Game Summary

Quebec 4 - Slovakia 3

Round Robin
Friday, December 30, 2005
Balgonie, SK
Balgonie Centre

QUEBEC HOLDS OFF LATE SLOVAK CHARGE

By Keith Borkowsky

REGINA — Quebec faced a late challenge, but managed defeat Slovakia 4-3 in Balgonie Friday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Slovakia’s Marek Baiz, Milan Kytnar made it a 4-2 game. Matej Misura added a power-play goal with 19 seconds left in the game, but the Slovaks could not complete the comeback.

Angelo Esposito opened the scoring late in the opening period with his second shorthanded goal of the tournament. Michael Stinziani assisted at the 16:15 mark.

Esposito added a power-play goal in the second period, as Quebec padded its lead to 4-0.

Other goals came from Kevin Marshall and Maxime Cliché.

For the second-straight game, Quebec’s goaltender picked up a player of the game honour. Friday, it went to Nicola Riopel. Slovakia’s award also went to a goaltender, Zdenko Kotvan

Quebec plays Team West Saturday in Moose Jaw at 5 p.m. Slovakia meets the United States Saturday in Milestone, also at 5 p.m.

Players of the game:
Quebec: Nicola Riopel
Slovakia: Zdenko Kotvan


Box Score QUE
1
3
0
4
Compte SVK
0
0
3
3

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1. QC Esposito, (2) (Stinziani), 16:15 (SH)

Penalties/Pénalités:
1 - SVK Baca, 0:44 - Tripping , 2 min (PP)
1 - QC Tousignant, 3:14 - Cross Checking , 2 min (PP)
1 - SVK Baca, 4:53 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
1 - QC Stinziani, 6:19 - Holding Opp. Stick , 2 min (PP)
1 - SVK Valach, 9:37 - High Sticking , 2 min (PP)
1 - SVK Horvath, 10:50 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
1 - QC Filion, 14:21 - Charging , 2 min (PP)
1 - SVK Bezak, 17:52 - Interference , 2 min (PP)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
2. QC Marshall, (1) (Cornet, Veilleux), 9:39
2. QC Esposito, (3) (Desnoyers, Stinziani), 10:40 (PP)
2. QC Cliche, (1) (Veilleux, Desnoyers), 12:23

Penalties/Pénalités:
2 - QC Killorn, 0:40 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
2 - QC Killorn, 3:30 - Hooking , 2 min (PP)
2 - QC Guérette-Charland, 7:15 - Slashing , 2 min (PP)
2 - SVK Zachar, 7:38 - Cross Checking , 2 min (PP)
2 - SVK Served By , 10:24 - Too Many Men , 2 min (PP)
2 - SVK Vartovnik, 13:24 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
2 - SVK Baca, 14:45 - Elbowing , 2 min (PP)
2 - QC Dupont, 19:00 - Holding Opp. Stick , 2 min (PP)

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
3. SVK Bais, (1) (Valach, Bezak), 7:21 (PP)
3. SVK Misura, (1) (Grman, Stepan), 8:10
3. SVK Kitnar, (1) (Daloga, Valach), 19:41 (PP)

Penalties/Pénalités:
3 - QC Guérette-Charland, 3:30 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
3 - QC Sauvé, 5:33 - Roughing , 2 min (PP)
3 - SVK Mertel, 10:13 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
3 - SVK Baca, 10:50 - Cross Checking , 2 min (PP)
3 - SVK Daloga, 15:08 - Hooking , 2 min (PP)
3 - SVK Baca, 17:41 - Major-Cross Checking , 5 min (PP)
3 - SVK Baca, 17:41 - Game Misconduct , 10 min
3 - QC Sauvé, 17:41 - Holding , 2 min
3 - QC Dupont, 17:55 - Roughing , 2 min (PP)


Goaltenders QUE Riopel, Nicola
Gardiennes de but SVK Janus, Jaroslav

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal QUE

9

15

12

36

Tirs au but SVK

13

11

14

38


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance 550
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