2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Final
November 1, 2015 9:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
2
1
6
0
0
1
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
10
16
39
10
9
8
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
16
0 / 7
6

Game Story

QUICK-STRIKE OFFENCE LEADS U.S. TO OPENING WIN AT U17S

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jacob Tortora and Joey Cassetti scored 18 seconds apart early in the first period, pacing the United States to a 6-1 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday night at the Encana Events Centre as part of the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Americans have won 14 consecutive preliminary round games at the tournament, dating back to 2012.

Sasha Chmelevski and Scott Reedy added goals 42 seconds apart late in the second period for the U.S. Reedy finished with two goals, and Tommy Miller had the final American marker in the final minutes of the third.

U.S. goaltender Dylan St. Cyr was outstanding between the pipes, stopping 26 of the 27 shots he faced.

Tortora opened the scoring at 3:58, sneaking a sharp-angle shot past Czech goaltender Jakub Skarek, and Chmelevski set up Joey Cassetti just moments after that for a very quick 2-0 lead.

Ten minutes after the Cassetti goal, Brady Tkachuk danced around a Czech defender and got off a shot that Skarek spilled into the path of Reedy, who buried the rebound into an open net.

The Czechs kept it a three-goal game for most of the second, but were again done in by two goals in rapid succession; Chmelevski made it 4-0 at 18:20, knocking in a rebound after Grant Mismash stole the puck in the Czech zone, and Reedy showed off some fancy stick work before flipping his second goal past Skarek at 19:02.

St. Cyr frustrated the Czechs in the first two periods, making 19 stops in the opening 40 minutes.

The European side finally got on the board at 4:27 of the third when Filip Zadina found the puck in the corner and dished it out front to Matyas Svoboda who deked out St. Cyr and went top shelf.

Miller roofed a backhand over Skarek with 4:38 left to finish the scoring for the Americans.

The Czechs were done in by a power play that went goalless in six chances. The U.S. was 0-for-2 with the man advantage; both chances came in the final 12 minutes, with the game well in hand.

Both teams are back in action tomorrow in Dawson Creek. The U.S. will play Canada White in the early game (2:30 p.m. MT), before the Czech Republic faces Canada Black (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Tortora

Assists: Josh Norris, Grant Mismash
03:58
GOAL
Goal: Joey Cassetti

Assists: Sasha Chmelevski
04:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Sean Dhooghe
Tripping minor (2:00)
06:27
GOAL
Goal: Scott Reedy

Assists: Brady Tkachuk, Quinn Hughes
14:28
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brady Tkachuk
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
00:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Gildon
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Norris
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:53
GOAL
Goal: Sasha Chmelevski

Assists: Grant Mismash
18:20
GOAL
Goal: Scott Reedy

Assists: Tommy Miller, Evan Barratt
19:02
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Radim Salda
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
01:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Joey Cassetti
Tripping minor (2:00)
02:07
GOAL
Goal: Matyas Svoboda

Assists: Filip Zadina, Jakub Galvas
04:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Kaut
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
08:27
GOAL
Goal: Tommy Miller

Assists: Jacob Tortora, Quinn Hughes
15:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Mismash
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Tortora
Roughing minor (2:00)
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Radim Salda
Roughing minor (2:00)
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Maniscalco
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Dylan St. Cyr USA 60 27 26 1 0.963
Jakub Skarek CZE 60 39 33 6 0.846

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

Previous Games

4 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 6, 2015
4 - 2 W vs. Canada BlackBLK
Nov 6, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 2015
1 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2015
6 - 1 W @ Canada BlackBLK
Nov 3, 2015
3 - 2 W @ Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 3, 2015
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