2017-18 National Junior Team

2017 National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp
Game #5
Final
August 5, 2017 7:00 pm EST
USA Hockey Arena
Plymouth, Mich.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
1
2
5
2
2
3
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
5
10
21
8
9
7
24

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 6
10
4 / 4
14

Game Story

CANADA DROPS SHOWCASE FINALE TO U.S.

JASON LA ROSE

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) and Jonah Gadjovich (Whitby, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) scored to make it a one-goal game in the dying minutes, but Canada came up short in a 7-5 loss to the U.S. on Saturday in the finale of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp.

Steel finished with a goal and two assists for the Canadians, who cut a 6-3 deficit to 6-5 with just over six minutes to go before the Americans added an empty-net goal to cap the scoring.

The U.S. opened the scoring on the power play when Joey Anderson redirected a Patrick Harper shot from the point, but Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) equalized for Canada with a man-advantage marker of his own, finishing a cross-ice feed from Steel.

Givani Smith (Toronto, Ont./Guelph, OHL) gave the Canadians their first lead at 16:39, banking a shot off a skate and past American goaltender Joseph Woll, but Adam Fox ripped a shot past netminder Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) just 43 seconds late to send the game to the first intermission tied 2-2.

Anderson added his second of the game on another power play just 83 seconds into the second period, and Kailer Yamamoto got behind the Canadian defence to make it a two-goal game at 9:14.

Pierre-Luc Dubois (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) got one back for Canada before the end of the middle frame, getting his stick on a set-up from Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) to make it a 4-3 game after 40 minutes.

Just as they did in the second period, the Americans struck quickly in the third; Patrick Harper danced into the Canadian zone and picked the top corner past Dylan Wells (St. Catharines, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) on the power play just 48 seconds after the puck dropped.

Ryan Poehling added the fourth U.S. power play goal at 6:42, giving the Americans their biggest lead of the game at 6-3 with 13:18 to go, but the Canadians refused to roll over.

Steel was first at 11:47, hammering a one-timer past Woll from the top of the circle, and Gadjovich batted in the 6-5 goal at 13:27, setting up a wild finish.

But the comeback was not to be, and Anderson finished his hat trick into the empty net with 47 seconds left.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Howden
Interference (2:00)
04:38
GOAL
Goal: Joey Anderson (power play)

Assists: Patrick Harper, Adam Fox
05:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Fox
Tripping (2:00)
12:22
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Kyrou (power play)

Assists: Sam Steel, Taylor Raddysh
12:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Trent Frederic
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:27
GOAL
Goal: Givani Smith

Assists: Robert Thomas, Logan Stanley
16:39
GOAL
Goal: Adam Fox

Assists: Casey Mittelstadt
17:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
Elbowing (2:00)
19:53
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Joey Anderson (power play)

Assists: Ryan Poehling, Brady Tkachuk
01:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Harper
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:53
GOAL
Goal: Kailer Yamamoto

Assists: Adam Fox, Dylan Samberg
09:14
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dylan Wells

09:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Kailer Yamamoto
High-Sticking (2:00)
12:23
GOAL
Goal: Pierre-Luc Dubois (power play)

Assists: Taylor Raddysh, Sam Steel
12:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Trent Frederic
Interference (2:00)
15:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Thomas
High-Sticking (2:00)
19:28
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Patrick Harper (power play)

Assists: Adam Fox, Brady Tkachuk
00:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Brady Tkachuk
Slashing (2:00)
03:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Girard
Slashing (2:00)
06:13
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Poehling (power play)

Assists: Joey Anderson, Adam Fox
06:42
GOAL
Goal: Sam Steel

Assists: Cale Makar, Pierre-Luc Dubois
11:47
GOAL
Goal: Jonah Gadjovich

Assists: Brett Howden, Victor Mete
13:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Samberg
Boarding (2:00)
14:05
GOAL
Goal: Joey Anderson

Assists: Dylan Samberg
19:13
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dylan Wells

19:14

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Carter Hart CAN 29 14 10 4 0.714
Dylan Wells CAN 28 9 7 2 0.778
Joseph Woll USA 60 21 16 5 0.762

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 4 - Points 5
G 1 - A 4 - PTS 5
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - PTS 4
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2

Previous Games

5 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Aug 5, 2017
7 - 5 W v CanadaCAN
Aug 5, 2017
7 - 4 W @ SwedenSWE
Aug 4, 2017
6 - 5 W @ FinlandFIN
Aug 2, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017-18 NWT: CAN 9 – AIR 1 (Exhibition)
Saulnier and Johnston had 2G each to help Canada win its Esso opener.
2017-18 NWT: NOR 4 – CAN 0 (Icebreaker)
Lacasse made 22 saves, but Canada was blanked in the tournament final.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 3 – ROY 1 (Icebreaker)
Poulin scored twice in the third period to send Canada to the win.
2017-18 NWT: CAN 4 – FLA 1 (Icebreaker)
Saulnier got the GWG to lead Canada to its first Icebreaker victory.
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