2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #4
Pre
Final
October 27, 2016 7:30 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
4
8
1
13
10
10
13
33

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
0 / 5
4

Game Story

STANKOWSKI STARS AS CANADA RED TOPS AMERICANS

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Carl Stankowski (Calgary, Alta./Seattle, WHL) stole the show Thursday night, making 32 saves to lead Canada Red to a 3-1 win over the United States in pre-World Under-17 Hockey Challenge action.

The Canadians managed just 13 shots on goal, and only one in the third period, but got enough offence to support their goaltender and pick up the lone victory by a Canadian team in exhibition play.

Shawn Element (Victoriaville, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL), Connor Roberts (Owen Sound, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) and Riley Stotts (Winnipeg, Man./Swift Current, WHL) did the offensive damage for Canada Red, scoring in a 15-minute span of the second period.

The U.S. carried the play in a scoreless first, holding a 10-4 advantage in shots on goal, but Stankowski turned them all away, including a sprawling breakaway stop, to keep the game without a goal after 20 minutes.

Element needed only 1:16 of the second to open the scoring, streaking down the left wing before snapping a shot over the glove of American goaltender Ryan Ullan, but Jonathan Gruden danced around a Canadian defender and beat Stankowski to tie the game just 66 seconds after that.

Roberts crashed the net to score the game-winning goal just shy of the seven-minute mark, poking the puck past Ullan after a Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) shot had snuck through the U.S. netminder.

Stotts capped the scoring and provided a little insurance late in the middle frame, finishing off a perfect give-and-go with Cameron Hillis (Oshawa, Ont./St. Andrew’s College, CAHS) to make it a two-goal lead after two periods.

The American offence peppered Stankowski in the third, racking up 13 shots on goal, but the keeper kept his cool and kept the Canadians ahead, punctuating his performance with a swinging paddle stop in the dying minutes.

Canada Red will be back on the ice for the tournament opener Sunday afternoon, taking on Finland (12 p.m. ET), before the Americans get preliminary-round play underway against the Czech Republic (7:30 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Dunkley
Boarding (2:00)
08:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Will MacKinnon
Hooking (2:00)
17:50
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Shawn Element

Assists: Eric Guest
01:16
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Gruden

Assists: Tyler Weiss, Patrick Giles
02:22
GOAL
Goal: Connor Roberts

Assists: Ryan Merkley
06:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Tarzwell
Hooking (2:00)
07:57
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Keegan Karki

11:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Shawn Element
Interference (2:00)
13:34
GOAL
Goal: Riley Stotts

Assists: Cameron Hillis
16:29
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Serron Noel
Tripping (2:00)
06:02
PENALTY
Penalty: K’Andre Miller
Interference (2:00)
12:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Damiani
Tripping (2:00)
12:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Carl Stankowski CAN-R 60 33 32 1 0.970
Ryan Ullan USA 31 8 6 2 0.750
Keegan Karki USA 26 5 4 1 0.800

Game Leaders

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
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

2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 3 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 3, 2016
3 - 4 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 3, 2016
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 1, 2016
3 - 4 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 1, 2016
Videos
Photos
2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
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