2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #9
Final
December 17, 2015 7:00 pm EST
Cobourg Community Centre
Cobourg, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
3
5
2
0
6
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
5
14
29
11
9
19
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
16
3 / 8
6

Game Story

RECORD-SETTING THIRD PERIOD HELPS WEST TO WJAC GOLD MEDAL GAME

JASON LA ROSE

COBOURG, Ont. – Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) tied a tournament record with four points in a wild third period, sparking Canada West to a back-and-forth 8-5 win over Canada East on Thursday night in semifinal action at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

The victory sends Canada West back to the gold medal game for the first time since 2012; the Canadians will face Russia in Saturday’s final (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on TSN), in search of their fourth gold medal.

Liam Finlay (Kelowna, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) had a goal and two assists, and Joseph Nardi (Edmonton, Alta./Whitecourt, AJHL) added a goal and a helper, all in the final 20 minutes; the two teams combined for a record-setting nine goals in the period, and Canada West became the fourth team to score six times in a single stanza.

Both teams started quickly; Brandon Biro (Sherwood Park, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) poked in a loose puck on a Canada West power play to open the scoring at 2:48, but Owen Grant (Stittsville, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) knocked a rebound past Matthew Murray (St. Albert, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) just 69 seconds later.

Adam Smith (Sharon, Ont./Newmarket, OJHL) jumped on another rebound to give Canada East its first lead at 11:08, but Bobby McMann (Bonnyville, Alta./Bonnyville, AJHL) replied 24 seconds later for West.

That would be it for scoring until the third period, and when it came, it came fast and furious.

Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) snuck a change-up past Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) on a West power play at 3:38, and Finlay tapped in another goal with the man advantage at 6:14.

But Brett Murray (Bolton, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) scored right off the face-off at 7:23, and Luc Brown (Napanee, Ont./Wellington, OJHL) swept in shot at 11:23 to tie the game once again.

Jost restored the West lead 16 seconds later, shaking off an East defencemen before ripping a slap shot over Point’s glove, only to see Josh Kosack (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) bat a rebound past Murray at 14:50.

Nardi finally gave West the lead for good at 16:51, going to the net to redirect a Finlay feed, and Tyler Busch (Lloydminster, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and Noah Bauld (Halifax, N.S./Lloydminster, AJHL) both hit the empty net in the final minute.

Canada East will be right back on the ice Friday night, returning to Whitby, Ont., where it played its preliminary round games and quarter-final, to face the United States in the bronze medal game (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Wichers
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
00:50
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brandon Biro

Assists: Bobby McMann, Tyler Maltby
02:48
GOAL
Goal: Noah Jordan

Assists: Sam King, Owen Grant
03:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Dante Fabbro
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
08:22
GOAL
Goal: Adam Smith

Assists: Ben Sokay, Grant Cooper
11:08
GOAL
Goal: Bobby McMann

Assists: Brandon Biro, Tyler Maltby
11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Murray
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
11:57
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Smith
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
01:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Cooper
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
18:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Maltby
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Owen Grant
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
19:53
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Josh Kosack)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
02:14
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Cale Makar

Assists: Liam Finlay, Tyson Jost
03:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Wichers
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
04:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Smith
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
04:21
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Liam Finlay

Assists: Tyson Jost, Joseph Nardi
06:14
GOAL
Goal: Brett Murray

Assists: Josh Dickinson
07:23
GOAL
Goal: Luc Brown

Assists: Ben Sokay, Grant Cooper
11:45
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Dennis Cholowski, Dante Fabbro
12:01
GOAL
Goal: Josh Kosack

Assists: Lucas Batt
14:50
GOAL
Goal: Joseph Nardi

Assists: Liam Finlay, Tyson Jost
16:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Dante Fabbro
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
18:28
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Tyler Busch

19:12
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Noah Bauld

19:48

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Colton Point CAN-E 57 37 31 6 0.838
Matthew Murray CAN-W 60 29 24 5 0.828

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 18, 2015
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 19, 2015
5 - 8 L @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 17, 2015
8 - 5 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 17, 2015
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2015
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2015
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