2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #13
Quarter-final
Final
November 7, 2019 3:00 pm MST
Canalta Centre
Medicine Hat, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
2
4
1
2
5
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
12
6
11
29
9
7
19
35

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 3
4
1 / 1
8

Game Story

U.S. PULLS AWAY TO BEAT FINNS, EARN SEMIFINAL SPOT

JASON LA ROSE

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. �� Chaz Lucius scored a hat trick, Sasha Pastujov added a goal and two assists and the United States doubled up Finland 8-4 on Thursday afternoon to punch its ticket to the semifinals at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Americans are back into the final four for the first time since winning their fifth gold medal in 2017. They will take on the winner of the Canada White-Canada Red quarter-final on Friday (time and location TBD).

The final score was not indicative of the play on the ice, at least not through the first two periods. Lucius’ second of the goal of the game gave the U.S. a narrow 3-2 lead midway through the second, and it added four more in the first 13 minutes of the third.

Justin Janicke opened the scoring 9:30 into the first period, chasing down a stretch pass that Finnish goaltender Paavo Kohonen charged but allowed to sneak through him for an easy tap-in.

Viljami Juusola got that back for the Finns just 98 seconds later, throwing a shot from the point towards the net and past a surprised Kaidan Mbereko in the U.S. goal.

Lucius got his first five minutes into the second period, gathering in a puck off the end-boards and going against the grain to beat Kohonen, but Viljami Marjala snapped a quick shot past Mbereko from the slot at 7:29 to tie the game again.

Lucius put the Americans ahead for good on the power play, hammering a one-timer short side on Kohonen.

The floodgates opened in the third as the Americans ratcheted up the offence.

Dylan Duke made it 4-2 at 2:47, redirecting a waist-high shot from Pastujov in behind Kohonen, and Jack Hughes kept on a three-on-one to stretch the advantage to three at 7:31.

After Liam Gilmartin buried a feed from Tyler Boucher at the side of the net for the 5-2 goal at 11:57, Lucius needed less than a minute to tip-in a gorgeous feed from Jack Devine for his hat-trick marker.

Samu Tuomaala and Juusola sandwiched goals around one from Pastujov in the final five minutes to provide the final margin of victory.

The U.S. pounded Kohonen with 19 shots in the third period and had a 35-29 edge overall.

The Finns will wrap up their tournament Saturday morning (11 a.m. CT) in the seventh-place game.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Justin Janicke

Assists: Tyler Boucher
09:30
GOAL
Goal: Viljami Juusola

Assists: Niko Huuhtanen, Jere Virolainen
11:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Gallagher
Hooking (2:00)
12:46
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Chaz Lucius

Assists: Aidan Hreschuk, Jeremy Wilmer
04:53
GOAL
Goal: Viljami Marjala

Assists: Samu Tuomaala
07:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Jimi Suomi
Interference (2:00)
09:48
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Chaz Lucius

Assists: Jack Hughes, Sean Behrens
10:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeremy Wilmer
Face-off Violation (2:00)
11:29
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Duke

Assists: Sasha Pastujov, Sean Behrens
02:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Sasha Pastujov
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Niko Huuhtanen
Roughing (2:00)
03:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Aidan Hreschuk
Cross-Checking (2:00)
03:34
GOAL
Goal: Jack Hughes

Assists: Sasha Pastujov
07:31
GOAL
Goal: Liam Gilmartin

Assists: Tyler Boucher, Red Savage
11:57
GOAL
Goal: Chaz Lucius

Assists: Jack Devine, Justin Janicke
12:54
GOAL
Goal: Samu Tuomaala

Assists: Viljami Marjala, Viljami Juusola
15:02
GOAL
Goal: Sasha Pastujov

Assists: Jacob Martin, Dylan Duke
17:04
GOAL
Goal: Viljami Juusola

Assists: Samu Tuomaala, Verner Miettinen
19:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Paavo Kohonen FIN 60 35 27 8 0.771
Kaidan Mbereko USA 60 29 25 4 0.862

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

8 - 4 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2019
2 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 2019
4 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2019
7 - 3 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 8, 2019
2 - 7 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 5, 2019
8 - 4 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2019
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.