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Pacific advance to U-17 Hockey Challenge final on TSN

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The Canadian Press
1/3/2014 10:15:59 PM
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NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. - Matteo Gennaro had two goals and an assist as Pacific defeated Russia 7-3 on Friday to advance to the gold-medal match at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Ty Ronning, Nick Merkley and Giorgio Estephan each had a goal and an assist for Pacific while Noah Juulsen and Jansen Harkins added a goal apiece.

Dmitry Zhukenov led Russia with a goal and an assist and Artur Tyanulin and Aleksandr Zhebelev each scored once.

Zach Sawchenko earned the win for Pacific as Russia's Ilya Samsonov took the loss after giving up all seven goals on 54 shots.

Pacific went 2 for 5 on the power play while Russia scored twice on four chances with the man advantage.

Pacific will face the United States in the gold medal game on Saturday while Russia plays Quebec for bronze.

The gold medal game can be seen live on TSN at 4pm et/1pm pt.

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Colin White had two goals and two assists as the United States qualified for the gold-medal game against Pacific by crushing Quebec 9-1.

Nicholas Boka and Matthew Tkachuk had a pair of goals apiece for the U.S. while Auston Matthews and Michael Floodstrand each had a goal and an assist.

Jack Roslovic added a single goal to round out his club's offence and goaltender Michael Lackey made 19 saves for the victory

Pascal Quin scored the lone goal for Quebec.

Callum Booth stopped 19-of-23 shots in net for Quebec before giving way to Olivier Tremblay, who allowed four goals on 23 shots in 35 minutes of relief.

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Dylan Strome had two goals and an assist to lead Ontario past Sweden 6-3 in the fifth-place game.

Lawson Crouse added two goals for the winners while Mitchel Vande Sompel and Brett McKenzie had the others.

Lucas Carlsson, Anton Kalte and Rasmus Asplund replied for Sweden.

Troy Timpano and Ben Blacker combine to make 21 saves in net for Canada while Sweden's Felix Sandstrom turned aside 36-of-43 shots in defeat.

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In the ninth-place game, West edged Germany 4-3 as Ryan Gardiner's goal eight minutes into the third period proved to be the winner.

Jackson Keane, Jesse Gabrielle and Colt Conrad also scored for West.

Julian Napravnik, Dimitri Komnik and Simon Schuetz responded for Germany.

Logan Flodell made 23 saves for West as Germany's Cody Brennar gave up four goals on 28 shots.

The seventh-place game between Atlantic and the Czech Republic was postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Saturday in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.

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