Game Report 1434 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Date: Dec 16, 2015
GAME NOTES: ROLLO SCORES TWICE IN THIRD TO SEND CANADA EAST TO WJAC SEMIS DAVID BRIEN WHITBY, Ont. – Tyler Rollo (Burlington, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) scored the game-tying and eventual game-winning goals in the third period, leading Canada East to a 3-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday night and clinching a spot in the semifinals at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. With the win, Canada East will meet Canada West in an all-Canadian semifinal on Thursday night in Cobourg (7 p.m. ET). It’s the first time since 2012 the two Canadian teams will face off in the semis. Lucas Batt (Lewisporte, N.L./Carleton Place, CCHL) had the other goal for Canada East – set up by Rollo – while goaltender Nicholas Latinovich (Maple, Ont./Orangeville, OJHL) recorded 33 saves. The Czechs scored the lone goal of the first period when Latinovich played the puck off the skate of his defenceman and onto the stick of Jiri Karafiat, who opened the scoring at 5:12. A lucky bounce of its own helped Canada East in the second; the puck ricocheted off a Czech defender and landed in the slot, where Batt made no mistake, beating Josef Korenar to tie the game on the power play. Rollo took over from there, scoring twice in a span of 3:15 in the third to turn a tie game into a two-goal lead. He made it 2-1 at 10:16 when Batt cut off a pass in the Czech zone and fed Rollo, who ripped a wrist shot just under the crossbar, and pushed the lead to two at 13:31 after Josh Kosack (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) found him alone at the face-off to beat Korenar once again. The Czechs cut into the Canada East lead with just 2:22 left thanks to a quick shot from Kristian Reichel that made its way through a screen and past Latinovich, but that would be as close as they would get. Canada East survived a late six-on-four advantage for the Czechs to clinch their ninth trip to the semifinals in the 10-year history of the tournament. Special teams played a big part in the Canadian win; the easterners killed off all seven power play opportunities for the Czechs, and converted on their lone try with the man advantage. Final shots on goal in the game favoured the Czechs, 35-30. The loss means the Czech Republic will play for fifth place; it will take on Switzerland on Friday night in Cobourg (7 p.m. ET).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada East
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st25 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 10:51  10:5111:09
2nd20 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:141 8:1413:46
2nd22 2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 16:57  16:575:03
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:01  5:0116:59
3rd19 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 17:29  17:294:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Latinovich, Nicholas
  Grant, Owen
  Batt, Lucas
  Smith, Adam
  Topatigh, Derek
  Brown, Luc
  Wichers, Quinn
  Michaud, Édouard
 10  Cooper, Grant
 11  Dunn, Sam
 15  Dickinson, Josh
 16  Parker, Makail
 17  Murray, Brett
 18  Rollo, Tyler
 19  Jordan, Noah
 20  Cairns, Matt
 21  Kosack, Josh
 22  King, Sam
 23  Lawson, Geoff
 24  Sokay, Ben
 25  St. Pierre, Maxime
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st11 2:00 Tripping minor 8:071 8:0713:53
1st10 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 10:231 10:2311:37
1st2:00 Roughing minor 10:51  10:5111:09
1st17 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 16:561 16:565:04
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:431 5:4316:17
2nd18 2:00 Tripping minor 10:501 10:5011:10
2nd2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 16:57  16:575:03
3rd19 2:00 Tripping minor 2:421 2:4219:18
3rd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 5:01  5:0116:59
3rd25 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 17:29  17:294:31
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 19:081 19:082:52
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:12  21            
3rd17:38  22-20            
                
CANADA EAST GoalsCANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd9:24 PP 4-15-18            
3rd10:16  18-4            
3rd13:31  18-21-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 7
CANADA EAST1 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC10 min / 5 inf
CANADA EAST22 min / 11 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
CANADA EAST3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1012
CANADA EAST0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Kořenář (60:00) (L)814527/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-E - Latinovich (60:00) (W)8121333/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:00 PM
  -  End:7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Tyler Adair
Referee: Trevor Peluk
Linesman: Dustin McCrank
Linesman: Marcus Policicchio
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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