Ontario stays perfect with win over Atlantic in Under-17 Challenge

Jordan Dekort made 17 saves and Ryan Kujawinski scored the short-handed winner as host Ontario defeated Atlantic 3-0 a the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Sunday. Ontario, the defending champion, improved to 3-0 with the win and leads Group A with nine points. Sweden and Quebec are tied for second with six points each.

Jordan Dekort made 17 saves and Ryan Kujawinski scored the short-handed winner as host Ontario defeated Atlantic 3-0 a the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Sunday.

Ontario, the defending champion, improved to 3-0 with the win and leads Group A with nine points. Sweden and Quebec are tied for second with six points each.

Ontario faces Quebec today in its final preliminary round game.

In other games, it was: United States 7 West 3; Sweden 5 Germany 2; and Russia 3 Czech Republic 2.

At LaSalle, Ont., Cole Cassels and Stephen Harper, into an empty net, also scored for Ontario, which broke open a 0-0 tie in the second period by scoring twice while outshooting Atlantic 18-4.

Jacob Fancy made 35 saves for Atlantic (1-2), which was eliminated from medal contention with the loss.

United States 7 West 3

At Tecumseh, Ont., Anthony Louis had a hat trick to lead the United States (2-1) to victory.

The U.S. moved into a tie with Russia for second place in Group B. Pacific leads the group with a perfect 3-0 record.

Connor Chatham, J.T. Compher, Luke Voltin and Hudson Fasching also scored for the U.S.

Remi Laurencelle and Red Deer Rebels Kayle Doetzel and Cory Millette replied for West (0-3).

Sweden 5 Germany 2

At Tecumseh, Andre Burakowsky, Rasmus Fyrpihl and Leon Bristedt all scored before the game was six minutes old as Sweden (2-1) won its second game in a row.

Burakowsky finished with two goals and Tobias Liljendahl also scored for Sweden.

Erik Gollenbeck and Frederik Tiffels replied for Germany (0-4).

Russia 3 Czech Republic 2

At LaSalle, Ivan Barbashev tied the game six minutes into the third period and Ivan Fischenko scored the winner with 4:29 to go as Russia beat the Czech Republic.

Vladislav Gavrikov scored the other goal for Russia (2-1).

Patrik Zdrahal and Jakub Vrana replied for the Czechs (1-3), who are out of medal contention.

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