Game Report 532 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Emera Centre Northside
Date: Dec 31, 2013
GAME NOTES: VLADAR’S STRONG PLAY HELPS CZECH REPUBLIC DOWN WEST by David Brien NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. – West had a 34-18 advantage in shots on goal, but the Czech Republic had the advantage where it counts, scoring a 5-2 win over the Canadian side Tuesday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Czech goaltender Daniel Vladar was the story, finishing with 32 saves. He was at his best over the final 40 minutes; West outshot the Czechs 26-9 in periods two and three. The Europeans’ 3-1 lead after the first period turned out to be too much for West; the Czechs scored three times on their first seven shots for a two-goal lead they would not relinquish. Daniel Krenzelok opened the scoring on the Czechs’ very first shot, converting on a power play just 52 seconds in, and Filip Dvorak and David Kase had the other goals in first 20 minutes. Jayden Halbgewachs (Emerald Park, Sask./Regina, SMAAAHL) was the lone scorer for West in the opening period. Halbgewachs’ goal was a memorable one, snapping a wrist shot over Vladar’s glove after taking a beautiful cross-ice pass from Lane Pederson (Saskatoon, Sask./Saskatoon Blazers, SMAAAHL). Kase netted the lone goal of the second period, sending the Czechs to the intermission with their biggest lead of the game at 4-1, and Filip Chlapik scored with the man advantage just past the midway point of the third period to make it 5-1. Keegan Kolesar (Winnipeg, Man./Seattle, WHL) scored a power play goal of his own a minute-and-a-half after Chlapik’s goal when a Czech defender couldn’t clear away an in-crease rebound. Other than Kase, Simon Stransky was the only skater to record more than one point; he finished with two assists. While the West offence struggled to set up in the offensive zone, its defense was solid, blocking countless shots and holding the talented Czechs under 20 shots on goal. West will try again for its first win when it takes on unbeaten Sweden in a New Year’s Day matinee (2 p.m. AT) in North Sydney, while the Czech Republic tries to keep pace with the leaders atop Group A, taking on Sweden on Wednesday night (7 p.m. AT) at the Emera Centre Northside.
Visiting Team: West
Home Team: Czech Republic
WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Flodell, Logan
G30  Verhelst, Tyson
  Bear, Ethan
  Gardiner, Ryan
  Hobbs, Connor
  Kalynuk, Wyatt
  Murray, Troy
  Olson, Tate
  Riddle, Brennan
  Draude, Terrell
 10  Gabrielle, Jesse
 11  Halbgewachs, Jayden
 12  Campese, Matthew
 14  Kolesar, Keegan
 15  Conrad, Colt
 16  Hebig, Cameron
 17  Bast, Spencer
 18  Pederson, Lane
 19  Purtill, Braden
 20  Sloboshan, Wyatt
 21  Keane, Jackson
 22  Nell, Meyer
WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 0:161 0:161:44
1st19 2:00 Slashing minor 6:181 6:1815:42
1st19 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 12:271 12:279:33
2nd20 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 11:111 11:1110:49
3rd16 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 10:341 10:3411:26
3rd18 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 13:311 13:318:29
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 16:191 16:195:41
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Stezka, Ales
G30  Vladar, Daniel
  Hajek, Libor
  Prochazka, Petr
  Zajic, Josef
  Krenzelok, Daniel
  Weinhold, Martin
  Kanak, Lukas
  Chlapik, Filip
 10  Keszi, Vincent
 11  Gago, Michal
 12  Budik, Vojtech
 13  Svoboda, Martin
 14  Snajnar, Rostislav
 15  Wagner, Frantisek
 16  Dvorak, Filip
 17  Dymacek, Roman
 18  Suchy, Filip
 19  Blaha, Stepan
 21  Bambula, Jiri
 22  Kase, David
 23  Stransky, Simon
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 9:581 9:5812:02
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 18:451 18:453:15
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 8:271 8:2713:33
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 12:221 12:229:38
2nd12 2:00 Tripping minor 19:321 19:322:28
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 2:251 2:2519:35
3rd30 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 12:071 12:079:53
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 14:011 14:017:59
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WEST Goals WEST PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:31 PP 11-18-15            
3rd12:46 PP 14-15-9            
                
                
                
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:52 PP 6-12-23            
1st5:33  16-21            
1st12:04  22-8            
2nd1:12  22            
3rd11:34 PP 9-15-23            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
WEST 2 / 8
CZECH REPUBLIC 2 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
WEST 14 min / 7 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
WEST 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC 5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
WEST1012
CZECH REPUBLIC3115
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WST - Verhelst (60:00) (L)66113/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Vladar (60:00) (W)7141132/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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