2017 World Junior A Challenge

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2017 World Junior A Challenge
Game #11
5th
Final (OT)
December 15, 2017 3:30 pm AST
RECC Arena
Truro, N.S.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
1
1
0
2
0
1
1
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
12
11
5
0
28
9
12
9
2
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
2
0 / 1
8

Game Story

THEOCHARIDIS GETS OT WINNER, EAST EARNS FIFTH PLACE AT WJAC

JASON LA ROSE

TRURO, N.S. - Tim Theocharidis scored with 41.2 seconds left in overtime, giving Canada East a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Switzerland on Friday night and fifth place at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

With a shootout looking likely, Jack McBain kept the puck in at the Swiss blue-line and let go a wrist shot that bounced off the end boards and tipped off the stick of Zachary Tupker, bouncing in front for the East captain to tap into an empty net.

The Canadians trailed in the final minute before Colin Doyle poked in the game-tying goal at 19:41 of the third period, sending the game to extra time.

After a scoreless first period that saw the Swiss outshoot East 12-9, Colton Kalezic needed just 17 seconds of the second to open the scoring, tapping his own rebound past goaltender Luca Jan Hollenstein after a set-up from McBain.

Gian-Marco Wetter equalized for Switzerland on a power play later in the middle frame, going five-hole on East netminder Jett Alexander to send the game to the intermission even after 40 minutes.

Dario Wüthrich gave the Swiss the lead with less than five minutes to go, jumping in off the blue-line and snapping a shot past the blocker of Alexander, but Doyle jabbed at a loose puck in the crease to keep the Canadians alive.

The win kept East from going winless for just the second time in tournament history, while Switzerland finished sixth for the third year in a row and has now 12 consecutive World Junior A Challenge games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Kellenberger
Delay of Game (2:00)
16:04
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Colton Kalezic

Assists: Jack McBain
00:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Johnston
Boarding (2:00)
04:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Cade Townend
Holding (2:00)
11:10
GOAL
Goal: Gian-Marco Wetter (power play)

Assists: Julian Mettler, Keijo Weibel
12:35
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Francis Thibeault
Boarding (2:00)
04:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume Anex
Roughing (2:00)
09:48
GOAL
Goal: Dario Wüthrich

Assists: Mathieu Vouillamoz, Keijo Weibel
15:05
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jett Alexander

19:24
GOAL
Goal: Colin Doyle

Assists: Finn Evans
19:41
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Tim Theocharidis

Assists: Zachary Tupker, Jack McBain
04:19

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Luca Jan Hollenstein SUI 64 31 29 2 0.935
Jett Alexander CAN-E 64 28 26 2 0.929

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 15, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 15, 2017
1 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 13, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 13, 2017
2 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 12, 2017
4 - 3 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 11, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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