Slovakia 1 - West 4

WEST ENDS LOSING STREAK, CLAIMS NINTH WITH VICTORY OVER SLOVAKS

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. – Josh Uhrich (Rosetown, Sask./Moose Jaw, WHL) scored the game-winner midway through the first period as West beat Slovakia 4-1 on Thursday afternoon, taking ninth place at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The victory ends a 10-game losing streak for West, dating back to a 4-1 win over the Slovaks at the 2011 tournament in Winnipeg, Man., and ensures it won’t be the first Canadian team to finish last at back-to-back events.

Haydn Fleury (Carlyle, Sask./Red Deer, WHL), Rhett Gardner (Moose Jaw, Sask./Moose Jaw, SMAAAHL) and Reid Gardiner (Humboldt, Sask./Prince Albert, WHL) scored the other goals for West, which beat the Slovaks for the second time this week, having earned a 5-2 win in pre-tournament action last Saturday.

Adam Hascic had the lone goal for Slovakia, which has finished 10th in three of its last four appearances at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and has never finished higher than eighth.

Rylan Parenteau (Saskatoon, Sask./Saskatoon, SMAAAHL) needed to make just 15 saves to pick up the win in the West goal, while his Slovak counterpart, Stanislav Skorvanek, made 29 saves in a losing cause.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 21
Round/Ronde 9th
Arena/Aréna Pavillon Jean-Béliveau Location/Lieu Victoriaville, Que.
Date Thurs. Jan. 3, 2013
Time/Heure 01:30 PM ET

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
SVK
0
1
0 1
WST 2
1 1 4

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
02:28 WST 2 Haydn Fleury (6 Jordan Thomson)
09:18 WST 16 Josh Uhrich (15 Tim Vanstone, 20 Vukie Mpofu)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:30 SVK 5 Patrik Koch (Holding)
10:18 WST 19 Reid Gardiner (Hooking)
17:19 SVK 27 Kristian Ferletak (High Sticking)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période
Goals/Buts :
14:19 SVK 20 Adam Hascic SH
17:13 WST 18 Rhett Gardner (11 Ryley Lindgren)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:56 WST 11 Ryley Lindgren (Boarding)
13:17 SVK 9 Jakub Garay (Holding)

Third Period/Troisième Période
Goals/Buts :
12:38 WST 19 Reid Gardiner SH

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:15 WST 15 Tim Vanstone (Hooking)
10:22 WST 9 Travis Sanheim (Holding)
12:24 WST 5 Nelson Nogier (Cross Checking)
16:05 SVK 8 Erik Cernak (Holding)
18:06 WST 15 Tim Vanstone (Slashing)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
SVK
30 Stanislav Skorvanek On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
WST 1 Rylan Parenteau On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
SVK
3 9 4 16
WST 10 10 13 33

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
WST
15 Tim Vanstone
SVK 7 Patrik Maier