Game Report 741 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Kisapuisto
Date: Apr 26, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADIAN COMEBACK FORCES OT, BUT U18S FALL TO CZECHS LAPPEENRANTA, Finland – Daniel Audette (Blainville, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) scored with 7:39 to go to force overtime, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team dropped a 4-3 decision to the Czech Republic in semifinal action Saturday at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The loss means Canada will meet Sweden for the bronze medal on Sunday; the game can be seen live on TSN, beginning at 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT. Audette’s goal capped Canada’s comeback from a 3-0 deficit, but the Canadians won’t get a chance to defend the gold medal they won last year in Sochi, Russia. Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) and Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) had the other Canadian goals. Audette and Barzal finished with a goal and an assist each. It took only 75 seconds for the Czechs to take an early lead; Michael Spacek beat Mason McDonald (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) to open the scoring, the lone goal in a period that saw the Czechs outshoot Canada 13-10. A pair of goals five minutes apart in the second period, from Jakub Vrana at 7:37 and Jiri Smejkal at 12:57, pushed the lead to 3-0, but that’s when the Canadian comeback began. Barzal got Canada on the board less than two minutes after Smejkal’s goal, tipping an Audette feed through the five-hole of Czech netminder Vitek Vanecek, sending the Canadians to dressing room down a pair after 40 minutes. Hicketts made it a one-goal game five minutes in the third when his wrist shot through traffic beat Vanecek, and Audette tied it seven minutes after that, jamming in a rebound at the side of the net. Canada had the best chance late, but a shot that beat Vanecek rang off both posts and stayed out. Shortly after a Canadian power play had concluded in overtime, David Kase stripped the puck from Barzal and snuck a shot up and over McDonald’s glove, ending Canada’s reign as U18 world champions. The Canadians will play for bronze for the seventh time; they won a medal in 2012, and finished fourth in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Czech Republic
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Billia, Julio
G30  McDonald, Mason
  Sanheim, Travis
  Hicketts, Joe
  Fleury, Haydn
  Pilon, Ryan
  Hawryluk, Jayce
  Bleackley, Conner
 10  Carrier, Alexandre
 11  Perlini, Brendan
 15  Quenneville, John
 16  Barzal, Mathew
 17  Konecny, Travis
 19  Virtanen, Jake
 20  McKeown, Roland
 21  Gropp, Ryan
 22  Bishop, Clark
 23  Audette, Daniel
 24  McCann, Jared
 26  Crouse, Lawson
 27  Thomas, Ben
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:431 7:4314:17
1st19 2:00 Tripping minor 20:001 20:002:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Vanecek, Vtek
G29  Vladar, Daniel
G30  Vejmelka, Karel
  Miklis, Ondrej
  Scotka, Jan
  Vopelka, Lukas
  Kase, David
  Pastrnak, David
 11  Karabacek, Vaclav
 13  Vrana, Jakub
 14  Zacha, Pavel
 15  Kutak, Filip
 17  Ordos, Jan
 18  Spacek, Michael
 19  Vesely, Radek
 20  Zboril, Jakub
 21  Cernoch, Jiri
 22  Rasner, Alex
 23  Smejkal, Jiri
 24  Pyrochita, Filip
 26  Chlapik, Filip
 27  Masin, Dominik
 28  Havlin, Tomas
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 14:101 14:107:50
2nd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 13:341 13:348:26
1st OT2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 2:071 2:079:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd14:51 PP 16-15-23            
3rd5:02  3-9            
3rd12:21  23-16            
                
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:15  18-13            
2nd7:37  13-18-20            
2nd12:57  23-19            
1st OT6:17  8            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 3
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA01203
CZECH REPUBLIC12014
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - McDonald (63:43) (OTL)1276429/0:001st OT/3:43
CZE - Vanecek (63:43) (W)10106127/0:001st OT/3:43
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:12:00 PM
  -  End:12:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.