Quentin Shore tallied two goals and an assist to help Team USA to a 5-1 victory over Canada today at 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The U.S. tallied three power-play goals and a shorthanded goal in its final game of the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.
“I think that the game played like we hoped it would,” said Don Lucia, head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. “If we’re going to be successful, we’re going to have to have good goaltending, which we had today. Our specialty teams play was outstanding, especially our penalty killing. We scored some power-play goals. We were opportunistic today and it’s a lot easier to play with a lead.”
After negating three Canadian power plays to start the game, Team USA capitalized on its first two chances with the man-advantage at 19:00 and 19:47. Skating five-on-three, Connor Carrick and Will Butcher played catch at the blue line before setting up Riley Barber with a one-time blast from the high slot. Next, Ian McCoshen hammered a one-timer from the right faceoff dot inside the near post to make it 2-0. Matt Grzelcyk and Shore assisted on the five-on-three tally.
Shore scored a shorthanded goal on a great individual effort at 13:57 of the second period. From the U.S. zone, Hudson Fasching lofted the puck high towards the Canadian blue line. Shore won a footrace to the puck, fought off a defender and ripped a slapshot from between the circles over Jake Paterson’s glove.
Shore’s second marker came on the power play at 5:17 of the third period. Team USA thwarted a Canadian clearing attempt, which created an odd-man chance down low. Nic Kerdiles fed Adam Erne, who made a cross-crease pass for Shore to bury into the net.
Stefan Matteau stretched the lead to 5-1 when he picked up a loose puck on the left wing and wristed a low shot into the net from the left faceoff dot.
Canada notched its only goal with 5:57 remaining in the game.
Jon Gillies made 24 saves in the victory. Canada’s Jake Paterson stopped 20 of 25 shots.
01:04 – PEN – Carrick, interference
06:24 – PEN – Sieloff, high sticking
16:28 – PEN – Carrick, interference
18:06 – PEN – Lazar, slashing
18:23 – PEN – Matheson, slashing
19:00 – PP2 GOAL – Barber (Butcher, Carrick)
19:17 – PEN – Horvat, holding
19:47 – PP2 GOAL – McCoshen (Grzelcyk, Shore)
21:24 – PEN – Samuelsson, hooking
23:18 – PEN – team, too many players
33:34 – SH GOAL – Shore (Fasching)
33:34 – PEN – Barber, slashing
37:13 – PEN – Carrick, cross checking
43:50 – PEN – Monahan, slashing
45:17 – PP GOAL – Shore (Kerdiles, Erne)
45:26 – PEN – Domi, cross checking
48:05 – PEN – Leipsic, kneeing
51:32 – PEN – Nurse, roughing
51:32 – PEN – DiPauli, roughing
53:21 – GOAL – Matteau
54:03 – GOAL – Reinhart (Petan, Matheson)
54:36 – PEN – Samuelsson, slashing
55:02 – PEN – Santini, holding
55:02 – PEN – Dumba, roughing
56:45 – PEN – Petan, high sticking
59:13 – PEN – Severson, slashing
W: Gillies (24-25)
L: Paterson (20-25)
SHOTS ON GOAL
8+4+13 = 25
10+10+5 = 25
Goaltenders: Jon Gillies, Anthony Stolarz. Defence: Will Butcher, Connor Carrick, Matt Grzelcyk, Ian McCoshen, Brett Pesce, Steven Santini, Patrick Sieloff, Brady Skjei. Forwards: Riley Barber, Andrew Copp, Thomas DiPauli, Adam Erne, Hudson Fasching, Nic Kerdiles, Stefan Matteau, Cristoval Nieves, Dan O’Regan, Henrik Samuelsson, Quentin Shore, Zach Stepan, Dom Toninato.
Goaltenders: Eric Comrie, Jake Paterson. Defence: Matt Dumba, Dillon Heatherington, Michael Matheson, Josh Morrissey, Darnell Nurse, Derrick Pouliot, Damon Severson. Forwards: Max Domi, Frédérik Gauthier, Félix Girard, Bo Horvat, Scott Laughton, Curtis Lazar, Brendan Leipsic, Connor McDavid, Sean Monahan, Nic Petan, Sam Reinhart, Hunter Shinkaruk, Tom Wilson.
|UNITED STATES||vs.||CANADA (C)|
|Last Title||reign ends
(+ 1 tie)
|First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
CAN 5-2 USA – 12/29/1985 – WJC – Hamilton
|Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
USA 5-1 CAN – 01/03/2013 – WJC – Ufa
|Last IHLC Game
CAN 7-3 SWE – 08/08/2013 – NJC – Lake Placid
|Next IHLC Game
SWE 4-2 USA – 12/20/2013 – EX – Ängelholm
Article Credit: USA Hockey