Game Report 42 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Essar Centre
Date: Oct 31, 2016
GAME NOTES: BURZAN’S LATE WINNER PUSHES CANADA BLACK PAST CZECHS LEE BOYADJIAN SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Luka Burzan (Surrey, B.C./Moose Jaw, WHL) knocked in the game-winner with less than nine minutes left, giving Canada Black its first win of the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, 5-4 over the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon. After hard work down low by the Canadian forwards, Burzan walked out from behind the net, turned and fired in on Czech goaltender Tomas Vlk, the puck just squeezing through on the short side. Allan McShane (Barrie, Ont./Erie, OHL) gave the school-aged crowd plenty to cheer about, scoring twice, and Chase Wouters (Lloydminster, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) added a goal and a helper. The win didn’t come easily for the Canadians, who had to come from behind in the first after Jan Dluhos opened the scoring for the Czechs, going high and hard to the glove side of Canadian goaltender Hunter Jones (Brantford, Ont./Stouffville, OJHL) just 6:31 into the opening frame. But the line of Wouters, Eric Florchuk (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Victoria, WHL) and Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) answered back twice for Black. Wouters scored first, with 5:44 remaining in the period, standing on the edge of the crease when a bouncing puck worked its way to him from the point. Florchuk hit the mark four minutes later, coming in late to a scramble in front, and McShane recorded his first of the night with just 23 seconds left in the period, finishing off a beautiful pass from Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) with a one-timer to the back of the net. The scoring slowed down in the second and the Czech Republic capitalized to get back within one. Defenceman Tomas Dajcar rushed the puck into the Canadian end, found a lane and beat Jones low to the glove side, sending the Czechs to the intermission down 3-2. The action picked up again early in the third with the teams exchanging goals just 18 seconds apart. Ondrej Pavel drew the Czechs even when he was left alone at the side of the net, but McShane’s second goal, jammed in from the side of Vlk’s crease, quickly restored the Canadian lead. That advantage did not last long; Pavel, recording his second of the period, stood untouched in the low slot and buried a pass from Tomas Koblizek at 8:25, briefly tying the game before the Burzan game-winner. The Czechs wouldn’t go away, though, and had the Canadians stuck in the defensive zone for most of the final three minutes, outshooting Black 9-6 in the final frame and 27-25 over the course of the game. With the win, Canada Black improves to 1-1-0, while the Czech Republic drops to 0-1-1. The preliminary round comes to an end Tuesday, with the Czechs facing Canada White (12 p.m. ET), before Canada Black closes things out against the United States at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada Black
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Vlk, Tomas
G Dostal, Lukas
  Kubicek, Simon
  Bernath, Filip
  Klejna, Frantisek
  Dluhos, Jan
 10  Lauko, Jakub
 11  Gajarsky, Adam
 13  Kaut, Martin
 14  Strondala, Vojtech
 15  Sklenar, Dominik
 16  Arnost, Dominik
 17  Zabransky, Libor
 18  Muller, Jakub
 19  Jenik, Jan
 20  Pavel, Ondrej
 21  Sik, Otakar
 22  Dajcar, Tomas
 23  Kowalczyk, Daniel
 24  Rehak, Frantisek
 25  Machala, Ondrej
 26  Koblizek, Tomas
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st13 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 0:00  0:0010:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ingham, Jacob
G30  Jones, Hunter
  Comrie, Sean
  Smith, Ty
  Corcoran, Connor
  Florchuk, Eric
  Wouters, Chase
  Foote, Nolan
 10  Burzan, Luka
 11  Vallati, Giovanni
 12  Baker, Dawson
 14  Popowich, Tyler
 15  Zummack, Eli
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Kemp, Brett
 20  Chisholm, Declan
 21  Lalonde, Owen
 22  Coxhead, Andrew
 23  Addison, Calen
 24  Dudas, Aidan
 25  McMaster, Adam
   
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 Hooking 13:451 13:4515:45
3rd14 2:00 Hooking 3:211 3:215:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:31  8-26            
2nd5:25  22-21-13            
3rd1:24  20-10-26            
3rd8:25  20-26            
                
CANADA BLACK GoalsCANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:39  8-4-21            
1st18:14  7-8-9            
1st19:38  16-24            
3rd1:42  16-20-24            
3rd11:30  10-15-14            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 2
CANADA BLACK0 / 0
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC10 min / 1 inf
CANADA BLACK4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CANADA BLACK5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1124
CANADA BLACK3025
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Vlk (57:45) (L)79420/0:003rd/17:45
CAN-B - Jones (60:00) (W)79723/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
 CAN-B - 8 Wouters Start:12:06 PM
 CZE - 22 Dajcar End:2:16 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.