Game Report 1217 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Bossard Arena
Date: Apr 19, 2015
GAME NOTES: SAWCHENKO’S 43 SAVES HELP CANADA EDGE CZECHS AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE ZUG, Switzerland – Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) stopped 43 of the 45 shots he faced, backstopping Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The win keeps Canada perfect through three games in Group B and sets up a first-place showdown with Finland in the preliminary round finale on Tuesday (9:45 a.m. ET/6:45 a.m. PT). Anthony Beauvillier (Sorel, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) scored twice, including the game-winner, and Parker Wotherspoon (Surrey, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) added one for Canada. Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) set up both of Beauvillier’s goals, and sits tied for the tournament scoring lead with Vili Saarijarvi of Finland; both have eight points through three games. The Czechs got the scoring started when Pavel Zacha slipped a shot through Sawchenko at the 6:21 mark of the first period, but Wotherspoon’s seeing-eye shot found its way through traffic and past goaltender Ales Stezka to tie the game 10 minutes later. Beauvillier gave Canada its first lead six minutes into the second period, taking a pass from Barzal and snapping a shot under the arm of Stezka, but Radek Koblizek capitalized on a turnover in the Canadian zone to bring the teams even again late in the middle frame. The Barzal-to-Beauvillier combination struck for a second time early in the third, with Beauvillier banging in his second of the game and third of the tournament on the power play to give Canada the lead for good. Sawchenko did the rest, stopping all 14 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes. He had 19 saves in the first period and 10 more in the second to record his second win in as many starts. The Czechs finished with a 45-39 advantage in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Cormier, Evan
G30  Sawchenko, Zachary
  Bear, Ethan
  Chabot, Thomas
  Brisebois, Guillaume
  Roy, Jérémy
  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
  Beauvillier, Anthony
 10  Noel, Nathan
 11  Roy, Nicolas
 12  Harkins, Jansen
 13  Knott, Graham
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Gawdin, Glenn
 18  Sideroff, Deven
 19  Soy, Tyler
 21  Benson, Tyler
 22  Howden, Brett
 23  Stephens, Mitchell
 26  Wotherspoon, Parker
 27  Spencer, Matthew
 28  Capobianco, Kyle
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 18:111 18:113:49
2nd13 2:00 Tripping minor 15:411 15:416:19
2nd18 2:00 Slashing minor 19:001 19:003:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ruzicka, Jan
G29  Stezka, Ales
G30  Vladar, Daniel
  Hajek, Libor
  Adámek , Marian
  Kalina, Petr
 10  Andel, Lukas
 11  Furch, Ales
 12  Hronek, Filip
 13  Zacha, Pavel
 14  Chlapik, Filip
 15  Spacek, Michael
 18  Koblizek, Radek
 19  Budik, Vojtech
 20  Zboril, Jakub
 21  Jasek, Lukas
 22  Kase, David
 23  Stransky, Simon
 24  Suchy, Filip
 25  Krenzelok, Daniel
 26  Svoboda, Martin
 27  Dufek, Jan
 28  Prochazka, Ondrej
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:451 10:4511:15
2nd12 2:00 (auto) minor 0:461 0:461:14
2nd13 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 14:151 14:157:45
3rd27 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 3:561 3:5618:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:04  26-2-11            
2nd15:57  9-14-23            
3rd4:21 PP 9-14-4            
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:21  13            
2nd13:06  18            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 G + A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1113
CZECH REPUBLIC1102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Sawchenko (60:00) (W)19101443/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Stezka (59:09) (L)11111436/0:003rd/19:09
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:45 PM
  -  End: 12:45 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.