2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #20
SF/DF
Final (SO)
November 4, 2016 7:30 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
11
12
10
6
39
12
12
11
7
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
2
0 / 1
2

Game Story

CANADA BLACK WINS SHOOTOUT THRILLER TO ADVANCE TO U17 FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Jacob Ingham (Barrie, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) stopped three of the five Russian shooters he faced, his teammates scored on their first three attempts, and Canada Black moved into the gold medal game at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge after a 2-1 semifinal shootout win on Friday.

The Canadians will face Sweden on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET) in search of their first U17 gold.

Black had to twice erase one-goal deficits, including one entering the third period, just to reach overtime, and took over in the shootout when Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL), Allan McShane (Barrie, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Luka Burzan (Surrey, B.C./Moose Jaw, WHL) made good on their attempts.

Russia was first to the scoreboard five-and-a-half minutes in when Andrey Svechnikov wired a wrist shot by Ingham right off the face-off, but it took just 34 seconds for the Canadians to respond, when Chase Wouters (Lloydminster, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) knocked his own rebound by netminder Amir Miftakhov to tie the game.

Svechnikov struck again at the 7:31 mark of the second period; Grigorii Denisenko blindly threw the puck from the blue-line towards the Canadian goal, where Svechnikov deftly redirected it out of mid-air and past Ingham for his second of the game and a 2-1 Russian lead.

That lead would hold only until the opening minutes of the third. Declan Chisholm (Bowmanville, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) did the work, stick-handling his way down the left wing dishing across the ice to Adam McMaster (Beamsville, Ont./North Bay, OHL), who had a wide-open net to bring Black even for the second time and eventually force overtime.

The game included plenty of shots on goal – Canada Black had a 42-39 advantage through regulation and overtime – but few goals, a testament to the work of Ingham and Miftakhov.

But the Russians made a curious decision to open the shootout, replacing Miftakhov with Daniil Isaev. That experiment lasted only two shooters, with both Foote and McShane going five-hole.

Svechnikov got one back for the Russians before Burzan answered back, burying the first chance against Miftakhov, only for Maksim Denezhkin to beat Ingham with a silky deke to finish Round 3.

With his team up a goal, Ingham stopped Denisenko on the Russians’ fourth shot before denying Maksim Shabanov on their final attempt, clinching the victory.

The loss sends Russia to the bronze medal game; it will face Canada White on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. MT), looking to keep alive its streak of medalling at five-consecutive U17 tournaments.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
Boarding (2:00)
00:30
GOAL
Goal: Andrey Svechnikov

Assists: Aleksandr Khovanov
05:29
GOAL
Goal: Chase Wouters

Assists: Eric Florchuk
06:03
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Andrey Svechnikov

Assists: Grigorii Denisenko
07:31
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Adam McMaster

Assists: Declan Chisholm
01:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksandr Khovanov
Delay of Game (2:00)
05:39
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Aleksandr Khovanov shooutout attempt on #1 Jacob Ingham
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Nolan Foote shooutout attempt on #29 Daniil Isaev
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Andrey Svechnikov shooutout attempt on #1 Jacob Ingham
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Allan McShane shooutout attempt on #29 Daniil Isaev
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#24 Maksim Denezhkin shooutout attempt on #1 Jacob Ingham
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Luka Burzan shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhov
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Grigorii Denisenko shooutout attempt on #1 Jacob Ingham
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#4 Ty Smith shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Maksim Shabanov shooutout attempt on #1 Jacob Ingham
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Calen Addison shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhov
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Amir Miftakhov RUS 70 42 40 2 0.952
Jacob Ingham CAN-B 70 39 37 2 0.949

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

6 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 5, 2016
1 - 2 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 2 W vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 3, 2016
3 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 3, 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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