2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Presented By newlogo
2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #18
Semifinal
Final (OT)
November 8, 2019 7:00 pm MST
Canalta Centre
Medicine Hat, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
1
2
0
3
2
4
1
0
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
8
6
10
0
24
9
12
12
0
33

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 11
20
2 / 6
24

Game Story

U.S. KEEPS SCORING, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME

JASON LA ROSE

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Jeremy Wilmer scored twice in a four-goal second period, and the United States booked its spot in the gold medal game at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 7-3 semifinal win over Canada White on Friday night.

The Americans will go in search of their sixth U17 gold medal with they face off against Russia in the gold medal game on Saturday night (7 p.m. MT) at the Canalta Centre.

The U.S. spread around the scoring once again; six different players scored goals and 12 recorded at least a point. Red Savage finished with a goal and an assist and Jack Devine had two helpers to join Wilmer with multi-point efforts.

The Americans have scored 35 goals in five games, far and away the highest total in the tournament.

Not surprisingly, it was Chaz Lucius who opened the scoring. He swatted a rebound past White goaltender Tyler Brennan (Winnipeg, Man./Prince George, WHL) midway through the first period for his tournament-leading seventh goal and 10th point.

Colby Saganiuk joined him on the scoresheet before the end of the frame, sweeping in a centring pass from Ryan St. Louis.

As they have done more than once in the tournament, the American offence scored in bulk in the second period; it struck for three goals in just over three minutes to take charge.

Roman Schmidt netted a shorthanded marker at 2:20, hammering a one-timer past Brennan, and Wilmer cleaned up a rebound at 4:46 to chase the Canadian netminder after four goals on 14 shots.

Red Savage welcomed William Rousseau (Trois-Rivières, Que./Trois-Rivières, LHMAAAQ) to the game less than a minute later, knocking in his own second-chance opportunity at the top of the crease to make it 5-0.

Guillaume Richard (Cap-Santé, Que./Tri-City, USHL) finally gave the Canadians fans something to cheer about when his point shot pinballed off a U.S. leg and past Kaidan Mbereko for a power-play marker, but Wilmer got his second late in the middle frame, stepping out from behind the goal-line and roofing a shot over a lunging Rousseau to make it 6-1 after 40 minutes.

Dylan Duke converted on an American power play midway through the third period before Richard and Charles-Alexis Legault (Pierrefonds, Que./Lac St-Louis, LHMAAAQ) added consolation goals in the final minute for the Canadians.

Final shots on goal favoured the U.S., 33-24.

Canada White will have a quick turnaround before it takes on the Czech Republic for bronze on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Chaz Lucius

Assists: Jacob Martin
10:04
GOAL
Goal: Colby Saganiuk

Assists: Ryan St. Louis
11:25
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Hughes
Delay of Game (2:00)
01:41
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Roman Schmidt

Assists: Justin Janicke, Red Savage
02:20
GOAL
Goal: Jeremy Wilmer

Assists: Sean Behrens, Jack Devine
04:46
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: William Rousseau

04:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Kidney
Slashing (2:00)
05:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Aidan Hreschuk
Roughing (2:00)
05:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Boucher (Served by Luke Hughes)
Cross-Checking (2:00)
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Boucher (Served by Luke Hughes)
Spearing (2:00)
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Boucher (Served by Luke Hughes)
Spearing (2:00)
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Boucher
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
05:33
GOAL
Goal: Red Savage

05:33
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Guillaume Richard

06:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Jon-Randall Avon (Served by Maxime Pellerin)
Checking from Behind (2:00)
15:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Jon-Randall Avon
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
15:14
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jeremy Wilmer

Assists: Jack Devine
16:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Red Savage
Interference (2:00)
17:33
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason McTavish
Slashing (2:00)
04:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Beck
High-Sticking (2:00)
06:49
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dylan Duke

Assists: Jack Hughes
08:42
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Gibson Homer

14:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Arnsby
Holding (2:00)
14:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Martin
Holding (2:00)
17:23
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Guillaume Richard

Assists: Chase Stillman, Riley Kidney
19:00
GOAL
Goal: Charles-Alexis Legault

19:38

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tyler Brennan CAN-W 24 14 10 4 0.714
William Rousseau CAN-W 35 19 16 3 0.842
Kaidan Mbereko USA 54 18 17 1 0.944
Gibson Homer USA 6 6 4 2 0.667

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 9, 2019
2 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 2019
3 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 8, 2019
7 - 3 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 8, 2019
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 7, 2019
8 - 4 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2019
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.