2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #20
Semifinal
Final
November 10, 2017 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
4
2
3
9

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
12
3
19
15
11
13
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
18
4 / 10
12

Game Story

U.S. SCORES EARLY AND OFTEN, CRUISES PAST WHITE INTO U17 FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matthew Boldy paced a balanced offence by scoring twice and adding an assist, and the United States got goals from eight different players in a 9-1 semifinal win over Canada White on Friday night, moving into the gold medal game at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Americans will play in their 12th U17 final on Saturday night, taking on Canada Red (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, TSN) at the Encana Events Centre.

In total, 16 of the 20 U.S. skaters recorded at least a point, with Boldy and Jack Hughes (three assists) leading the way.

The scoring started early, with Owen Lindmark beating White goaltender Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) through the legs with a quick shot from the slot just 2:14 in.

Boldy got a piece of a Cam York shot for the first of four power-play goals on the night 41 seconds after that, and Trevor Zegras tipped in a shot from Case McCarthy at 6:57 for a quick 3-0 lead.

Cole Caufield went short-side on Gauthier at 11:48 and that was it for the Canadian netminder; he was replaced by Jonathan Lemieux (Beloeil, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) after allowing four goals on 10 shots.

Outshot 15-4 in the first period, White showed a little more jump in the second, holding a narrow 12-11 advantage in the middle frame, although its deficit grew by one.

John Beecher slipped a shot five-hole on Lemieux at 3:24, and Judd Caulfield tucked in the sixth goal three minutes later, giving the Americans six different goal scorers.

Joe Carroll (Almonte, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) finally got one back for White late in the second, picking the corner over the glove of U.S. puck-stopper Spencer Knight, but that would be it for offence from the Canadians.

Boldy converted the American touchdown on the power play less than two minutes into the third period, before Sean Farrell and Drew Helleson added man-advantage goals to finish the offensive onslaught.

The result equals the most lopsided semifinal in tournament history; the U.S. beat Quebec 9-1 at the January 2014 tournament, Pacific topped Ontario by the same score at the 2005 event, and Ontario blanked West 8-0 in 1997.

Canada White will play for bronze on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Czech Republic (4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Owen Lindmark

Assists: Marshall Warren, Judd Caulfield
02:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Lee
Delay of Game (2:00)
02:40
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Boldy (power play)

Assists: Cam York, Jack Hughes
02:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Turcotte
Slashing (2:00)
04:07
GOAL
Goal: Trevor Zegras

Assists: Case McCarthy
06:57
GOAL
Goal: Cole Caufield

Assists: Jack Hughes, Matthew Boldy
11:48
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jonathan Lemieux

11:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Moynihan
Interference (2:00)
12:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Brewer
Tripping (2:00)
19:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Bouchard
Interference (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: John Beecher

Assists: Owen Lindmark, Alex Vlasic
03:24
GOAL
Goal: Judd Caulfield

Assists: Case McCarthy, Michael Gildon
06:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Case McCarthy
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:41
GOAL
Goal: Joe Carroll

Assists: Connor McMichael
16:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Gildon
Tripping (2:00)
18:30
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Graeme Clarke
Slashing (2:00)
01:02
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Boldy (power play)

Assists: Cam York, Jack Hughes
01:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Jaxon Bellamy
Slashing (2:00)
02:35
GOAL
Goal: Sean Farrell (power play)

Assists: Domenick Fensore, Henry Thrun
04:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Drew Helleson
Hooking (2:00)
05:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Bouchard
Roughing (2:00)
07:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Swetlikoff
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:24
GOAL
Goal: Drew Helleson (power play)

Assists: Trevor Zegras, Sean Farrell
11:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Légaré (Served by Samuel Poulin)
Roughing (2:00)
14:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Légaré
Roughing (2:00)
14:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Marshall Warren
Roughing (2:00)
14:42

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jonathan Lemieux CAN-W 48 29 24 5 0.828
Taylor Gauthier CAN-W 11 10 6 4 0.600
Spencer Knight USA 60 19 18 1 0.947

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 11, 2017
6 - 4 W vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 11, 2017
1 - 9 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2017
9 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 10, 2017
5 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 9, 2017
5 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
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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