Game Report 2184 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 6, 2018
GAME NOTES: WHITE USES BIG SECOND PERIOD TO FINISH PERFECT PRELIMS JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) scored two more goals and Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Brantford, OJHL) came within 65 seconds of a shutout as Canada White capped off an unbeaten preliminary round at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday night. McClennon scored six of the team’s 15 goals in the round robin, and added three assists for a tournament-leading nine points for White, which will take on Finland in a Thursday afternoon quarter-final at Harbour Station (3:30 p.m. AT). Lennox wasn’t beaten until the final shot he faced with just over a minute left, finishing with 24 saves. Both teams struggled to find their offensive footing early, combining for just 11 shots in the first period. But Dylan Robinson (Pickering, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) made good on one of the few opportunities for White, spinning in the slot and beating goaltender Jan Bednar past the glove at 11:27. The Canadians came to life in the second period and not surprisingly it was McClennon leading the way. After Charlie DesRoches (Days Corner, P.E.I./Saint John, QMJHL) finished a feed from Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) just 54 seconds into the middle frame, McClennon blasted home a power-play goal at 2:12 to add a little more insurance. Jérémie Poirier (Salabarry-de-Valleyfield, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) made it 4-0 just shy of the six-minute mark, walking in and hammering in a low slap shot to chase Bednar, who allowed four goals on 10 shots in just 26 minutes of work before giving way to Nick Malik. McClennon welcomed Malik with arguably the goal of the tournament thus far, toe-dragging his way around a sprawled-out Czech defender before roofing a shot over the glove to push the advantage to 5-0 after 40 minutes. Jan Cikhart spoiled the shutout for Lennox with a late goal, tipping in a Pavel Novak shot. Canada White finished with 15 goals in three preliminary-round games, tied for the third most by a single team since the tournament went to the current eight-team format in 2014. The Czechs, who finished at the bottom of Group A, will travel to Quispamsis to take on Russia in the first quarter-final Thursday at the qplex (3:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada White
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Bednar, Jan
G30  Malik, Nick
  Hampl, Jan
  Krutil, Michael
  Svach, Vaclav
  Blaha, Marek
  Konecny, Jakub
 10  Chlubna, Tomas
 11  Novak, Pavel
 12  Talafa, Tadeas
 13  Ivan, Ivan
 14  Cikhart, Jan
 15  Rouha, Michal
 16  Vacik, Dominik
 18  Machacek, Stepan
 19  Mysak, Jan
 21  Janda, Martin
 22  Balaz, Ondrej
 23  Malat, Sebastian
 24  Macha, Joshua
 26  Gut, Michal
 29  Maly, Jakub
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 1:391 1:39
2nd2:00 Holding 19:311 19:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Lennox, Tristan
G31  Cossa, Sebastian
  Power, Owen
  Renwick, Michael
  DesRoches, Charlie
  Poirier, Jérémie
  Prokop, Luke
  Evangelista, Luke
  Seeley, Ronan
 10  Rochette, Théo
 12  Veillette, William
 14  Butler, Cameron
 15  McClennon, Connor
 16  Robinson, Dylan
 17  Bourgault, Xavier
 18  Piercey, Riley
 19  Neighbours, Jake
 20  Tolnai, Cameron
 21  Perfetti, Cole
 22  Bourque, Mavrik
 23  Ambrosio, Colby
 24  Moore, Lleyton
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 Tripping 4:291 4:29
1st2:00 Hooking 12:091 12:09
2nd14 2:00 High-Sticking 2:481 2:48
3rd19 2:00 Slashing 12:521 12:52
3rd2:00 Holding 18:481 18:48
3rd14 2:00 Cross-Checking 20:00  20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd18:55 PP 14-11            
                
                
                
                
CANADA WHITE GoalsCANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st11:27  16-12-17            
2nd:54  4-21-22            
2nd2:12 PP 15-5-10            
2nd5:41  5-19-22            
2nd11:37  15-10-23            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC1 / 5
CANADA WHITE1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC4 min / 2 inf
CANADA WHITE12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA WHITE5 G + 10 A = 15 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0011
CANADA WHITE1405
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Bednar (25:41) (L)4206/0:002nd/5:41
CZE - Malik (34:19) 08412/5:413rd/20:00
CAN-W - Lennox (60:00) (W)69924/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:37 PM
  -  End:9:36 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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