2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #5
Final
November 2, 2015 4:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
2
5
4
2
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
6
12
29
16
7
9
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 8
10
1 / 4
28

Game Story

U.S. SCORES FOUR IN FIRST, HOLDS ON TO BEAT CANADA WHITE

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Grant Mismash scored twice in a four-goal first period, leading the United States to its 15th straight preliminary round victory at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, 7-5 over Canada White on Monday afternoon.

The win leaves the Americans as the last remaining undefeated team in Group A.

Down by a goal in the dying minutes, Canada White had its chances to pull even, including a pair of posts and a glorious chance with the extra attacker on, but suffered its first loss.

The U.S. came out with jump in the first period, and took the early lead when Scott Reedy knocked home a rebound just past the three-minute mark.

Just over two minutes after that it was the Canadians striking back; Austen Keating (Guelph, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) ripped a shot that Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, Ont.) perfectly redirected past U.S. netminder Adam Scheel.

The Americans responded with three goals in just over 10 minutes; Mismash went top shelf at 6:32, Joey Cassetti went five-hole on a shorthanded two-on-none at 12:20, and Mismash found the loose puck out front and flicked it over the chaos in the Canadians crease for a 4-1 lead at 16:40.

White got one back late in the period when a shot from Evan Bouchard (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) bounced neatly to Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) who found the empty top corner to bring the Canadians within two after 20 minutes.

Matthew Struthers (Milton, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) set up Gabe Vilardi (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) to make it a one-goal game at 6:34 of the second, but the U.S. struck twice more before the end of the middle frame, from Randy Hernandez and Josh Norris.

Midway through the third the Canadians pulled to within two when Bouchard set up Louis-Filip Côté (Laurier-Station, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL), and Vilardi set up Greg Meireles (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) to set up the exciting finish.

After a couple of wild rushes by White into the American zone, Evan Barratt clinched the three points for the Americans, hitting the empty net with six seconds to go.

The teams close out the preliminary round on Tuesday; Canada White takes on the Czech Republic in the early game (2:30 p.m. MT), followed by the U.S. facing Canada Black (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Scott Reedy

Assists: Evan Barratt, Brady Tkachuk
03:04
GOAL
Goal: Owen Tippett

Assists: Austen Keating, Evan Bouchard
05:08
GOAL
Goal: Grant Mismash

Assists: Jacob Tortora
06:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Griffin Mendel
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Scott Reedy
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
10:27
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Joey Cassetti

12:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Barratt
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
12:46
GOAL
Goal: Grant Mismash

Assists: Josh Norris, Jacob Tortora
16:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Joey Cassetti (Served by Sasha Chmelevski)
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
17:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Joey Cassetti
(auto) Head Contact misconduct (10:00)
17:34
GOAL
Goal: Ian Mitchell (power play)

Assists: Evan Bouchard
19:24
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Mismash
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
04:00
GOAL
Goal: Gabe Vilardi

Assists: Matthew Struthers
06:34
GOAL
Goal: Randy Hernandez

Assists: Max Gildon, Tommy Miller
11:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Tommy Miller
Tripping minor (2:00)
11:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Jarrod Gourley
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
14:48
PENALTY
Penalty: James Hamblin
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
15:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Brady Tkachuk
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
15:46
GOAL
Goal: Josh Norris (power play)

Assists: David Farrance, Quinn Hughes
16:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jarrod Gourley
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
00:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Tortora
Slashing minor (2:00)
03:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Norris
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
09:06
GOAL
Goal: Louis-Filip Côté (power play)

Assists: Evan Bouchard
10:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Gildon
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
13:39
GOAL
Goal: Greg Meireles (power play)

Assists: Gabe Vilardi, Evan Bouchard
14:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Griffin Mendel
Slashing minor (2:00)
15:22
GOAL
Goal: Evan Barratt

Assists: Scott Reedy
19:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Ian Scott WHT 57 31 25 6 0.806
Adam Scheel USA 60 29 24 5 0.828

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 4 - Points 4
G 0 - A 4 - P 4
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

6 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 6, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 6, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 2015
4 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2015
6 - 1 W @ Canada BlackBLK
Nov 3, 2015
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