2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #14
Quarter-final
Final
November 7, 2019 3:00 pm CST
Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Swift Current, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
16
10
7
33
3
11
12
26

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 3
24
1 / 6
8

Game Story

CZECHS UPSET SWEDES, BOOK SEMIFINAL SPOT

JASON LA ROSE

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Ivo Sedlacek scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the first period, and the Czech Republic took charge early to earn a 5-1 win over Sweden on Thursday afternoon and advance to the semifinals at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

It’s the second time in three years the Czechs have gone winless in the preliminary round before knocking off a group winner in the quarter-finals; they beat Russia in 2017 en route to a bronze medal.

They will face the winner of the Canada Red-Canada White quarter-final in the semis on Friday (time and location TBD).

Marek Brada and Martin Rysavy added a goal and an apiece, and Tomas Suchanek made 25 saves.

The first period belonged to the Czechs, who outshot Sweden 16-3.

Matous Mensik struck first on a power play just three minutes in, going to the far side of goaltender Carl Lindbom from the face-off dot, only for Fabian Lysell to answer on a Swedish man advantage for his fifth goal of the tournament.

Sedlacek gace the Czechs the lead for good less than two minutes after the Lysell marker when he jumped all over a misplay by Lindbom, and Petr Moravec set up Brada for a beauty at 17:52 to make it a two-goal game after 20 minutes.

The Swedes found their offence in the second period, putting 11 pucks on Suchanek, but couldn’t chip away at the Czech lead. Rysavy quickly pushed the advantage to three on an early-period power play, finding a loose puck off a scramble in front.

Sweden held a 12-7 advantage in shots in the third period, but not one made its way behind Suchanek.

Sedlacek finished the scoring three minutes into the final frame, banging away at a rebound in front of Lindbom after the Swedes turned the puck over in their zone.

Sweden, which had won a medal at four of the last five U17 tournaments, will play Saturday in the fifth-place game in Swift Current (3 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskar Jellvik
Hooking (2:00)
01:41
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Matous Mensik

Assists: Jiri Tichacek, Gabriel Szturc
03:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Brabenec
Tripping (2:00)
07:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Gabriel Szturc
Interference (2:00)
10:15
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Fabian Lysell

Assists: Simon Edvinsson
10:54
GOAL
Goal: Ivo Sedlacek

Assists: Adam Mechura, Martin Rysavy
12:25
GOAL
Goal: Marek Brada

Assists: Petr Moravec, Stanislav Svozil
17:52
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Forsmark
Tripping (2:00)
04:53
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Martin Rysavy

Assists: Marek Brada, Stanislav Svozil
05:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Rysavy
Tripping (2:00)
06:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Pajer
Roughing (2:00)
09:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskar Jellvik
Roughing (2:00)
09:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Stanislav Svozil
Interference (2:00)
13:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Fabian Lysell
Slashing (2:00)
13:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Brabenec
Hooking (2:00)
15:39
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ivo Sedlacek

Assists: Adam Mechura
02:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Moravec
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
03:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Machu
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:57

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tomas Suchanek CZE 60 26 25 1 0.962
Carl Lindbom SWE 60 33 28 5 0.848

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2019
2 - 6 L vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 9, 2019
0 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 8, 2019
1 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 7, 2019
5 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2019
4 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2019
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.