Game Report 1429 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Cobourg Community Centre
Date: Dec 14, 2015
GAME NOTES: BEDNARD BLANKS CZECHS AS U.S. OPENS WJAC WITH WIN JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Ryan Bednard stopped all 17 shots he faced to record the shutout, backstopping the United States to a 6-0 win over the Czech Republic in its opening game Monday night at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. The Americans, the three-time defending gold medallists, have won 14 in a row at the tournament; their last loss was a 4-2 setback at the hands of Canada East in the semifinals of the 2011 WJAC in Langley, B.C. Six different goal-scorers paced the U.S. offence, and 14 players recorded at least one point. Carson Meyer wasted no time getting the scoring started, going bar-down over the glove of Czech netminder Dominik Groh for a quick 1-0 lead just 1:55 in, the lone goal of the first period. The U.S. dominated the second, outshooting the Czechs 17-2 and pushing its lead to four. Max Zimmer made it 2-0 midway through the middle frame, finishing off a pretty passing play on the power play, and Ross Colton beat Groh with a rocket off the post and in at 17:08 for a three-goal advantage. Andrew Peeke added another goal 22 seconds after Colton’s marker, taking a drop pass in the slot from Keegan Ford and snapping a quick shot past Groh to put the Americans in control through 40 minutes. Callahan Burke was the fifth American to put his name on the scoresheet, beating Groh from the slot early in the third, and Rem Pitlick rounded out the scoring with 8:33 left, walking out from the corner and slipping a shot past the Czech goaltender. Bednard was at his best in the final period as the Czechs pushed to find the scoreboard, but he became the second American in as many years to post a tournament-opening shutout; Eric Schierhorn made 24 saves to blank Switzerland 7-0 last year in Kindersley, Sask. The Americans will face Canada West on Tuesday night in a first-place showdown in Group B (7 p.m. ET), while the Czechs know they’ll finish third in the group and will wait for Tuesday’s play to conclude to find out who, where and when they’ll play in Wednesday’s quarter-finals.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Czech Republic
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Bednard, Ryan
G30  Oldham, Kris
  Ahcan, Jack
  Marino, John
  Zuhlsdorf, Ryan
  Zimmer, Max
  Ford, Keegan
  Reinke, Mitch
  Peeke, Andrew
 10  Laczynski, Tanner
 11  Burke, Callahan
 12  Young, Spenser
 14  Wilkins, Josh
 15  Jozefek, Grant
 16  Pitlick, Rem
 17  Peters, Collin
 18  Meyer, Carson
 19  Pecararo, Liam
 20  Wahlin, Jake
 21  Pearson, Chase
 22  Colton, Ross
 24  Knierim, William
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 7:171 7:1714:43
1st17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 12:201 12:209:40
1st20 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 14:111 14:117:49
2nd10 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:361 7:3614:24
3rd14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 13:371 13:378:23
3rd17 2:00 Slashing minor 17:521 17:524:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Groh, Dominik
G30  Kořenář, Josef
  Sirota, Jakub
  Zachar, Marek
  Kachyna, Ondrej
  Valik, Dominik
 10  Najman, Ondřej
 12  Kvasnicka, David
 13  Pšenička, Tomáš
 14  Kurovsky, Daniel
 15  Furch, Michal
 17  Novak, Daniel
 18  Davidek, Milan
 19  Kodytek, Petr
 20  Havranek, Tomas
 21  Karafiát, Jiří
 22  Reichel, Kristian
 23  Doudera, Lukas
 24  Šmerha, Tomáš
 25  Pavlik, Radovan
 28  Kousal, Pavel
 29  Kantner, Matyáš
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 0:121 0:121:48
2nd28 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 8:321 8:3213:28
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 13:431 13:438:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:55  18-22-12            
2nd9:44 PP 6-4-5            
2nd17:08  22-24-4            
2nd17:30  9-7            
3rd3:46  11-6-21            
3rd11:27  16-5-19            
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 3
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 12 min / 6 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 G + 11 A = 17 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1326
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Bednard (60:00) (W)72817/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Groh (60:00) (L)10141135/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End: 7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Tyler Adair
Referee: Peter Kostyk
Linesman: Dusty McCrank
Linesman: Adam Massaro
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.