2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #21
Bronze
Final
November 11, 2017 2:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
7
7
23
8
7
15
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
1 / 4
6

Game Story

CZECHS HOLD ON TO BEAT WHITE, WIN U17 BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matej Toman scored in the first period, Michal Teply added the game-winner in the second and the Czech Republic survived a frantic third period to beat Canada White 2-1 and win the bronze medal Saturday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Nick Malik made 29 saves to backstop the Czechs, who won their first U17 medal since 2006 and avenged a 7-2 preliminary-round loss to the Canadians.

With the pro-Canadian crowd at the Encana Events Centre backing the boys in White, it was the Czech Republic that struck first; after a shot from the point rattled around in front, Toman found the loose puck and beat Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) just past the nine-minute mark.

Teply doubled the advantage at 12:43 of the second, playing keep-away from the Canadians before cutting into the slot and snapping a quick shot past Gauthier on the short side.

Neither team could get much going offensively in the first two periods, with the Czechs holding a narrow 16-15 advantage in shots through 40 minutes, but White ramped up its efforts in the third.

Malik was under siege in the final frame, making 14 stops, but the Canadians came up empty time and time again, including a post by Nathan Staios (Oakville, Ont./Windsor, OHL) midway through the period.

Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) finally broke through for White, going five-hole on Malik for a power-play goal with 3:03 remaining, but that would be it for scoring.

The Czechs completed a remarkable in-tournament turnaround; they lost all three of their preliminary-round games and were outscored 17-4 – ranking at the bottom of Group A, and tied with Sweden for the worst goal differential – before upsetting Russia in the quarter-finals and falling to Canada Red in the semis on a late goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Matej Toman

Assists: Adam Najman, Radek Kucerik
09:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Carroll
Hooking (2:00)
14:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kubicek
Holding (2:00)
15:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Lee
Tripping (2:00)
19:54
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kubicek
Roughing (2:00)
10:15
GOAL
Goal: Michal Teply

12:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Mlcak
Slashing (2:00)
13:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kubicek
Hooking (2:00)
14:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Légaré
Roughing (2:00)
14:27
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kubicek
Delay of Game (2:00)
16:13
GOAL
Goal: Graeme Clarke (power play)

Assists: Jake Lee
16:57

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nick Malik CZE 60 30 29 1 0.967
Taylor Gauthier CAN-W 58 23 21 2 0.913

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 11, 2017
1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 11, 2017
2 - 3 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 9 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 3 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 2017
5 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 9, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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