Game Report 2666 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Ostravar Arena
Date: Dec 31, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BEATS CZECHS, WINS GROUP AT WORLD JUNIORS JASON LA ROSE OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Arizona, NHL) and Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) each scored a goal and set up three others, and Canada’s National Junior Team scored five times on the power play in a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic to wrap up preliminary-round play Tuesday at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. The victory clinches first place in Group B for the Canadians and sets up a quarter-final match-up with Slovakia on Thursday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT). Seven different players scored for Canada, and 10 recorded points. Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Grand Rapids, AHL) finished with a goal and two assists, while Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) made 17 saves. The Canadian power play was the story of the first period, equaling a tournament record with four goals. Veleno returned to the line-up with a bang, taking a rebound off a Czech leg and beating goaltender Lukas Parik before five minutes had elapsed, and Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) showed off his shot once again midway through the opening frame, rocketing a one-timer past Parik. Canada took full control on a five-minute man advantage; Hayton made it 3-0 after a long video review at 13:29, sneaking a shot just across the goal-line, and Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London, OHL) dug the puck out of a scramble in front for the 4-0 goal 61 seconds after that. Parik exited due to injury after the McMichael goal, giving way to Nick Malik after four goals on nine shots. After a scoreless opening 11 minutes in the second period, the teams exploded for a record-setting spurt. Vojtech Strondala got the hosts on the board at 11:10 when he went skate-to-stick and beat Hofer on the power play, and Libor Zabransky snapped a quick shot past the Canadian netminder 14 seconds later to make it a two-goal game. But Canada responded just 10 seconds after that when a Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) dump-in took a fortuitous bounce in front of the net and onto the stick of Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) to make it 5-2. The three goals in 24 seconds were the fastest combined three goals in World Juniors history. Cozens added another man-advantage marker at 12:30, tipping in a shot from Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) to send the Canadians to the dressing room with their four-goal lead restored. Canada guided home the win in the third period, outshooting the Czechs 12-4. Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) rounded out the scoring midway through the final stanza, getting a seeing-eye shot from the point through traffic and past Malik. The IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice next year when Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., host the 2021 World Juniors. Fans have until Jan. 5 to sign up for the Priority Draw for their chance to purchase tickets in both cities. Visit HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for more information.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada
Head Coach: Dale Hunter
Assistant Coach: Alan Letang
Assistant Coach: Mitch Love
Assistant Coach: André Tourigny
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Parik, Lukas
G30  Malik, Nick
  Klikorka, Karel
  Kucerik, Radek
  Has, Martin
  Zabransky, Libor
  Dajcar, Tomas
 10  Pekar, Matej
 11  Teply, Michal
 12  Strondala, Vojtech
 15  Pavel, Ondrej
 16  Sik, Otakar
 17  Blumel, Matej
 18  Plasek, Karel
 21  Pytlik, Jaromir
 23  Kubicek, Simon
 24  Cajka, Petr
 26  Raska, Adam
 27  Mysak, Jan
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st16 2:00 High-Sticking 4:141 4:144:41
1st10 2:00 High-Sticking 7:591 7:599:57
1st16 5:00 Slashing 13:092 13:0918:09
1st16 20:00 Game Misconduct 13:09  13:09
2nd 2:00 Delay of Game 11:341 11:3412:30
2nd2:00 Hooking 18:451 18:450:45
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 19:351 19:351:35
3rd21 2:00 Slashing 15:581 15:5817:58
3rd12 2:00 High-Sticking 20:001 20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Daws, Nico
G30  Hofer, Joel
  Bahl, Kevin
  Addison, Calen
  Byram, Bowen
  Bernard-Docker, Jacob
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Foudy, Liam
  Veleno, Joe
 10  Lavoie, Raphael
 14  McIsaac, Jared
 16  Thomas, Akil
 17  McMichael, Connor
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Byfield, Quinton
 20  Mercer, Dawson
 22  Cozens, Dylan
 24  Smith, Ty
 25  Dudas, Aidan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
 29  Foote, Nolan
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st29 2:00 Tripping 1:331 1:333:33
2nd2:00 Slashing 10:091 10:0911:10
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 15:541 15:5417:54
3rd19 2:00 Tripping 5:351 5:357:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd11:10 PP 12-23-11            
2nd11:24  8-27-3            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:41 PP 9-27-3            
1st9:57 PP 29-4-16            
1st13:29 PP 27-22-9            
1st14:30 PP 17-22-27            
2nd11:34  8-24-14            
2nd12:30 PP 22-3-27            
3rd10:00  14-22-9            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 / 4
CANADA 5 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 39 min / 9 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 7 G + 14 A = 21 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0202
CANADA4217
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Parik (14:30) (L)4004/0:001st/14:30
CZE - Malik (45:30) 091120/14:303rd/20:00
CAN - Hofer (60:00) (W)49417/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.