Game Report 412 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 5, 2017
GAME NOTES: BIG FIRST PERIOD LEADS U.S. PAST CZECHS IN U17 OPENER JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jack Hughes scored twice as part of a three-goal first period, and the United States beat the Czech Republic 5-2 in the first Group A game for both Sunday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Americans topped the Czechs for the sixth-consecutive time, dating back to a 2-1 semifinal loss at the 1998 U17 tournament in Kitchener, Ont. The U.S. has won eight of nine all-time meetings. Alex Turcotte was first onto the scoresheet for the U.S., finishing a pretty set-up from Trevor Zegras on the power play at 9:12, before Hughes knocked in a rebound for a 2-0 lead just over six minutes later. He added his second with less than two minutes to go in the opening frame on another American man advantage, taking a pass at the side of the net and stuffing his shot far-side on Czech goaltender Nick Malik. The offensive onslaught continued with a Danny Weight goal just 32 seconds into the second period and the U.S. looked to be ready to pull away, much like it did in a 9-1 pre-tournament win over Canada Red. But Adam Najman got the Czechs on the board at 11:20, poking in a rebound, and Marcel Barinka made it a two-goal game just 19 seconds after that, cutting the American lead in half heading to the final frame. The Europeans managed just two shots on goal in the third period, though, and Patrick Moynihan blasted a shot past Malik from the high slot early at 6:27 to finish the scoring. The U.S. had a 34-20 advantage in shots on goal. Group A play continues for both teams Monday at the Encana Events Centre; the Americans are up first, taking on Canada White (2:30 p.m. MT) before the Czechs meet Canada Black (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Czech Republic
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Rowe, Cameron
G35  Knight, Spencer
 32  York, Cam
 34  Siedem, Ryan
 36  Vlasic, Alex
 37  Warren, Marshall
 38  Fensore, Domenick
 39  Mccarthy, Case
 40  Helleson, Drew
 41  Caulfield, Judd
 42  Lindmark, Owen
 43  Hughes, Jack
 44  Weight, Danny
 46  Moynihan, Patrick
 47  Farrell, Sean
 48  Turcotte, Alex
 49  Boldy, Matthew
 51  Gildon, Michael
 52  Beecher, John
 53  Zegras, Trevor
 59  Caufield, Cole
   
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st32 2:00 Holding 3:031 3:035:03
1st37 2:00 Hooking 6:071 6:078:07
1st39 2:00 Holding 11:151 11:1513:15
1st53 2:00 Slashing 18:111 18:110:11
2nd52 2:00 Cross-Checking 4:271 4:276:27
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 4:171 4:176:17
3rd53 2:00 Hooking 16:101 16:1018:10
3rd39 2:00 Delay of Game 17:241 17:2419:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Parik, Lukas
G30  Malik, Nick
  Homola, David
  Has, Martin
  Mlcak, Jan
  Poizl, Daniel
  Rasin, Patrik
  Gaspar, Michael
 10  Prikryl, Filip
 11  Kucerik, Radek
 13  Pucek, Roman
 14  Barinka, Marcel
 15  Toman, Matej
 16  Peterek, Jonas
 17  Najman, Adam
 18  Pytlik, Jaromir
 19  Morong, Matej
 20  Vitouch, David
 21  Psenicka, Ondrej
 22  Lang, Martin
 23  Koffer, Filip
 27  Jouza, Daniel
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Hooking 7:271 7:279:12
1st11 2:00 High-Sticking 15:571 15:5717:57
1st2:00 Holding 17:061 17:0619:01
2nd11 2:00 Boarding 3:381 3:385:38
3rd20 2:00 Hooking 1:371 1:373:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:12 PP 48-53-59            
1st15:27  43            
1st18:01 PP 43-59-46            
2nd:32  44-53-32            
3rd6:27  46-44            
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd11:20  17-13            
2nd11:39  14-22            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 2 / 5
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 8
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 16 min / 8 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES3115
CZECH REPUBLIC0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Knight (60:00) (W)97420/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Malik (60:00) (L)129829/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End:
  -  Attendance:  
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.