2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)

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2018 Olympic Winter Games (Men)
Game #29
Bronze
Final
February 24, 2018 7:10 am EST
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Gangneung, KOR

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
0
3
6
1
0
3
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
8
9
26
15
5
14
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
6
1 / 3
4

Game Story

CANADA TOPS CZECHS TO WIN OLYMPIC BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Andrew Ebbett (Vernon, B.C./SC Bern, NLA) and Chris Kelly (Toronto, Ont./Belleville, AHL) scored two goals apiece, leading Canada's Men's Olympic Team to the bronze medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with a 6-4 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday.

It is the 16th time Canada has medalled at the Olympics - nine gold (1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1948, 1952, 2002, 2010, 2014), four silver (1936, 1960, 1992, 1994) and three bronze (1956, 1968, 2018).

Rob Klinkhammer (Lethbridge, Alta./Ak Bars Kazan, KHL), Cody Goloubef (Oakville, Ont./Stockton, AHL) and Brandon Kozun (Calgary, Alta./Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL) added two assists each for the Canadians, who got points from 11 different players and 30 saves from Kevin Poulin (Montreal, Que./EHC Kloten, NLA).

Ebbett struck first on the power play just shy of the nine-minute mark; a shot from Mat Robinson (Calgary, Alta./CSKA Moscow, KHL) hit a Czech stick and the skate of Ebbett before sneaking past goaltender Pavel Francouz.

The Czechs quickly answered when Martin Ruzicka beat Poulin, but Kelly tipped in a point shot from Goloubef to cap a three-goals-in-31-seconds spurt and restore the Canadian lead.

Derek Roy (Rockland, Ont./Linköping HC, SHL) made it a two-goal advantage before the end of the opening frame, tucking a backhand past Francouz after a pretty set-up from Kozun.

A scoreless second period gave way to a wild third, with the teams combining for six goals in the final 20 minutes.

Ebbett got it started with his second of the game at 5:50, redirecting a centering pass from Kozun, only for Jan Kovar to answer for the Czechs just 46 seconds later.

Kelly got his second at 9:37, going off the post and in from the slot, and after a Czech goal was waved off for goaltender interference, Wojtek Wolski (Toronto, Ont./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) batted in a rebound with 4:37 left to make it a 6-2 game.

Roman Cervenka scored a pair for the Europeans in the final four minutes to make it interesting, but the Canadians closed out the win to earn a medal for the third-consecutive Olympics.

Roy and Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) finished as Canada's leading scorers with two goals and five assists each. With the gold medal game remaining, Noreau tops all defenceman in scoring.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Ruzicka
Hooking (2:00)
07:21
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Ebbett (power play)

Assists: Mat Robinson, Marc-Andre Gragnani
08:57
GOAL
Goal: Martin Ruzicka

Assists: Roman Cervenka
09:13
GOAL
Goal: Chris Kelly

Assists: Cody Goloubef, Rob Klinkhammer
09:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Cody Goloubef
Tripping (2:00)
11:42
GOAL
Goal: Derek Roy

Assists: Brandon Kozun, René Bourque
15:57
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Erat
Slashing (2:00)
08:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Derek Roy
Hooking (2:00)
14:33
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Ebbett

Assists: Brandon Kozun, Cody Goloubef
05:50
GOAL
Goal: Jan Kovar

Assists: Roman Horak, Michal Repik
06:36
GOAL
Goal: Chris Kelly

Assists: Rob Klinkhammer
09:37
GOAL
Goal: Wojtek Wolski

Assists: Quinton Howden
15:23
GOAL
Goal: Roman Cervenka

Assists: Jakub Nakladal, Tomas Mertl
16:26
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Wojtek Wolski)
Too Many Players (2:00)
16:55
GOAL
Goal: Roman Cervenka (power play)

Assists: Roman Horak, Tomas Mertl
17:55
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Pavel Francouz

17:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Kevin Poulin CAN 60 34 30 4 0.882
Pavel Francouz CZE 57 26 20 6 0.769

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

6 - 4 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Feb 24, 2018
4 - 6 L v CanadaCAN
Feb 24, 2018
3 - 4 L v GermanyGER
Feb 23, 2018
0 - 3 L v Olympic Athletes from RussiaOAR
Feb 23, 2018
1 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Feb 21, 2018
3 - 2 W v United StatesUSA
Feb 20, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 OLY: CAN 6 – CZE 4 (Bronze Medal)
Ebbett and Kelly scored two goals each to help Canada win bronze.
2018 OLY: GER 4 – CAN 3 (Semifinal)
Canada cut a three-goal deficit to one, but fell short in the semis.
2018 OLY: CAN 1 – FIN 0 (Quarter-Final)
Noreau scored early in the third, and Canada booked a semifinal spot.
2018 OLY: CAN 4 – KOR 0 (Preliminary)
Four players scored and Poulin had the SO to send Canada to the QFs.