Game Report 538 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Emera Centre Northside
Date: Jan 1, 2014
GAME NOTES: WEST COME UP BIG WITH IMPORTANT 4-1 WIN OVER CZECH REPUBLIC by David Brien NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. – In a game dictated by big hits and high intensity, Pacific earned an important 4-1 win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday night at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The win leaves Pacific, the Czechs and Sweden tied atop Group A with one day of preliminary round play to go. Tyler Soy (Surrey, B.C./Victoria, WHL) was the only multiple-point scorer for Pacific, finishing with a goal and an assist, while Ty Ronning (Burnaby, B.C./Vancouver, WHL), Giorgio Estephan (Edmonton, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) and Glenn Gawdin (Richmond, B.C./Swift Current, WHL) also found the back of the net. Simon Stransky scored the lone goal for the Czech Republic, which will need a lot of help to make the semifinals after losing to both Sweden and Pacific. A hard-hitting first period saw its only goal at the 15:36 mark, when a hard forecheck by Braylon Shmyr (Calgary, Alta./Brandon, WHL) and Adam Musil (Delta, B.C./Red Deer, WHL) led to Ronning snatching up a loose puck, spinning in the high slot and beating Czech goaltender Daniel Vladar over the blocker. The Czechs pulled even on the power play six minutes into the second period, with Stransky burying the rebound of a Filip Chlapik point shot, but Pacific answered just 11 seconds later off the stick of Estephan, who buried the eventual game-winner. Gawdin scored a goal similar to Ronning’s two minutes after that, taking a pretty cross-crease backhand pass from captain Jansen Harkins (North Vancouver, B.C./Prince George, WHL) for a 3-1 Pacific advantage after two periods. Pacific controlled the offensive zone, applying a strong forecheck and preventing numerous breakouts from happening. When the Czechs did enter the Canadian zone, most of the shots directed at goaltender Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) came from the outside. Pacific found itself two-men short in the dying minutes with Vladar on the bench for an extra attacker and the Czechs already enjoying a power play, but Soy hit the empty net with 23 seconds left for his second goal in as many games, clinching the win. First place in the group will be decided Thursday when West takes on Quebec, which is only two points back of the trio in top spot, in the afternoon in North Sydney (2 p.m. AT), followed by Pacific vs. Sweden in the preliminary final (7 p.m. AT), with the winner heading to the semifinals.
Visiting Team: Pacific
Home Team: Czech Republic
PACIFIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G McBride, Nick
G31  Sawchenko, Zach
  Guhle, Brendan
  Davis, Kevin
  Gatenby, Joe
  Reagan, Brady
  Reddekopp, Chaz
  Juulsen, Noah
  Wotherspoon, Parker
  Musil, Adam
 10  Gennaro, Matteo
 11  Ronning, Ty
 12  Chyzowski, Nick
 14  Gawdin, Glenn
 15  Shmyr, Braylon
 16  Comrie, Ty
 17  Merkley, Nick
 18  Estephan, Giorgio
 19  Benson, Tyler
 20  Morrison, Brad
 21  Soy, Tyler
 22  Hansen, Jannik
PACIFIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:191 11:1910:41
1st17 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 19:301 19:302:30
1st2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 19:361 19:362:24
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:371 5:3716:23
3rd22 2:00 Tripping minor 14:171 14:177:43
3rd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 18:301 18:303:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PACIFIC GoalsPACIFIC PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st15:36  11-15-9            
2nd6:29  18-21            
2nd8:28  14-22-4            
3rd19:37 SH 21-10            
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)PACIFIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd6:18 PP 23-9            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
PACIFIC0 / 0
CZECH REPUBLIC1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
PACIFIC12 min / 6 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC0 min / 0 inf
POINT SUMMARY
PACIFIC4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
PACIFIC1214
CZECH REPUBLIC0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
PAC - Sawchenko (60:00) (W)8101129/0:003rd/20:00
CZE - Vladar (57:45) (L)10111031/0:003rd/17:45
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:6:00 PM
  -  End:6:00 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.