2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Final
October 31, 2015 10:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
9
12
37
9
17
11
37

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
4
0 / 2
10

Game Story

BIG THIRD PERIOD LEADS CANADA WHITE PAST RUSSIA IN U17 EXHIBITION

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ryan McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) opened the floodgates early in the third period Friday night, helping Canada White edge Russia 3-2 in 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge pre-tournament action.

McLeod’s was the first of three goals in a span of 7:37 in the first half of the final period, leading the Canadians to a victory over the defending gold medallists in front of a pro-Canadian crowd at North Peace Arena.

James Hamblin (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) and Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) had the other goals for Canada White.

The story through the first two periods was the goaltenders; Canadian netminder Matthew Welsh (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) and Russian counterpart Maxim Zhukov were perfect in the first 40 minutes, combining for 51 stops.

Canada White controlled the first period, outshooting Russia 16-9, only to see the Russians take the momentum in the middle frame, holding a 17-9 advantage in shots.

McLeod finally got the scoring started just 2:06 into the third, deftly deflecting a Jarrod Gourley (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) point shot over the shoulder of Zhukov for a 1-0 lead.

Andrei Svechnikov answered quickly for Russia, knocking a loose puck past Welsh, but Hamblin restored the Canadian lead for good at 7:49, roofing a shot over Zhukov while falling to make it a 2-1 game.

Tippett capped the goal barrage on a Canada White power play at 9:43, taking a feed from Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and snapping a quick shot past Zhukov’s blocker, giving the Canadians the cushion they would need.

Yegor Zaplatnikov made it interesting with seven minutes to go, tapping in a perfect cross-crease feed from Igor Zenchikov, but that was as close as the Russians get, and a late penalty ensured there would be no comeback.

Canada White opens its tournament Sunday against Canada Black in an all-Canadian curtain-raiser in Dawson Creek, B.C., (2:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksander Osin
(auto) Kneeing minor (2:00)
16:42
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksander Alexeev
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
00:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Elijah Roberts
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
08:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Thomas
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
14:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Rodionychev (Served by Aleksander Osin)
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
19:14
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan McLeod

Assists: Jarrod Gourley, Evan Bouchard
02:06
GOAL
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov

Assists: Ivan Chekhovich, Danila Galeniuk
06:10
GOAL
Goal: James Hamblin

Assists: Austen Keating, Ian Mitchell
07:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladislav Kazamanov
Tripping minor (2:00)
09:36
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Owen Tippett

Assists: Nick Suzuki, Ian Mitchell
09:43
GOAL
Goal: Yegor Zaplatnikov

Assists: Igor Zenchikov, Pavel Demin
13:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Rubinchik
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:20

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matthew Welsh WHT 60 37 35 2 0.946
Maxim Zhukov RUS 59 37 34 3 0.919

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Oct 31, 2015
2 - 3 L vs. Canada WhiteWHT
Oct 31, 2015
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