2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #7
Final
December 16, 2015 7:00 pm EST
Cobourg Community Centre
Cobourg, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
1
5
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
1
8
20
12
22
8
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
12
1 / 5
14

Game Story

BIG SECOND PERIOD LEADS U.S. PAST SWISS, INTO WJAC SEMIFINALS

JASON LA ROSE

COBOURG, Ont. – Collin Peters scored twice, and Josh Wilkins had a goal and two assists, all in a five-goal second period, to help the United States beat Switzerland 7-1 in quarter-final action Wednesday at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

The Americans are into the semifinals for the ninth time in as many appearances at the tournament, and will travel to Whitby, Ont., to take on Russia on Thursday night (7 p.m. ET).

Ross Colton added two goals of his own for the U.S., and Max Zimmer and Callahan Burke also scored. Grant Jozefek was the only other multiple-point-getter, recording two assists in the victory.

After getting shutout by Russia in their preliminary round finale Tuesday, the Swiss wasted no time getting on the board against the Americans; Lee Roberts was the recipient of a fortuitous bounce off the end boards, beating U.S. goaltender Ryan Bednard just 3:14 in.

The Americans pulled even midway through the opening frame when Colton snuck in behind the Swiss defence, took a pass from Carson Meyer and snapped a quick shot past Matteo Ritz.

It was all U.S. from the drop of the puck in the second period; the Americans held a massive 22-1 advantage in shots on goal in the middle frame, and put five pucks past Ritz to take control.

Peters got the goal barrage started 2:36 in, burying a shot behind Ritz from the slot for the first U.S. lead.

Zimmer made it a two-goal advantage at 5:02, converting a feed from behind the net from Chase Pearson, and Wilkins went to the backhand on a shorthanded breakaway 56 seconds after that to make it 3-1.

Peters scored his second of the period at 11:27 when his shot found its way through traffic and past Ritz right off the face-off, and Colton tapped in a power-play goal at 14:40 to finish a busy stanza for the Americans.

The one shot by the Swiss set a tournament record for fewest by one team in a single period.

Burke scored the lone goal in the third period to provide the final margin of victory.

The U.S. finished with a 41-18 advantage in shots on goal.

With the loss, the Swiss drop to the fifth-place game for the second year in a row; they will face the Czech Republic on Friday night at the Cobourg Community Centre (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Lee Roberts

Assists: Dominik Volejnicek, Fabian Berni
03:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Philipp Kurashev
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Jozefek
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:51
GOAL
Goal: Ross Colton

Assists: Carson Meyer, Jake Wahlin
10:07
PENALTY
Penalty: William Knierim
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
11:38
PENALTY
Penalty: John Marino
Slashing minor (2:00)
14:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Fabian Steinmann
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Marco Miranda
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:17
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Collin Peters

Assists: Josh Wilkins, Grant Jozefek
02:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitch Reinke
Slashing minor (2:00)
05:02
GOAL
Goal: Max Zimmer

Assists: Chase Pearson, Mitch Reinke
05:02
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Josh Wilkins

Assists: Grant Jozefek
05:58
GOAL
Goal: Collin Peters

Assists: Josh Wilkins
11:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Öjdemark
Roughing after the whistle minor (2:00)
13:47
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ross Colton

Assists: Liam Pecararo, Spenser Young
14:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Egli
Tripping minor (2:00)
15:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Collin Peters
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
19:09
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Chase Pearson
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
05:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Peeke
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
06:14
GOAL
Goal: Callahan Burke

Assists: Liam Pecararo, Ryan Zuhlsdorf
13:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Lee Roberts
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matteo Ritz SUI 60 42 35 7 0.833
Ryan Bednard USA 60 20 19 1 0.950

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 18, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 18, 2015
1 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 16, 2015
4 - 7 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 17, 2015
0 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 16, 2015
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