2013 World Sport School Challenge

Czech Republic 5 - Okanagan Hockey Academy 1


CALGARY, Alta. – Jiri Smejkal scored a goal and added an assist and Pavel Jenys grabbed two assists as the Czech Republic put on a dynamic performance, beating the Okanagan Hockey Academy by a score of  5-1 on Friday in Prep Division play at the 2013 World Sport School Challenge.

After Michal Kovaík made it 1-0 for the Czechs just 55 seconds into the first period, Pavel Pýcha and Dominik Mašin combined for an early goal-of-the-tournament candidate. Pýcha found Mašin with a slap-pass through two Okanagan defenders and then Mašin was able to deke to his backhand and slide the puck past Okanagan goaltender Blake Pearson to make it 2-0 for the Czechs after one period.

In the second period, which the Czechs outshot Okanagan by a count of 15-3, Smejkal was awarded a penalty-shot and made good on the attempt, deking forehand to backhand to beat Pearson and put the Czechs up 3-0 which would hold-up through 40 minutes.

Zak Bowles cut the Czechs lead to 3-1 just over five minutes into the third period but the Czechs would get it right back and then some, as Martin Beneš and Milan Švarc added singles to make it 5-1. Vitek Vanek made 14 saves in net for the Czechs, who outshot Okanagan 39-15 in the game.

The Czechs will look to stay undefeated in an all-European match-up on Saturday against Germany to kick-off the day in the Prep Division, while Okanagan will look for their first victory of the WSSC against the Banff Hockey Academy later in the day.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 1 - Prep
Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A
Location/Lieu Calgary, Alta.
Date Fri. Dec. 28, 2012
Time/Heure 12:00 P.M. MT


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Total
2 1 2 5
0 0 1 1


Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
Goals/Buts :
00:55 CZE 27 Dominik Mašin (25 Pavel Pýcha, 15 Filip Kuták) PP
12:23 CZE 9 Michal Kovařčík (12 Pavel Jenys, 20 Jakub Zbořil)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
00:24 OHA 14 Cody Egilson (Interference)
20:00 OHA 20 Zak Bowles (Tripping)

Second Period/Deuxième période
Goals/Buts :
13:59 CZE 13 Jiri Smejkal PS

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:00 OHA 24 Brett Stewart (Slashing)
03:59 CZE 24 David Bahounek (Hooking)
13:00 CZE 12 Pavel Jenys (High Sticking)
13:59 OHA 23 Eden Dubchak (Penalty Shot)
14:23 OHA 7 Alex Brewer (Boarding)
19:24 CZE 13 Jiri Smejkal (Checking to the Head)

Third Period/Troisième période
Goals/Buts :
04:46 OHA 20 Zak Bowles (7 Alex Brewer)
05:28 CZE 19 Martin Beneš (12 Pavel Jenys, 11 Radek Pilař)
12:55 CZE 3 Milan Švarc (4 Ondřej Mikliš, 13 Jiri Smejkal) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:03 CZE 20 Jakub Zbořil (Interference)
09:26 OHA 7 Alex Brewer (Major - Kneeing)
13:45 CZE 9 Michal Kovařčík (Roughing)
13:45 OHA 6 Boris Tobolov (Roughing)
15:00 CZE 27 Dominik Mašin (Roughing)
15:00 OHA 20 Zak Bowles (Roughing)


Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
CZE 1 Vitek Vaněček  On 1/00:00  Off 3/20:00
OHA 30 Blake Pearson  On 1/00:00  Off 3/20:00


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
CZE 11 15 13 39
OHA 7 3 5 15


Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
CZE 12 Pavel Jenys
OHA 30 Blake Pearson