Game Report 63 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 11, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA EAST SCORES EARLY, BEATS CZECHS IN WJAC OPENER JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Finn Evans (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) and Charles Levesque (Russell, Ont./Hawkesbury, CCHL) had a goal and an assist apiece, pacing Canada East to a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic in the tournament opener Sunday at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge. It’s the second year in a row the Canadians have opened with a victory; the easterners improved to 7-4 all-time in curtain-raisers at the tournament, and 4-1 in all-time meetings with the Czechs. Nic Mucci (Mississauga, Ont./Wellington, OJHL) and Vincent Chapleau (Longueuil, Que./Longueuil, LHJQ) had the other goals for Canada East, while Logan Johnston (Fredericton, N.B./Dieppe, MHL) – the third member of the line with Evans and Levesque – chipped in with two assists. A swarming start by the Canadians led to a first-minute penalty shot after a Czech defender covered the puck in his crease, but goaltender Jan Ruzicka used a poke-check to turn away Nick Lalonde (Brooklin, Ont./Cornwall, CCHL). Mucci got the scoring started not long after that, picking off a clearing attempt in the corner and squeezing a shot past Ruzicka from a sharp angle to put East ahead 1-0 just 2:54 in. It took until the 9:19 mark of the second period for the Canadians to double their lead when Levesque knocked in the rebound of an Evans backhand, and Evans drove to the net to jam in a loose puck seven minutes after that for a 3-0 advantage. A charging major to Bobby Dow (Ottawa, Ont./Kemptville, CCHL) gave the Czechs hope late in the middle frame, and Adam Kubik needed just nine seconds of the power play to get the European side on the board, but that would be the lone puck to beat Canadian netminder Stefano Cantali (Montreal, Que./Longueuil, LHJQ). Chapleau capped the scoring five minutes into the third period, finishing off a two-on-one with Luke Keenan (Courtice, Ont./Whitby, OJHL) with Canada East on the power play. The Canadians will enjoy a day off Monday before closing out the preliminary round against the United States on Tuesday night (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Czechs are back at it Monday when they face the Americans (3:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada East
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ruzicka, Jan
G Kváca , Petr
  Hanousek, Tomas
  Doudera, Lukas
  Kral, Filip
  Kachyna, Ondrej
  Sirota, Jakub
  Novak, Daniel
 10  Vildumetz, Tomas
 11  Dvorak, Filip
 12  Kodytek, Petr
 13  Havranek, Tomas
 14  Pavlik, Radovan
 15  Prochazka, Ondrej
 16  Werbik, Nicolas
 17  Kousal, Pavel
 18  Zachar, Marek
 20  Kubik, Adam
 21  Kurovsky, Daniel
 22  Reichel, Kristian
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 High-Sticking 3:341 3:345:34
2nd11 2:00 Interference 6:141 6:148:14
3rd21 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 2:09  2:094:16
3rd20 2:00 Hooking 3:421 3:425:16
3rd15 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 4:17  4:178:10
3rd2:00 Boarding 8:531 8:5310:53
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 9:461 9:4611:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Cantali, Stefano
G31  Jones, Hunter
  Hould, Samuel
  Grant, Owen
  Dirven, Sebastian
  Theocharidis, Tim
  Mucci, Nic
 10  Crotty, Cameron
 11  Guy, Owen
 12  Hill, Connor
 14  Levesque, Charles
 16  Lalonde, Nick
 17  Girduckis, Aidan
 18  Chapleau, Vincent
 19  Keenan, Luke
 20  Misley, Bryce
 21  Dow, Bobby
 23  Evans, Finn
 24  Thierus, Lucas
 26  McBain, Jack
 27  Wichers, Quinn
 29  Johnston, Logan
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Charging 4:191 4:196:19
2nd29 2:00 Elbowing 2:401 2:404:40
2nd21 5:00 Charging 17:561 17:562:56
2nd21 10:00 Game Misconduct 17:56  20:0020:00
3rd2:00 Tripping 2:09  2:094:16
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 3:131 3:135:13
3rd17 2:00 Tripping 4:17  4:178:10
3rd24 2:00 Holding 19:421 19:4220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:05 PP 20-17-6            
                
                
                
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:54  7            
2nd9:19  14-23-29            
2nd16:17  23-29-14            
3rd5:16 PP 18-19-6            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 / 5
CANADA EAST 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 14 min / 7 inf
CANADA EAST 27 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA EAST 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0101
CANADA EAST1214
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Ruzicka (60:00) (L)714829/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-E - Cantali (60:00) (W)714930/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:37 PM
  -  End: 5:56 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.