Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WJC/U-17 Update

The United States beat the Czech Republic 7-0 this morning at the World Junior Hockey Championship. The US advances to the semi-finals where they will play Canada tomorrow morning at 5am Atlantic.

The winner of today’s Russia-Switzerland game will play Sweden in the other semi-final.

After the round-robin portion of the world juniors, Jonathan Huberdeau sat third in tournament scoring with seven points (two goals and five assists) in four games. He had a goal and eight assists in six games with Team Canada last year.

FINAL: Quebec 3, Slovakia 2
PEI Rocket rookie forward Alexis Pepin scored twice and added an assist as Team Quebec edged Slovakia 3-2 at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge yesterday in Drummondville.

Quebec led 2-0 after one but Slovakia tied it up at 10:48 of the third period. Less than 30 seconds later, Pepin scored the eventual game winner to make it a 3-2 final.

Sea Dogs defenseman Olivier LeBlanc was left off the score sheet.

Quebec plays their final game of the preliminary round tonight at 8:30pm against Ontario.

FINAL: Atlantic 1, Ontario 11
Team Atlantic wrapped up their preliminary round schedule on a rough note, losing 11-1 to powerhouse Ontario.

It was 2-1 Ontario near the midway mark of the second period and then they broke it open. Ontario scored four goals in the frame and added another five in the third period to win 11-1. Team Atlantic took seven penalties and a misconduct in the second period.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan goaltender Mason McDonald, although he didn’t pay the entire game, was named Team Atlantic’s player of the game. Ontario out shot Atlantic 60-13 overall.

Sea Dogs forward Matthew Highmore was held off the score sheet on Tuesday.

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