North American Juniors Game Night: 11/8/10

World Junior A Challenge

Canada East 1 vs. USA 6
C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 3-0-3, 0 PIM

USA opened defense of their 2009 Gold medal with a convincing 6-1 win over Canada East. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin led the way for the Americans with a hat trick. He was originally credited with an assist on USA’s first goal, but it was later changed to his goal. The Fargo Force (USHL) forward followed that up with USA’s second goal, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead in the second period. He completed the hat trick in Penticton, B.C., with the USA’s final goal mid-way through the third period. (Hockey Canada photo)

Canada West 4 vs. Switzerland 5 (OT)
C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

Canada West found themselves down 3-0 going into the third period of their WJAC opener before mounting a furious comeback to send the game to overtime. Lighting prospect Brendan O’Donnell, playing on his home ice in Penticton, earned the primary assist on West’s game tying goal with just over 6 minutes to go in the game. The Swiss won on an overtime goal scored on the power play. West had taken a delay of game penalty in the closing seconds of the third period.