2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
November 5, 2017 2:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
11
7
29
8
7
13
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
12
0 / 6
8

Game Story

MAIER GETS SHUTOUT, BLACK BLANKS WHITE IN U17 OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Yorkton, SJHL) stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout, backstopping Canada Black to a 1-0 win over Canada White in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Alex Beaucage (Trois-Rivières, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) scored the lone goal for Black, which ended a three-game preliminary-round losing streak to White.

Black carried the play in the first period, holding an 11-8 advantage in shots on goal, and struck on its first power-play opportunity; the rebound of a Kaedan Korczak (Yorkton, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) shot popped back into the slot and onto the stick of Beaucage, who beat White goaltender Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) just shy of the midway mark of the opening frame.

That would be it for offence, as Maier and Gauthier combined to stop 56 of 57 shots.

Neither team was without opportunities over the final 40 minutes; White had four chances on the power play in the second and third periods, including one with less than five minutes left, but couldn’t find the tying marker.

Maier became just the third Canadian goaltender to post a shutout since the tournament went to the eight-team format in 2014, joining Dylan Wells (Canada Red vs. Slovakia, 2014) and Kevin Mandolese (Canada Red vs. Russia, 2016).

Both teams are back in action Monday; Canada White is up first, taking on the United States (2:30 p.m. MT) before Canada Black takes on the Czech Republic (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Christopher Inniss
Hooking (2:00)
02:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Laaouan
Tripping (2:00)
07:40
GOAL
Goal: Alex Beaucage (power play)

Assists: Kaedan Korczak, Jamieson Rees
09:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Keppen
Slashing (2:00)
15:13
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacson Alexander
Tripping (2:00)
08:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Logan Barlage
Slashing (2:00)
12:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Tag Bertuzzi
Interference (2:00)
17:44
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bailey Peach
Slashing (2:00)
04:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Pelletier
Hooking (2:00)
05:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Christopher Inniss
Slashing (2:00)
15:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Sasha Mutala
Holding (2:00)
19:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nolan Maier CAN-B 60 28 28 0 1.000
Taylor Gauthier CAN-W 58 29 28 1 0.966

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 28 - SV% - 1.000
GA 1 - SVS - 28 - SV% - 0.966
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

4 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 11, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 9, 2017
1 - 9 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 5 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2017
5 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 9, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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