Canada West 4, Czech Republic 1

LOIK SCORES TWICE TO LEAD CANADA WEST TO SEMIFINAL BERTH

LANGLEY, B.C. – Curtis Loik (North Vancouver, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) scored twice, including the game-winning goal midway through the second period, to help Canada West post its first win of the 2011 World Junior A Challenge on Thursday night, beating the Czech Republic 4-1 in quarter-final action.

The victory moves Canada West into Friday’s late semifinal (7:30 p.m. PT) against Sweden, which has been off since blanking the Canadians 2-0 in its final preliminary round game on Tuesday.

Loik got the scoring started for Canada West late in the first period, batting a rebound past Patrik Polivka, and made it 2-0 eight minutes into the second, using quick hands to slip the puck around a poke-checking Polivka.

Luke Juha (Mississauga, Ont./Vernon, BCHL), with Canada West’s first power play goal in 20 opportunities, and Travis St. Denis (Trail, B.C./Penticton, BCHL), on a shorthanded penalty shot in the closing minutes, scored the other Canadian goals, while Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) made 20 saves for the win between the pipes.

Radim Matus scored the lone goal for the Czechs, who will take on Russia in Saturday’s fifth-place game (noon PT) to close out their debut year.

Vasilevski has now faced 120 shots in almost 165 minutes of work in the tournament, and has been named Russia’s Player of the Game in both of his starts, posting a respectable .925 save percentage overall. Ilya Yamkin and Bogdan Yakimov scored the other goals for Russia, which will play in the fifth-place game (Saturday, 4 p.m. PT) for the second year in a row, taking on the loser of Thursday’s late quarter-final between Canada West and the Czech Republic.
Game Information
Game Number 08 Round Quarter-final
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/10/2011 Time 7:30 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 1 1 2 4
Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 0 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   18:29 CAN W 24 Curtis Loik (16 Brandon Morley, 3 Luke Juha) 

Penalties: 
06:31 CAN W 26 Travis St. Denis (Cross Checking) 
10:22 CZE 18 Matej Zadrazil (Delay of Game) 
16:28 CZE 19 Martin Prochazka (Roughing)

Second Period

Goals: 
   07:51 CAN W 24 Curtis Loik (19 Wesley Myron, 4 Sam Jardine ) 
   19:32 CZE 17 Radim Matus (16 Petr Koblasa, 22 Dominik Simon) 

Penalties: 
03:58 CZE 21 Erik Nemec (Roughing) 
11:37 CAN W 25 Jujhar Khaira (10-Minute Misconduct) 
11:37 CAN W 25 Jujhar Khaira (Checking to the Head) 
14:42 CZE 6 Jakub Houfek (Holding) 
16:00 CAN W 2 Troy Stecher (Interference)

Third Period

Goals: 
   12:51 CAN W 3 Luke Juha (4 Sam Jardine , 26 Travis St. Denis) PP 
   16:30 CAN W 26 Travis St. Denis  SH PS

Penalties: 
07:42 CZE 29 Tomas Franek (Checking from Behind) 
07:42 CZE 29 Tomas Franek (10-Minute Misconduct) 
11:57 CZE 22 Dominik Simon (High Sticking)


Goaltenders
Canada West 31 Sean Maguire On 1/0:00 Off 3/20:00
Czech Republic 1 Patrik Polivka On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 13 13 9 35
Czech Republic 9 5 7 21

Player of the Game
Canada West 24 Curtis Loik
Czech Republic 16 Petr Koblasa
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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