Game Summary

2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2017 National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp
Game #3
2017-18 Sel. Camp
Final
December 15, 2017 2:00 pm EST
Meridian Centre
St. Catharines, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
20
21
52
4
5
5
14

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 6
10
0 / 5
12

Game Story

JUNIORS SPREAD AROUND SCORING IN CAMP-CLOSING WIN

JASON LA ROSE

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Alex Formenton (King City, Ont./London, OHL) scored the game-winning goal late in the second period, and the Team Canada hopefuls finished up Canada's National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp with a 5-2 win over Denmark on Friday afternoon.

Thirteen players recorded at least a point for the Canadians, who outshot the Danes by a one-sided 52-14 margin, including 41-10 over the final 40 minutes.

Canada got the scoring started early on the power play, with Boris Katchouk (Waterloo, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) knocking in a loose puck from in close to make it 1-0.

The lead lasted less than five minutes, though, as Joachim Blichfeld found space upstairs on Colton Point (North Bay, Ont./Colgate University, ECAC) to pull the Danes even after 20 minutes.

The Canadians dominated the second period, and retook the lead when Brett Howden (Oakbank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) got a shot past Danish goaltender Emil Gransøe just shy of the eight-minute mark of the middle frame.

Formenton knocked in the rebound of a Cal Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) shot at the 17:01 mark of the second, sending Canada to the intermission up by a pair of goals.

The Danes pulled back within a goal when Phillip Schultz beat netminder Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Windsor, OHL) just 33 seconds after the puck dropped to start the third period, but that would be it for offence from the Scandinavians,

Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, Alta./Swift Current, WHL) finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play with Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) and Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) to make it 4-1 at 7:23, and Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) ripped a one-timer past Mads Søgaard with 2:41 left to finish the festivities.

With camp done, the final 22-player roster for Canada's National Junior Team will be revealed Friday night.

Following a pair of pre-tournament games in London, Ont. (Dec. 20) and Hamilton, Ont. (Dec. 22), Canada opens the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day when it takes on Finland in Buffalo, N.Y.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Nielsen
Hooking (2:00)
01:48
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Lasse Carlsen)
Too Many Players (2:00)
05:49
GOAL
Goal: Boris Katchouk (power play)

Assists: Victor Mete, Robert Thomas
06:05
GOAL
Goal: Joachim Blichfeld

11:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Boarding (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Larsen
High-Sticking (2:00)
19:34
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lasse Carlsen
Interference (2:00)
01:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Tripping (2:00)
05:24
GOAL
Goal: Brett Howden

Assists: Maxime Comtois, Tanner Kaspick
07:50
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Mads Søgaard

08:55
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Michael DiPietro

09:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Howden
Slashing (2:00)
12:21
GOAL
Goal: Alex Formenton

Assists: Cal Foote
17:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Dante Fabbro
Delay of Game (2:00)
17:26
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Phillip Schultz

Assists: Cristoffer Gath
00:33
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Andreas Grundtvig)
Too Many Players (2:00)
05:20
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Steenbergen

Assists: Drake Batherson, Sam Steel
07:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Raddysh
Slashing (2:00)
15:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver True
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:41
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Kyrou (power play)

Assists: Jake Bean
17:19

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Colton Point CAN 29 5 4 1 0.800
Michael DiPietro CAN 30 9 8 1 0.889
Emil Gransøe DEN 28 23 21 2 0.913
Mads Søgaard DEN 31 29 26 3 0.897

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 2 W @ DenmarkDEN
Dec 15, 2017
2 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Dec 15, 2017
3 - 4 L @ U SportsUSP
Dec 14, 2017
0 - 3 L @ U SportsUSP
Dec 13, 2017
Videos
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2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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