2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #19
Semifinal
Final
November 10, 2017 6:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
7
9
27
11
12
9
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
4
1 / 2
6

Game Story

PARENT SCORES LATE WINNER, SENDS RED TO U17 GOLD MEDAL GAME

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Xavier Parent (Blainville, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) banked in the game-winning goal on the power play with 90 seconds left, sending Canada Red to the gold medal game at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge after a 3-2 semifinal win over the Czech Republic on Friday night.

Red will face either the United States or Canada White in the final Saturday (9 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT, TSN).

With overtime looming, a late too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty put the Canadians on the man advantage. Great work at the blue-line by Justin Barron (Halifax, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) kept the puck alive before it made its way down the boards to Parent.

He spun at the side of the net and threw a blind backhand in front that hit a Czech skate and trickled past goaltender Lukas Parik to send North Peace Arena into a frenzy.

It is the third year in a row a Canadian team will play for gold; White earned the title in 2015 in Dawson Creek, B.C., while Black was edged by Sweden in the final last year in Sault Ste. Marie.

The Czechs were first to the scoreboard less than eight minutes in when Adam Najman outraced a Canadian defender and snapped a quick shot past Red netminder Luke Cavallin (Greely, Ont./Flint, OHL), but Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) tied the game at 15:43 when a centering pass from Brandon Coe (Ajax, Ont./North Bay, OHL) hit his skate and beat Parik.

Lafrenière played the set-up role on the go-ahead marker in the second period; he dropped a pass to Nick Wong (Orton, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), who wired a shot past Parik to put Red ahead for the first time.

This time it was the Czechs’ turn to equalize late in the period. Jaromir Pytlik blazed down the right wing and snapped a quick shot that beat Cavallin to the glove side, sending the teams to the intermission tied 2-2.

Red held a 32-27 advantage in shots on goal in an evenly-matched game – the teams had 11 shots apiece in the first period, and nine each in the third.

The defeat means the Czechs will play for bronze against the loser of the U.S.-White semi on Saturday afternoon (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT, TSN2).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Adam Najman

Assists: Patrik Rasin, David Homola
07:57
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
12:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Lang
Hooking (2:00)
12:51
GOAL
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière

Assists: Brandon Coe, Bowen Byram
15:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Xavier Parent
Hooking (2:00)
16:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Brand
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:13
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nick Wong

Assists: Alexis Lafrenière
08:34
GOAL
Goal: Jaromir Pytlik

Assists: Jonas Peterek, Simon Kubicek
17:05
3rd Period
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
17:03
GOAL
Goal: Xavier Parent (power play)

Assists: Dylan Cozens, Justin Barron
18:30

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Lukas Parik CZE 59 32 29 3 0.906
Luke Cavallin CAN-R 60 27 25 2 0.926

Game Leaders

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 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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 11, 2017
4 - 6 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 11, 2017
2 - 3 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 10, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 3 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
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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