Game Report 2904 NPT - Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup
PLAYED AT: Paradise Double Ice Complex
Date: Dec 5, 2019
GAME NOTES: U.S. ADVANCES TO PARA CUP GOLD MEDAL GAME QUINTON AMUNDSON PARADISE, N.L. – Four different players registered three-point performances to power the United States to an 8-0 victory over the Czech Republic in the semifinals of the 2019 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup on Thursday afternoon. The United States, which scored six of its goals in the first period, has an opportunity to capture its sixth-straight gold medal at this competition. The U.S. will duel either Canada or Russia in the final on Saturday night (6 p.m. NT). Kevin McKee recorded two goals and an assist and Noah Grove, Brody Roybal and Jack Wallace produced a marker and two helpers apiece for the U.S., which also received a two-point performance from Declan Farmer and a goal from Rico Roman. Jen Lee only needed to make five saves to net his second shutout of the tournament, both against the Czech Republic. Martin Kudela, despite allowing eight goals on 33 shots, shone in defeat; at least 20 of the attempts directed his way were of ten-bell quality. He left the game due to injury with 8:46 remaining in the third period, and Michal Vapenka stopped all three shots he faced the rest of the way. Grove initiated the offensive fireworks for the red, white and blue just 4:51 in, smacking the puck into a wide-open cage after Kudela lost sight of the puck. The lead was doubled just 58 seconds later by Hargis, who buried a behind-the-net centring pass from Roybal. Wallace then took over the period. He recorded primary helpers on Farmer’s power-play goal at 8:39 and McKee’s five-on-five marker with just over five minutes remaining to increase the American lead to 4-0, and scored the fifth goal himself with a picture-perfect snipe from the left face-off circle that connected with the top corner on the far side. Roman capped the scoring frenzy with 27 seconds remaining in a first period that saw the United States outshoot the Czech Republic 18-2. Thanks to the goaltending of Kudela, the U.S. only increased its goal tally in the second period. The 22-year-old made a multitude of sensational stops, including a breakaway blocker denial on a hard-charging Roybal. However, Roybal got his revenge with 45 seconds remaining in the period, beating Kudela with a forehand deke in tight. Shots favoured the Americans 12-2 in period two. McKee scored the lone goal of period three at the 1:40 mark to increase the U.S. lead to 8-0. Shots were 6-2 in favour of the U.S. in the third.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Head Coach: Jiri Briza
Assistant Coach: Jakub Novotny
Home Team: United States
Head Coach: David Hoff
Assistant Coach: Corey Gorder
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kudela, Martin
G Vapenka, Michal
  Motycka, David
 11  Wagner, Karel
 18  Novotny, Miroslav
 21  Kvoch, Tomas
 23  Frolik, Zdenek
 29  Kubes, Pavel
 67  Dolezal, Pavel
 74  Geier, Michal
 75  Raul, Jiri
 77  Palat, David
 82  Habl, Zdenek
 96  Krupicka, Zdenek
   
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st23 2:00 Teeing 8:081 8:08
3rd74 2:00 Boarding 3:381 3:38
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G32  Lee, Jen
G34  Cash, Steve
  de Quebec, Ralph
  Roybal, Brody
  Gooley, Colin
  Wallace, Jack
  Dodson, Travis
 11  Woodke, Joseph
 13  McDermott, Luke
 16  Farmer, Declan
 17  Douglas, Chris
 22  Grove, Noah
 23  Roman, Rico
 27  Pauls, Josh
 37  Eustace, David
 40  Hargis, Josh
 88  McKee, Kevin
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd17 2:00 Holding 4:171 4:17
3rd16 2:00 Body-Checking 8:101 8:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:51  22            
1st5:49  40-4-3            
1st8:39 PP 16-8-4            
1st10:56  88-8            
1st11:48  8-22-88            
1st14:33  23            
2nd14:15  4-32            
3rd1:40  88-16-22            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 2
UNITED STATES 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 4 min / 2 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 G + A = 0 Pts
UNITED STATES 8 G + 10 A = 18 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
UNITED STATES6118
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Kudela (36:14) (L)1211124/0:003rd/6:14
CZE - Vapenka (8:46) 0044/6:143rd/15:00
USA - Lee (45:00) (W)2226/0:003rd/15:00
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