2016 World Junior A Challenge

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2016 World Junior A Challenge
Game #8
QF
Final (SO)
December 14, 2016 7:30 pm MST
R.J. Lalonde Arena
Bonnyville, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
2
0
1
0
4
0
0
3
0
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
17
11
14
5
47
11
12
6
3
32

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
24
3 / 7
22

Game Story

REICHEL GETS SHOOTOUT WINNER, CZECHS SHOCK WEST TO ADVANCE AT WJAC

JASON LA ROSE

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Tomas Havranek tied the game with 1.5 seconds left and Kristian Reichel scored the lone goal in the shootout, sending the Czech Republic to the semifinals at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge with a thrilling 4-3 win over Canada West on Wednesday night.

It’s the first time in five trips to the tournament the Czechs have advanced to the final four, and the first time they have won multiple games in one year; they blanked the U.S. 1-0 on Monday in preliminary-round play.

They will face Canada East in the second semifinal on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. MT).

After the first five shooters had missed, Reichel cut in from the left wing before wiring a quick wrist shot over the glove of Canadian goaltender Matthew Galajda (Aurora, Ont./Victoria, BCHL) for the eventual winner.

Carter Turnbull (Nanaimo, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) led the way in regulation time with a goal and two assists for the Canadians, who trailed 2-0 after two periods but were even by the 40-second mark of the third.

The Czechs quickly quieted a pro-Canadian crowd at R.J. Lalonde Arena, with Radovan Pavlik burying his own rebound behind Galajda just past the seven-minute mark, and Daniel Kurovsky made it 2-0 just over four minutes later, redirecting a point shot from David Kvasnicka past Galajda.

Both teams came out firing, combining for 51 shots on goal through two periods, but Galajda and Czech counterpart Petr Kvaca kept the game at 2-0 through 40 minutes, although a pair of minors with 20 seconds left in the middle frame gave the Canadians a 100-second five-on-three advantage to open the third.

It took only 14 seconds for West to finally break through, as Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) wired a one-timer past Kvaca to cut the deficit to one and end the Czech netminder’s tournament-opening shutout streak at just over 100 minutes.

Still enjoying the man advantage, the Canadians struck again quickly to tie the game, with Jordan Kawaguchi (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) redirecting in a shot from Makar just 22 seconds after the first goal.

The power play struck again with 5:16 left; right off a won face-off, Turnbull cleaned up the rebound of a shot from Kawaguchi and gave West its first lead.

The Czechs had one last chance on an offensive zone face-off with 4.8 seconds to go, and Reichel won the draw back to Havranek, whose hard one-timer squeezed through Galajda and trickled across the goal-line.

Overtime failed to produce a winner, leading to a five-person shootout.

Galajda and Kvaca traded saves through the first two rounds before Reichel gave the Czechs the only goal they needed.

Riese Gaber (Gilbert Plains, Man./Dauphin, MJHL) had the last chance for the Canadians, but his attempt rolled off the end of his stick and harmlessly into the corner, sending the Czechs pouring off the bench in celebration.

Canada West will conclude its tournament Friday when it takes on Switzerland in the fifth-place game (3:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Regush
Boarding (2:00)
00:12
GOAL
Goal: Radovan Pavlik

Assists: Daniel Novak
07:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Joseph Nardi
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
10:36
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Daniel Kurovsky

Assists: Filip Kral, Tomas Havranek
11:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jordan Kawaguchi
Clipping (2:00)
17:07
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonny Tychonick
Hit to the Head (2:00)
03:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonny Tychonick
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
03:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Kousal
Tripping (2:00)
08:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Kurovsky
Slashing (2:00)
11:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Kachyna
Holding (2:00)
11:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Havranek
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Prochazka
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:40
3rd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Cale Makar

Assists: Carter Turnbull, Ian Mitchell
00:14
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jordan Kawaguchi

Assists: Cale Makar, Carter Turnbull
00:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Regush
Hooking (2:00)
06:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Joseph Nardi
Delay of Game (2:00)
09:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicolas Werbik
Tripping (2:00)
11:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Hanousek
Hit to the Head (2:00)
14:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Hanousek
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
14:40
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Carter Turnbull

Assists: Jordan Kawaguchi, Joseph Nardi
14:44
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Petr Kvaca

19:58
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Tomas Havranek

Assists: Kristian Reichel
19:59
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#28 Jordan Kawaguchi shooutout attempt on #2 Petr Kvaca
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Nicolas Werbik shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Galajda
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Cale Makar shooutout attempt on #2 Petr Kvaca
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Marek Zachar shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Galajda
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Joseph Nardi shooutout attempt on #2 Petr Kvaca
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Kristian Reichel shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Galajda
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Carter Turnbull shooutout attempt on #2 Petr Kvaca
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Tomas Havranek shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Galajda
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Riese Gaber shooutout attempt on #2 Petr Kvaca
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Petr Kvaca CZE 63 32 29 3 0.906
Matthew Galajda CAN-W 65 47 44 3 0.936

Game Leaders

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

4 - 7 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 16, 2016
5 - 3 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 16, 2016
1 - 2 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 15, 2016
3 - 4 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 14, 2016
4 - 3 W @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 14, 2016
3 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 12, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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