Game Summary

Slovakia 4  - USA 2

Round Robin
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Milestone, SK
Milestone Arena

SLOVAKIA WIN CREATES THREE-WAY TIE FOR SECOND IN POOL A

By Keith Borkowsky

REGINA — Slovakia’s 4-2 win over the United States creates an interesting playoff picture in Pool A at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Slovaks, Americans and Team West all have one win at the tournament, and are now tied for second place in Pool A.

Slovakian forward Richard Ficko gave his team a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, assisted by Matej Misura. They added to their lead late in the period, thanks to a Martin Stepan goal, assisted by Michal Babkovic.

Misura gave Slovakia a 3-0 lead early in the second period, assisted by Josef Molnar, but the Americans cut into the lead midway in the frame. Ryan Hayes lit the lamp for his first goal, assisted by A.J. Sturges and Justin Vaive.

Both teams exchanged goals in the final frame. Hayes scored his second of the night while Slovakia’s Lukas Vartovnik countered.

The United States (1-1) plays Team West (1-1) Sunday in Regina at 3 p.m. Slovakia (1-1) faces off with Ontario (0-2) in the 7 p.m. game in Regina.

Players of the game:
USA: Ryan Hayes
Slovakia: Zdenko Kotvan


Box Score SVK
2
1
1
4
Compte USA
0
1
1
2

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1. SVK Ficko, (1) (Misura), 12:57
1. SVK Stepan, (1) (Babkovic), 17:21

Penalties/Pénalités:
1 - US Cohen, 2:11 - Kneeing , 2 min (PP)
1 - SVK Misura, 7:10 - Inter. on Goaltender , 2 min (PP)
1 - SVK Valabek, 9:47 - Hooking , 2 min (PP)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
2. SVK Misura, (2) (Molnar), 3:34
2. US Hayes, (1) (Sturges, Vaive), 13:13

Penalties/Pénalités:
2 - SVK Misura, 1:26 - Interference , 2 min (PP)
2 - US Shattenkirk, 2:32 - Hooking , 2 min (PP)
2 - US Hayes, 7:37 - Slashing , 2 min (PP)
2 - SVK Kitnar, 9:35 - High Sticking , 2 min (PP)
2 - US Vaive, 17:01 - Slashing , 2 min (PP)
2 - SVK Daloga, 17:21 - Interference , 2 min (PP)

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
3. US Hayes, (2) (Van Riemsdyk), 7:43
3. SVK Vartovnik, (2) , 19:58 (EN)

Penalties/Pénalités:
3 - SVK Valach, 5:35 - Delay of Game , 2 min (PP)
3 - US Rust, 11:32 - Inter. on Goaltender , 2 min (PP)
3 - SVK Daloga, 16:49 - Tripping , 2 min (PP)


Goaltenders SVK Kotvan, Zdenko
Gardiennes de but USA Brice, Josh

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal SVK

6

8

10

24

Tirs au but USA

8

13

8

29


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance 550
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