2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #14
QF
Final
November 3, 2016 4:00 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
4
9
21
14
11
7
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
1 / 2
8

Game Story

WOO SCORES LATE WINNER, SENDS WHITE TO U17 SEMIFINALS

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Jett Woo (Winnipeg, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) broke open a tie game with just 89 seconds remaining, leading Canada White to the semifinals at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 3-2 quarter-final win over Canada Red on Thursday afternoon.

White is back in the semifinals for the second year in a row and will face a familiar foe; it will take on Sweden on Friday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET), after beating the Swedes in the semis last year in Dawson Creek, B.C.

With overtime looming, White worked the puck around to Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL), whose shot hit a body in front and ricocheted to Woo; the Canadian captain quickly got off a backhand that found its way through traffic and past Red goaltender Carl Stankowski (Calgary, Alta./Seattle, WHL).

Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) and Elijah Brown (Edmonton, Alta./Seattle, WHL) had the other goals for White, which watched a two-goal lead evaporate in the dying minutes of the second period before the Woo winner saved the day in the third.

Coming off a disappointing 8-2 loss to the Czech Republic to wrap up the preliminary round on Wednesday afternoon, White came out with jump and took an early lead when Thomas snuck a wraparound by Stankowski.

Red carried the play in the first, outshooting White 14-8, but White netminder Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) made almost half of his 30 saves in the opening 20 minutes.

Brown didn’t waste time doubling the advantage once the puck dropped to start the second period, squeezing a backhand though Stankowski along the ice to make it 2-0 at 2:28.

But Riley Damiani (Mississauga, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) got the comeback started at 14:13, burying the rebound of an Eric Guest (Kilworth, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) shot, and Shawn Element (Victoriaville, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) roofed a shot past Rodrigue less than four minutes later to tie the game.

Red held a 25-12 advantage in shots on goal through two periods, but the third was an evenly-matched slugfest, with both teams getting their chances and both goaltenders keeping the game tied before the late game-winner.

The loss means Canada Red will play Friday in the fifth-place game, with the time and opponent to be determined.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Akil Thomas

Assists: Liam Foudy, Carson Focht
01:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Zazula
Tripping (2:00)
06:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Koby Morrisseau
Slashing (2:00)
13:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Caiden Daley
Holding (2:00)
16:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Merkley
Roughing (2:00)
19:41
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Elijah Brown

Assists: Anderson MacDonald, Jonny Tychonick
02:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Anderson MacDonald
Cross-Checking (2:00)
12:32
GOAL
Goal: Riley Damiani (power play)

Assists: Eric Guest, Carter Robertson
14:13
GOAL
Goal: Shawn Element

Assists: Serron Noel, Kevin Bahl
17:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
20:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Damiani
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jett Woo

Assists: Jared McIsaac, Carson Focht
18:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue CAN-W 60 32 30 2 0.938
Carl Stankowski CAN-R 59 21 18 3 0.857

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 6 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 3 L @ SwedenSWE
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 3, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
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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