Game Report 2034 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Budweiser Gardens
Date: Dec 20, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA FLEXES OFFENSIVE MUSCLE IN PRE-WJC OPENER JASON LA ROSE LONDON, Ont. – Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) led a balanced offence with two goals and two assists, helping Canada’s National Junior Team to a 9-0 win over the Czech Republic in its pre-tournament opener Wednesday ahead of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Canadians got goals from eight different players and at least one point from 15, scoring twice in the first period and twice in the second pulling away with a dominating final 20 minutes. Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) earned the shutout, making 18 saves. Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) was first onto the scoresheet, finishing a tic-tac-toe passing play with a tap-in to make it 1-0 just past the midway mark of the first period. Robert Thomas (Aurora, Ont./London, OHL) doubled the advantage before the end of the opening frame, playing give-and-go with Raddysh for a 2-0 lead after one. The power play went to work early in the second period, with Jake Bean (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL) wiring a wrist shot upstairs on the short side past Czech goaltender Jakub Skarek at 5:14. Boris Katchouk (Waterloo, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) added another with less than three minutes to go in the second, hammering a slap shot through traffic and through Skarek to put Canada up 4-0 after 40 minutes. The floodgates opened for the Canadians in the third period, with five goals in just under six minutes. Raddysh was first at 8:25, knocking in a centering pass from Thomas, and he added a second goal just 27 seconds later, this one on the power play, to make it 6-0. Jonah Gadjovich (Whitby, Ont,/Owen Sound, OHL) converted the Canadian touchdown at 10:11, swatting a rebound past Skarek on the backhand, and Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) snapped home a quick snap shot at 13:17. Cal Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) finished the offensive onslaught at 14:22, slipping a shot five-hole on Skarek and chasing the Czech netminder in favour of Josef Korenar. Canada held a 32-18 advantage in shots on goal. The Canadians return to the ice for their second and final pre-tournament game Friday (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) when they take on Switzerland in Hamilton, Ont. Canada opens the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship against Finland on Boxing Day.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Timmins, Conor
  Mahura, Josh
  Foote, Cal
  Makar, Cale
 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
2nd19 2:00 Hooking 8:421 10:42
2nd2:00 Hooking 19:501 1:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Skarek, Jakub
G Kloucek, Milan
G30  Kořenář, Josef
  Hajek, Libor
  Haman , Filip
  Zachar, Marek
  Mikyska, Dalimil
  Kvasnica, Michal
  Kral, Filip
 12  Hrdinka, Frantisek
 13  Doudera, Lukas
 14  Vala, Ondrej
 15  Kurovsky, Daniel
 16  Kaut, Martin
 17  Chytil, Filip
 18  Zadina, Filip
 19  Budik, Vojtech
 21  Blumel, Matej
 22  Reichel, Kristian
 23  Galvas, Jakub
 24  Hrabik, Krystof
 25  Pavlik, Radovan
 26  Helt, Filip
 27  Pekar, Matej
 28  Kodytek, Petr
 29  Michnac, Albert
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Interference 16:541 18:54
2nd2:00 Interference 4:481 5:14
3rd2:00 Tripping 8:52  10:52
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:37  14-24-10            
1st16:40  27-16            
2nd5:24 PP 2-7-27            
2nd17:10  12-27-16            
3rd8:25  16-27-10            
3rd9:47 PP 16-25-23            
3rd10:12  11-19-20            
3rd13:18  19-11-7            
3rd14:23  6-21-24            
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 2 / 2
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 9 G + 17 A = 26 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2259
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Hart (60:00) (W)63918/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Skarek (54:23) (L)108523/0:003rd/14:23
CZE - Kořenář (5:37) 0000/14:233rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament Game Report.