Photo: Adrian Kraus, Associated Press
Under the snow that fell on this game in the open air — the first in the history of the Championship, the players united states of america Kailer Yamamoto (17) and canadian Victor Mete (28) bagarraient hard in the second period.
Orchard Park — The United States have kept their chances of finishing in the first rank of the classification of the group thanks to a victory of 4-3 against Canada in a shootout, in a duel of the pane pre-Championship world junior hockey championships on Friday at New Era Field, in Orchard Park.
The meeting, the first played in the open air in the history of the world junior Championship, was played in snow almost constant, which is coming to slow down the pace of the game, and by a very cold weather.
In spite of everything, not less than 44 592 spectators have occupied the seats of the home of the Buffalo Bills, a record in the annals of the tournament. The old mark of 20 380 spectators dates back to the final between Canada and Sweden on January 5, 2009 in Ottawa.
Kieffer Bellows and Brady Tkachuk found the back of the net against Carter Hart during the first two attempts of the american education during the session of penalty kicks.
This was enough for the american team while goalkeeper Jake Oettinger has been defiant in the face of Sam Steel, Robert Thomas, Taylor Raddysh and Drake Batherson.
Suddenly, Canada (2-0-1) has suffered his first defeat since the start of the tournament, in three games. He remains in the lead with a total of seven points, two more than the United States (1-1-1).
A win in regulation time is worth three points while a win in overtime or in a shootout in gives two.
Canada had built a lead of 2-0 in the first period thanks to its numerical advantage. Cale Makar opened the scoring at 4: 13, and Dillon Dube has imitated some 11 minutes later.
The Americans have narrowed the gap, also in numerical superiority, thanks to the Bellows at 6:27 of the middle period. It took only 72 seconds in Canada to find a priority for two goals, thanks to Boris Katchouk.
The United States has forced the extension thanks to goals from Scott Perunovich and Tkachuk in a span of just 34 seconds into the third period.
Canada got only 22 shots, compared to 36 for the american education.
Men Dominique Ducharme will complement the pane preliminary Saturday evening against Denmark at the Key Bank Center.