Game Report 2317 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 14, 2018
GAME NOTES: CZECHS EDGE EAST, EARN FINAL SEMIFINAL SPOT AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Zdenek Sedlak scored once in each period, finishing his hat trick into an empty net to send the Czech Republic past Canada East 4-2 on Friday night and into the semifinals at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. The Czechs will face unbeaten Russia in the first semifinal Saturday (2 p.m. MT). Needing a win in regulation time to jump the Czechs for the final playoff spot, East took a very early lead when Spencer Kersten (Waterloo, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) came off the half-boards and snapped a quick shot that got past goaltender Daniel Dvorak to the glove side. Sedlak got the Europeans even less than three minutes later, taking a beautiful stretch pass from Jakub Muller and beating Canadian netminder Liam Soulière (Amos, Que./Brockville, CCHL) to send the game to the first intermission even. He added a second goal seven minutes into the second period when a point shot from Zack Malik hit Sedlak and popped up and over Soulière for a 2-1 advantage after 40 minutes. With time ticking away on the tournament for the Canadians, Cade Townend (Carleton Place, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) got the first of the two goals they needed with 4:31 to go, toe-dragging around a sprawling Czech defender before rifling a shot upstairs on Dvorak. Soulière went to the bench with two minutes to go, but Sedlak hit the empty net from the 180 feet away to clinch the victory for the Czechs, who are into the final four for the third year in a row. Matej Blumel finished the scoring with another empty-netter in the final minute. Both goaltenders turned in tremendous performances; Dvorak stopped 42 of 44 shots in the win, while Soulière was a hard-luck loser after a 32-save effort.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada East
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   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
 17  Dvorak, Jaroslav
 18  Bambula, Jan
 19  Kropacek, Vojtech
 20  Rousek, Lukas
 21  Pucek, Roman
 22  Teply, Michal
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Slashing 18:501 0:50
3rd15 2:00 Slashing 11:301 13:30
3rd2:00 Roughing 20:00  20:00
3rd12 2:00 Roughing 20:00  20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Soulière, Liam
G31  Watson, Jack
  LeDonne, Trevor
  McBay, Tyler
  Mack, Simon
  McFaul, Dustyn
  Eckert, Eastan
  Townend, Cade
  Cole, Owen
 10  Mosley, Ryland
 11  Caron, Thomas
 12  Bisson, Adrien
 14  Dicaire, Derek
 15  Engelbert, Jamie
 16  Ciccolini, Eric
 17  Beaton, John
 18  Glover, Ty
 19  Riopel, Philippe-Olivier
 20  Kersten, Spencer
 21  McCutcheon, Riley
 22  Richardson, Ryan
 23  Gaudreault, Yan-Cédric
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Kneeing 6:481 8:48
1st21 2:00 Slashing 15:581 17:58
1st11 2:00 Slashing 19:431 1:43
3rd2:00 Slashing 20:00  20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st3:32  11-4            
2nd7:02  11-7            
3rd18:19 EN 11-15-4            
3rd19:35 EN 13-20            
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:48  20-14            
3rd15:29  8-14            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 3
CANADA EAST 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA EAST 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
CANADA EAST 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1124
CANADA EAST1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Dvorak (60:00) (W)7171842/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-E - Soulière (58:15) (L)1314532/0:003rd/18:15
CAN-E - Soulière (0:11) (L)0000/18:193rd/18:30
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:08 PM
  -  End: 9:26 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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