Monday, January 05, 2009
The gold medal game for the 2009 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge took place last night in front of a sold out crowd at the Port Alberni Multiplex. Team Pacific was looking to capture their first gold medal in team history while the Team Ontario was looking for a second consecutive gold medal.
Team Pacific controlled much of play through the first period, but it was Team Ontario who was able to get on the scoreboard first. Tyler Seguin scored with under a minute to play in the opening frame to give his squad the 1-0 lead.
Ontario continued this momentum into the second period with Jeff Skinner scoring early to put Ontario up 2-0. Team Pacific was not to be outdone, as Justin Feser (Red Deer, AB) scored a beautiful goal on a pass from Ryan Harrison (Kelowna, BC). Ontario regained their two (2) goal lead late in the period when John McFarlane scored to make it a 3-1 game.
Ontario was able to control the play in the third period and not allow Pacific to get back in the game. Ontario added two (2) goals late for a 5-1 final.
The win was Ontario’s 15 consecutive for the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge dating back to their 2006 Bronze Medal game victory. Team Pacific has now taken home silver in five (5) of the last seven (7) tournaments – 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2009.
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