2017 World Junior A Challenge

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2017 World Junior A Challenge
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
December 10, 2017 3:30 pm AST
RECC Arena
Truro, N.S.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
1
2
2
2
1
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
7
12
26
9
10
8
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
8
2 / 4
2

Game Story

CZECHS OPEN EARLY LEAD, BEAT WEST IN WJAC OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

TRURO, N.S. – David Kofron scored a pair of goals and Jachym Kondelik added a goal and an assist, pacing the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over Canada West in the curtain-raiser Sunday at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

The Czechs won their tournament opener for the first time in six appearances, and sent West to its first Day 1 loss since 2014.

Lukas Rousek converted on the first Czech Republic power play just past the eight-minute mark, driving to the net and going five-hole on Canadian goaltender Mitch Adamyk to make it 1-0.

Kofron doubled the advantage just 1:26 later, knocking a one-time feed from Pavel Kousal through Adamyk to send the Europeans to the dressing room up by a pair.

Ethan de Jong needed just 86 seconds of the second period to get West on the board, squeezing a one-timer through netminder Milan Kloucek off a set-up from Ross Armour, but Tomas Havranek answered midway through the middle frame to restore the two-goal lead.

Kondelik pushed it to three on another Czech power play at 14:50, jamming a shot past Adamyk down low.

That would be all for the West goaltender, who gave way to Zach Rose after allowing four goals in 17 shots.

Jonny Tychonick gave the Canadians hope just shy of the seven-minute mark of the third period, going end to end to beat Kloucek, but that would be the last shot to beat the Czech puck-stopper, who made 24 saves.

Kofron added his second goal into an empty net with 1:51 left to finish the scoring.

The Czechs are right back to action Monday afternoon, taking on the defending gold medallists from the United States (3:30 p.m. AT), while Canada West won’t see the ice again until it faces the Americans in the preliminary-round finale on Tuesday night (7:30 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Riese Gaber
Tripping (2:00)
06:28
GOAL
Goal: Lukas Rousek (power play)

Assists: Vaclav Veber
08:15
GOAL
Goal: David Kofroň

Assists: Pavel Kousal, Dalimil Mikyska
09:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Matyas Zelingr
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:29
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ethan de Jong

Assists: Ross Armour, Angus Crookshank
01:26
GOAL
Goal: Tomas Havranek

Assists: Jan Kern
10:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Holloway
Too Many Players (2:00)
14:31
GOAL
Goal: Jachym Kondelik (power play)

Assists: Tomas Havranek, Matyas Zelingr
14:50
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Zach Rose

15:21
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jonny Tychonick

Assists: Jacob Bernard-Docker, Zach Rose
06:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O’Connell
Tripping (2:00)
11:15
GOAL (EN)
Goal: David Kofroň

Assists: Jachym Kondelik, Matej Novak
18:09
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Zach Rose

18:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Stapley
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Mitch Adamyk CAN-W 35 17 13 4 0.765
Zach Rose CAN-W 24 9 9 0 1.000
Milan Kloucek CZE 60 26 24 2 0.923

Game Leaders

GA 4 - SVS - 13 - SV% - 0.765
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - 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
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 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 16, 2017
4 - 2 W vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2017
5 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 14, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 14, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 13, 2017
4 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 11, 2017
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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