Game Report 2315 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 13, 2018
GAME NOTES: CZECHS COME BACK IN THIRD, EDGE WEST FOR FIRST WJAC WIN JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Vojtech Strondala and Jan Kern scored 59 seconds apart in the third period to tie the game and Strondala netted the game-winner in the shootout, giving the Czech Republic a 5-4 win over Canada West in an offensively-charged contest Thursday at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. The teams combined for 85 shots on goal through regulation and overtime, with the Canadians holding a 46-39 advantage. Not surprisingly it was the goaltenders who stood out – the Czech duo of Tomas Vomacka and Daniel Dvorak, and Canadian netminder Matthew Radomsky (Winnipeg, Man./Steinbach, MJHL) combined to stop 78 shots, plus seven of 10 attempts in the shootout. With the game on his stick in the fifth round, Strondala slowly worked his way in slowly before going five-hole on Radomsky to get the Czechs into the win column and put them in the driver’s seat for a semifinal spot. The Canadians looked to be in charge with a two-goal lead and less than 13 minutes to go, but Strondala knocked in a pass from Jan Bambula to get the Czechs within one at 7:13 and Kern found a loose puck in a scramble in front of Radomsky to bring the Europeans even at 8:15, sending the game to overtime. The Czechs struck for an early lead; Zdenek Sedlak beat Radomsky with a quick shot off a set-up from Bambula just 76 seconds after the puck dropped. Harrison Blaisdell (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) answered for West three minutes later, poking in a loose puck that had squeezed through Vomacka, and Mathieu Gosselin (Quebec City, Que./Merritt, BCHL) forced a turnover behind the net before setting up Riley Hughes (Westwood, Mass./Victoria, BCHL) to put the Canadians up 2-1 after 20 minutes. Austin Wong (Cochrane, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) pushed the lead to two just 31 seconds into the second period, snapping in a shot from the slot and chasing Vomacka, who gave way to Dvorak after allowing three goals on 14 shots. That looked to be the score heading to the second intermission, but Bambula banged in a Strondala rebound for a power-play goal in the final minute of the middle frame, making it a 3-2 game through two. Blaisdell added a second goal on a Canadian power play at 6:27 of the third period, going skate-to-stick before swatting a backhand past Dvorak, but the Czechs were even less than two minutes after that. West captain T.J. Lloyd (Lloydminster, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) had the best Canadian chance in overtime, ringing a shot off the cross-bar, and Radomsky turned away a Lukas Rousek breakaway as time expired to get the game to a shootout. Bambula and Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) traded goals in the first two rounds before Strondala ended it. The Czechs are right back at it Friday night in the prelim finale, looking to secure their semifinal spot against Canada East (7 p.m. MT), while West won’t see the ice again until its Saturday semifinal.
Visiting Team: Canada West
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA WEST LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Davis, Matthew
G31  Radomsky, Matthew
  Bucheler, Jérémie
  Snell, Mason
  Judson, Jack
  Bast, Luke
  Berger, Carter
  Lloyd, T.J.
  Ahac, Layton
 10  Funk, Reilly
 11  Campbell, Alexander
 12  Gosselin, Mathieu
 15  Holloway, Dylan
 16  Blaisdell, Harrison
 17  Hughes, Riley
 18  Rizzo, Massimo
 19  Wong, Austin
 20  Silye, David
 21  Leyh, Ethan
 22  Newhook, Alex
 23  Osadick, Matt
 24  Swetlikoff, Alex
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 Interference 10:111 12:11
2nd23 2:00 Hooking 17:441 19:44
3rd12 2:00 Tripping 2:591 4:59
3rd20 2:00 Hooking 12:551 14:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
2nd16 2:00 Holding 4:071 6:07
3rd17 2:00 Slashing 5:241 7:24
3rd18 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 12:551 14:55
3rd2:00 Tripping 17:161 19:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST GoalsCANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:20  16-21-20            
1st19:11  17-12            
2nd:31  19-15-22            
3rd6:27 PP 16-17            
                
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:16  11-18-17            
2nd19:28 PP 18-15-4            
3rd7:16  15-18-11            
3rd8:15  16-10-13            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WEST1 / 4
CZECH REPUBLIC1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WEST8 min / 4 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WEST4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
CANADA WEST211004
CZECH REPUBLIC112015
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Radomsky (65:00) (SL)13118335/0:001st OT/5:00
CZE - Vomacka (20:31) 1100011/0:002nd/0:31
CZE - Dvorak (39:29) (W)01316231/0:311st OT/0:00
SHOOTOUT
CANADA WEST shoots first for each round.
CANADA WESTCZECH REPUBLIC
# SHOOTER
 18  Massimo Rizzo   --  
 22  Alex Newhook Goal
 19  Austin Wong   --  
 16  Harrison Blaisdell   --  
 20  David Silye   --  
 SHOOTER
 Goal18   Jan Bambula
   --  13   Matej Blumel
   --  21   Roman Pucek
   --  20   Lukas Rousek
 Goal15   Vojtech Strondala
TOTALS: 1 2
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:08 PM
  -  End:9:40 PM
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.