2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #2
Prelim
Final
October 30, 2016 4:00 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
1
1
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
7
15
33
10
6
7
23

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
10
0 / 5
12

Game Story

NIELSEN'S HAT TRICK HELPS WHITE BEAT BLACK AT U17 CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Tristen Nielsen (Fort St. John, B.C./Calgary, WHL) had a hat trick – scoring once in each period – to lead Canada White to a 4-1 win over Canada Black in the tournament opener for both Sunday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

White remained unbeaten in three all-time preliminary-round meetings with its Canadian counterparts; it earned a 5-4 overtime win in 2014 before a 5-3 victory last year en route to a gold medal.

Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Collège Antoine-Girouard, LHMAAAQ) finished the scoring into an empty net in the dying seconds for Canada White, which got 32 saves from Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL).

Nielsen wasted no time giving White an early lead, stepping around a Black defenceman before wiring a wrist shot over the glove of goaltender Jacob Ingham (Barrie, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) just 3:29 in.

Neither team generated much offence in the second period, combining for just 13 shots on goal, but Nielsen doubled the advantage just before the midway mark of the middle frame, jamming in a bouncing puck after Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) had thrown a backhand on net.

Black picked up its game in the third, outshooting White 15-7, but it could only put one puck behind Rodrigue; with a power play coming to an end, Owen Lalonde (Riverside, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) jumped off the bench and into the play, took a pass from Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) and quickly beat the White netminder upstairs to make it a 2-1 game.

But Nielsen needed just 2:09 to complete his hat trick and restore the two-goal advantage, hammering a one-timer from just inside the blue-line past Ingham.

Lavoie was the only other White skater to record multiple points; he helped set up Nielsen’s first goal, in addition to his empty-net goal with just seven ticks to go.

Canada White faces a tough test Monday, meeting the United States (4 p.m. ET), while Canada Black is right back to action with a Halloween matinee against the Czech Republic (12 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Tristen Nielsen

Assists: Raphael Lavoie, Barrett Hayton
03:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Tripping (2:00)
05:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Eric Florchuk
Holding (2:00)
09:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Interference (2:00)
13:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Declan Chisholm
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
17:10
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Carson Focht
Tripping (2:00)
01:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Tristen Nielsen
Boarding (2:00)
02:24
GOAL
Goal: Tristen Nielsen

Assists: Akil Thomas, Jackson Shepard
09:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Eli Zummack
Interference (2:00)
10:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Corcoran
Kneeing (2:00)
12:03
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Anderson MacDonald
Roughing (2:00)
02:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Koby Morrisseau
Holding (2:00)
05:15
GOAL
Goal: Owen Lalonde (power play)

Assists: Calen Addison, Nolan Foote
07:15
GOAL
Goal: Tristen Nielsen

Assists: Ryan Chyzowski
09:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
Interference (2:00)
16:21
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Raphael Lavoie

Assists: Jonny Tychonick
19:53
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jacob Ingham

19:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jacob Ingham CAN-B 58 22 19 3 0.864
Olivier Rodrigue CAN-W 60 33 32 1 0.970

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 2016
1 - 6 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2016
3 - 2 W vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 3 L @ SwedenSWE
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 3, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 3, 2016
Videos
Photos
2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
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