2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
November 5, 2017 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
1
1
5
0
2
0
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
15
10
9
34
9
9
4
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
16
0 / 8
10

Game Story

BIG FIRST PERIOD LEADS U.S. PAST CZECHS IN U17 OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jack Hughes scored twice as part of a three-goal first period, and the United States beat the Czech Republic 5-2 in the first Group A game for both Sunday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Americans topped the Czechs for the sixth-consecutive time, dating back to a 2-1 semifinal loss at the 1998 U17 tournament in Kitchener, Ont. The U.S. has won eight of nine all-time meetings.

Alex Turcotte was first onto the scoresheet for the U.S., finishing a pretty set-up from Trevor Zegras on the power play at 9:12, before Hughes knocked in a rebound for a 2-0 lead just over six minutes later.

He added his second with less than two minutes to go in the opening frame on another American man advantage, taking a pass at the side of the net and stuffing his shot far-side on Czech goaltender Nick Malik.

The offensive onslaught continued with a Danny Weight goal just 32 seconds into the second period and the U.S. looked to be ready to pull away, much like it did in a 9-1 pre-tournament win over Canada Red.

But Adam Najman got the Czechs on the board at 11:20, poking in a rebound, and Marcel Barinka made it a two-goal game just 19 seconds after that, cutting the American lead in half heading to the final frame.

The Europeans managed just two shots on goal in the third period, though, and Patrick Moynihan blasted a shot past Malik from the high slot early at 6:27 to finish the scoring.

The U.S. had a 34-20 advantage in shots on goal.

Group A play continues for both teams Monday at the Encana Events Centre; the Americans are up first, taking on Canada White (2:30 p.m. MT) before the Czechs meet Canada Black (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Cam York
Holding (2:00)
03:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Marshall Warren
Hooking (2:00)
06:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Prikryl
Hooking (2:00)
07:27
GOAL
Goal: Alex Turcotte (power play)

Assists: Trevor Zegras, Cole Caufield
09:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Case McCarthy
Holding (2:00)
11:15
GOAL
Goal: Jack Hughes

15:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Kucerik
High-Sticking (2:00)
15:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Has
Holding (2:00)
17:06
GOAL
Goal: Jack Hughes (power play)

Assists: Cole Caufield, Patrick Moynihan
18:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Trevor Zegras
Slashing (2:00)
18:11
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Danny Weight

Assists: Trevor Zegras, Cam York
00:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Kucerik
Boarding (2:00)
03:38
PENALTY
Penalty: John Beecher
Cross-Checking (2:00)
04:27
GOAL
Goal: Adam Najman

Assists: Michal Teply
11:20
GOAL
Goal: Marcel Barinka

Assists: Martin Lang
11:39
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: David Vitouch
Hooking (2:00)
01:37
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Patrick Moynihan)
Too Many Players (2:00)
04:17
GOAL
Goal: Patrick Moynihan

Assists: Danny Weight
06:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Trevor Zegras
Hooking (2:00)
16:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Case McCarthy
Delay of Game (2:00)
17:24

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Spencer Knight USA 60 22 20 2 0.909
Nick Malik CZE 60 34 29 5 0.853

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

Previous Games

6 - 4 W vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 11, 2017
2 - 1 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 11, 2017
9 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 10, 2017
2 - 3 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 10, 2017
5 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 9, 2017
4 - 3 W @ RussiaRUS
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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