Game Report 296 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: ZS Poprad
Date: Apr 15, 2017
GAME NOTES: MATTHEOS GETS WINNER AS CANADA EDGES HOSTS AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE POPRAD, Slovakia – Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) scored his second goal of the game at 2:38 of overtime, sending Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 4-3 win over Slovakia on Saturday at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship. With the Canadians controlling the puck in the Slovak end, Mattheos came off the bench, took a pass from Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and circled at the top of the zone before whipping a wrist shot past goaltender Jakub Kostelny for the winner. Kyle Olson (Calgary, Alta./Tri-City, WHL) and Isaac Ratcliffe (London, Ont./Guelph, OHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who led 3-1 after one period before letting the hosts back into the game. Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) made 26 saves to record his second win for Canada. A capacity, pro-Slovak crowd had the home side going early, and Adam Liska converted on a power play at 8:37, jamming a loose puck under Scott to put Slovakia up 1-0. But the Canadians came back with a flurry in the dying minutes of the opening frame, tying the game and adding two more before the horn sounded. Olson brought Canada even at 18:18 after MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) threw the puck into the slot, Mattheos drove hard to the net and tucked the puck around goaltender Juraj Sklenar for the go-ahead goal 18 seconds after that, and Ratcliffe picked the top corner past Sklenar at 19:49 for a 3-1 Canadian lead after 20 minutes. Kostelny replaced Sklenar to begin the second period, and the change seemed to spark Slovakia; it had a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal in the middle stanza. Patrick Hrehorcak pulled the Slovaks within a goal late in the second, finishing off a pretty feed from Milos Roman to make it a 3-2 game through two. Liska struck again on special teams to the tie the game early in the third, this time beating Scott for a shorthanded goal at 2:38 to eventually force overtime. Penalty trouble almost doomed the Canadians; they gifted Slovakia nine opportunities on the power play –including one with just over two minutes to go in the third – but killed eight. Canada sees the ice next on Monday, facing off against Switzerland (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Slovakia
Home Team: Canada
SLOVAKIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kostelny, Jakub
G30  Sklenar, Juraj
  Ivan, Michal
  Kupec, Martin
  Korencik, Marek
  Fehervary, Martin
  Stacho, Adam
  Ruzicka, Adam
  Roman, Milos
 10  Havrila, Matus
 11  Regenda, Pavol
 12  Krivosik, Filip
 13  Fafrak, Milos
 18  Demo, Daniel
 20  Kover, Jakub
 21  Ziak, Adam
 22  Hrehorcak, Patrik
 23  Liska, Adam
 24  Pospisil, Martin
 25  Urbanek, Jakub
 27  Duzek, Adam
SLOVAKIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Slashing 4:081 4:086:08
1st2:00 Slashing 13:401 13:4015:40
2nd21 2:00 Tripping 1:211 1:213:21
2nd2:00 Closing Hand on Puck 13:291 13:2915:29
3rd22 2:00 Holding the Stick 1:051 1:053:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Scott, Ian
G30  McGrath, Jacob
  Brook, Josh
  Mitchell, Ian
  Smith, Ty
  Chainey, Jocktan
  Woo, Jett
  Ratcliffe, Isaac
 10  Schnarr, Nate
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Mattheos, Stelio
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Olson, Kyle
 16  Thomas, Akil
 21  Dellandrea, Ty
 23  Noël, David
 24  McIsaac, Jared
 26  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 27  Hawel, Liam
 28  Strome, Matthew
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Hooking 2:421 2:424:42
1st2:00 Tripping 8:101 8:108:37
1st2:00 Tripping 11:371 11:3713:37
1st14 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 11:57  11:571:57
2nd15 2:00 Interference 0:471 0:472:47
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 3:011 3:015:01
2nd28 2:00 Hooking 7:031 7:039:03
2nd26 2:00 Holding 17:261 17:2619:26
3rd26 2:00 Delay of Game 4:201 4:206:20
3rd28 2:00 Charging 17:481 17:4819:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SLOVAKIA Goals SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:37 PP 23-10            
2nd16:34  22-9            
3rd2:38 SH 23-13            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st18:18  15-26            
1st18:36  12-5            
1st19:49  9            
1st OT2:38  12-24            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SLOVAKIA 1 / 9
CANADA 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SLOVAKIA 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 28 min / 10 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SLOVAKIA 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 4 G + 3 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
SLOVAKIA11103
CANADA30014
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
SVK - Sklenar (20:00) 90009/0:001st/20:00
SVK - Kostelny (42:38) (OTL)0515323/0:001st OT/2:38
CAN - Scott (62:38) (W)1195126/0:001st OT/2:38
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship Game Report.