Game Summary
Canada 3 - Czech Republic 2 (Overtime)
 

CATENACCI NETS OT WINNER AS CANADA TOPS CZECHS

BRECLAV, CZE – Daniel Catenacci (Newmarket, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) scored 26 seconds into overtime as Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team twice rebounded from one-goal deficits to score a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday.

The game was Canada’s lone pre-tournament contest before it opens defense of its Memorial of Ivan Hlinka championship on Monday against Sweden in Piestany, Slovakia.

Catenacci beat Czech goaltender David Honzik to earn the win for a Canadian team that had just three days of practice together as a team and trailed 2-1 in the dying minutes of the third period.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, B.C./Red Deer, WHL) was in on Canada’s first two goals, getting Canada on the board late in the second period before setting up the tying goal off the stick of Xavier Ouellet (Terrebonne, Que./Montreal, QMJHL) with less than five minutes remaining in regulation time.

Canada’s special teams were a big reason for its win – Ouellet’s game-tying goal came with the Canadians enjoying a man advantage, while the penalty killing unit kept the Czechs scoreless on seven power play opportunities, including three in the first 10 minutes of the third period, when the European side pressed for an insurance goal.

Canada will make the 70-kilometre trip from Breclav to Piestany on Sunday to prepare for Monday’s tournament opener. In addition to the Swedes, the Canadians will face Switzerland (Tuesday) and Slovakia (Wednesday) in round-robin play as they tries to win the tournament for the sixth time in seven years.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Location/Emplacement Breclav, CZE
Date Sat, Aug. 7, 2010 Arena/Aréna Alcaplast Arena
Time/Heure 12:30 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No du match --

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
OT
Final
CAN
0
1
1
1
3
CZE
1
1
0
0
2

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
04:16 CZE Lukas Kralik (Dmitrij Jaskin)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
05:16 CAN Duncan Siemens (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
05:44 CAN Phillip Danault (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
10:37 CZE Bench/Banq (Too Many Players/Trop du joueurs)
15:03 CAN Phillip Danault (Slashing/Coup de bâton)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
14:34 CAN Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Lucas Lessio)
18:02 CZE Dmitrij Jaskin

Penalties/Pénalités : 
00:39 CZE Petr Koblasa (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
05:46 CAN Boone Jenner (Hooking/Accrocher)
09:40 CZE Patrik Urban (Holding/Retenir)
11:39 CZE Dmitrij Jaskin (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
15:26 CZE Tomas Kvapil (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
15:11 CAN Xavier Ouellet (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:10 CAN Jonathan Huberdeau (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
05:22 CAN Stuart Percy (Holding the Stick/Retenir de bâton)
08:46 CAN Alan Quine (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
11:30 CZE Matej Beran (Roughing/Rudesse)
11:30 CAN Duncan Siemens (Roughing/Rudesse)
13:42 CZE Lukas Kralik (Holding the Stick/Retenir de bâton)

Overtime/Prolongation

Goals/Buts : 
00:26 CAN Daniel Catenacci

Penalties/Pénalités : 
None/Aucune

Goaltenders CAN Tyson Teichmann; Robin Gusse (in 2nd/10:21)
Gardiens de but CZE David Honzik
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p OT Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 4 16 7 1 28
Tirs au but CZE 10 4 7 0 21
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