Game Summary

Sweden Games
February 7, 2003
Stockholm, Sweden

Canada's record at the 2003 Sweden Games falls to 0-1-2 with a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Czech Republic that was decided with a shootout.

Former NHLer Michal Sykora opened the scoring for the Czechs, at 4:29, beating Canadian netminder Joaquin Gage.  Mike Maneluk evened the score of 18:29 of the opening frame, with an assist being awarded to David Nemirovsky.

Calgary Flames' prospect and former National Junior Team member Chuck Kobasew put Canada ahead with a powerplay marker at 13:53.  Canada led 2-1 after 40 minutes of play.  Tomas Blazek put the Czech on equal terms at 1:56 of the final period.  The two teams were held off the scoresheet through the third period and through a five minute “sudden victory” overtime period.

Goaltenders Gage (Canada) and Roman Malek (Czech Republic) made life difficult on the shooters during the shootout, with the first five shots being stopped.  But Detroit Red Wing draft pick Jiri Hudler finally solved Gage, giving the Czech Republic a 3-2 shootout victory.

Canada closes out the 2003 Sweden Games against Finland on Saturday, February 8th.


Game Summary
Box Score Canada

1

1

0

0

2

Box Score Czech Rep.

1

0

1

1

3


First Period / 1re période

Scoring/Buts :
04.29 1 - 0 PP1 CZE 29. SYKORA, Michal
18.29 1 - 1 EQ CAN 23. MANELUK, Mike (26. NEMIROVSKY, David)

Penalties/Pénalités :
04.04 2 min CAN 24. PEACOCK, Shane INTRF
05.41 2 min CZE 4. KUCERA, Frantisek ROUGH
05.41 2 min CAN 16. KOBASEW, Chuck ELBOW
09.58 2 min CZE 18. MICHALEK, Milan HI-ST
09.58 2 min CZE 18. MICHALEK, Milan HI-ST
15.41 2 min CAN 25. DIPIETRO, Paul INTRF
19.52 2 min CZE 2. TESARIK, Radim SLASH
19.52 2 min CAN 16. KOBASEW, Chuck HOOK

Second Period / 2e période

Scoring/Buts :
33.53 1 - 2 PP2 CAN 16. KOBASEW, Chuck (6. HEWARD, Jamie)

Penalties/Pénalités :
25.08 2 min CZE 62. TENKRAT, Petr TRIP
29.02 2 min CAN 21. SARAULT, Yves INTRF
32.27 2 min CZE 7. KADLEC, Petr HOOK
32.56 2 min CZE 33. KANTOR, Robert SLASH
40.00 10 min CAN 25. DIPIETRO, Paul ABUSE

Third Period / 3e période

Scoring/Buts :
41.56 2 - 2 EQ CZE 13. BLAZEK, Tomas (62. TENKRAT, Petr 72. KOLARIK, Pavel)

Penalties/Pénalités :
44.21 2 min CZE 17. HLINKA, Jaroslav HI-ST
46.34 2 min CAN 24. PEACOCK, Shane HOOK
54.55 2 min CZE 33. KANTOR, Robert HI-ST

Overtime - Shootout / Prolongation - Tirs de pénalités

Scoring/Buts :
3 - 2 GWS CZE 24. HUDLER, Jiri

Penalties/Pénalités :
None/Aucun

Goaltenders Canada Joaquin Gage
Goaltenders Czech Rep. Roman Malek

   

First

Second

Third

OT

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

9

11

6

5

31

Shots on Goal by Czech Rep.

11

11

12

7

41


Officials Referee Ulf Redbjer
Officials Linesmen Ulriksson, Fredrik, Karlsson, Joacim

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