2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #12
Final
December 18, 2015 7:00 pm EST
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Whitby, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
0
4
3
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
3
12
18
12
15
9
36

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
1 / 4
4

Game Story

U.S. BEATS CANADA EAST, WINS WJAC BRONZE

DAVID BRIEN

WHITBY, Ont. – Max Zimmer had two goals and an assist, and Rem Pitlick and Chase Pearson had a goal and two helpers each to pace the United States to a 7-1 win over Canada East on Friday, and a bronze medal at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

The U.S. has now medalled at all nine of their appearances, winning six gold medals and three bronze.

After outshooting Canada East 12-3 in the first period but settling for a scoreless draw after 20 minutes, the Americans started the second with a bang, striking twice in the first 90 seconds.

Pitlick gathered in a rebound off Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) and beat the Canadian goaltender just 19 seconds into the period, and Zimmer made it 2-0 at 1:26, making his way to the slot before going five-hole on Point.

Grant Jozefek crashed the net and capitalized on a rebound at 8:45 to make it 3-0, and Pearson buried his own second-chance opportunity on the power play at 13:04 to push the American lead to 4-0.

Canada East got on the board before the second intermission when Tyler Rollo (Burlington, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) stripped an American defender and fed Lucas Batt (Lewisporte, N.L./Carleton Place, CCHL), who was left alone in the low slot to beat U.S. netminder Kris Oldham.

The Americans put the game out of reach in the third, scoring three times in less than four minutes.

Callahan Burke took a stretch pass and beat Point with a top-corner shot at 8:59, Pecararo knocked in the 6-1 goal on a back-door set-up at 12:25, and Zimmer netted his second just 24 ticks after that to finish the scoring.

The U.S. doubled up Canada East on the shot clock, finishing with a 36-18 advantage, and killed off the only two power-play chances the Canadians had. The Americans went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

It’s the second year in a row Canada East has lost in the bronze medal game; it fell 2-0 to Russia in last year’s third-place game in Kindersley, Sask.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Cairns
Tripping minor (2:00)
04:32
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Rem Pitlick

Assists: Keegan Ford, Liam Pecararo
00:19
GOAL
Goal: Max Zimmer

Assists: John Marino, Ryan Zuhlsdorf
01:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Smith
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
05:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Collin Peters
Slashing minor (2:00)
06:15
GOAL
Goal: Grant Jozefek

Assists: Josh Wilkins, Collin Peters
08:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime St. Pierre
(auto) Handling the Puck minor (2:00)
11:45
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Chase Pearson

Assists: Collin Peters, Max Zimmer
13:04
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Batt

Assists: Tyler Rollo
14:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Wichers
Slashing minor (2:00)
16:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Collin Peters
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
18:05
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Callahan Burke

Assists: Rem Pitlick
08:59
GOAL
Goal: Liam Pecararo

Assists: Keegan Ford, Rem Pitlick
12:25
GOAL
Goal: Max Zimmer

Assists: Spenser Young, Chase Pearson
12:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Colton Point CAN-E 60 36 29 7 0.806
Kris Oldham USA 60 18 17 1 0.944

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 18, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 18, 2015
5 - 8 L @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 17, 2015
4 - 7 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 17, 2015
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 16, 2015
Videos
Photos
2016 TELUS Cup - LSL 6 – LLO 2 (Bronze)
The Lions scored five times in the second period to win the bronze.
2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 4 – SNB 1 (Gold)
Aidan Casey scored two to help the Rangers win their first TELUS Cup.
2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 5 – LLO 3 (Semifinal)
Calverley scored twice, and the Rangers advanced to play for gold.
2016 TELUS Cup - SNB 2 – LSL 1 (Semifinal)
MacDonald and Lafreniere scored late to lead the Vito’s into the final.
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