Game Report 2175 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 4, 2018
GAME NOTES: AMERICANS USE BIG SECOND PERIOD TO DOWN CZECHS IN U17 OPENER JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Luke Tuch, Landon Slaggert and Hunter Strand scored goals in the decisive second period, helping the United States to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Americans got goals from five different players and points from 11 while holding the Czechs to just 15 shots. They won for the 38th time in their last 41 preliminary-round games at the tournament. The lone goal of the first period came late; Owen Gallatin threaded the needle through a maze of sticks to find Dylan Peterson for a tap-in and a 1-0 U.S. lead after 20 minutes. Tuch doubled the lead just past the three-minute mark of the second period, finishing a two-on-one with Thomas Bordeleau for a shorthanded marker before Slaggert one-timed a pass from Eamon Powell for the 3-0 goal at 9:45. Strand made it a four-goal game less than three minutes after that, toe-dragging around a Czech defender and snapping a quick shot past the glove of goaltender Nick Malik. A run of American penalties gave the Czechs a pair of five-on-three power plays late in the middle frame, and they finally broke just a few seconds after the last of the man advantages ended; Pavel Novak redirected a Tomas Chlubna pass through U.S. netminder Drew Commesso to make it 4-1 after two periods. But the Europeans managed just two shots on goal in the final stanza, and Matthew Beniers finished the scoring with just over six minutes to go, moving the U.S. to 9-1 all-time against the Czechs at the tournament. Both teams get right back to action Monday at Harbour Station; the Czechs are up first, taking on Canada Black (3:30 p.m. AT), followed by the Americans facing off against Canada White (7:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Czech Republic
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Purcell, Colin
G35  Commesso, Drew
 34  Faber, Brock
 36  Dzhaniyev, Daniyal
 37  Tuch, Luke
 38  Slaggert, Landon
 39  Peterson, Dylan
 40  Gallatin, Owen
 43  Kleven, Tyler
 44  Kelley, Connor
 45  Beniers, Matthew
 46  Powell, Eamon
 47  Bordeleau, Thomas
 48  Sanderson, Jake
 49  Strand, Hunter
 51  Latsch, Tanner
 52  Berard, Brett
 53  Yoder, Chase
 54  Laatsch, Daniel
 55  Truscott, Jacob
 56  Biondi, Blake
 59  Smilanic, Ty
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st34 2:00 Cross-Checking 8:041 8:04
1st45 2:00 Hooking 13:521 13:52
2nd46 2:00 High-Sticking 1:101 0:00
2nd54 2:00 Tripping 4:171 4:03
2nd47 2:00 Tripping 10:021 10:15
2nd43 2:00 Delay of Game 13:441 18:50
2nd45 2:00 Hooking 15:171 14:31
2nd43 2:00 Tripping 16:481 15:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Bednar, Jan
G30  Malik, Nick
  Hampl, Jan
  Krutil, Michael
  Svach, Vaclav
  Bláha, Marek
  Konecny, Jakub
 10  Chlubna, Tomás
 11  Novak, Pavel
 12  Talafa, Tadeas
 13  Ivan, Ivan
 14  Cikhart, Jan
 15  Rouha, Michal
 16  Vacik, Dominik
 18  Machácek, Stepán
 19  Kondelik, Jachym
 21  Janda, Martin
 22  Baláz, Ondrej
 23  Malát, Sebastian
 24  Macha, Joshua
 26  Gut, Michal
 29  Maly, Jakub
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd2:00 Hooking 2:021 2:02
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:33  39-40-46            
2nd3:03 SH 37-47-55            
2nd9:45  38-56-49            
2nd12:20  49-46-38            
3rd13:47  45-52            
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:54  11-10-23            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 1
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 8
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 16 min / 8 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1315
CZECH REPUBLIC0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Commesso (60:00) (W)48214/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Malik (60:00) (L)651223/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:09 PM
  -  End: 2:13 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.