2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

DAY 8 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

1. Valerii Brinkman (Russia)
The United States came in averaging seven goals a game and had potted 15 in two playoff-round wins. None of that mattered to Brinkman, who finished with 32 saves – including 18 in a second period where the U.S. owned the puck – to backstop Russia to gold.

2. Fedor Svechkov (Russia)
The bigger the game, the better Svechkov got, and he capped an impressive week with his best performance. The tournament all-star scored the all-important first goal in the second period and set up two more in a wild third to help Russia go back-to-back.

3. Martin Rysavy (Czech Republic)
When the Czechs went 0-3 in the prelims, few expected they’d be competing for a medal on the final day. Rysavy made sure they left Medicine Hat with a little bit of hardware, tucking in a wraparound very late in overtime to give his team bronze.


DAY 7 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

1. Danila Iurov (Russia)
The Russians as a whole are peaking at the right time and Iurov in particular saved his best so far for the Czechs. He scored a goal and set up both from Fedor Svechkov to ensure the Red Machine will have a chance to defend its U17 gold on Saturday night.

2. Jeremy Wilmer (United States)
Another day, another offensive explosion from the Americans. Wilmer was the only player to put a pair of pucks in the net in their semifinal triumph, potting both in a four-goal second period to help confirm a place in the final for the Red, White and Blue.

3. Fedor Svechkov (Russia)
Only one player in the tournament has scored more goals than Svechkov, who is up to five in five games. He scored a back-breaking goal in the second period with the Czechs buzzing for an equalizer before putting the bow on the win late in the third.


DAY 6 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

1. Prokhor Poltapov (Russia)
The Russians took charge early in their win over Black, and Poltapov led the way. He was in on three goals in the opening 32 minutes, scoring the second and fifth markers and setting up Daniil Lazutin for the third, and finished his hat trick late into an empty net.

2. Chaz Lucius (United States)
The Grant, Minn., product knows how to score. Lucius took over the tournament lead for goals and points, striking six minutes apart in the second period before adding a hat-trick marker in the third to give him six goals and nine points in four games.

3. Chase Stillman (Canada White)
Goalless through three-plus games, the Sudbury Wolves rookie couldn’t have picked a better time for his first. Stillman wired home the game-winning goal in the final minute of overtime to send White past Red and into a semifinal showdown with the U.S.


DAY 4 – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

1. Nathan Gaucher (Canada Red)
The Richelieu, Que., native was all over the scoresheet against the Finns. With his team down a goal after 20 minutes, Gaucher opened and closed the scoring in a four-goal second period and added assists on both Zachary Bolduc goals for good measure.

2. Dylan Guenther (Canada White)
The Medicine Hat Tigers rookie sure looks comfortable playing at the Canalta Centre. Sillinger potted a pair for the second game in a row, striking twice to cut a three-goal White deficit to one early in the third period and taking the tournament goal-scoring lead.

3. Tyler Brennan (Canada White)
He wasn’t the busiest, needing to make only 12 saves through 40 minutes and 23 overall, but considering Group A blew away the old record for most goals in a preliminary round with 53 in six games, Brennan’s shutout is all the more impressive.


DAY 3 – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

1. Carl Lindbom (Sweden)
Make it two star-worthy performances in as many days for the puck-stopper, who made 50 saves to help the Swedes stay unbeaten. Lindblom turned aside all 16 shots he faced in the first period, stopped 18 of 20 in the second and was perfect on 16 chances in the third to stymie Red.

2. Cole Sillinger (Canada White)
The Medicine Hat Tigers rookie sure looks comfortable playing at the Canalta Centre. Sillinger potted a pair for the second game in a row, striking twice to cut a three-goal White deficit to one early in the third period and taking the tournament goal-scoring lead.

3. Chaz Lucius (United States)
It’s early, but Lucius sits atop the tournament scoring race after his second-consecutive three-point effort. The American forward was in on three-straight goals to help the U.S. pull away from White, sandwiching a pair of primary assists around his third goal in two games.


DAY 2 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

1. Fabian Lysell (Sweden)
When his team needed a big goal, Lysell – who has scored 11 times in nine games with Frölunda HC – provided it. His first gave the Swedes their first lead at 2-1, his second put them up 4-3 and his third was the eventual game-winner in a wild Scandinavian showdown.

2. American offence (United States)
How do you pick one? Sure, Ty Gallagher and Chaz Lucius scored two goals each. And yeah, Lucius and Jack Hughes had three points apiece. But when 18 of 20 skaters record a point and you’re the first team in five years to hit double-digits, everybody deserves recognition.

3. Carl Lindbom (Sweden)
The Swedish goaltender was good early and good late. Lindbom made 13 saves in the first period to keep the Tre Kronor within striking distance, and his 11 stops in the third period as the Finns pressed to get back into the game locked down an important three points.


DAY 1 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

1. Shane Wright (Canada Black)
All eyes were on the Canada Black captain – just the sixth player to be given exceptional status – and he delivered. Wright got his team on the board in the first period before scoring twice in the third, helping Black complete its comeback in an eventual OT win over White.

2. Logan Stankoven (Canada Red)
Canada Red had the chances but not the finish in a scoreless first period, and it was the Kamloops, B.C., native who finally broke through. Stankoven netted a pair of goals in a span of 2:19 early in the second to get the offence going and lead Red into the win column.

3. Matthew Savoie (Canada White)
The other Canadian under-ager in the spotlight, the 15-year-old showed why he has 20 assists in just seven games with the Rink Hockey Academy. Savoie set up three of the first four White goals, showcasing play-making skills that are among the best in the tournament.

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2019 WU17: FIN 8 – CANB 4 (7th Place)
Virolainen had 2G 1A, and Finns took charge early to claim seventh.
2019 NWU18C: QUE 2 OT – ON-B 1 (Bronze)
Lussier was the overtime hero for Quebec in the bronze medal match.
2019 WU17: CANR 6 – SWE 2 (5th Place)
Nadeau scored a pair of goals to help Red finish with a win.
2019 WU17: CZE 3 – CANW 2 OT (Bronze)
Rysavy scored very late in overtime to give the Czechs another bronze.
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