Game Report 210 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Bell Centre
Date: Jan 2, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA RALLIES TO TOP CZECHS AND CLINCH BERTH IN SEMIS DAVID BRIEN MONTREAL, Que. – Julien Gauthier (Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) scored twice in the third period to help Canada’s National Junior Team to a 5-3 quarter-final win over the Czech Republic on Monday at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. The win punches Canada’s ticket to the semifinals after a one-year absence; the Canadians will face Sweden in the final four on Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT) at the Bell Centre. Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) added a goal and two assists and Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) had one of each in the victory, while Blake Speers (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) was the other goal scorer. Connor Ingram (Imperial, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) made 16 saves to record the win in the Canadian goal. Canada outshot the Czechs 11-4 in the first period, but the Europeans had the lone goal after a weird bounce off the referee landed on the stick of David Kase for the 1-0 marker. The Canadians tied the game less than four minutes into the second period when Mathieu Joseph (Chambly, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) intercepted a clearing attempt and fed the puck to Stephens, who found birthday boy Speers in front for a redirection through Czech goaltender Jakub Skarek. Stephens gave Canada its first lead at 7:27, scoring right off a won face-off by Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), only for Tomas Soustal to get the Czechs even less than 90 seconds later, pulling the puck around a sliding Noah Juulsen (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL) before beating Ingram. Chabot restored the Canadian advantage for good at 13:32, as he faked a shot, toe-dragged around a Czech player and fired a bullet through a screen and past Skarek to the stick side. Gauthier led the way for the red-and-white in the final frame, scoring twice in 3:19, sandwiched around a Simon Stransky goal that temporarily made it a one-goal game again. He roofed a centering pass from Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) for his first goal, and buried the rebound of a Kale Clague (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL) for his second to round out the scoring. The Canadians held a one-sided 41-19 advantage in shots on goal. Tickets are still available HERE for the Wednesday semifinal.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ingram, Connor
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Juulsen, Noah
  Chabot, Thomas
  Myers, Philippe
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Joseph, Mathieu
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Lauzon, Jérémy
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Jost, Tyson
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 19  Strome, Dylan
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Speers, Blake
 22  Cirelli, Anthony
 25  Roy, Nicolas
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Delay of Game 9:451 9:4511:45
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 15:351 15:3517:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Skarek, Jakub
G30  Vladar, Daniel
  Krenzelok, Daniel
  Vala, Ondrej
  Kral, Filip
  Kvasnica, Michal
 12  Hrdinka, Frantisek
 14  Chlapik, Filip
 15  Soustal, Tomas
 16  Kurovsky, Daniel
 17  Jasek, Lukas
 18  Spacek, Michael
 19  Budik, Vojtech
 20  Zboril, Jakub
 21  Koblizek, Radek
 22  Kase, David
 23  Stransky, Simon
 24  Suchy, Filip
 25  Reichel, Kristian
 26  Musil, Adam
 28  Kalina, Petr
 29  Hronek, Filip
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st20 2:00 Cross-Checking 14:201 14:2016:20
2nd29 2:00 Tripping 0:401 0:402:40
3rd29 2:00 Cross-Checking 10:131 10:1312:13
3rd20 2:00 Cross-Checking 19:521 19:5220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd3:45  21-27-11            
2nd7:27  27-22            
2nd13:32  5-27-22            
3rd3:18  12-25-10            
3rd6:37  12            
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:49  22-26-29            
2nd8:53  15            
3rd5:54  23-8            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 4
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0325
CZECH REPUBLIC1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Ingram (60:00) (W)34916/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Skarek (59:03) (L)11131236/0:003rd/19:03
CZE - Skarek (0:34) (L)0000/19:263rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.