2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Prelim
Final
November 1, 2016 4:00 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
9
5
23
11
9
6
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
8
0 / 3
37

Game Story

ELEMENT SCORES SHORTHANDED WINNER TO GIVE RED WIN OVER RUSSIA

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Shawn Element (Victoriaville, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) scored the only goal of the game shorthanded early in the third period, helping Canada Red to a 1-0 win over Russia in the final preliminary-round game for both Tuesday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The win jumps the Canadians over Russia and Finland into first place in Group B, with only the Sweden-Finland match-up on Tuesday night remaining in the round robin.

If the Swedes win, Canada Red will win the group, while a Finnish victory (in regulation time only) will drop Red to second. If the game reaches overtime, the Canadians take top spot.

With Red killing the final seconds of a kneeing major given to Serron Noel (Nepean, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) in the dying moments of the second period, the Canadians capitalized on a turnover in the Russian zone.

Jumping on the loose puck after the defender fell, Josh Tarzwell (Red Deer, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) found Element cruising into the slot, and he blasted a one-timer past goaltender Amir Miftakhov at 4:17 of the third period.

That would be more than enough offence for Canadian netminder Kevin Mandolese (Blainville, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL), who turned away all 23 shots he faced to record his first win of the tournament.

After an evenly-match first period – Canada Red outshot Russia 11-9 in the opening 20 minutes – the Canadians ran into serious penalty trouble in the second.

Red had to fend off parts of six power plays in the middle stanza, including a 91-second two-man advantage midway through the period, and the 90-second five-on-three that spanned the second and third.

But Mandolese and the penalty-killing unit were up to the task, and the Element winner seemed like a gift from the hockey gods for the work done while a man down.

The Russians pulled Miftakhov in the dying minutes, but the best chance, arguably, went to Mandolese, who had his attempt at goal knocked down by a Russian high stick at centre ice, with the puck seemingly tracking towards the empty goal.

Both teams will anxiously await the results of the final two preliminary-round games find out when, and against whom, they’ll play in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Damiani
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Malyshev
Interference (2:00)
18:02
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Dellandrea
Interference (2:00)
01:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Billy Moskal
Delay of Game (2:00)
04:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Element
Boarding (2:00)
09:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Dawson Barteaux
Delay of Game (2:00)
09:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Okhotiuk
Roughing (2:00)
13:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Roberts
Roughing (2:00)
13:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Gogolev
Boarding (2:00)
16:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Bahl
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Serron Noel
Kneeing - Major (5:00)
19:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Serron Noel
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
19:42
3rd Period
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Shawn Element

Assists: Josh Tarzwell
04:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Maksim Denezhkin
Interference (2:00)
06:20

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Amir Miftakhov RUS 18 26 25 1 0.962
Kevin Mandolese CAN-R 60 23 23 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SVS - 25 - SV% - 0.962
GA 0 - SVS - 23 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

6 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 3, 2016
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 3, 2016
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 1, 2016
Videos
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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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