2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Quebec 1 – United States 5


By Keith Borkowsky

REGINA — The United States have held up its end of the bargain.

With a 5-1 win over Quebec in Monday’s round-robin contest, USA has forced Team West to do something they have yet to do at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge — earn a lopsided victory.

A three-goal third period gave the United States the all-important goal-differential cushion needed to reach the medal round.

Two goals from James van Riemsdyk led the charge including a power-play marker with 0.1 seconds left in the contest.

“We were fortunate to get that late goal. That could be a difference maker down the road, depending on what happens later on tonight,” USA coach Ron Rolston said.

The Americans opened the game playing with more desperation than the Quebecers, and were rewarded with an early goal. USA defenceman Colby Cohen fired a point shot that made it through traffic and past Quebec goalie Nicola Riopel 1:32 into the contest. Colin Wilson assisted.

Quebec responded with a late power-play marker at the 17:32 mark. Alexander Killorn took a cross-ice pass and tapped it behind USA goalie Brad Phillips, with Philippe Comet and Keven Guerette-Charland assisting.

Ryan Hayes gave USA a 2-1 lead 11:19 into the second period, coming off the point and firing a wrist shot that beat Riopel short side. Joseph Lavin chipped in his first goal of the tournament in the third period.

Quebec’s efforts were not as strong as they had been in past Pool A games, but that didn’t concern assistant captain Francis Filion heading into Tuesday’s semifinal round game.

 “I think we came in overconfident, and that brought us down to earth. We are going to come out strong tomorrow,” Filion said.

Ontario and West meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Regina. West need to win the game by five goals, or the final Pool A medal round spot goes to the United States.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 17 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Brandt Centre Location/Lieu Regina, Sask., Canada
Date Mon. Jan. 2, 2006 Time/Heure 15:00


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
QUE 1 0 0 1
USA 1 1 3 5


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
01:32 USA 25 Colby Cohen (72 Colin Wilson)
17:30 QUE 18 Alexander Killorn (17 Philippe Cornet, 15 Keven Guérette-Charland) PP

Penalties/Pénalités :
06:30 QUE 5 Marc-Antoine Desnoyers (Tripping)
08:12 USA 91 Ryan Hayes (Holding)
08:12 QUE 21 Kevin Marshall (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
12:20 QUE 7 Mathieu Tousignant (Holding Opp. Stick)
12:30 QUE 21 Kevin Marshall (Tripping)
12:30 USA 98 Matt Rust (Interference)
15:33 USA 25 Colby Cohen (Roughing)
18:36 QUE 7 Mathieu Tousignant (Roughing)
18:56 USA 45 Mike Ciesiak (Roughing)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
11:19 USA 91 Ryan Hayes

Penalties/Pénalités :
00:10 USA 44 Joseph Lavin (High Sticking)
02:20 USA 72 Colin Wilson (Slashing)
11:49 USA 56 Ryan Schnell (Kneeing)
15:19 QUE 7 Mathieu Tousignant (Inter. on Goaltender)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
13:20 USA 61 James van Riemsdyk (15 John Albert)
16:02 USA 61 James van Riemsdyk SH
19:59 USA 44 Joseph Lavin (72 Colin Wilson, 15 John Albert) PP

Penalties/Pénalités :
09:40 QUE 18 Alexander Killorn (Slashing)
11:07 USA 15 John Albert (High Sticking)
15:05 USA 25 Colby Cohen (Tripping)
17:28 QUE 31 Raffaël D'Orso (Kneeing)
18:04 QUE 21 Kevin Marshall (Charging)


Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
QUE 31 Raffaël D'Orso
USA 39 Brad Phillips


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
QUE 8 8 10 26
USA 6 8 18 32


Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
QUE 17 Philippe Cornet
USA 61 James van Riemsdyk