2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #10
Preliminary
Final (OT)
December 13, 2019 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
13
11
6
0
30
16
11
12
0
39

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
12
2 / 6
6

Game Story

CZECHS SCORE COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER EAST IN PRELIM FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Robin Vsetecka scored a goal and set up three more, and the Czech Republic erased a two-goal deficit in the second period to earn a 6-4 win over the Canada East in the final game of the preliminary round Friday at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

The win sends the Czechs to a semifinal showdown with Russia on Saturday night (7 p.m. MT), right after the Canadians take on the United States (2 p.m. MT) in their final-four match-up.

Filip Prikryl opened and closed the scoring, and David Jindra had a goal and an assist for the Czechs, who entered the second period down 3-1 and left with a 4-3 lead.

Prikryl took advantage of a two-man advantage to get the offence started early, kicking a rebound from skate to stick and tucking it past Canadian goaltender Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL).

But the rest of the opening period belonged to Canada East, which counted three goals in 11 minutes.

Philippe Chapleau (Longueuil, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) tied the game less than two minutes after the Prikryl goal, going bar-down with a Colby MacArthur (Summerside, P.E.I./Summerside, MHL) rebound, and Ryan Alexander (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) tipped in a point shot from Tucker McIntosh (Toronto, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) to give East its first lead at 13:14.

Charles Tremblay (Saint-Félicien, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) made it 3-1 on the power play near the end of the period, hammering a one-timer off a cross-ice feed from Jérémy Laframboise (Sainte-Catherine, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ).

But the tide started to turn early in the second; Vsetecka was left alone in front to finish a centring pass from Jindra at 2:17, and Jakub Rychlovsky beat Levi with a pretty move to the backhand at 6:46 to tie the game.

The teams looked destined to head to the intermission even, but a late East penalty led to a power-play goal from Matej Morong, who watched a pass from Marcel Barinka deflect off his skate and past Levi to make it 4-3.

Jindra gave the Czechs some breathing room midway through the third period when he chipped a rebound up and over Levi, but Cole O’Hara (Richmond Hill, Ont./North York, OJHL) made it a one-goal game again with 4:14 left.

East would get no closer, though, and Prikryl hit the empty net from his own zone to cap the scoring.

Both goaltenders were busy throughout; the Czechs finished with a 39-30 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Richard Coulson
Tripping (2:00)
02:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Kennette
Cross-Checking (2:00)
03:29
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Filip Prikryl

Assists: Daniel Kowalczyk, Robin Vsetecka
04:12
GOAL
Goal: Philippe Chapleau

Assists: Colby MacArthur, Cole O'Hara
05:57
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Alexander

Assists: Tucker McIntosh, Ryland Mosley
13:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Volrab
Hooking (2:00)
15:03
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Charles Tremblay

Assists: Jérémy Laframboise, Philippe Chapleau
16:38
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Robin Vsetecka

Assists: David Jindra, Zack Malik
02:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Marek Princl
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Ayrton Martino
Hooking (2:00)
04:14
GOAL
Goal: Jakub Rychlovsky

Assists: Robin Vsetecka
06:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Zack Malik
Holding (2:00)
07:27
PENALTY
Penalty: David Lafrance
Tripping (2:00)
18:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryland Mosley
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
19:17
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Matej Morong

Assists: Marcel Barinka, Daniel Kowalczyk
19:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Tanos
Delay of Game (2:00)
04:38
GOAL
Goal: David Jindra

Assists: Robin Vsetecka, Marcel Barinka
08:38
GOAL
Goal: Cole O'Hara

15:46
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Filip Prikryl

Assists: Jakub Dobes
17:29
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Devon Levi

17:29

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Devon Levi CAN-E 57 38 33 5 0.868
Jakub Dobes CZE 60 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2019
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2019
2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 14, 2019
4 - 6 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 13, 2019
6 - 4 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 13, 2019
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.