Game Report 430 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 11, 2017
GAME NOTES: CZECHS HOLD ON TO BEAT WHITE, WIN U17 BRONZE JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matej Toman scored in the first period, Michal Teply added the game-winner in the second and the Czech Republic survived a frantic third period to beat Canada White 2-1 and win the bronze medal Saturday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Nick Malik made 29 saves to backstop the Czechs, who won their first U17 medal since 2006 and avenged a 7-2 preliminary-round loss to the Canadians. With the pro-Canadian crowd at the Encana Events Centre backing the boys in White, it was the Czech Republic that struck first; after a shot from the point rattled around in front, Toman found the loose puck and beat Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) just past the nine-minute mark. Teply doubled the advantage at 12:43 of the second, playing keep-away from the Canadians before cutting into the slot and snapping a quick shot past Gauthier on the short side. Neither team could get much going offensively in the first two periods, with the Czechs holding a narrow 16-15 advantage in shots through 40 minutes, but White ramped up its efforts in the third. Malik was under siege in the final frame, making 14 stops, but the Canadians came up empty time and time again, including a post by Nathan Staios (Oakville, Ont./Windsor, OHL) midway through the period. Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) finally broke through for White, going five-hole on Malik for a power-play goal with 3:03 remaining, but that would be it for scoring. The Czechs completed a remarkable in-tournament turnaround; they lost all three of their preliminary-round games and were outscored 17-4 – ranking at the bottom of Group A, and tied with Sweden for the worst goal differential – before upsetting Russia in the quarter-finals and falling to Canada Red in the semis on a late goal.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada White
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Malik, Nick
  Parik, Lukas
  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 Holding 15:271 15:2717:27
2nd2:00 Roughing 10:151 10:1512:15
2nd2:00 Slashing 13:431 13:4315:43
2nd2:00 Hooking 14:27  14:2716:27
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 16:131 16:1316:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
  Schneider, Braden
  Pelletier, Thomas
  Bellamy, Jaxon
  Lee, Jake
  Porco, Nicholas
  Brewer, Mitchell
  Keppen, Ethan
 10  Barlage, Logan
 11  McMichael, Connor
 12  Blaisdell, Harrison
 14  Poulin, Samuel
 15  Bouchard, Connor
 16  Clarke, Graeme
 17  Swetlikoff, Alex
 19  Carroll, Joe
 20  Légaré, Nathan
 21  Morgan, Cody
 22  Pelletier, Jakob
 24  Staios, Nathan
 25  Laaouan, Noah
 30  Lemieux, Jonathan
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Hooking 14:321 14:3216:32
1st2:00 Tripping 19:541 19:541:54
2nd20 2:00 Roughing 14:27  14:2716:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:19  15-17-11            
2nd12:43  13            
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd16:57 PP 16-6            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 2
CANADA WHITE 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA WHITE 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA WHITE 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1102
CANADA WHITE0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Malik (60:00) (W)871429/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-W - Gauthier (58:12) (L)86721/0:003rd/18:12
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.