CZECHS ADVANCE TO GOLD MEDAL GAME AFTER 4-2 WIN OVER GERMANY
CALGARY, Alta. – Vitek Vanek made 30 saves and Michal Kovaík scored the game-winner as Czech Republic remained unbeaten at the World Sport School Challenge with a 4-2 win over Germany in a Prep Division semifinal game, setting up a gold medal match-up against Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
Jiri Smejkal scored the lone goal in the first period, taking a cross-crease feed from Lukas Vopelka and burying the shot in the back of the net, marking the fourth straight game the six-foot-two forward has scored a goal, giving the Czechs a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Filip Kuták banged home a rebound just under eight minutes into the second period, making it a two goal lead for the Czechs. Maxi Kammerer responded for Germany 1:36 later, knocking in a rebound of his own to make it 2-1, however, with 4:02 left in the frame, Kovaík capped off a pretty passing play for the Czechs, giving them a 3-1 lead after two periods.
Kammerer got Germany within a goal at the midway point of the third period with his second goal of the game, but that was as close as they would get, as Petr Tejral added an insurance-goal for the Czechs to seal the 4-2 victory.
Czech Republic will face-off with Shattuck-St. Mary’s in the Prep Division gold medal game on Wednesday (8:00 p.m. MT), in a battle of unbeaten teams. Germany will square-off with Edge School in the bronze medal game (4:00 p.m. MT), Edge defeated Germany by a score of 6-3 on Day 1.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||14 - Prep
|Arena/Aréna||Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A
|Date||Tues. Jan. 1, 2013
||Time/Heure||8:00 P.M. MT
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
08:48 CZE 13 Jiri Smejkal (6 Lukáš Vopelka)
09:15 CZE 23 Josef Stříbrný (Slashing)
11:54 GER 9 Andreas Eder (Interference)
16:14 CZE 26 Jakub Boltvan (Tripping)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
08:58 CZE 15 Filip Kuták (16 Vladimir Port)
09:34 GER 21 Maxi Kammerer (19 Stefan Loibl, 10 Jakob Weber)
15:58 CZE 9 Michal Kovařčík (12 Pavel Jenys, 21 Jiři Černoch)
01:31 CZE 18 Petr Tejral (Cross Checking)
10:29 GER 25 Ulib-Gleb Berezovsky (Hooking)
13:58 GER 24 Tobias Kircher (Holding)
|Third Period/Troisième période
09:43 GER 21 Maxi Kammerer (9 Andreas Eder, 19 Stefan Loibl)
18:26 CZE 18 Petr Tejral
08:50 CZE 16 Vladimir Port (Checking to the Head)
|Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but|
||1 Vitek Vaněček||On 1/00:00||Off 3/20:00|
||30 Daniel Fiessinger||On 1/00:00||Off 3/20:00|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match|
||9 Michal Kovařčík|
|GER||21 Maxi Kammerer|