Czech Republic 4, Russia 3

MATUS’ THREE POINTS LEAD CZECHS TO FIRST WJAC VICTORY

LANGLEY, B.C. – Radim Matus scored once and added two assists and Martin Prochazka netted the winner midway through the third period as the Czech Republic earned its first-ever win at the World Junior A Challenge, beating Russia 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon.

Prochazka drove down the left wing and snuck a backhand past Russian netminder Andrey Vasilevski to give the Czechs their third lead of the game, one they held on to despite a late 6-on-4 advantage for the Russians.

The line of Matus, Petr Koblasa and Erik Nemec combined for seven points for the Czech Republic – Koblasa and Nemec each added a goal and assist to go along with Matus’ three points – and goaltender Patrik Polivka made 40 saves to earn the win.

Alexei Filippov, Arseni Khatsei and Alexei Kudreman scored for the Russians, who fought back from a two-goal deficit early in the second period to tie the game before Prochazka’s winner.

Ivan Nalimov allowed three goals on 15 shots for Russia before being replaced by Vasilevski 20 seconds into the second period.

Russia wraps up preliminary round play in Group B on Wednesday against Canada East (4 p.m. PT), while the Czechs will wait for the conclusion of the round robin to find out who and when they play in the playoff round.

Game Information
Game Number 03 Round Preliminary
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2012 Time 04:00 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Czech Republic (CZE) 2 1 1 4
Russia (RUS) 1 2 0 3

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   02:57 CZE 21 Erik Nemec (16 Petr Koblasa, 17 Radim Matus) 
   06:12 RUS 11 Alexei Filippov  
   07:24 CZE 17 Radim Matus  PP 

Penalties: 
06:53 RUS 19 Damir Zhafyarov (Holding) 
08:12 RUS 23 Alexander Barabanov (Hooking) 
11:13 RUS 6 Valeri Vasiliev (Tripping)

Second Period

Goals: 
   00:20 CZE 16 Petr Koblasa (17 Radim Matus, 21 Erik Nemec) 
   01:43 RUS 5 Arseni Khatsei  
   09:25 RUS 15 Alexei Kudreman (10 Bogdan Yakimov) 

Penalties: 
03:52 CZE 20 Euvstathio Soumelidis (Interference) 
05:18 RUS 17 Leonid Avtomov (Boarding) 
06:44 CZE 28 Libor Sulak (Tripping) 
11:21 CZE 5 Jan Kostalek (Interference) 
17:48 RUS 16 Ilya Yamkin (Hooking)

Third Period

Goals: 
   08:59 CZE 19 Martin Prochazka (14 Martin Matejcek, 22 Dominik Simon) 

Penalties: 
16:07 RUS 2 Andrei Ermakov (Interference) 
19:35 CZE 15 Ondrej Slovacek (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Czech Republic 1 Patrik Polivka On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Russia 20 Ivan Nalimov On 1/00:00 Off 2/00:20
30 Andrei Vasilevski On 2/00:21 Off 3/19:35

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Czech Republic 14 8 9 31
Russia 10 22 11 43

Player of the Game
Czech Republic 17 Radim Matus
Russia 10 Bogdan Yakimov
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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