2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #22
Final
November 7, 2015 9:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
15
7
31
11
5
7
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
12
0 / 4
12

Game Story

TIPPETT NETS A HAT TRICK TO LEAD CANADA WHITE TO GOLD

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) scored a hat trick to lead the offence as Canada White topped Russia 6-2 on Saturday night to win the gold medal at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

It’s the first time a Canadian team has won the top prize since Ontario in 2011, prior to the start of the three-team national team format that came into existence last year.

Gabe Vilardi (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) and Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary, Alta./Spokane, WHL) had a goal and an assist apiece in the win, while Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) made 21 saves.

With a near-capacity crowd at the Encana Events Centre behind them, the Canadians jumped to an early lead; Tippett picked up a loose puck before beating Russian goaltender Maxim Zhukov just 1:26 in,
The Russians wasted no time answering back, scoring a pair of goals before the end of the period.

Andrei Svechnikov beat Scott through a screen to tie the game at 3:02, and Ivan Chekhovich knocked the rebound of a Danila Galeniuk shot past the White netminder at 6:38 to give the Russians their first lead.

It would be all Canada White in the second period, starting with Tippett’s second goal of the game just 33 seconds into the middle frame, taking a feed from Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and going five-hole on Zhukov.

Vilardi added the eventual game-winner at 2:56, burying an Anderson-Dolan rebound, and Anderson-Dolan beat Zhukov just seconds after a White power play ended at 17:06 to give the Canadians some breathing room after 40 minutes.

The Canadians outshot Russia 15-5 in the decisive second period, and 31-23 overall.

Tippett finished his hat trick on the power play 3:23 into the third period, ripping a one-timer off a set-up from Mitchell, and Matthew Struthers (Milton, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) capped the scoring shorthanded with 7:45 to go.

Following the game, Tippett and Canada White defenceman Evan Bouchard (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) were named to the tournament all-star team, along with Canada Red forward Maxime Comtois (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Owen Tippett

Assists: Jérémy Groleau
01:26
GOAL
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov

Assists: Yaroslav Alekseev
03:02
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Chekhovich

Assists: Danila Galeniuk
06:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladislav Kazamanov
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Yan Aucoin
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
16:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Samorukov
(auto) Clipping minor (2:00)
19:57
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Owen Tippett (power play)

Assists: Ian Mitchell, Austen Keating
00:33
GOAL
Goal: Gabe Vilardi

Assists: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Brett Davis
02:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Davis
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Rodionychev
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
15:06
GOAL
Goal: Jaret Anderson-Dolan

17:06
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Klim Kostin
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
01:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Bouchard
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
02:22
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Arseni Akhmetov

02:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Demin
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
02:58
GOAL
Goal: Owen Tippett (power play)

Assists: Ian Mitchell, Gabe Vilardi
03:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Griffin Mendel
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
11:01
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Matthew Struthers

Assists: Nick Suzuki
12:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor (2:00)
15:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Slepets
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
15:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Jérémy Groleau
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
17:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Ian Scott WHT 60 23 21 2 0.913
Maxim Zhukov RUS 22 12 9 3 0.750
Arseni Akhmetov RUS 17 18 16 2 0.889

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

6 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2015
2 - 6 L vs. Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 7, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 6, 2015
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 6, 2015
4 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2015
6 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 5, 2015
Videos
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2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 5 – LLO 3 (Semifinal)
Calverley scored twice, and the Rangers advanced to play for gold.
2016 TELUS Cup - SNB 2 – LSL 1 (Semifinal)
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