2018 World Junior A Challenge

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2018 World Junior A Challenge
Game #2
Preliminary
Final (SO)
December 9, 2018 7:00 pm MST
R.J. Lalonde Arena
Bonnyville, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
11
7
21
3
42
7
9
7
3
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
4
0 / 2
10

Game Story

DAVIS SHINES AS WEST EDGES U.S. IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER

JASON LA ROSE

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) finished with 41 saves in regulation and overtime before turning away six of seven attempts in the shootout, and Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) netted the winner to give Canada West a 2-1 extra-time win over the United States.

After five-consecutive Canadians had been stopped by Isaiah Saville, Newhook snapped a quick shot past the glove of the U.S. netminder, and Davis stopped Matt Brown to give West the extra point.

The game was a goaltending duel from the very start, with Davis and Saville combining for 34 saves through a scoreless – and fast-paced – opening 40 minutes.

The U.S. finally broke through thanks to its penalty kill; Grant Silianoff forced a turnover at the defensive blue-line and carried into the Canadian zone before finding Griffin Ness, who snuck a backhand behind Davis on the glove side for a shorthanded goal and a 1-0 lead.

Ethan Leyh (Port Moody, B.C./Langley, BCHL) responded for the Canadians less than four minutes later, taking a long stretch pass from West captain T.J. Lloyd (Lloydminster, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and toe-dragging around a U.S. defenceman before wiring a wrist shot past Saville.

Davis took over from there, making 20 of his 41 saves in the third period as the Americans swarmed unsuccessfully for the go-ahead goal.

After a scoreless five minutes of three-on-three overtime, Massimo Rizzo (Burnaby, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) gave West an early lead with a gorgeous goal in the shootout.

That would be it for goals – thanks in part to a pair of posts on the two American shots – until Ness jammed a backhand under the cross-bar on the fifth American attempt with the game on the line.

Rizzo and Bobby Brink missed their shots in Round 6 before Newhook potted the winner.

Canada West is right back to action Monday night, taking on Canada East (7 p.m. MT), while the Americans will enjoy a day off before taking on the Czech Republic in the lone game Tuesday (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Mastrosimone
Interference (2:00)
09:42
PENALTY
Penalty: T.J. Lloyd
Slashing (2:00)
12:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin Wong
Cross-Checking (2:00)
15:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Holloway
Hooking (2:00)
18:11
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Leyh
Holding the Stick (2:00)
07:38
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Miller
Slashing (2:00)
03:48
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Griffin Ness

Assists: Grant Silianoff
05:23
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Leyh

Assists: T.J. Lloyd, Luke Bast
09:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Jérémie Bucheler
Holding (2:00)
10:13
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Massimo Rizzo shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Matt Brown shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Alex Newhook shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Bobby Brink shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Dylan Holloway shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Robert Mastrosimone shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Mathieu Gosselin shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#5 Zac Jones shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Riley Hughes shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Griffin Ness shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Massimo Rizzo shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Bobby Brink shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Alex Newhook shooutout attempt on #30 Isaiah Saville
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Matt Brown shooutout attempt on #1 Matthew Davis
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Isaiah Saville USA 65 26 25 1 0.962
Matthew Davis CAN-W 65 42 41 1 0.976

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 0 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 16, 2018
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 15, 2018
2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2018
3 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 14, 2018
4 - 5 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 WJAC: CAN-W 3 – CZE 1 (Bronze)
Holloway scored twice to lead the Canadians to the bronze medal.
2018 WJAC: USA 2 – RUS 0 (Gold)
Saville made 25 saves to backstop the U.S. to its eighth WJAC gold.
2018 WJAC: RUS 4 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
2018 WJAC: USA 3 – CAN-W 2 OT (Semifinal)
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.