesse)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
02:30 RED Andreas Athanasiou (Jesse Graham)

06:25 RED Andreas Athanasiou (Griffin Reinhart, Jesse Graham) PP/AN
19:27 RED Charles Hudon (Sean Monahan, Jarrod Maidens)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
04:58 WHT Robert Trzonkowski (Slashing/Coup de bâton)

09:31 RED Scott Laughton (Hooking/Accrocher)
19:40 WHT Matia Marcantuoni (Roughing/Rudesse)


Goaltenders RED François Tremblay; Daniel Altshuller (2/10:01)
Gardiens de but WHT Domenic Graham; Matt Murray (2/10:01)
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal RED 7 9 10 26
Tirs au but WHT 3 7 4 14
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