2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Channel One Cup
Game #4
Round Robin
Final
December 15, 2017 11:30 am EST
VTB Arena
Moscow, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
6
7
18
6
5
11
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
6
1 / 2
6

Game Story

CANADA DOWNED BY CZECHS AT CHANNEL ONE CUP

JASON LA ROSE

MOSCOW, Russia - Matt Ellison (Duncan, B.C./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) opened the scoring on a second-period power play, but Canada's National Men's Team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Czech Republic on Friday at the 2017 Channel One Cup.

The loss drops the Canadians' record to 1-1 at the round-robin tournament. They will close out their schedule at the pre-Olympic event against the host Russians on Saturday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT).

The Czechs held a narrow 6-5 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but most of those came early; Canada held the Europeans without a shot for more than 17 minutes into the second period.

Ellison struck first at 11:42 of the middle frame; with the Canadians playing a man up, he wired a shot through a perfect screen from René Bourque (Lac La Biche, Alta./Djurgårdens IF, SHL)and past the glove of Czech goaltender Pavel Francouz to make it 1-0.

They looked set to take that lead to the second intermission, but Michal Repik snuck in behind the Canadian defence and slipped a shot underneath netminder Barry Brust (Swan River, Man./HC Fribourg-Gottéron, NLA) with 30.8 seconds left to pull the Czechs even after 40 minutes.

Vojtech Mozik netted the game-winning goal on the power play at 6:53 of the third period, blasting a slap shot past Brust from the top of the circle, before Martin Erat and Repik added empty-net goals in the final minute to round out the scoring.

The Czechs finished with a 22-17 edge in shots, with half coming in the final stanza.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jan Kovar)
Too Many Players (2:00)
05:49
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Michal Repik
Interference (2:00)
11:04
GOAL
Goal: Matt Ellison (power play)

Assists: Brandon Kozun, Marc-Andre Gragnani
11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Tomas Zohorna
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:16
GOAL
Goal: Michal Repik

Assists: Vojtech Mozik
19:30
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinton Howden
Interference (2:00)
05:48
GOAL
Goal: Vojtech Mozik (power play)

Assists: Adam Polasek, Jan Kovar
06:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Beck
Tripping (2:00)
10:11
PENALTY
Penalty:
Too Many Players (2:00)
17:28
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Martin Erat

Assists: Ondrej Nemec
19:28
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Michal Repik

19:56

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Barry Brust CAN 59 20 18 2 0.900
Pavel Francouz CZE 60 18 17 1 0.944

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 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - 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

0 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 16, 2017
4 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Dec 17, 2017
1 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2017
4 - 1 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 15, 2017
4 - 2 W v South KoreaKOR
Dec 13, 2017
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