Slovakia 5 - Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 2
ZILKA SCORES TWICE, INCLUDING WINNER, TO HELP SLOVAKIA TO WIN
CALGARY, Alta. – Jakub Zilka scored twice in a three-minute span early in the second period to break open a 1-1 tie as Slovakia closed the preliminary round at the 2011 World Sport School Challenge with a 5-2 win over Pursuit of Excellence on Wednesday.
Slovakia finished the prelims with a 2-1 record, while POE was 1-2. Both teams will wait for the conclusion of Wednesday’s play to find out where they will finish and who and when they will play next.
Pursuit of Excellence came out strong, earning an early power play, but it was Slovakia who drew first blood on a Matej Paulovic power play goal just shy of the nine-minute mark of the opening period.
POE squared the game just before the end of the period in an unconventional manner – the puck bounced off the crossbar, off the chest of Phil Cameron and past Adam Godla to bring the Kelowna, B.C., school even after 20 minutes.
Zilka took matters into his own hands early in the second, scoring at 2:42 and again at 5:49 to give the Slovakians a lead they would never relinquish, although Matt Saharchuk got POE to within one less than a minute after Zilka’s second goal, finishing off a beautiful two-on-one with Nick Kovacik.
The third and final frame was all Slovakia, as Juraj Siska scored just 3:30 into the period to restore the two-goal advantage and Robert Lantosi capped the scoring just past the midway point of the third.
|Game Number||07||Round||Round Robin|
|Arena||Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A||City, Country||Calgary, Alta.|
|Month / Day / Year||12/28/2011||Time||01:30 PM MT|
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE)||1||1||0||2|
08:45 SVK 6 Matej Paulovic (9 Juraj Siska, 8 Patrik Koys) PP
18:37 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (11 Phil Cameron, 12 Jake MacLachlan)
02:42 SVK 28 Jakub Zilka (22 Gilbert Gabor)
05:49 SVK 28 Jakub Zilka (22 Gilbert Gabor, 23 Kristian Horvat)
06:28 POE 15 Matt Saharchuk (7 Nick Kovacik)
03:17 SVK 9 Juraj Siska (8 Patrik Koys)
11:02 SVK 17 Robert Lantosi (7 Matej Talan, 25 Tomas Torok)
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy||13||3||2||18|
|Player of the Game|
|Slovakia||1 Adam Godla|
|Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy||10 Steven Alldridge|
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Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles