2018 World Junior A Challenge

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2018 World Junior A Challenge
Game #13
Bronze
Final
December 16, 2018 12:00 pm MST
R.J. Lalonde Arena
Bonnyville, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
19
14
14
47
11
12
17
40

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
4
0 / 2
10

Game Story

WEST WINS BRONZE IN BONNYVILLE

JASON LA ROSE

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) scored a pair of goals and Matthew Radomsky (Winnipeg, Man./Steinbach, MJHL) made 46 saves, leading Canada West to the bronze medal at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday afternoon.

It’s the 10th medal in 13 years for West at the tournament, and second bronze – it also finished third in 2013.

Ethan Leyh (Port Moody, B.C./Langley, BCHL) added the game-winning goal and Layton Ahac (North Vancouver, B.C./Prince George, BCHL) chipped in with two assists for the Canadians, who were on the ice less than 15 hours after their heart-breaking overtime loss to the United States.

Despite the short turnaround it was all West early; Holloway got it started at 1:52, banging his third chance past Czech goaltender Tomas Vomacka, and Leyh ripped home a one-timer at 7:16 to make it 2-0.

That was more than enough for Radomsky, who turned aside 33 shots through the first two periods and stopped the first 40 he faced before Michal Teply tipped in a Zack Malik shot with 6:16 remaining.

But Holloway got that back within two minutes, wiring a quick shot upstairs on Vomacka to restore the two-goal advantage and all but clinch the bronze medal.

Holloway, Leyh and Harrison Blaisdell (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) finished as the leading scorers for the Canadians, posting five points each in six games.

Radomsky starred throughout the tournament; his 1.64 goals-against average .955 save percentage are the second-best marks in the tournament, both behind Russian netminder Yaroslav Askarov.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Holloway

Assists: Layton Ahac
01:52
GOAL
Goal: Ethan Leyh

Assists: Layton Ahac, David Silye
07:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin Wong
Interference (2:00)
07:34
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Carter Berger
Hooking (2:00)
04:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Zdenek Sedlak
Slashing (2:00)
07:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Judson
Tripping (2:00)
13:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Vojtech Strondala
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
15:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Leyh
Tripping (2:00)
15:49
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Roman Pucek

Assists: Zack Malik, Jan Bambula
13:44
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Holloway

Assists: Alex Newhook
15:21
PENALTY
Penalty: David Silye
Interference (2:00)
16:05

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tomas Vomacka CZE 58 40 37 3 0.925
Matthew Radomsky CAN-W 60 47 46 1 0.979

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 3 L @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 16, 2018
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2018
1 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2018
2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2018
4 - 2 W @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2018
4 - 5 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 WJAC: CAN-W 3 – CZE 1 (Bronze)
Holloway scored twice to lead the Canadians to the bronze medal.
2018 WJAC: USA 2 – RUS 0 (Gold)
Saville made 25 saves to backstop the U.S. to its eighth WJAC gold.
2018 WJAC: RUS 4 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
2018 WJAC: USA 3 – CAN-W 2 OT (Semifinal)
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.