Game Report 1935 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Key Bank Center
Date: Jan 4, 2018
GAME NOTES: BATHERSON SCORES THREE, CANADA ADVANCE TO WJC FINAL JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. - Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) led the offence with a hat trick, and Canada's National Junior Team moved into the gold medal game at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 7-2 semifinal win over the Czech Republic on Thursday. The Canadians will face Sweden in the final Friday (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), one win away from extending their own World Juniors record with a 17th gold medal. Batherson scored three times in just under 19 minutes across the first and second periods, giving him five goals in two medal round games, and seven in all - good for the tournament co-lead. The Czechs came out with jump and took an early lead when Filip Zadina cut to the middle of the ice and snapped a quick shot over the glove of Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) just six minutes in, but the Canadian power play took over from there. Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) hammered in a one-timer to get Canada even with the man advantage at 15:05, and Batherson redirected a Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./University of Massachusetts, HE) shot for another power-play marker at 18:08 and a 2-1 lead after one period. The third Canadian goal was a carbon copy of the second, with Batherson getting his stick on a shot from Makar on the power play just shy of the eight-minute mark of the second period. Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) finished a set-up from Brett Howden (Oakbank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) less than two minutes later and Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) outwaited Czech goaltender Josef Korenar at 12:15 before Batherson drove to the net to finish his hat trick at 16:58, chasing Korenar and making it a 6-1 game through 40 minutes. The teams traded goals in the third; Boris Katchouk (Waterloo, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) whipped in a wrist shot to convert the Canadian touchdown at 5:15, and Zadina knocked in a rebound with just under 10 minutes to go to provide the final margin of victory. Canada is into the gold medal game for the 16th time in 23 tournaments since the IIHF adopted the playoff format in 1996. Friday will mark 10 years to the day that Matt Halischuk scored in overtime to give Canada a 3-2 overtime win over Sweden and its fourth-consecutive gold.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Skarek, Jakub
G30  Korenar, Josef
  Hajek, Libor
  Zachar, Marek
  Mikyska, Dalimil
  Kvasnica, Michal
 12  Hrdinka, Frantisek
 14  Vala, Ondrej
 15  Kurovsky, Daniel
 16  Kaut, Martin
 17  Chytil, Filip
 18  Safin, Ostap
 19  Budik, Vojtech
 21  Blumel, Matej
 22  Reichel, Kristian
 23  Galvas, Jakub
 25  Pavlik, Radovan
 27  Pekar, Matej
 28  Kodytek, Petr
 29  Michnac, Albert
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st16 2:00 Delay of Game 14:101 14:1015:05
1st29 2:00 Cross-Checking 16:111 16:1118:08
2nd2:00 Roughing 7:361 7:367:48
2nd27 2:00 High-Sticking 19:221 19:221:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Timmins, Conor
  Foote, Cal
  Makar, Cale
  Fabbro, Dante
  DubĂ©, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Gadjovich, Jonah
 12  Katchouk, Boris
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Steenbergen, Tyler
 19  Batherson, Drake
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Howden, Brett
 23  Steel, Sam
 24  Formenton, Alex
 25  Kyrou, Jordan
 27  Thomas, Robert
 28  Mete, Victor
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st24 2:00 Elbowing 8:281 8:2810:28
2nd12 2:00 High-Sticking 1:531 1:533:53
3rd19 2:00 Tripping 6:461 6:468:46
3rd24 2:00 Holding 11:331 11:3313:33
3rd2:00 Hooking 17:111 17:1119:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:55  18-8-29            
3rd10:11  18-19            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st15:05 PP 23-10-25            
1st18:08 PP 19-7-27            
2nd7:48 PP 19-7-2            
2nd9:43  14-21-24            
2nd12:15  25-23-9            
2nd16:58  19-20            
3rd5:15  12-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 5
CANADA 3 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA 7 G + 12 A = 19 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1012
CANADA2417
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Korenar (36:58) (L)98017/0:002nd/16:58
CZE - Skarek (23:02) 021315/16:583rd/20:00
CAN - Hart (60:00) (W)49518/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.