Game Report 1711 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 14, 2017
GAME NOTES: WEST EXPLODES LATE, BOOKS SPOT IN WJAC GOLD MEDAL GAME JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. - Angus Crookshank scored the first of four goals in the final nine minutes, helping Canada West to a 5-1 semifinal win over the Czech Republic on Thursday night and a spot in the gold medal game at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The westerners will face off against the United States on Saturday (3 p.m. AT on TSN) in a showdown of the only two teams to ever win WJAC gold - the U.S. has claimed seven titles, while West owns the other four. Brett Stapley scored a pair of goals for the Canadians, while Dylan Holloway and Brendan Budy added one each. In all, 11 different skaters got their names on the scoresheet for West. The game was a battle of the goaltenders early, with Canadian netminder Zach Rose and Czech counterpart Milan Kloucek combining for 21 saves in a scoreless first period. Canada West had the run of play in the second, outshooting the Czechs 12-4, and finally broke through thanks to Stapley; he went end-to-end before cutting into the slot and catching Kloucek going the wrong way, putting the Canadians up a goal after 40 minutes. Jan Kern tied the game with an impressive effort of his own midway through the third period, taking a blind, behind-the-back swat at a rebound and knocking it past Rose with 9:32 remaining. But it was all West after that. Crookshank was first at 11:09, squeezing a shot past Kloucek from a sharp angle, and Holloway raced down the left wing before going short-side on the Czech goaltender to make it a 3-1 game at 14:02. Stapley showed off his hands in close to net his second and make it a three-goal game at 16:45, and Budy streaked down the middle to finish the scoring at 18:53, delighting the pro-Canadian crowd at the RECC. Canada West is only the second team to lose both of its preliminary-round games in regulation time and still reach the final; West turned the trick itself in 2011, when it won gold in Langley, B.C. The loss sends the Czech Republic to the bronze medal game; it will face Russia on Friday night (7:30 p.m. AT) in a rematch of last year's third-place game, which was a 7-4 win for the Russians.
Visiting Team: Canada West
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA WEST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Rose, Zach
G31  Adamyk, Mitch
  Barton, Seth
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Bernard-Docker, Jacob
  Tychonick, Jonny
  Lloyd, T.J.
  Kleiboer, Levi
  Crookshank, Angus
 10  de Jong, Ethan
 11  Budy, Brendan
 12  Blaisdell, Harrison
 14  Gaber, Riese
 15  Van Unen, Rylan
 16  Holloway, Dylan
 17  Stapley, Brett
 18  Turnbull, Carter
 19  Andonovski, Corey
 20  Armour, Ross
 22  Collin, Chrystopher
 23  Johnson, Kyle
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st12 2:00 Slashing 11:181 11:1813:18
1st14 2:00 Cross-Checking 15:191 15:1917:19
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 6:381 6:388:38
3rd2:00 Hooking 4:291 4:296:29
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 7:351 7:359:35
3rd11 2:00 Tripping 18:591 18:5920:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Brízgala, Adam
G30  Kloucek, Milan
  Salda, Radim
  Bednár, 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  Kofroň, David
 22  Kvasnicka, David
 23  Vaclavek, Jan
 24  Novak, Matej
 28  Kousal, Pavel
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st13 2:00 Interference 11:441 11:4413:44
2nd10 2:00 Slashing 13:591 13:5915:59
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 19:261 19:261:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST GoalsCANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd11:59  17            
3rd11:09  9-20-10            
3rd14:02  16-23-2            
3rd16:45  17-4            
3rd18:53  11-12-14            
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd10:28  12-16-5            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WEST0 / 3
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WEST12 min / 6 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WEST5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WEST0145
CZECH REPUBLIC0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Rose (60:00) (W)1241026/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Kloucek (60:00) (L)9111232/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:37 PM
  -  End:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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