2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #22
Gold
Final
November 11, 2017 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
3
1
4
4
1
1
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
7
14
25
21
6
7
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 7
6
0 / 4
12

Game Story

U.S. EXPLODES EARLY, BEATS RED TO WIN U17 GOLD

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Cole Caufield scored a hat trick, Jack Hughes added four points to his tournament-leading total and the United States claimed a fifth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-4 win over Canada Red on Saturday night.

The Americans, who also won gold in 2001, 2002, 2010 and January 2014, finished an unbeaten run through the tournament, outscoring its opponents 34-15 in six games.

After scoring four times in the first period of their semfinal win over Canada White on Friday night, the U.S. repeated the feat one night later, outshooting Red 21-4 in a dominating first period.

Caufield got it started at 7:43, taking a feed from Hughes on a 2-on-1 and going upstairs on Canadian goaltender Luke Cavallin (Greely, Ont./Flint, OHL) for his tournament-leading sixth goal.

Hughes doubled the lead at 14:17, Owen Lindmark beat Cavallin from the slot at 17:28, and a shot from Domenick Fensore went off the skate of Caufield and in in the final minute of the opening frame, putting the Americans up big.

When Caufield finished his hat trick just 1:19 into the second period, it looked like the game could become a repeat of the pre-tournament meeting between the teams, a 9-1 win for the U.S.

But Red found its footing, striking three times in just over six minutes to turn a runaway into a thriller.

Nick Wong (Orton, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) raced away from a defender and chipped the puck over U.S. goaltender Cameron Rowe just past the nine-minute mark, Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) wired in a power-play goal three minutes later, and Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) tipped in a feed from Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont,/Barrie, OHL) to close the deficit to two after 40 minutes.

The Canadians pushed in the third period, outshooting the U.S. 14-7, but couldn’t get closer than two.

Alex Vlasic hit the empty net in the final minute to clinch the win for the Americans before Suzuki went short-side on Rowe for a consolation goal with 33 seconds left, capping the scoring.

Hughes finished with five goals and 10 assists in six games, sitting two points ahead of Caufield (8-5—13) and six up on teammate Matthew Boldy (3-6—9), who earned three assists in the final.

The gold medal game included five of the six players named to the tournament all-star team – Hughes and Caufield were joined by Lafrenière up front, Byram and Canada Black defenceman Matthew Robertson (Sherwood Park, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) made it on the blue-line, and Cavallin earned the nod in goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Cole Caufield

Assists: Jack Hughes
07:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Xavier Simoneau
High-Sticking (2:00)
09:08
GOAL
Goal: Jack Hughes

Assists: Matthew Boldy
14:17
GOAL
Goal: Owen Lindmark

Assists: Alex Turcotte, Matthew Boldy
17:28
GOAL
Goal: Cole Caufield

Assists: Domenick Fensore, Jack Hughes
19:39
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Cole Caufield

Assists: Matthew Boldy, Jack Hughes
01:19
GOAL
Goal: Nick Wong

Assists: Evan Brand
09:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Colton Kammerer
Slashing (2:00)
10:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Gildon
Roughing (2:00)
10:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Case McCarthy
Slashing (2:00)
10:48
GOAL
Goal: Bowen Byram (power play)

Assists: Peyton Krebs, Dylan Cozens
11:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Drew Helleson
Roughing (2:00)
13:09
GOAL
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière

Assists: Ryan Suzuki, Bowen Byram
15:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Peyton Krebs
Slashing (2:00)
17:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Boldy
High-Sticking (2:00)
18:40
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Moynihan
Slashing (2:00)
02:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Cam York
Delay of Game (2:00)
17:24
GOAL
Goal: Alex Vlasic

19:09
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Luke Cavallin

19:10
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Suzuki

Assists: Brandon Coe
19:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Luke Cavallin CAN-R 58 33 28 5 0.848
Cameron Rowe USA 60 25 21 4 0.840

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

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