2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #9
Preliminary
Final
November 7, 2017 2:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
2
2
2
3
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
6
10
27
13
12
10
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 3
2
1 / 1
6

Game Story

WHITE BREAKS OUT, CRUISES PAST CZECHS FOR FIRST U17 WIN

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) scored two goals, Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) set up four and Canada White finally found its way into win column at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, beating the Czech Republic 7-2 in the preliminary-round finale for both Tuesday.

The win leaves the Canadians set in third place in Group A, while the Czechs will finish fourth. Both teams will travel to Fort St. John for their quarter-finals Thursday, against opposition yet to be determined.

The line of Pelletier, Clarke and Ethan Keppen (Whitby, Ont./Flint, OHL) dominated the first period; Pelletier cleaned up a loose puck to open the scoring for White less than four minutes in, and Keppen knocked in a rebound on the door step to make it 2-0 late in the opening frame.

White doubled up the Czechs in shots on goal in the second period, 12-6, but it took more than 14 minutes to add a third goal to its total, with Jake Lee (Sherwood Park, Alta./Seattle, WHL) wiring a wrist shot short-side on goaltender Nick Malik on the power play.

Pelletier got his second of the game at 18:07 and Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) knocked in his own rebound after a bounce off the end glass to push the advantage to 5-0 after 40 minutes.

Lukas Parik replaced Malik to start the third period for the Czechs.

The Europeans finally got a puck past Taylor Gauthier when Martin Lang rocketed a shot over the shoulder of the White netminder for a power-play goal, but Thomas Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) sprung Joe Carroll (Almonte, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) for a breakaway goal just 16 seconds after that to restore the five-goal lead.

Lang and White captain Braden Schneider (Prince Albert, Sask./Brandon, WHL) traded goals in the final five minutes to finish the scoring.

The Canadians had a 35-27 edge in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Pelletier

Assists: Ethan Keppen, Graeme Clarke
03:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakob Pelletier
Tripping (2:00)
12:20
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Keppen

Assists: Jaxon Bellamy, Graeme Clarke
17:11
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Prikryl
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:21
GOAL
Goal: Jake Lee (power play)

Assists: Graeme Clarke
14:27
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Pelletier

Assists: Graeme Clarke, Braden Schneider
18:07
GOAL
Goal: Connor McMichael

19:03
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Lukas Parik

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Harrison Blaisdell
Cross-Checking (2:00)
05:46
GOAL
Goal: Martin Lang (power play)

Assists: Simon Kubicek, Filip Prikryl
07:23
GOAL
Goal: Joe Carroll

Assists: Thomas Pelletier, Nathan Staios
07:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Graeme Clarke
Hooking (2:00)
13:34
GOAL
Goal: Martin Lang (power play)

Assists: Filip Prikryl, Simon Kubicek
15:16
GOAL
Goal: Braden Schneider

Assists: Nathan Staios, Ethan Keppen
18:14

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nick Malik CZE 40 25 20 5 0.800
Lukas Parik CZE 20 10 8 2 0.800
Taylor Gauthier CAN-W 60 27 25 2 0.926

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 4 - Points 4
G 0 - A 4 - P 4
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 11, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 11, 2017
2 - 3 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 9 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 3 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 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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