United States have booked their spot in Saturday’s championship final for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Langley thanks to their fifth victory in as many tries.
All that remains to be seen is which team will oppose them for the gold medal, with Finland currently holding the inside track as both teams were victorious on Tuesday.
The third game saw Canada White win in overtime.
The seven-team, 10-day tournament is being co-hosted by Langley Events Centre and Delta’s Sungod Centre and wraps up on Saturday, November 12 at LEC.
Canada White 6 Czechia 5 (OT) (Langley Events Centre)
Henry Mews went from the penalty box to being the overtime hero as, 13 seconds after returning the ice, the Canada White captain wired home the winner in a 6-5 win over Czechia.
“That’s why he’s the captain. He’s a leader. He has been playing hard and a lot of minutes. It wasn’t a bad penalty, but in the end, it is how you respond and he responded with that goal,” said Canada White coach Bruce Richardson.
It gives Canada White a 1-2-1 record and three points with two preliminary round games remaining while Czechia fell to 0-3-1 and one point.
All four goaltenders saw action in the game with David Egorov stopped 12 of 13 shots after entering the game following Czechia’s fourth goal. Madden Mulawka had nine saves on 13 shots. Czechia’s Adam Ebenstreit played the first period, also making nine saves on 13 shots with Jakub Milota entering the game for the second period and stopping 13 of 15 shots.
Éliot L’Italien (Canada White) and Jakub Fibigr (Czechia) were their teams’ respective Players of the Game.

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