2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #13
Bronze
Final (OT)
December 15, 2019 12:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
5
12
20
1
38
14
5
10
2
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
37
0 / 5
20

Game Story

U.S. OUTLASTS CZECHS IN OT, WIN WJAC BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Trevor Kuntar provided the heroics 2:14 into overtime, giving the United States a thrilling 2-1 win over the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game Sunday afternoon at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

The bronze makes it 13 medals in as many tries for the Americans; they have won eight gold (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018), one silver (2017) and four bronze (2007, 2011, 2015, 2019) since 2007.

Sean Farrell had the other goal for the U.S., which got 37 saves from Ethan Haider.

Just seconds after Haider robbed Filip Prikryl with a glove stop at the side of the net, Michael Koster found Kuntar through the middle of the ice and he split the Czech defence before going five-hole on Jakub Dobes.

The Americans looked set to win it in regulation, but Daniel Poizl’s last-gasp shot from the point hit the glove of Koster and eluded Haider with 4.2 seconds to go to force extra time.

Each team controlled the play for a period through a scoreless opening 40 minutes.

The Americans held a 14-5 advantage in the first period before the Czechs had a 12-5 edge in the second as Haider and Dobes went save-for-save, including multiple stops on a combined six power plays.

Farrell finally broke through just past the five-minute mark of the third, swatting the rebound of a Christian Berger shot past Dobes and providing all the offence until Poizl tied it very late.

Dobes was terrific in the Czech goal despite the loss, making 29 saves.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Poizl
Slashing - Major (5:00)
09:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Rychlovsky (Served by Petr Poppel)
Boarding (2:00)
13:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Rychlovsky
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
13:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Volrab
Elbowing (2:00)
17:22
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sean Farrell
Tripping (2:00)
01:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Volrab
Slashing (2:00)
06:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Rychlovsky
Roughing (2:00)
09:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Sean Farrell
Roughing (2:00)
09:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryder Rolston
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
18:29
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Krenzen
Slashing (2:00)
00:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Robin Vsetecka (Served by Petr Poppel)
Roughing (2:00)
04:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Robin Vsetecka
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
04:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Caponi (Served by Alex Laferriere)
Roughing (2:00)
04:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Caponi
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
04:52
GOAL
Goal: Sean Farrell

Assists: Christian Berger, Mitch Miller
05:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Zack Malik
Roughing (2:00)
11:59
GOAL
Goal: Daniel Poizl

Assists: Ondrej Psenicka, Adam Najman
19:55
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Trevor Kuntar

Assists: Michael Koster, Matt Knies
12:14

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jakub Dobes CZE 72 31 29 2 0.935
Ethan Haider USA 72 38 37 1 0.974

Game Leaders

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 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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2019
1 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2019
1 - 2 L vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2019
6 - 4 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2019
7 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
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.