2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #1
Final
November 1, 2015 4:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
1
3
0
2
3
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
9
10
29
10
13
9
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 3
18
2 / 9
6

Game Story

CANADA WHITE ERASES TWO-GOAL DEFICIT, BEATS CANADA BLACK AT U17S

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Gabe Vilardi (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) scored the winner late in the third period as Canada White came from behind to beat Canada Black 5-3 in the opening game both at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Sunday afternoon.

Vilardi parked himself in front of the net and redirected a Jarrod Gourley (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) point shot with just 3:56 left to give White the early advantage atop Group A.

White dominated play in the first, but it was Black that found the back of the net in the opening period.

After a trio of early penalty kills, Black got the first goal of the game at 16:33 on a five-on-three power play. Antoine Crete-Belzile (Quebec City, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and David Levin (North York, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) set up Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL), wasted no time on the 1-0 goal.
Just 58 seconds later, Arnaud Durandeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) drained a shot from the hashmarks to give Black a two-goal lead ahead of the second period.

White got on the board at 12:10 of the middle frame when James Hamblin (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) beat goaltender Jacob McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) from the point on the power play, with assists going to Nick Suzuki (London, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) and Owen Tippett.

It pulled even with just over a minute left in the second; Robert Thomas (Aurora, Ont./London, OHL) found Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) in front, and the blue-liner snuck a shot over McGrath’s glove to send the game to the intermission even 2-2.

The White power play looked to strike early in the third period, but is was Black that took the lead when Alex-Olivier Voyer (Sherbrooke, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) broke free and converted a shorthanded breakaway.

The lead would last only 57 seconds, though; Hamblin made a beautiful cross-ice pass in close to Austen Keating (Guelph, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), who reached out and tipped it past McGrath to tie the game 3-3 at 8:47.

Hamblin, the Canada White captain, found the empty net with 13 seconds left to cap the scoring.

White will try to make it two in a row on Monday when it takes on the United States (2:30 p.m. MT), while Black meets the Czech Republic in the second game of the day at the Encana Events Centre (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joseph Veleno
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
00:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Brahaney
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
08:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Krief
Tripping minor (2:00)
13:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Slashing minor (2:00)
14:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan McLeod
Tripping minor (2:00)
16:22
GOAL
Goal: Stelio Mattheos (power play)

Assists: Antoine Crête-Belzile, David Levin
16:33
GOAL
Goal: Arnaud Durandeau (power play)

Assists: Brady Gilmour, Joseph Veleno
17:31
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Suzuki
Roughing minor (2:00)
02:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Joseph Veleno
(auto) Holding the Stick minor (2:00)
04:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Strome
Tripping minor (2:00)
11:19
GOAL
Goal: James Hamblin (power play)

Assists: Nick Suzuki, Owen Tippett
12:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Leschyshyn
Slashing minor (2:00)
12:29
GOAL
Goal: Ian Mitchell

Assists: Robert Thomas, Brett Davis
18:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Jones
Roughing minor (2:00)
01:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Leschyshyn
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
07:26
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Alex-Olivier Voyer

Assists: Hayden Davis
07:50
GOAL
Goal: Austen Keating (power play)

Assists: James Hamblin, Owen Tippett
08:47
GOAL
Goal: Gabe Vilardi

Assists: Jarrod Gourley
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Kneen
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
16:37
GOAL
Goal: James Hamblin

19:47
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jacob McGrath

19:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jacob McGrath BLK 59 31 27 4 0.871
Matthew Welsh WHT 60 29 26 3 0.897

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
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

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 6, 2015
6 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2015
2 - 3 L @ Canada RedRED
Nov 5, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 6, 2015
1 - 6 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 3, 2015
4 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2015
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