2015-16 National Junior Team

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National Junior Team Summer Development Camp
Game #4
Final
August 6, 2015 7:00 pm AST
Markin MacPhail Centre – Rink A
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
15
12
11
38
8
7
7
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
6
0 / 1
10

Game Story

TEAM CANADA STRIKES EARLY AND OFTEN IN IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER CZECHS

STACIE COUCH

CALGARY, Alta. – Canada dazzled fans with a 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Thursday night at the Markin MacPhail Centre as Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp wrapped up.

Canada finished the World Junior Showcase with a 3-0-1 record against the Czechs and Russians.

After giving up the first goal in the first three games, the Canadians were determined not to let it happen in game four, and took the lead at 11:05 of the opening frame.

After Canada failed to convert on a 5-on-3 advantage when the Czechs sent two players to the box at 8:32, Julien Gauthier (Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) and Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) set up Olivier LeBlanc (Quebec City, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) who wired a shot past Czech goalie Karel Vejmelka.

Midway through the second period, Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) took a long pass from Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) at the Czech blue-line and broke in alone, making some fancy moves, deking out Vejmelka and tapping the puck in under his glove.

Point, who scored eight points in the two games he played, set up a great goal in the final minute of the second period, taking a pass from Alexandre Carrier (Quebec City, Que./Gatineau, QMJHL) in the corner and finding Nick Merkley (Calgary, Alta./Kelowna, WHL), who buried it for a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes.

“Playing with Brayden is pretty special,” said Merkley. “He’s probably the smartest guy I’ve ever played with.”

The Czechs got on the board with a beautiful goal early in the third; Jiri Cernoch brought the puck into the zone and made a short pass to Jakub Zboril, who fired it past Samuel Montembeault (Becancour, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) to get his team on the board at 3:17.

Canada’s fourth goal of the game was right out of the play book. Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL) made the charge into the Czech zone, danced around with the puck and saw Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL), who went five-hole on Vejmelka.

Merkley netted his second of the game at 7:01 when Point found him open at the side of the net, and Strome added his second with a tip-in off a shot by Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) at 13:25 of the final frame.

Cernoch knocked in a loose puck in front of Montembeault for a late Czech goal to finish the scoring.

Canada outshot Russia and the Czechs 124-86 and outscored its opponents 19-7 in the four games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Marner
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
00:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Pyrochta
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:32
PENALTY
Penalty: David Sklenicka
Slashing minor (2:00)
08:32
GOAL
Goal: Olivier LeBlanc

Assists: Julien Gauthier, Mathew Barzal
11:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Perlini
Roughing minor (2:00)
13:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jiri Cernoch
Roughing minor (2:00)
13:30
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Point

Assists: Joe Hicketts, Thomas Chabot
10:17
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Samuel Montembeault

10:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Marner
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Jasek
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:20
GOAL
Goal: Nick Merkley

Assists: Brayden Point, Alexandre Carrier
19:22
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jakub Zboril

Assists: Jiri Cernoch, Jan Ordos
03:17
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome

Assists: Mitchell Marner
04:59
GOAL
Goal: Nick Merkley

Assists: Brayden Point
07:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Miklis
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
11:46
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Dylan Strome

Assists: Thomas Chabot, Mitchell Marner
13:25
GOAL
Goal: Jiri Cernoch

Assists: Daniel Vozenilek
18:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Mackenzie Blackwood CAN 30 13 13 0 1.000
Samuel Montembeault CAN 29 9 7 2 0.778
Karel Vejmelka CZE 60 38 32 6 0.842

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 13 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
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

Previous Games

6 - 2 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 6, 2015
2 - 6 L vs. CanadaCAN
Aug 6, 2015
2 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 5, 2015
1 - 7 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 4, 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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