2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #9
Prelim
Final
November 1, 2016 12:00 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
3
3
8
1
0
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
14
8
29
14
5
8
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
30
2 / 8
10

Game Story

LAUKO HAS HAT TRICK, FIVE POINTS IN CZECH WIN OVER CANADA WHITE

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Jakub Lauko scored once in every period and added two assists, leading the Czech Republic past Canada White 8-2 in the preliminary-round finale for both teams Tuesday at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

With the win, their first, the Czechs can finish no lower than third place in Group A, while Canada White will wait for the U.S.-Canada Black result later in the day to see where it sits after the round robin.

The Czech Republic came out flying, recording the game’s opening goal 4:28 into the first period when Frantisek Rehak found a loose puck in the middle of a mad scramble just in front of Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) and snapped it past the Canadian goaltender.

The Czechs continued to apply the pressure, leading to the 2-0 goal; in a shorthanded battle at the Czech blue-line, Tomas Koblizek knocked the puck away from Jett Woo (Winnipeg, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL), sending the defenceman into a footrace with Lauko, who beat Woo to the puck and then beat Rodrigue five-hole.

Canada cut into the lead just a little over a minute later on a two-man advantage. Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara OHL), sitting at the side of the net, knocked a bouncing puck into the empty cage to make it 2-1 after one.

But the momentum shifted to the Czechs in the second period, leading to three goals in just over five minutes.

Karel Plasek started the scoring run with a spin-and-fire move from the high slot, Lauko recorded his second on the power play, blasting a shot past Rodrigue from the top of the circle, and Lauko won a face-off back to Adam Gajarsky, positioned just above the hashmarks, who beat Rodrigue past the blocker.

That was the end for Rodrigue, with Marshall Frappier (Nepean, Ont./Nepean, CCHL) taking over in relief just past the 11-minute mark.

Canada started the third period off strong, cutting the lead down to three when Jonathan Tychonick (Calgary, Alta./Penticton, BCHL) dropped down from the point and dangled around two Czech defenders before dishing to Samuel Houde (Blainville, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) for the easy tap-in to make it a 5-2 game.

But Lauko and Dominik Arnost hit the empty net in the final minutes, and Arnost added another past Frappier at 18:52 to provide the final margin of victory for the Czechs.

Both teams will now be scoreboard watching, waiting to find out who and when they play in the quarter-finals Thursday.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Frantisek Rehak

Assists: Dominik Arnost, Dominik Sklenar
04:28
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Dominik Sklenar)
Too Many Players (2:00)
10:24
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Jakub Lauko

Assists: Tomas Koblizek
11:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Zack Malik
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:56
GOAL
Goal: Akil Thomas (power play)

Assists: Jett Woo, Jared McIsaac
12:18
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Karel Plasek

Assists: Jakub Lauko, Adam Gajarsky
03:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Chyzowski
Roughing (2:00)
07:21
GOAL
Goal: Jakub Lauko (power play)

Assists: Filip Bernath, Matej Blumel
07:56
GOAL
Goal: Adam Gajarsky

Assists: Jakub Lauko
08:43
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marshall Frappier

08:43
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Adam Gajarsky)
Bench Minor (2:00)
11:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Kowalczyk
Checking from Behind (2:00)
11:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Kowalczyk
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
11:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Houde
Roughing (2:00)
11:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Sklenar
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
12:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Raphaël Lavoie
Holding (2:00)
12:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Gajarsky
Roughing (2:00)
13:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin MacPherson
Hooking (2:00)
16:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Dajcar
Cross-Checking (2:00)
00:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Frantisek Rehak
Interference (2:00)
04:14
GOAL
Goal: Samuel Houde (power play)

Assists: Jonny Tychonick, Raphaël Lavoie
05:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Vojtech Strondala
Hooking (2:00)
12:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Lauko
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
13:14
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Jakub Lauko

13:14
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Dominik Arnost

Assists: Vojtech Strondala
16:01
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marshall Frappier

16:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin MacPherson
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:20
GOAL
Goal: Dominik Arnost

Assists: Frantisek Rehak
18:52

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Lukas Dostal CZE 60 27 25 2 0.926
Olivier Rodrigue CAN-W 28 16 11 5 0.688
Marshall Frappier CAN-W 28 11 10 1 0.909

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 2 - Points 5
G 3 - A 2 - P 5
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - 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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 4, 2016
1 - 6 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2016
1 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 3, 2016
2 - 3 L @ SwedenSWE
Nov 4, 2016
8 - 2 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 1, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 3, 2016
Videos
Photos
2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
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