Alex D’Orio made 29 saves to backstop Canada Black to a come-from-behind 4-3 shootout victory over the Czech Republic yesterday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
Canada Black was outshot 13-2 in the first period and 32-18 overall. They were down 2-0 midway through the first thanks to Czech goals that came 19 seconds apart. Canada tied the game in the second and again in the third.
Sea Dogs forward Joe Veleno finished the game with an assist – his second in as many games. He was the second Canadian in the shootout but did not score.
The Hockey House has a great recap of the game and D’Orio’s performance in net.
Canada Black returns to action tonight when they face the United States at 10 p.m. AST in Dawson Creek, BC.
Some other news and notes…
- The Hockey Canada website has an article on the three first overall CHL picks playing in this tournament, which of course includes Joe Veleno.
- CSN Philadelphia has an update on Flyers prospects, which unfortunately includes the news of Samuel Dove-McFalls’ knee surgery.
- Former Sea Dogs forward Mike Hoffman is set to return from injury. The Ottawa Senators are in Montreal tonight.
- The Sea Dogs are in Sherbrooke to take on the Phoenix tomorrow night at 8 p.m.