Game Report 2754 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Dec 12, 2019
GAME NOTES: CZECHS BEAT WEST, CLUNCH SEMIFINAL SPOT JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matej Morong scored two of the four Czech Republic goals in the first 13 minutes, and the Czechs held off a wild Canada West comeback attempt to earn a 4-3 win Thursday and a semifinal spot at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge. The victory completes the playoff puzzle – the Czechs will join the United States, Russia and Canada East in the final four, while Canada West will be the team on the outside looking in. Morong finished with three points for the European side, which got 23 saves from Jan Skorpik. The opening 40 minutes were a tale of two periods, with each team dominating a frame. The Czechs owned the first, chasing Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) – who posted a shutout in a 1-0 win over Russia on Wednesday – before the midway mark of the period. Filip Prikryl needed just 2:29 to start the scoring, tapping in a rebound after a David Jindra shot bounced off a Canadian defenceman and then Davis in front of the net. Morong got his first at 6:48, beating Davis under the arm, and Daniel Poizl floated a point shot through a maze of bodies and past Davis at 9:34 to end the West netminder’s night after just eight shots. Morong welcomed Carter Gylander (Beaumont, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) with the 4-0 goal at 12:27, rifling a one-timer over the glove. The story was much different in the second period for Canada West, which struck for three goals in six-and-a-half minutes to turn a runaway into a nail-biter. Kyle Johnson (Port Moody, B.C./Trail, BCHL) finally got the Canadians on the board at 12:22, finding space behind the Czech defence and going five-hole on the backhand to beat Skorpik, and he found Philippe Lapointe (Hinsdale, Ill./Trail, BCHL) alone at the side of the net for a power-play goal less than two minutes later. Carter Savoie (St. Albert, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) made it a one-goal game late in the second stanza, sneaking a low shot past Skorpik to give the Canadians all the momentum heading to the third. But they could not find the tying goal despite dominating puck possession in the final 20 minutes – including a pair of power plays in the last 10 – and will miss out on the semifinals for just the third time in the 14-year history of the tournament. The Czechs, who sit second in the standings with one day of prelim play to go, wrap up their round-robin schedule against Canada East on Friday night (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada West
Head Coach: Joe Martin
Assistant Coach: Scott Barney
Assistant Coach: Clayton Jardine
Home Team: Czech Republic
Head Coach: Miroslav Prerost
Assistant Coach: Rostislav Vlach
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gylander, Carter
G31  Davis, Matthew
  Benning, Michael
  Ceulemans, Corson
  Connor, Powell
  Lund, Ethan
  Henry, Xavier
  Murray, Owen
  Edwards, Ethan
  Budy, Brendan
 10  Savoie, Carter
 11  Lapointe, Philippe
 12  Rizzo, Massimo
 14  Poisson, Nicholas
 15  Loney, Carter
 16  Young, Alex
 18  Kovich, Kyler
 19  Scardina, Ethan
 20  Ozar, Owen
 21  Mylymok, Luke
 23  Johnson, Kent
   
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Delay of Game 18:181 18:18
1st2:00 Cross-Checking 19:551 19:55
2nd2:00 Tripping 0:171 0:15
2nd20 2:00 Roughing 17:13  17:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Dobes, Jakub
G Skorpik, Jan
  Rutar, Adam
  Siller, Albert
  Kowalczyk, Daniel
  Poizl, Daniel
  Cernohorsky, Jakub
  Malik, Zack
  Volrab, Ondrej
 10  Prikryl, Filip
 11  Bernat, Tomas
 12  Jindra, David
 13  Rychlovsky, Jakub
 14  Psenicka, Ondrej
 15  Princl, Marek
 17  Poppel, Petr
 18  Morong, Matej
 19  Barinka, Marcel
 20  Najman, Adam
 21  Vsetecka, Robin
 22  Jelinek, Simon
 23  Klapka, Adam
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd22 2:00 Hooking 6:301 6:24
2nd10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 12:22  12:22
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 13:46  12:22
2nd2:00 Roughing 17:13  17:13
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 11:301 11:30
3rd14 5:00 Hit to the Head 19:051 19:05
3rd14 20:00 Game Misconduct 19:05  19:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd12:22  23-11-21            
2nd14:06 PP 11-23-12            
2nd18:51  10-9-12            
                
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:29  10-12-22            
1st6:48  18-13-11            
1st9:34  6-18-7            
1st12:27  18-17-11            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WEST 1 / 3
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WEST 8 min / 4 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 43 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WEST 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WEST0303
CZECH REPUBLIC4004
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Davis (9:34) 5005/0:001st/9:34
CAN-W - Gylander (48:34) (L)411318/9:343rd/18:08
CZE - Skorpik (60:00) (W)88723/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.