2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
November 4, 2018 12:00 pm AST
Harbour Station
Saint John, N.B.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
8
13
28
4
9
2
15

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
16
0 / 8
2

Game Story

AMERICANS USE BIG SECOND PERIOD TO DOWN CZECHS IN U17 OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Luke Tuch, Landon Slaggert and Hunter Strand scored goals in the decisive second period, helping the United States to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Americans got goals from five different players and points from 11 while holding the Czechs to just 15 shots. They won for the 38th time in their last 41 preliminary-round games at the tournament.

The lone goal of the first period came late; Owen Gallatin threaded the needle through a maze of sticks to find Dylan Peterson for a tap-in and a 1-0 U.S. lead after 20 minutes.

Tuch doubled the lead just past the three-minute mark of the second period, finishing a two-on-one with Thomas Bordeleau for a shorthanded marker before Slaggert one-timed a pass from Eamon Powell for the 3-0 goal at 9:45.

Strand made it a four-goal game less than three minutes after that, toe-dragging around a Czech defender and snapping a quick shot past the glove of goaltender Nick Malik.

A run of American penalties gave the Czechs a pair of five-on-three power plays late in the middle frame, and they finally broke just a few seconds after the last of the man advantages ended; Pavel Novak redirected a Tomas Chlubna pass through U.S. netminder Drew Commesso to make it 4-1 after two periods.

But the Europeans managed just two shots on goal in the final stanza, and Matthew Beniers finished the scoring with just over six minutes to go, moving the U.S. to 9-1 all-time against the Czechs at the tournament.

Both teams get right back to action Monday at Harbour Station; the Czechs are up first, taking on Canada Black (3:30 p.m. AT), followed by the Americans facing off against Canada White (7:30 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brock Faber
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Beniers
Hooking (2:00)
13:52
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Peterson

Assists: Owen Gallatin, Eamon Powell
17:33
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Eamon Powell
High-Sticking (2:00)
01:10
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Luke Tuch

Assists: Thomas Bordeleau, Jacob Truscott
03:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Laatsch
Tripping (2:00)
04:17
GOAL
Goal: Landon Slaggert

Assists: Blake Biondi, Hunter Strand
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Bordeleau
Tripping (2:00)
10:02
GOAL
Goal: Hunter Strand

Assists: Eamon Powell, Landon Slaggert
12:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Kleven
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Beniers
Hooking (2:00)
15:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Kleven
Tripping (2:00)
16:48
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Novak

Assists: Tomas Chlubna, Sebastian Malat
18:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Blaha
Hooking (2:00)
02:02
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Beniers

Assists: Brett Berard
13:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Drew Commesso USA 60 15 14 1 0.933
Nick Malik CZE 60 28 23 5 0.821

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 9, 2018
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2018
1 - 2 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 8, 2018
0 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 8, 2018
4 - 5 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 6, 2018
1 - 5 L @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 6, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.