2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #7
Preliminary
Final (OT)
December 11, 2019 7:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
1
1
1
0
3
1
5
1
0
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
10
6
7
0
23
14
19
5
0
38

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
12
2 / 6
8

Game Story

U.S. USES SECOND-PERIOD SURGE TO DOWN EAST

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Brendan Brisson scored twice and added two assists, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine had a goal and two helpers and the United States rode a five-goal second period to a 7-3 win over Canada East on Wednesday night at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

The win keeps the U.S. unbeaten and in first place, while the Canadians suffered their first loss. It also improves the Americans’ all-time record against East to 14-2, including nine straight wins.

In all, six U.S. skaters scored goals and 12 recorded a point.

Nearing the close of an end-to-end first period, both teams found the back of the net.

Brisson opened the scoring for the Americans when his shot hit an East body in front and eluded goaltender Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL), but Jérémy Laframboise (Sainte-Catherine, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) found a streaking Ryan Tverberg (Richmond Hill, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL) and he tucked a forehand around U.S. netminder Logan Stein just 37 seconds later.

Ryan O’Hara (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) gave the Canadians their first lead early in the second period when his shot got a piece of Stein and trickled over the line, but the middle frame was all U.S. after that.

Grant Silianoff tied it at 7:06, snapping a quick one-timer past Levi off a cross-ice feed from Rhett Pitlick, and Brisson put the Americans ahead for good with a power-play goal at 13:37.

The floodgates opened from there, with three goals in just over three minutes.

Josh Groll went post and in past Levi, Trevor Kuntar poked in a loose puck after a point shot from Mitch Miller squeezed through the Canadian goaltender, and Sean Farrell jumped on a rebound for another man-advantage marker with just five seconds left in the period.

That was all for Levi, who gave way to Owen Say (London, Ont./Powassan, NOJHL) to start the third period.

Laframboise got one back on a Canadian five-on-three with eight minutes to go, but Fontaine answered with a shorthanded marker just 45 seconds later to finish the scoring.

Both teams will wrap up the preliminary round on Friday; the U.S. is first, taking on Russia (2 p.m. MT) followed by Canada East matching up with the Czech Republic (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colby MacArthur
Hooking (2:00)
05:52
GOAL
Goal: Brendan Brisson

Assists: Sean Farrell, Ryder Rolston
17:28
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Tverberg

Assists: Jérémy Laframboise, Brendan Kennette
18:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Ayrton Martino
Tripping (2:00)
18:34
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Cole O'Hara

Assists: Nicholas DeGrazia
02:24
GOAL
Goal: Grant Silianoff

Assists: Rhett Pitlick, Connor Caponi
07:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Tucker McIntosh
Tripping (2:00)
12:16
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brendan Brisson

Assists: Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, Michael Koster
13:37
GOAL
Goal: Josh Groll

Assists: Rhett Pitlick, Matt Knies
16:51
GOAL
Goal: Trevor Kuntar

Assists: Mitch Miller, Brendan Brisson
18:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Tanos
Tripping (2:00)
18:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Charles Tremblay
Tripping (2:00)
19:55
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Sean Farrell

Assists: Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, Brendan Brisson
19:55
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Owen Say

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitch Miller
Interference (2:00)
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Christian Berger
Roughing (2:00)
03:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Hara
Delay of Game (2:00)
05:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Colangelo
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Rhett Pitlick
Hooking (2:00)
11:40
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jérémy Laframboise

Assists: Ryland Mosley, Philippe Chapleau
11:59
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Gunnarwolfe Fontaine

Assists: Mitch Miller
12:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Devon Levi CAN-E 40 33 27 6 0.818
Owen Say CAN-E 20 5 4 1 0.800
Logan Stein USA 60 23 20 3 0.870

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2019
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2019
4 - 6 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2019
7 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
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.