2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #4
Preliminary
Final (OT)
December 8, 2019 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
11
11
8
0
30
7
8
12
0
27

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 7
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

EAST BEATS WEST IN ALL-CANADIAN SHOWDOWN AT WJAC

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Ayrton Martino (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) scored two goals and set up two others, and Ryland Mosley (Arnprior, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) added a goal and a helper, sending Canada East to a 5-1 win over Canada West on Sunday night at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

It is just the second time in 10 all-time meetings that East has beaten West; its other win came in the quarter-finals of the 2014 tournament in Kindersley, Sask.

Ryan Alexander (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) and Nicholas DeGrazia (Thunder Bay, Ont./Rayside-Balfour, NOJHL) had the other goals for Canada East, which grabbed a two-goal lead within the first six minutes and never looked back.

Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL) was terrific between the pipes, making 29 saves.

Martino struck first just 2:55 after the puck dropped, jumping on a Mosley rebound and beating West goaltender Carter Gylander (Beaumont, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL).

The roles were reversed three minutes later when Martino and Mosley raced away on a shorthanded two-on-one and the East captain tucked in a backhand, but Ethan Edwards (St. Albert, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and cut into the middle before snapping a shot past Levi to get West on the board 2:10 after that.

The Martino-Mosley-Alexander line produced the only goal of the second period; Martino found Philippe Chapleau (Longueuil, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) at the point, and Alexander chipped the rebound over a sprawling Gylander to restore the two-goal lead after 40 minutes.

East kept its foot on the gas in the final frame, outshooting West 12-8 and adding two more goals.

DeGrazia made it a 4-1 game six minutes into the third, throwing a centring pass into the slot and following the puck to the net before sweeping in a loose puck, and Martino forced a turnover deep in the West zone and tucked an unassisted effort five-hole on Gylander to finish the scoring at 13:51.

The win helps East keep pace with Russia atop the standings with four points through two games, while West is winless in its first two games for the second time in three years and third time ever. The good news? The other two times started 0-2, in 2011 and 2017, it won gold.

Both teams are on the ice next Wednesday night; Canada West will take on Russia in Dawson Creek (7 p.m. MT), while Canada East will travel an hour down the road to Fort St. John, B.C., to face the United States (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Ayrton Martino

Assists: Ryland Mosley
02:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Dovar Tinling
Hooking (2:00)
04:37
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Ryland Mosley

Assists: Ayrton Martino
05:52
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Edwards

08:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryland Mosley
Tripping (2:00)
08:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Tucker McIntosh (Served by Dovar Tinling)
Hooking (2:00)
11:38
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Lund
High-Sticking (2:00)
00:42
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Alexander

Assists: Philippe Chapleau, Ayrton Martino
07:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Tucker McIntosh
Holding (2:00)
09:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Edwards
Hooking (2:00)
18:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Owen Ozar
Hooking (2:00)
02:05
GOAL
Goal: Nicholas DeGrazia

Assists: Cole Craft, Matthew Vermaeten
05:47
GOAL
Goal: Ayrton Martino

13:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Charles Tremblay
Checking from Behind (2:00)
14:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Dovar Tinling
Hit to the Head (2:00)
17:36

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Carter Gylander CAN-W 60 27 22 5 0.815
Devon Levi CAN-E 60 30 29 1 0.967

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 12, 2019
1 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2019
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 11, 2019
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 5 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 8, 2019
4 - 6 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2019
Videos
Photos
2018 WJAC: CAN-W 3 – CZE 1 (Bronze)
Holloway scored twice to lead the Canadians to the bronze medal.
2018 WJAC: USA 2 – RUS 0 (Gold)
Saville made 25 saves to backstop the U.S. to its eighth WJAC gold.
2018 WJAC: RUS 4 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
2018 WJAC: USA 3 – CAN-W 2 OT (Semifinal)
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.