2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #11
Semifinal
Final (SO)
December 14, 2019 2:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
9
9
4
2
24
12
11
13
6
42

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
12
0 / 5
8

Game Story

EAST ENDS U.S. REIGN, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL) was absolutely spectacular, making 41 saves in regulation and overtime, stopping all four attempts in the shootout and backstopping Canada East into the gold medal game at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-1 semifinal win over the United States on Saturday afternoon.

The Canadians will play for gold for the first time since 2016; they will face either the Czech Republic or Russia in the final on Sunday night (5 p.m. MT, TSN2). East has never won the WJAC, finishing as runner-up in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016.

Ryan Alexander (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) and Charles Tremblay (Saint-Félicien, Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) scored in the shootout, while Ryland Mosley (Arnprior, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) netted the lone Canadian marker in regulation time.

Levi stared down an offence that had scored 14 goals in its last two games, holding it goalless for more than 40 minutes, and turned away the top three scorers in the tournament – Brendan Brisson, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine and Sean Farrell – in the shootout.

Alexander made good on the second Canadian attempt, beating U.S. goaltender Logan Stein low along the ice, and Tremblay scored a similar goal two shooters later to put the pressure squarely on the Americans.

Farrell was the last chance for the defending champions, but Levi calmly turned away his shot to send the Canadians pouring off the bench.

Levi and Stein were the story from start to finish, with each allowing just a single goal in 70 minutes of work.

Mosley gave the Canadians the lead 98 seconds into the second period, finding a loose puck off a wild scramble in the U.S. crease and beating Stein, but Fontaine redirected a pass from Farrell past Levi only 24 ticks into the third to tie the game.

Shots on goal favoured the U.S. 42-25, including 19-6 in the third period and overtime.

The Americans, who won’t appear in the gold medal game for just the second time in eight years, will take on the loser of the second semifinal for bronze on Sunday (12 p.m. MT, TSN2).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Charles Tremblay
Tripping (2:00)
04:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Groll
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
04:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Matt Knies
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:56
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Caponi
Hooking (2:00)
00:38
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ryland Mosley

Assists: Ryan Alexander, Ayrton Martino
01:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Tucker McIntosh
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Richard Coulson
Hooking (2:00)
16:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Vermaeten
High-Sticking (2:00)
17:17
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Gunnarwolfe Fontaine

Assists: Sean Farrell, Michael Koster
00:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby MacArthur
Tripping (2:00)
05:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Meehan
Slashing (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: David Lafrance
High-Sticking (2:00)
15:04
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Jérémy Laframboise shooutout attempt on #1 Logan Stein
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Gunnarwolfe Fontaine shooutout attempt on #1 Devon Levi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Ryan Alexander shooutout attempt on #1 Logan Stein
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Brendan Brisson shooutout attempt on #1 Devon Levi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Dovar Tinling shooutout attempt on #1 Logan Stein
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#20 Sam Colangelo shooutout attempt on #1 Devon Levi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Charles Tremblay shooutout attempt on #1 Logan Stein
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Sean Farrell shooutout attempt on #1 Devon Levi
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Devon Levi CAN-E 70 42 41 1 0.976
Logan Stein USA 70 24 23 1 0.958

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2019
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2019
4 - 6 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2019
7 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 13, 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.