2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #11
Final
December 18, 2015 7:00 pm EST
Cobourg Community Centre
Cobourg, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
1
1
5
1
1
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
21
4
11
36
5
10
10
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 3
10

Game Story

CZECHS SCORE TWICE IN THREE SECONDS, BEAT SWISS FOR FIFTH PLACE

JASON LA ROSE

COBOURG, Ont. – Lukas Doudera and Pavel Kousal scored just three seconds apart midway through the first period – setting a new tournament record – to help lead the Czech Republic past Switzerland 5-3 on Friday night in the fifth-place game at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

It’s the second fifth-place finish in the last two appearances for the Czechs; they finished fifth in 2013 in Yarmouth, N.S., after sixth-place results in 2011 (Langley, B.C.) and 2012 (Yarmouth).

Outshot 21-5 in the first period, the Swiss took an early lead when Axel Simic took a pass in the slot and snapped a quick shot past Czech goaltender Dominik Groh at the seven-minute mark.

Doudera tied the game at 10:44, beating Swiss netminder Philip Wüthrich under the arm from the point, and Kousal took the puck off the ensuing face-off, cut to the net and beat Wüthrich to the far side at 10:47, giving the Czechs the lead for good, and making a little history.

The goals comfortably bested the old mark of nine seconds between goals, set by Martin Filo and Ondrej Rusnak in Slovakia’s 8-2 quarter-final win over Belarus on Nov. 9, 2006.

Tomas Smerha added a third goal in the opening frame, tipping in a Daniel Novak point shot at 18:21 to send the Czechs to the intermission with a two-goal advantage.

The Swiss turned the tables in the second period, outshooting the Czechs 10-4, but Petr Kodytek scored shorthanded just past the 13-minute mark to push the Czech lead to 4-1.

Lee Roberts got that one back for the Swiss in the final minute of the middle frame, capitalizing on a turnover behind the Czech net and beating Wüthrich through the five-hole to make it a 4-2 game after 40 minutes.

Switzerland made things interesting late in the third; a centering pass from Kaj Suter deflected off a Czech skate in front and got behind Wüthrich with 6:48 to go, making it a one-goal game.

But Jiri Karafiat hit the empty net at 18:10, clinching the win for the Czechs.

After reaching the semifinals in their first three appearances, the Swiss have played in the fifth-place game in consecutive years, and the sixth-place finish is their worst ever at the tournament.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lee Roberts
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
04:05
GOAL
Goal: Axel Simic

Assists: Philipp Kurashev, Marco Miranda
07:00
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Doudera

Assists: Kristian Reichel, Radovan Pavlik
10:44
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Kousal

Assists: Ondrej Najman
10:47
GOAL
Goal: Tomas Smerha

Assists: Daniel Novak, Ondrej Kachyna
18:21
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Valik
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
04:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Le Coultre
Roughing minor (2:00)
04:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristian Reichel
Roughing minor (2:00)
08:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Le Coultre
Roughing after the whistle minor (2:00)
08:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Matyas Kantner
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
12:19
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Petr Kodytek

Assists: Ondrej Najman
13:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Philipp Kurashev
Tripping minor (2:00)
16:02
GOAL
Goal: Lee Roberts

19:36
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Volejnicek
(auto) High-Sticking double minor (2:00)
02:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Matyas Kantner
Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor (2:00)
07:46
GOAL
Goal: Kaj Suter

Assists: André Heim
13:12
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Philip Wüthrich

17:22
GOAL
Goal: Jiri Karafiat

Assists: Kristian Reichel
18:10
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Philip Wüthrich

19:01

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Dominik Groh CZE 60 25 22 3 0.880
Philip Wüthrich SUI 58 35 31 4 0.886

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 3 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 18, 2015
3 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 18, 2015
2 - 3 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 16, 2015
1 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 16, 2015
0 - 6 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2015
0 - 2 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2015
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