Game Report 2243 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Rogers Arena
Date: Dec 29, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA SPREADS AROUND OFFENCE, DOWNS CZECHS JASON LA ROSE VANCOUVER, B.C. – Morgan Frost (Aurora, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) led the way with a goal and an assist, and five different players found the back of the net to help Canada’s National Junior Team upend the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) was rock solid in a 23-save performance between the pipes, backstopping Canada to its third-consecutive win in front of 17,012 red-and-white-clad fans at Rogers Arena. “As the games go on, my confidence keeps building,” DiPietro said. “You get more comfortable playing in front of a bigger crowd, and I think our game is really building, so it’s a positive.” Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) joined Frost as multi-point scorers, recording a pair of assists apiece. In total, 12 players had at least a point in the win. The scoring started early, and it was the captain doing the honours; a shot from Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) bounced off the backside of a Czech player and past goaltender Jiri Patera just 6:03 in. Ondrej Machala answered only 37 seconds later, finishing off a two-on-one with Jan Jenik to tie the game, but the rest of the first period belonged to the Canadians. Brett Leason (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) restored the lead at 11:32, redirecting a shot from Smith past Patera for a power-play goal, and Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) lasered home a one-timer at 16:39 to send Canada to the intermission up by a pair. DiPietro made his best saves in the second period, denying Machala and Jenik on back-to-back point-blank chances early in the middle frame. MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) made it three goals in three games just shy of the 15-minute mark, going short-side past the glove of Patera to make it a 4-1 game after 40 minutes. “I’m building some chemistry with my linemates,” Entwistle said. “Joe [Veleno] and Jack [Studnicka] had a big game for us tonight, and it’s making it fun to play with them. It was nice to get that goal, and it was a good team win tonight.” Patera would be done after two periods, replaced by Jakub Skarek after allowing four goals on 20 shots. The Canadian power play went to work again to finish the scoring in the third; Nick Suzuki (London, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) found Frost with a back-door feed, and he buried his fourth goal and tournament-leading seventh point. After a day off Sunday, Canada closes out the preliminary round on Monday night (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), facing Russia in a New Year’s Eve showdown that could decide first place in Group A.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G DiPietro, Michael
G31  Scott, Ian
  Bouchard, Evan
  Brook, Josh
  McIsaac, Jared
  Mitchell, Ian
  Dobson, Noah
  Glass, Cody
  Veleno, Joe
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Bowers, Shane
 16  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Phillips, Markus
 20  Leason, Brett
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Lafreniere, Alexis
 23  Studnicka, Jack
 24  Smith, Ty
 26  Frost, Morgan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Roughing 17:13  17:13
2nd18 2:00 Hooking 7:391 7:39
2nd2:00 Kneeing 15:411 3:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Skarek, Jakub
G Dostal, Lukas
G30  Patera, Jiri
  Pekar, Matej
  Kvasnicka, David
  Gaspar, Michael
 10  Galvas, Jakub
 11  Kral, Filip
 12  Kern, Jan
 13  Kern, Jan
 14  Jenik, Jan
 15  Lauko, Jakub
 16  Kaut, Martin
 17  Machala, Ondrej
 18  Necas, Martin
 19  Zadina, Filip
 22  Mikyska, Dalimil
 23  Bukac, Daniel
 25  Pour, Jakub
 26  Hrabik, Krystof
 28  Strondala, Vojtech
 29  Kondelik, Jachym
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st16 2:00 Boarding 10:331 10:33
1st16 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 10:33  10:33
1st18 2:00 Roughing 17:13  17:13
3rd12 2:00 Elbowing 1:211 1:21
3rd18 2:00 Checking from Behind 8:521 8:52
3rd18 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 8:52  8:52
3rd29 2:00 Delay of Game 13:541 13:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:03  14-21-18            
1st11:32 PP 20-24-26            
1st16:39  22-23-3            
2nd14:41  16-9-23            
3rd9:01 PP 26-17-24            
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:40  17-14            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA2 / 4
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC30 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA5 G + 10 A = 15 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA3115
CZECH REPUBLIC1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - DiPietro (60:00) (W)761023/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Patera (40:00) (L)115016/0:002nd/20:00
CZE - Skarek (20:00) 0099/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.