2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
December 8, 2019 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
10
13
16
39
11
8
9
28

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
8
2 / 4
6

Game Story

U.S. EDGES WEST AT WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Sean Farrell tied the game late in the second period and scored the game-winning goal early in the third, sending the United States to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both Saturday night at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

The defending gold medallists got a small measure of revenge for their curtain-raising shootout loss to West a year ago in Bonnyville, Alta., while improving to 7-1-1-3 all-time against the Canadians.

Brendan Brisson also scored for the U.S., while Logan Stein made 26 saves.

Both teams had their chances in a first period that saw West outshoot the Americans 11-10, but Stein and Canadian counterpart Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) kept the game scoreless into the intermission.

Brisson broke through two-and-a-half minutes into the second period, hammering a one-timer short-side on Davis, but Alex Young (Calgary, Alta./Canmore, AJHL) dangled his way to the crease before setting up Carter Savoie (St. Albert, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) for a power-play goal just over two minutes later to get West even.

Brendan Budy (Langley, B.C./Langley, BCHL) put the Canadians ahead at 6:03 on another man advantage, taking a stretch pass from Philippe Lapointe (Hinsdale, Ill./Trail, BCHL) and beating Stein with a quick shot to the blocker side.

Budy has scored in each of his last two games at the tournament, both against the Americans; he opened the scoring in the 2017 gold medal game in Truro, N.S., helping the Canadians to the title.

Farrell got his first with 4:36 left in the middle frame when his shot from the high slot made it way past a screened Davis, and he cleaned up a loose puck in close on a U.S. power play just four minutes into the third period.

The Americans kept West at bay in the final stanza, holding a 16-9 advantage in shots.

Davis was terrific in a 26-save performance but the save of the game went to Stein, who lunged across with his paddle to rob Savoie just minutes before Farrell tied the game in the second period.

The U.S. will enjoy an off day Sunday before taking on the Czech Republic in the lone game of the day Monday (7 p.m. MT), while West will clash will East on Sunday night (7 p.m. MT) in an all-Canadian showdown.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicholas Poisson
Holding (2:00)
05:41
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brendan Brisson

Assists: Sam Colangelo, Trevor Kuntar
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Groll
Late Hit (2:00)
02:45
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Carter Savoie

Assists: Alex Young, Michael Benning
04:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Colangelo
Tripping (2:00)
04:51
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brendan Budy

Assists: Philippe Lapointe, Owen Murray
06:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Massimo Rizzo
Hooking (2:00)
08:10
GOAL
Goal: Sean Farrell

Assists: Brendan Brisson, Michael Koster
15:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Silianoff
Tripping (2:00)
01:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Mylymok
Tripping (2:00)
03:41
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Sean Farrell

Assists: Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, Ryder Rolston
03:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Knies
Hooking (2:00)
19:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Logan Stein USA 60 28 26 2 0.929
Matthew Davis CAN-W 59 39 36 3 0.923

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2019
3 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 12, 2019
7 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 13, 2019
1 - 5 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 9, 2019
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.