2015-16 National Junior Team

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National Junior Team Summer Development Camp
Game #2
Final
August 4, 2015 7:30 pm AST
Markin MacPhail Centre – Rink A
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
1
4
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
5
8
27
7
16
11
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
1 / 3
10

Game Story

VETERANS IMPRESS IN CANADIAN WIN OVER CZECHS AT U20 SHOWCASE

STACIE COUCH

CALGARY, Alta. – 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medallists Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Calgary, WHL) put on a show at the Markin MacPhail Centre on Tuesday, combining for eight points in a 7-1 Canadian win; Point had five points and Virtanen added three.

“That’s nothing new from Brayden Point. The guy is just a world-class player who puts pucks in the net, shifts easily to defense, hits guys. He does it all,” said Virtanen. “Tonight he had a great performance.”

The Canadians posted their second straight come-from-behind win at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp, scoring seven unanswered goals.

Midway through the first period, Canada turned it over in their own end before Filip Chlapik’s quick shot ended up over Mackenzie Blackwood’s (Thunder Bay, Ont./Barrie, OHL) stick for a 1-0 lead.

Late in the opening frame, Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) tied it up for Canada on the power play, snapping a wrist shot from the hash mark off a set-up from Virtanen and Nicolas Aubé-Kubel (Sorel, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL).

Despite the tie game at the end of the first the Czech Republic doubled Canada in shots, 14-7.

A flurry of goals – four to be exact – and better skating and puck-handling helped Canada in the second period.

It started at 4:09 when Virtanen beat Czech goaltender Vitek Vanecek with a nice deke off a crafty pass from Point, and Haydn Fleury (Carlyle, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) fired in a slap shot from the point halfway through the period to give Canada a two-goal lead.

Late in the middle frame, Vanecek left the side of the net open for Point, who buried his shot into the gaping hole off a pass from Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL).

Jut 2:19 later, Noah Juulsen (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL) and Point set up Brandon Hickey (Leduc, Alta./Boston University, HE) who walked in and tipped home the 5-1 goal.

Early in the third, Virtanen found himself open in the slot and beat Vanecek with a shot off the goaltender’s glove, and Point capped his impressive night at 13:22, tucking the puck around the Czech netminder.

“I thought our team clicked pretty quick and had a good game,” Point said. “The chemistry I got with my linemates (Anthony Beauvillier and Konecny) was fun to play. They’re fast and quick and really smart so it was easy.” Canada outshot the Czech Republic 27-34.

The Canadians next face Russia on Wednesday night, with an 8 p.m. MT puck drop at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Filip Chlapik

Assists: Jakub Kotala
11:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Chlapik
Roughing minor (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Haydn Fleury
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Sadowy
Roughing minor (2:00)
13:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Chlapik
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:15
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Rourke Chartier

Assists: Jake Virtanen, Nicolas Aubé-Kubel
18:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Roland McKeown
Tripping minor (2:00)
19:38
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jake Virtanen

Assists: Brayden Point, Dylan Sadowy
04:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Roland McKeown
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
05:16
GOAL
Goal: Haydn Fleury

Assists: Travis Konecny, Brayden Point
09:28
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Point

Assists: Travis Konecny, Nicolas Aubé-Kubel
13:14
GOAL
Goal: Brandon Hickey

Assists: Brayden Point, Noah Juulsen
15:33
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jake Virtanen

Assists: Conner Bleackley, Dylan Sadowy
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Julien Gauthier
Slashing minor (2:00)
12:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Vesely
(auto) High-Sticking double minor (2:00)
12:56
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Point

Assists: Travis Konecny, Haydn Fleury
13:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Scotka
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
17:43

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Vitek Vanecek CZE 60 34 27 7 0.794
Mackenzie Blackwood CAN 60 27 26 1 0.963

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 3 - Points 5
G 2 - A 3 - P 5
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3

Previous Games

2 - 6 L vs. CanadaCAN
Aug 6, 2015
6 - 2 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 6, 2015
1 - 7 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 4, 2015
2 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 5, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 4, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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