Canada red and Finland got wins in Fort St. John on the second day of preliminary round action at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and there was more action going on yesterday in Dawson Creek. The United States took on Canada white, and the Czech Republic squared off against Canada black.
The US got off the a blazing start to begin their game against Canada white as they netted four goals to establish some early momentum. White did their best to hang in with two of their own in the frame, including one with 36 seconds remaining.
The States continued to pull away as they outscored white 2-1 in the second to hold a 6-3 advantage heading into the final 20 minutes.
White was able to close the gap and get to within one with just under six minutes left in regulation, however an empty netter with six seconds to go wrapped the game up.
The evening game in Dawson Creek was full of excitement as well. Canada black had a terrible start against the Czech Republic as they were outshot 13-2, but only trailed the game 2-1.
As play resumed in the second things were more balanced in the shot department at six apiece, but with the teams trading goals black was still behind 3-2.
Black would get the tying goal late in the third as Jocktan Chainey scored with just under four minutes to play.
Overtime solved nothing so the teams went to a shootout which black won in the sixth round.
Games in Dawson Creek today have Canada white taking on the Czech Republic, and the United States stepping on to the ice against Canada black.