Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ontario improves to 2-0 at WU17

Press Release

Team Ontario improved to 2-0 in the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 7-2 win over Sweden on Friday night at the WFCU Centre in Windsor.

Brent Pedersen (Kitchener Rangers) scored a pair of goals and Spencer Martin (Mississauga St. Michael's Majors) shut the door with 31 saves to earn his second straight win.

Ontario captain Bo Horvat (London Knights) opened the scoring with his second of the tournament at 12:09 of the first period.

Sweden would tie the game in the first period before Ontario netted two more goals in the second period from Max Domi (London Knights), and Jordan Subban (Belleville Bulls).

Darnell Nurse (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds), and Mitchell Dempsey (Plymouth Whalers) rounded out the scoring for Ontario.

Ontario will have the day off Saturday before returning to WFCU Centre ice Sunday night to play Team Atlantic.

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