2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #1
Final
December 13, 2015 1:00 pm EST
Cobourg Community Centre
Cobourg, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
1
3
2
3
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
14
10
35
8
11
11
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 8
6
2 / 3
16

Game Story

SEVEN SCORE GOALS, CANADA WEST OPENS WJAC WITH WIN

JASON LA ROSE

COBOURG, Ont. – Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) and Bobby McMann (Bonnyville, Alta./Bonnyville, AJHL) paced the offence with a goal and an assist each, leading Canada West to a 7-3 win over the Czech Republic in the opening game Sunday at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

It’s the first time the Canadians have reached the seven-goal mark since blanking the Czechs 7-0 in their opening game of the 2012 tournament in Yarmouth, N.S.

In all, seven different players scored goals for Canada West; Brandon Biro (Sherwood Park, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL), Tyler Busch (Lloydminster, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL), Justin Fregona (Mississauga, Ont./Langley, BCHL), Kyle Betts (Flesherton, Ont./Powell River, BCHL) and Tyler Maltby (Sherwood Park, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) joined Jost and McMann on the scoresheet.

Dante Fabbro (Whistler, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) was the only other Canadian to record multiple points, adding two assists.

Canada West didn’t waste any time taking an early lead; Biro poked in a loose puck on a Canadian power play at 5:42, and Busch snapped a quick shot past Czech goaltender Josef Korenar less than three minutes later.

Jiri Karafiat took a pass in the slot and beat Canadian netminder Matthew Murray (St. Albert, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) under the crossbar at 9:38, and the Czechs outshot Canada West 11-8 in the first period but trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes.

Jost restored the two-goal advantage early in the second with the Canadians again enjoying the man advantage, and Fregona buried his own rebound at 7:46 for a 4-1 lead.

After Pavel Kousal snuck a shot through Murray’s five-hole to cut into the West lead, Betts jammed the puck past Korenar in the final minute of the frame to make it a 5-2 game through two periods.

McMann scored another early goal in the third, flying down the right wing before beating Korenar to the blocker side, and Maltby circled the face-off dot before roofing the final Canadian goal at 6:22.

Daniel Novak capped the scoring in the final minute on a Czech power play.

Murray finished with 30 saves as the Czechs outshot Canada West 33-29; Korenar took the loss at the other end, turning away 22 of the 29 shots he faced.

The Canadians are off Monday before taking on the United States in the marquee match-up of the preliminary round on Tuesday night (7 p.m. ET), while the Czechs face the Americans on Monday (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Kodytek
Tripping minor (2:00)
04:42
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brandon Biro

Assists: Tyson Jost, Dante Fabbro
05:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Maltby
Roughing after the whistle minor (2:00)
06:08
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Busch

Assists: Justin Fregona, Troy Van Tetering
08:28
GOAL
Goal: Jiri Karafiat

Assists: Ondrej Najman
09:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Finlay
Slashing minor (2:00)
14:27
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Pavel Kousal)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
00:35
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Joseph Nardi, Dante Fabbro
02:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Carter Turnbull
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
03:50
GOAL
Goal: Justin Fregona

Assists: Troy Van Tetering, Tyler Busch
07:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Fregona
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
11:20
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Kousal

Assists: Jiri Karafiat, David Kvasnicka
13:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Finlay
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:52
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Betts

Assists: Carter Turnbull
19:01
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Bobby McMann

Assists: Dante Fabbro
01:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyson Jost
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
02:15
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Maltby

Assists: Bobby McMann, Dennis Cholowski
06:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Blake Hayward
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Milan Davidek
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
16:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Fregona
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
18:41
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Daniel Novak

19:01

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Josef Korenar CZE 60 30 23 7 0.767
Matthew Murray CAN-W 60 35 32 3 0.914

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

5 - 3 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 18, 2015
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 19, 2015
2 - 3 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 16, 2015
8 - 5 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 17, 2015
0 - 6 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2015
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2015
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