2012-Yarmouth World Junior A Challenge

Czech Republic 0 - Canada West 7


YARMOUTH, N.S. – Rhyse Dieno (Davidson, Sask./La Ronge, SJHL) had a goal and three assists to lead the way offensively as Canada West opened defence of its World Junior A Challenge gold medal with a resounding 7-0 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

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The Canadians’ margin of victory was the largest shutout win in tournament history, topping Canada East’s 5-0 blanking of the Czechs last year in Langley, B.C.

Wade Murphy (Victoria, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) and Alex Kerfoot (West Vancouver, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) added two goals apiece for Canada West (1-0), while Dylan Richard (Sherwood Park, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and Kurt Keats (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, MJHL) also put their names on the scoresheet.

The Kerfoot-Dieno-Richard line starred for the Canadians, combining for four goals and 10 points.

Jonah Imoo (Surrey, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) made 20 saves for the shutout, the first-ever by a Canada West goaltender in the seven-year history of the World Junior A Challenge.

Stepan Lukes got the start in goal for the Czech Republic (0-1), allowing four goals on 12 shots before giving way to Rene Svoboda, who picked up Player of the Game honours with 18 saves in 40 minutes of action.

The Czechs winless preliminary round means they will play in a Thursday quarter-final, while Canada West will face Russia in Wednesday’s Group A finale (4 p.m. AT), with first place and a bye to the semifinals on the line.  


Game Information
Game Number 03 Round Preliminary
Arena Mariners Centre City, Country Yarmouth, N.S.
Month / Day / Year 11/06/2012 Time 04:00 PM AT
Attendance 1261 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 0 0
Canada West (CAN W) 4 1 2 7

First Period
   03:25 CAN W 14 Alex Kerfoot (11 Rhyse Dieno, 9 Dylan Richard) PP
   11:57 CAN W 9 Dylan Richard (3 Paul Stoykewych, 11 Rhyse Dieno)
   16:46 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy (6 Devon Toews, 14 Alex Kerfoot) PP
   18:44 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy 

   02:42 CZE 15 Michal Beránek (Roughing)
   03:25 CZE 8 Tomas Dvorak (Hooking)
   06:17 CAN W 2 Troy Stecher (Cross Checking)
   14:12 CAN W 5 Nolan De Jong (Interference)
   16:09 CZE 13 Jakub Vrana (Hooking)
   19:45 CZE   (Too Many Men)

Second Period
   14:10 CAN W 26 Kurt Keats  SH

   09:22 CAN W 17 Zachary Pryzbek  (Checking to the Head)
   09:22 CAN W 17 Zachary Pryzbek  (10-Minute Misconduct)
   14:00 CAN W 4 Luke Ripley (Charging)

Third Period
   03:00 CAN W 14 Alex Kerfoot (11 Rhyse Dieno)
   05:42 CAN W 11 Rhyse Dieno (2 Troy Stecher, 9 Dylan Richard)

   11:22 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy (Elbowing)
   12:12 CAN W 16 Brandon Morley (Interference)
   18:30 CAN W 17 Zachary Pryzbek  (Cross Checking)

Czech Republic
2 Stepan Lukes On 1/00:00 Off 1/20:00
30 Rene Svoboda On 2/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada West
31 Jonah Imoo On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Czech Republic 8 6 6 20
Canada West 12 12 9 33

Player of the Game
Canada West 21 Wade Murphy
Czech Republic 30 Rene Svoboda
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