Game Report 70 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 14, 2016
GAME NOTES: REICHEL GETS SHOOTOUT WINNER, CZECHS SHOCK WEST TO ADVANCE AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Tomas Havranek tied the game with 1.5 seconds left and Kristian Reichel scored the lone goal in the shootout, sending the Czech Republic to the semifinals at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge with a thrilling 4-3 win over Canada West on Wednesday night. It’s the first time in five trips to the tournament the Czechs have advanced to the final four, and the first time they have won multiple games in one year; they blanked the U.S. 1-0 on Monday in preliminary-round play. They will face Canada East in the second semifinal on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. MT). After the first five shooters had missed, Reichel cut in from the left wing before wiring a quick wrist shot over the glove of Canadian goaltender Matthew Galajda (Aurora, Ont./Victoria, BCHL) for the eventual winner. Carter Turnbull (Nanaimo, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) led the way in regulation time with a goal and two assists for the Canadians, who trailed 2-0 after two periods but were even by the 40-second mark of the third. The Czechs quickly quieted a pro-Canadian crowd at R.J. Lalonde Arena, with Radovan Pavlik burying his own rebound behind Galajda just past the seven-minute mark, and Daniel Kurovsky made it 2-0 just over four minutes later, redirecting a point shot from David Kvasnicka past Galajda. Both teams came out firing, combining for 51 shots on goal through two periods, but Galajda and Czech counterpart Petr Kvaca kept the game at 2-0 through 40 minutes, although a pair of minors with 20 seconds left in the middle frame gave the Canadians a 100-second five-on-three advantage to open the third. It took only 14 seconds for West to finally break through, as Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) wired a one-timer past Kvaca to cut the deficit to one and end the Czech netminder’s tournament-opening shutout streak at just over 100 minutes. Still enjoying the man advantage, the Canadians struck again quickly to tie the game, with Jordan Kawaguchi (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) redirecting in a shot from Makar just 22 seconds after the first goal. The power play struck again with 5:16 left; right off a won face-off, Turnbull cleaned up the rebound of a shot from Kawaguchi and gave West its first lead. The Czechs had one last chance on an offensive zone face-off with 4.8 seconds to go, and Reichel won the draw back to Havranek, whose hard one-timer squeezed through Galajda and trickled across the goal-line. Overtime failed to produce a winner, leading to a five-person shootout. Galajda and Kvaca traded saves through the first two rounds before Reichel gave the Czechs the only goal they needed. Riese Gaber (Gilbert Plains, Man./Dauphin, MJHL) had the last chance for the Canadians, but his attempt rolled off the end of his stick and harmlessly into the corner, sending the Czechs pouring off the bench in celebration. Canada West will conclude its tournament Friday when it takes on Switzerland in the fifth-place game (3:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Canada West
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ruzicka, Jan
G Kváca , Petr
  Adámek , Marian
  Hanousek, Tomas
  Doudera, Lukas
  Kral, Filip
  Kachyna, Ondrej
  Sirota, Jakub
  Novak, Daniel
 10  Vildumetz, Tomas
 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
2nd17 2:00 Tripping 8:561 8:5610:56
2nd21 2:00 Slashing 11:081 11:0813:08
2nd2:00 Holding 11:381 11:3813:38
2nd13 2:00 Cross-Checking 19:401 19:400:24
2nd15 2:00 Cross-Checking 19:401 19:400:36
3rd16 2:00 Tripping 11:191 11:1913:19
3rd2:00 Hit to the Head 14:401 14:4014:44
3rd10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 14:40  14:4420:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Drackett, Logan
G31  Galajda, Matthew
  Mitchell, Ian
  Seiferling, Regan
  Tychonick, Jonny
  Makar, Cale
  Thomas, Cory
 10  Stewart, Jeff
 11  Gula, Darby
 12  Cox, Ryan
 14  Gaber, Riese
 15  Hayward, Blake
 18  Turnbull, Carter
 19  Regush, Michael
 21  Nardi, Joseph
 22  Koop, Will
 23  Burgart, Desi
 25  Johnson, Kyle
 26  Lesko, Brandon
 27  Mendel, Griffin
 28  Kawaguchi, Jordan
 29  Betts, Kyle
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Boarding 0:121 0:122:12
1st21 2:00 Goaltender Interference 10:361 10:3611:36
1st28 2:00 Clipping 17:071 17:0719:07
2nd2:00 Hit to the Head 3:291 3:295:29
2nd10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 3:29  5:2917:29
3rd19 2:00 Hooking 6:211 6:218:21
3rd21 2:00 Delay of Game 9:001 9:0011:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:16  14-9            
1st11:36 PP 21-6-13            
3rd19:59 SH 13-22            
                
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd:14 PP 7-18-3            
3rd:36 PP 28-7-18            
3rd14:44 PP 18-28-21            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 / 6
CANADA WEST 3 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 24 min / 8 inf
CANADA WEST 22 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
CANADA WEST 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
CZECH REPUBLIC201014
CANADA WEST003003
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CZE - Kváca (58:38) (W)11123026/0:003rd/18:38
CZE - Kváca (5:02) (W)00033/19:581st OT/5:00
CAN-W - Galajda (65:00) (SL)151113544/0:001st OT/5:00
SHOOTOUT
CANADA WEST shoots first for each round.
CZECH REPUBLIC CANADA WEST
#  SHOOTER
 16  Nicolas Werbik   --  
 18  Marek Zachar   --  
 22  Kristian Reichel Goal
 13  Tomas Havranek   --  
 SHOOTER
   --  28   Jordan Kawaguchi
   --    Cale Makar
   --  21   Joseph Nardi
   --  18   Carter Turnbull
   --  14   Riese Gaber
TOTALS:  1  0
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:38 PM
  -  End: 10:16 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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