2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #2
Final
December 13, 2015 5:00 pm EST
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Whitby, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
2
3
0
5
3
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
3
4
13
12
12
9
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
2 / 2
8

Game Story

FIVE SECOND-PERIOD GOALS LEAD CANADA EAST OVER SWISS IN WJAC OPENER

DAVID BRIEN

WHITBY, Ont. – Luc Brown (Napanee, Ont./Wellington, OJHL) found the back of the net once and added three assists, and Makail Parker (Brooklyn, N.S./South Shore, MHL) had a goal and two helpers to pace Canada East’s offence in an 8-3 win over Switzerland on Sunday night in the 2015 World Junior A Challenge opener for both.

It’s the first time Canada East has won its first game at the tournament since 2011; the three-year winless skid included a 4-3 shootout loss to the Swiss one year ago in Kindersley, Sask.

Despite being outshot 12-6 in the opening period, Switzerland was the first to get on the board after a point shot from Simon Le Coultre found its way through traffic and past Canadian goaltender Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) at the 7:14 mark.

The second period, though, was all Canada East; Josh Dickinson (Georgetown, Ont./Georgetown, OJHL) tied the game at 6:55, capitalizing on a rebound in close, and Lucas Batt gave the Canadians the lead for good just 40 seconds later.

The red-and-white would pile up another three goals in a two-minute span before the end of the middle frame, a run that started when captain Grant Cooper (Cornwall, Ont./Cornwall, CCHL) roofed a backhand over Swiss goaltender Philip Wüthrich at 14:49.

Parker and Brown added their goals just 16 seconds apart for a 5-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Nando Eggenberger ended the run of five-straight Canadian goals, beating Point 4:17 into the third period, but Ben Sokay (Port Hope, Ont./Wellington, OJHL) responded just 36 seconds after that,
Eggenberger scored his second of the game with a five-hole backhand to make it 6-3 at 8:05, but it was too little, too late for the Swiss; Brett Murray (Bolton, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) and Owen Grant (Stittsville, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) converted late power plays to provide the final scoring.

Canada East will try to wrap up first place in Group A and earn a bye to the semifinals when it faces Russia on Monday night (7 p.m. ET), while the Swiss will face the Russians in the preliminary round finale on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Simon Le Coultre

Assists: Marco Miranda, Thomas Lust
07:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Dickinson
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Owen Grant
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
19:58
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Josh Dickinson

Assists: Makail Parker, Noah Jordan
06:55
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Batt

Assists: Tyler Rollo, Josh Kosack
07:35
GOAL
Goal: Grant Cooper

14:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Yannick Lerch
Roughing minor (2:00)
15:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Cairns
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
15:29
GOAL
Goal: Makail Parker

Assists: Luc Brown
16:58
GOAL
Goal: Luc Brown

Assists: Makail Parker
17:14
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nando Eggenberger

Assists: André Heim
04:17
GOAL
Goal: Ben Sokay

Assists: Luc Brown, Grant Cooper
04:53
GOAL
Goal: Nando Eggenberger

Assists: Yannick Lerch, Victor Öjdemark
08:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Wichers
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
09:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Nando Eggenberger
Slashing minor (2:00)
16:26
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brett Murray

Assists: Luc Brown, Édouard Michaud
17:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Le Coultre
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
18:38
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Owen Grant

Assists: Tyler Rollo, Josh Kosack
19:29

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Philip Wüthrich SUI 60 33 25 8 0.758
Colton Point CAN-E 60 13 10 3 0.769

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 18, 2015
1 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 18, 2015
1 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 16, 2015
5 - 8 L @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 17, 2015
0 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2015
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2015
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