2011 World Sport School Challenge

Slovakia 5 - Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 2


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 Information
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
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Slovakia (SVK) 1 2 2 5
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE) 1 1 0 2

First Period
   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)

   00:50 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Delay of Game)
   02:55 SVK 27 Adam Kasanicky (Holding)
   08:16 POE 3 Riley Van Horne (Hooking)

Second Period
   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)

   16:26 SVK 27 Adam Kasanicky (Checking to the Head)

Third Period
   03:17 SVK 9 Juraj Siska (8 Patrik Koys)
   11:02 SVK 17 Robert Lantosi (7 Matej Talan, 25 Tomas Torok)

   11:12 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (Delay of Game)
   13:20 SVK 10 Dominik Rehak (Checking to the Head)
   15:01 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (Slashing)

1 Adam Godla On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy
1 Payton Lee On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Slovakia 10 11 11 32
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
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles