2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #19
Placement
Final
November 9, 2018 4:00 pm AST
qplex
Quispamsis, N.B.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
13
10
28
14
8
16
38

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
4
0 / 2
6

Game Story

CRNKOVIC HAT TRICK LEADS BLACK TO FIFTH AT U17 CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Kyle Crnkovic (Chestermere, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) finished his hat trick into an empty net, helping Canada Black to a 5-3 win over Canada White in the fifth-place game at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Friday night.

James Hardie (Innisfil, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) added the game-winning goal with 2:39 to go for Black, which gained a small measure of revenge for its 5-4 overtime loss to White in the opening prelim game for both last Sunday.

Garin Bjorklund (Grande Prairie, Alta./Calgary Buffaloes, AJHL) starred in his second start of the week in the Black goal, finishing with 35 saves to record the victory.

The first period belonged to White, which outshot Black 14-5 and netted a pair of goals.

Cameron Tolnai (Oakville, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) opening the scoring just shy of the seven-minute mark, finishing a behind-the-net feed from Colby Ambrosio (Welland, Ont./Tri-City, USHL), before Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) doubled the advantage late in the opening frame.

Crnkovic counted twice in less than five minutes in the second period to get Black even; he beat White goaltender Sebastian Cossa (Fort McMurray, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) with a quick shot over the pad at 13:11, and went short-side from a sharp angle at 17:32 to send the teams to the dressing room tied 2-2 after two.

Black took its first lead of the game when Ryan O’Rourke (Pickering, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) hammered a one-timer past Cossa just four minutes into the third, but Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) went bar-down for his tournament-leading eighth goal at 8:31 to tie the game again.

McClennon scored a goal in all five games, and finished with the most goals by a Canadian at the tournament in at least the last eight years.

With another overtime between the Canadian sides looming, Hardie let go a quick shot from the high slot that went post-and-in past the glove of Cossa to put Black ahead for good before Crnkovic iced the win with Cossa on the bench.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Donovan Sebrango
Tripping (2:00)
04:38
GOAL
Goal: Cameron Tolnai

Assists: Luke Evangelista, Colby Ambrosio
06:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Piercey
Tripping (2:00)
07:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Tolnai
Hooking (2:00)
11:12
GOAL
Goal: Cole Perfetti

Assists: Jake Neighbours
15:59
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Crnkovic

Assists: Ozzy Wiesblatt, Aidan de la Gorgendiere
13:11
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Crnkovic

Assists: Ozzy Wiesblatt, Jamie Drysdale
17:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Rourke
Holding (2:00)
19:14
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan O'Rourke

Assists: Daemon Hunt, Jack Finley
04:03
GOAL
Goal: Connor McClennon

Assists: Xavier Bourgault
08:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor McClennon
Tripping (2:00)
11:55
GOAL
Goal: James Hardie

Assists: Donovan Sebrango, Jamie Drysdale
17:21
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Kyle Crnkovic

Assists: Pier-Olivier Roy
18:59
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Sebastian Cossa

18:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Garin Bjorklund CAN-B 60 38 35 3 0.921
Sebastian Cossa CAN-W 59 27 23 4 0.852

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 3 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2018
3 - 5 L vs. Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2018
2 - 4 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2018
3 - 4 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 8, 2018
5 - 4 W vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 6, 2018
5 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
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.