Slovakia 2 – West 7

WRUCK'S FOUR POINTS LEAD WEST INTO U17 SEMIFINALS

DUNCAN, BC - Make it three-for-three for West at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Dylan Wruck scored a pair of goals as the 2008 bronze medalists became the first team to clinch a spot in Saturday’s semifinals with a 7-2 victory over Slovakia at the Cowichan Centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Jaden Schwartz, Jordan De Pape, Brooks Macek, Mark Stone and Matt Glowa also scored for the Westerners. Wruck added a pair of assists to his total for a four-point outing, while Charles Inglis had a trio of helpers.

Radoslav Macik and Tomas Jurco had the goals for Slovakia, which dropped to 0-2 with its second loss in as many days. The Europeans have lost 10 of their last 12 at the U17 tournament, dating back to the 2006 event in Regina, SK.

West will enjoy a well-deserved day off on Thursday before wrapping up the preliminary round against Finland in Port Alberni on Friday (2 p.m. PST), while the Slovakians will be in tough against the United States at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Thursday afternoon (2 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 10 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Cowichan Centre Location/Lieu Cowichan, B.C., Canada
Date Wed. Dec. 31, 2008 Time/Heure 02:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
SVK 1 0 1 2
WST 1 3 3 7

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
03:30 SVK 25 Radoslav Macík (21 Martin Marincin)
08:07 WST 8 Jaden Schwartz (17 Brooks Macek, 11 Nolan Zajac)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
11:42 WST 17 Brooks Macek (Interference)
13:24 WST Team (Delay of Game)
16:11 SVK 8 Matej Bene (High Sticking)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
00:22 WST 23 Dylan Wruck (22 Charles Inglis, 6 Carter Berg)
05:59 WST 23 Dylan Wruck
11:22 WST 12 Jordan De Pape (20 Michael St. Croix, 14 Mark Stone) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:09 SVK 29 Dominik Kubica (Tripping)
06:57 WST 18 Quinton Howden (Cross Checking)
08:52 WST 21 Sean Aschim (Holding)
09:45 SVK 7 Adam Jánosík (Interference)
10:23 SVK 26 Lukás Cingel (Tripping)
14:11 SVK 20 Patrik Wesselényi (Cross Checking)
16:48 SVK 28 Michal Cajkovský (Hooking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
02:04 WST 17 Brooks Macek (8 Jaden Schwartz, 11 Nolan Zajac) PP
11:30 WST 14 Mark Stone (22 Charles Inglis, 23 Dylan Wruck)
13:58 SVK 8 Matej Bene (9 Tomás Jurco, 17 Mário Kuráli)
14:21 WST 15 Matt Glowa (22 Charles Inglis, 23 Dylan Wruck)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
00:42 SVK 21 Martin Marincin (Holding)
05:09 SVK 28 Michal Cajkovský (High Sticking)
07:03 WST 11 Nolan Zajac (Slashing)
15:57 SVK 27 Miroslav Bozík (Slashing)
15:57 WST 4 Kyle Krzyzaniak (Roughing)
15:57 WST 9 Tyler Kizuik (Hooking)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
SVK 30 Filip Orcík On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
WST 1 Calvin Pickard On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
SVK 11 6 12 29
WST 8 15 12 35

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Frederic LeBlanc
Lines People/Juges de lignes Chan Huseby, Jesse Wilmot