2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #17
Placement
Final
November 9, 2018 12:00 pm AST
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Quispamsis, N.B.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
8
7
26
14
8
17
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
8
1 / 4
6

Game Story

CZECHS EDGE U.S., TAKE SEVENTH AT U17 CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Nick Malik made 38 saves and Jan Mysak provided the offence, scoring the game-winning goal and adding an assist to lead the Czech Republic to a 2-1 win over the United States in the seventh-place game Friday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The win is the first of the tournament for the Czechs, and just the second in 10 all-time meetings with the U.S.

For 40 minutes, it was all about the goaltenders; Malik and American counterpart Drew Commesso kept the game scoreless for two periods, combining to stop all 41 shots sent their way.

The Czechs finally broke through on the power play early in the third period when Michal Gut finished a tic-tac-toe set-up from Mysak and Ondrej Balaz for the 1-0 goal.

Mysak added the eventual game-winner with just over four minutes to go, splitting the American defence at the blue-line and going over the glove of Commesso.

Matthew Beniers got one back for the U.S. on the power play at 18:54 of the third, getting his stick on a Jake Sanderson point shot, but Malik – who made 17 stops in the final frame – and the Czech defence weathered the late storm to secure the win.

The Americans, who claimed the medal a year ago in Dawson Creek, B.C., are the second-straight defending champion to finish at the bottom of the standings; Sweden went from first to worst in 2017.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Cikhart
Hooking (2:00)
01:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Blaha
Holding the Stick (2:00)
09:06
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniyal Dzhaniyev
Slashing (2:00)
01:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Tuch
Slashing (2:00)
19:11
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Berard
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:41
GOAL
Goal: Michal Gut (power play)

Assists: Ondrej Balaz, Jan Mysak
03:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Balaz
Roughing (2:00)
06:57
GOAL
Goal: Jan Mysak

Assists: Vaclav Svach
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Vacik
Hooking (2:00)
17:29
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Beniers (power play)

Assists: Jake Sanderson, Thomas Bordeleau
18:56
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Drew Commesso

18:56

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nick Malik CZE 60 39 38 1 0.974
Drew Commesso USA 57 26 24 2 0.923

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2018
1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 9, 2018
0 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 8, 2018
1 - 2 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 8, 2018
1 - 5 L @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 6, 2018
4 - 5 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 6, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.