WJAC Game 4: USA 4 - Switzerland 3

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Swiss goalie Luca Boltshauser hits the ice with USA player J.T. Stenglein at the net in the second period. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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J.T. Stenglein of Greece, New York. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Vince Hinostroza, #12, hometown Bartlett, Ill., carries the puck up the ice. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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U.S.A. player Sheldon Dries looks back over his shoulder as his teammate Nicholas Schilkey picks up the puck. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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At the Switzerland net. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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A Swiss player lands on top of his goalie on this play at the net. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Switzerland goalie Luca Boltshauser. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Eyeing the faceoff. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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A lot of traffic by the boards. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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USA forward Austin Cangelosi comes around the net as Switzerland defenceman Eliot Antonietti rounds the net as well. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Justin Kloos of Team USA. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Team Switzerland goalie Luca Boltshauser peeks past USA player Nicholas Schilkey. 
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Close try, but no goal. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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On the boards. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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USA player Nicholas Schilkey leans over the boards to watch the play. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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USA player Ryan Fitzgerald displays intensity as he awaits the puck drop at the faceoff. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Dan Molenaar of Team USA skates past his Swiss opponent. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Watch out for falling players. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Smiles from the bench as another USA goal is scored. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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The ice scrapers wait to go onto the ice during the second period. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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A Switzerland player is knocked off his feet. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

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At the USA net. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

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Looking to get through the USA players in front of their net. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

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Rushing ahead of the Swiss player. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

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Switzerland players come off the bench. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

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Cameron Wallace smiles while looking over his shoulder standing alongside the Switzerland bench. Local minor hockey players are serving as junior hosts to the visiting teams. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association player Riley Boudreau stands next to Cameron Wallace. The two local hockey players are the junior hosts for Team Switzerland and help out the team as needed during games and practices. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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A scoring opportunity at the Swiss net. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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USA player Luke Johnson eyes the faceoff. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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USA player Robin Leone chases down a Swiss player. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

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Watching from the Team USA bench are players, coaches, team staff and the local youth hosts. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Team USA defeated Team Switzerland 4-3 in a game that came down to the wire on the evening of Day 2 at the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth.

Team Switzerland came on strong in the final minutes of the game, scoring a goal to come within one goal of USA with one minute and five seconds left in the third period. The Swiss also preventing Team USA from scoring on the empty net. However, the United States was able to hang onto their lead for the win.

The win clinches first place in Group B for the United States, securing the team a spot in Friday's semifinals. 

 

First Period Goals:

   07:00 SUI 17 Lukas Sieber (29 Eliot Antonietti, 11 Christoph Bertschy) PP

 

Penalties:

   06:02 USA 9 Austin Cangelosi (Delay of Game)

   16:44 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Holding)

   19:16 USA 8 Sheldon Dries (Slashing)

Second Period Goals:

   01:44 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza (9 Austin Cangelosi, 6 Blake Heinrich)

   04:41 USA 23 Justin Kloos (17 J.T. Stenglein, 21 Luke Johnson)

   05:39 USA 9 Austin Cangelosi (22 Zach Stepan, 4 Mike Downing)

   13:08 USA 8 Sheldon Dries (11 Alex Kile)

 

Penalties:

   00:29 SUI 2 Cédric Hachler (Tripping)

   00:57 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (Slashing)

   11:35 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (Slashing)

   11:35 USA 4 Mike Downing (Slashing)

Third Period Goals:

   03:32 SUI 16 Sandro Zangger (11 Christoph Bertschy, 24 Remo Heitzmann)

   18:54 SUI 10 Luca Fazzini (17 Lukas Sieber, 18 Daniele Grassi)

 

Penalties:

   10:19 SUI 3 Nolan Diem (Hooking)

   16:39 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (Checking to the Head)

   16:39 USA 14 Ryan Fitzgerald (10-Minute Misconduct)

   19:55 USA 12 Vince Hinostroza (Tripping)                  

 

Geographic location: USA, Switzerland

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