Canada East 5, Czech Republic 0

GAZZOLA’S HAT TRICK LEADS CANADA EAST TO OPENING WIN

LANGLEY, B.C. – Randy Gazzola (Thorold, Ont./Trenton, OJHL) scored a hat trick – the first by a defenceman in tournament history – as Canada East opened the 2011 World Junior A Challenge with a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon.

Gazzola scored once in the first period and twice in the third, all on shots from the point. His first was a seeing-eye shot that eluded Czech netminder Marek Langhamer, followed by a blast from the point on the power play midway through the third period and a wrist shot that bounced off a Czech glove and in just three minutes later.

Tyson Spink (Williamstown, Ont./Cornwall, CCHL) and Justin Danforth (Oshawa, Ont./Cobourg, OJHL) also scored for the Canadians, who got a 16-save shutout performance from Adrian Ignagni (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL).   

Langhamer finished with 27 saves for the Czech Republic, which made its tournament debut.

Canada East will enjoy an off day Tuesday before taking on Russia in Wednesday’s early game (4 p.m. PT), while the Czechs will meet the Russians on Tuesday afternoon (4 p.m. PT).

Game Information
Game Number 01 Round Preliminary
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2012 Time 04:00 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada East (CAN E) 2 1 2 5
Czech Republic (CZE) 0 0 0 0

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   14:24 CAN E 25 Randy Gazzola (24 Kevin Lough) 
   16:39 CAN E 11 Tyson Spink (19 Devin Shore, 10 Ben Hutton) PP 

Penalties: 
04:18 CZE 12 Pavel Sedlacek (High Sticking) 
11:05 CAN E 20 Jeff DiNallo (High Sticking) 
14:38 CAN E 16 Justin Danforth (Charging) 
15:48 CZE 21 Erik Nemec (Charging)

Second Period

Goals: 
   16:20 CAN E 16 Justin Danforth (18 Drake Caggiula, 19 Devin Shore) 

Penalties: 
05:54 CZE 3 Vojtech Zadrazil (Interference) 
08:11 CAN E 7 Daniel Milne (Elbowing) 
13:46 CAN E 16 Justin Danforth (Slashing)

Third Period

Goals: 
   10:09 CAN E 25 Randy Gazzola (4 Paul Geiger) PP 
   13:06 CAN E 25 Randy Gazzola  

Penalties: 
05:42 CZE 22 Dominik Simon (High Sticking) 
08:19 CZE 5 Jan Kostalek (Slashing) 
10:43 CAN E 6 Phil Hampton (Holding)


Goaltenders
Canada East 31 Adrian Ignagni On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Czech Republic 30 Marek Langhamer On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada East 8 5 19 32
Czech Republic 6 5 5 16

Player of the Game
Canada East 25 Randy Gazzola
Czech Republic 20 Euvstathio Soumelidis
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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