2014-15 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2015 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #14
Final
April 19, 2015 12:45 pm AST
Bossard Arena
Zug, SUI

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
12
15
39
20
11
14
45

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

SAWCHENKO’S 43 SAVES HELP CANADA EDGE CZECHS AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

ZUG, Switzerland – Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) stopped 43 of the 45 shots he faced, backstopping Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.

The win keeps Canada perfect through three games in Group B and sets up a first-place showdown with Finland in the preliminary round finale on Tuesday (9:45 a.m. ET/6:45 a.m. PT).

Anthony Beauvillier (Sorel, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) scored twice, including the game-winner, and Parker Wotherspoon (Surrey, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) added one for Canada.

Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) set up both of Beauvillier’s goals, and sits tied for the tournament scoring lead with Vili Saarijarvi of Finland; both have eight points through three games.

The Czechs got the scoring started when Pavel Zacha slipped a shot through Sawchenko at the 6:21 mark of the first period, but Wotherspoon’s seeing-eye shot found its way through traffic and past goaltender Ales Stezka to tie the game 10 minutes later.

Beauvillier gave Canada its first lead six minutes into the second period, taking a pass from Barzal and snapping a shot under the arm of Stezka, but Radek Koblizek capitalized on a turnover in the Canadian zone to bring the teams even again late in the middle frame.

The Barzal-to-Beauvillier combination struck for a second time early in the third, with Beauvillier banging in his second of the game and third of the tournament on the power play to give Canada the lead for good.

Sawchenko did the rest, stopping all 14 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes. He had 19 saves in the first period and 10 more in the second to record his second win in as many starts.

The Czechs finished with a 45-39 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Zacha

06:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Chlapik
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
10:45
GOAL
Goal: Parker Wotherspoon

Assists: Ethan Bear, Nicolas Roy
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicolas Roy
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
18:11
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Hronek
(auto) minor (2:00)
00:46
GOAL
Goal: Radek Koblizek

13:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Zacha
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
14:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Graham Knott
Tripping minor (2:00)
15:41
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Beauvillier

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Mitchell Stephens
15:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Deven Sideroff
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Dufek
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
03:56
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Beauvillier (power play)

Assists: Mathew Barzal, Thomas Chabot
04:21

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Zachary Sawchenko CAN 60 45 43 2 0.956
Ales Stezka CZE 59 39 36 3 0.923

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 2 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 26, 2015
2 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 23, 2015
2 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 25, 2015
5 - 0 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 21, 2015
5 - 3 W vs. SwedenSWE
Apr 23, 2015
2 - 3 L vs. CanadaCAN
Apr 19, 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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