Game Report 1437 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Cobourg Community Centre
Date: Dec 18, 2015
GAME NOTES: CZECHS SCORE TWICE IN THREE SECONDS, BEAT SWISS FOR FIFTH PLACE JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Lukas Doudera and Pavel Kousal scored just three seconds apart midway through the first period – setting a new tournament record – to help lead the Czech Republic past Switzerland 5-3 on Friday night in the fifth-place game at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. It’s the second fifth-place finish in the last two appearances for the Czechs; they finished fifth in 2013 in Yarmouth, N.S., after sixth-place results in 2011 (Langley, B.C.) and 2012 (Yarmouth). Outshot 21-5 in the first period, the Swiss took an early lead when Axel Simic took a pass in the slot and snapped a quick shot past Czech goaltender Dominik Groh at the seven-minute mark. Doudera tied the game at 10:44, beating Swiss netminder Philip Wüthrich under the arm from the point, and Kousal took the puck off the ensuing face-off, cut to the net and beat Wüthrich to the far side at 10:47, giving the Czechs the lead for good, and making a little history. The goals comfortably bested the old mark of nine seconds between goals, set by Martin Filo and Ondrej Rusnak in Slovakia’s 8-2 quarter-final win over Belarus on Nov. 9, 2006. Tomas Smerha added a third goal in the opening frame, tipping in a Daniel Novak point shot at 18:21 to send the Czechs to the intermission with a two-goal advantage. The Swiss turned the tables in the second period, outshooting the Czechs 10-4, but Petr Kodytek scored shorthanded just past the 13-minute mark to push the Czech lead to 4-1. Lee Roberts got that one back for the Swiss in the final minute of the middle frame, capitalizing on a turnover behind the Czech net and beating Wüthrich through the five-hole to make it a 4-2 game after 40 minutes. Switzerland made things interesting late in the third; a centering pass from Kaj Suter deflected off a Czech skate in front and got behind Wüthrich with 6:48 to go, making it a one-goal game. But Jiri Karafiat hit the empty net at 18:10, clinching the win for the Czechs. After reaching the semifinals in their first three appearances, the Swiss have played in the fifth-place game in consecutive years, and the sixth-place finish is their worst ever at the tournament.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Switzerland
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
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 4:431 4:4317:17
2nd22 2:00 Roughing minor 8:52  8:5213:08
2nd29 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 12:191 12:199:41
3rd29 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 7:461 7:4614:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Wüthrich, Philip
G30  Ritz, Matteo
  Öjdemark, Victor
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Suter, Kaj
  Egli, Dominik
  Berni, Fabian
 10  Oehen, Cyril
 11  Volejnicek, Dominik
 12  Roberts, Lee
 14  Stadler, Livio
 15  Steinmann , Fabian
 17  Miranda, Marco
 18  Lerch, Yannick
 19  Simic, Axel
 20  Geisser, Tobias
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 25  Eggenberger, Nando
 26  Heim, André
 27  Riva, Elia
 28  Rüegsegger, Stefan
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st12 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 4:051 4:0517:55
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 4:431 4:4317:17
2nd2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 8:52  8:5213:08
2nd23 2:00 Tripping minor 16:021 16:025:58
3rd11 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking double minor 2:491 2:491:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st10:44  23-22-25            
1st10:47  28-10            
1st18:21  24-17-7            
2nd13:01 SH 19-10            
3rd18:10  21-22            
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:00  19-23-17            
2nd19:36  12            
3rd13:12  7-26            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 4
SWITZERLAND0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC8 min / 4 inf
SWITZERLAND10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SWITZERLAND3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC3115
SWITZERLAND1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Groh (60:00) (W)49922/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Wüthrich (57:12) (L)183728/0:003rd/17:12
SUI - Wüthrich (0:24) (L)0000/17:223rd/17:46
SUI - Wüthrich (0:59) (L)0033/19:013rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:00 PM
  -  End:7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Kevin Bennett
Referee: Peter Kostyk
Linesman: Marcus Policicchio
Linesman: Adam Massaro
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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