Game Report 422 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 9, 2017
GAME NOTES: CZECHS SHOCK RUSSIANS, BOOK SEMIFINAL SPOT AT U17S JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Matej Toman scored twice in a span of 2:23 in the second period, sending the Czech Republic into the semifinals at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 4-3 upset win over previously-unbeaten Russia in quarter-final action Thursday. The Czechs are into the final four for the first time since they won bronze at the 2006 tournament in Regina, Sask. They will face the winner of the Canada Red-Canada Black quarter-final in the semis on Friday. Ondrej Psenicka and Jaromir Pytlik had the other goals for the Czech Republic, who got 36 saves from Nick Malik in a tremendous performance. Russia jumped into the early lead when Artemii Kniazev got his point shot through traffic and past Malik just past the midway mark of the first period, but Psenicka knocked in a loose puck from in close less than four minutes later to draw the Czechs even. Malik was busiest in the opening 20 minutes, turning away 15 of 16 shots. Toman took over in the second; he showed good patience to outwait Russian goaltender Vsevolod Skotnikov before tucking in the 2-1 goal at 10:54, and toe-dragged around a defender before roofing a shot past Skotnikov at 13:17 to put the Czechs ahead for good. Daniil Gutik got the Russians back within one just four minutes into the third period, racing down the right wing and wiring a shot over the short-side shoulder of Malik, only for Pytlik to finish a give-and-go with Matej Morong to restore the two-goal advantage just shy of the 12-minute mark. Danil Gushchin made it interesting with less than three minutes left, going five-hole on Malik after a gorgeous stretch pass from Kniazev, but that would be it for scoring. It is the third year in a row that a No. 4 seed has beaten a group winner in the quarter-finals – Canada White beat Canada Red last year, and Sweden topped the United States in 2015. The Russians will play in the fifth-place game on Friday, with time and opponent to be determined.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Russia
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
1st2:00 Tripping 14:561 14:5616:56
3rd2:00 Roughing 6:43  6:438:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Sartakov, Vladimir
G30  Skotnikov, Vsevolod
  Ianevskii, Sergei
  Tiuvilin, Dmitrii
  Burenov, Nikolai
  Goriachev, Aleksei
  Shaposhnikov, Aleksandr
  Kniazev, Artemii
  Zaruba, Daniil
 10  Alkhimov, Sergei
 11  Chernyi, Aleksandr
 13  Zaitsev, Oleg
 14  Afanasyev, Egor
 15  Gushchin, Danil
 16  Nikolaev, Ilya
 18  Spiridonov, Egor
 19  Podkolzin, Vasily
 21  Guskov, Matvey
 22  Khulapov, Danila
 23  Mironov, Ilia
 24  Safonov, Ilya
 28  Gutik, Daniil
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd24 2:00 Slashing 6:43  6:438:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:07  21-14            
2nd10:54  15-13            
2nd13:17  15-10            
3rd11:58  18-19            
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:37  8-13            
3rd4:18  28-21-9            
3rd17:30  15-8-9            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 0
RUSSIA 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 4 min / 2 inf
RUSSIA 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
RUSSIA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1214
RUSSIA1023
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Malik (60:00) (W)1591236/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Skotnikov (59:24) (L)613827/0:003rd/19:24
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.