Game Report 2312 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 11, 2018
GAME NOTES: U.S. EDGES CZECHS FOR FIRST WIN AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Trevor Janicke scored twice to lead the offence as the United States held on late to beat the Czech Republic 4-2 in the lone game Tuesday at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. The win ended a mini losing streak for the Americans, who had dropped preliminary-round games to the Czechs in each of the last two years. Parker Ford and Ryan O’Reilly had the other goals for the U.S., which did most of its offensive damage in the second period. Czech goaltender Daniel Dvorak was the story in the first, turning aside all 12 shots he faced to get the game to the intermission scoreless. But Ford needed just 87 seconds to open the scoring in the middle frame; Bobby Brink took a pass at the side of the net, spun to his backhand and found Ford for a power-play goal and a 1-0 lead. Janicke doubled the advantage at 16:09, roofing a shot over the glove of Dvorak from in close, and circled out from behind the net to add a second goal less than three minutes later, putting the Americans up three after 40 minutes. The U.S. looked to be in total control before running into penalty trouble in the latter half of the third period, giving the Czechs an opportunity to get back into the game. Jan Kern struck on both halves of a five-on-three advantage, both from the top of the crease, to get the European side back within a goal with plenty of time remaining. Dvorak went to the bench for an extra attacker with three minutes to go, but O’Reilly outmuscled a pair Czechs to pot the insurance marker into an empty net at 17:32. The Americans will look to confirm their spot in the semifinals when they face Canada East on Wednesday afternoon (2 p.m. MT), while the Czechs will try again for their first win when they take on Canada West on Thursday night (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: United States
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Dvorak, Daniel
G Vomacka, Tomas
  Stibingr, Jan
  Muller, Jakub
  Aubrecht, David
  Adamek, Jakub
  Malik, Zack
  Dajcar, Tomas
 10  Sik, Otakar
 11  Sedlak, Zdenek
 12  Sklenar, Dominik
 13  Blumel, Matej
 14  Sir, Jan
 15  Strondala, Vojtech
 16  Kern, Jan
 17  Dvorak, Jaroslav
 18  Bambula, Jan
 19  Kropacek, Vojtech
 20  Rousek, Lukas
 21  Pucek, Roman
 22  Teply, Michal
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Slashing 14:291 16:29
1st12 2:00 Slashing 19:471 1:27
3rd21 2:00 High-Sticking 2:151 4:15
3rd15 2:00 Interference 17:571 19:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Pietila, Blake
G30  Saville, Isaiah
  Attard, Ronnie
  Johnson, Luke
  Frisch, Ethan
  Jones, Zac
  Mitchell, Travis
  Johnson, Ryan
  Janicke, Trevor
  Caponi, Connor
 10  Brink, Bobby
 11  Pinto, Shane
 12  Ford, Parker
 14  Malone, Jack
 15  O'Reilly, Ryan
 16  Brown, Matt
 17  Mastrosimone, Robert
 18  Kiefiuk, Cal
 20  Nodler, Josh
 22  Ness, Griffin
 23  Silianoff, Grant
 24  Miller, Mitchell
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd18 2:00 Tripping 6:041 8:04
3rd17 4:00 High-Sticking 9:271 11:41
3rd10 2:00 Tripping 11:321 13:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd11:41 PP 16-13-3            
3rd13:04 PP 16-3-13            
                
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd1:27 PP 12-10-17            
2nd16:09  8-2-15            
2nd18:49  8-5-15            
3rd17:32 EN 15-9            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC2 / 3
UNITED STATES1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES8 min / 4 inf (3)
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
UNITED STATES4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0022
UNITED STATES0314
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Dvorak (57:02) (L)1281131/0:003rd/17:02
CZE - Dvorak (2:28) (L)0000/17:323rd/20:00
USA - Pietila (60:00) (W)8111332/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:08 PM
  -  End:9:18 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.