Game Report 1704 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 11, 2017
GAME NOTES: CZECHS RIDE HOT GOALTENDING TO WIN OVER U.S., FIRST IN GROUP B JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. – Adam Brizgala was spectacular in a 37-save performance, Ondrej Chrtek netted the game-winning goal with 5:13 remaining and the Czech Republic doubled up the United States 4-2 on Monday afternoon to claim first place in Group B at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. It is the first time in the six appearances the Czechs have won their group; they won’t play again until the semifinals on Thursday (time and opponent to be determined). Chrtek finished with a pair of goals, while Jan Hladonik and Matyas Zelingr added one apiece for the Czech Republic, which scored twice shorthanded in the win. Hladonik opened the scoring with the Europeans down a man midway through the first period, finishing a two-on-one with David Kofron by beating a sprawling Ryan Bischel, who made 21 stops in the U.S. goal. The Americans needed just 15 seconds to reply, with Sam Hentges driving off the right wing before roofing a short-side shot past Brizgala for a power-play goal. That would be it for offence until the final minute of the second period; Chrtek and Kofron broke in on another shorthanded odd-man rush, with Chrtek tapping in a rebound to put the Czechs up 2-1 after 40 minutes. The final frame was a shooting gallery for the Americans, who directed 20 shots at Brizgala. Jack Dugan pulled the defending gold medallists even just shy of the midway mark of the third, finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play with Clayton Phillips and Blake McLaughlin, but that would be the last puck to elude the Czech netminder. Brizgala even earned an assist on the winner, kicking away a Chase Blackmun chance with a lightning-quick left-pad stop before Chrtek raced the other way, cut into the middle of the ice and found room up and over the glove of Bischel. The Americans pressed in the final minutes with Bischel on the bench, but Zelingr hit the empty net from in front of his own goal to seal the second win for the Czechs over the U.S. in as many years. The U.S. will close out its preliminary-round schedule on Tuesday night against Canada West (7:30 p.m. AT), with the teams playing for quarter-final positioning.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: United States
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Brízgala, Adam
G30  Kloucek, Milan
  Salda, Radim
  Bednar, Jan
  Kunst, Vratislav
  Veber, Vaclav
  Bukac, Daniel
 10  Havranek, Tomas
 11  Eret, Petr
 12  Sedlak, Zdenek
 13  Chrtek, Ondrej
 14  Mysak, Josef
 15  Dvorak, Jaroslav
 16  Vochozka, Tomas
 18  Cajka, Petr
 20  Blumel, Matej
 21  Kofron , David
 22  Kvasnicka, David
 23  Vaclavek, Jan
 24  Novak, Matej
 28  Kousal, Pavel
 29  Hrabik, Krystof
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 Tripping 1:311 1:313:31
1st12 2:00 Slashing 8:171 8:1710:10
1st2:00 Elbowing 19:521 19:521:52
2nd2:00 Roughing 10:09  10:0912:09
2nd14 2:00 Holding 19:081 19:081:08
3rd24 2:00 Interference 15:291 15:2917:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kucharski, Jake
G30  Bischel, Ryan
  Krygier, Christian
  St. Ivany, Jack
  Lillibridge, Graham
  Phillips, Clayton
  Drury, Jack
 10  Madden, Tyler
 11  Hentges, Sam
 12  Dugan, Jack
 14  Perbix, Nick
 15  Smith, Nathan
 16  McLaughlin, Blake
 17  Cotter, Paul
 18  Bushy, Brendan
 19  Guttman, Cole
 20  Hall, Curtis
 21  Steeves, Alex
 22  Slaggert, Graham
 23  Walker, Nolan
 24  Randl, Jack
   
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd15 2:00 Hooking 5:481 5:487:48
2nd22 2:00 Roughing 10:09  10:0912:09
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:55 SH 18-21            
2nd19:20 SH 13-21            
3rd14:47  13-1            
3rd19:06 EN 3            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:10 PP 11-10-2            
3rd9:37  12-16-8            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 1
UNITED STATES 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 4 G + 3 A = 7 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1124
UNITED STATES1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Brízgala (60:00) (W)7111937/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Bischel (58:16) (L)105621/0:003rd/18:16
USA - Bischel (0:27) (L)0000/19:063rd/19:33
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:37 PM
  -  End: 5:52 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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