IHLC Results – Czechia 4-1 Canada – 15 Dec 2017


🇨🇿 Czechia 4-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Channel One Cup
VTB Ice Palace, Moscow 🇷🇺
Friday, 15 December 2017

Matt Ellison 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.

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 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 Řepík snuck in behind the Canadian defence and slipped a shot underneath netminder Barry Brust with 30.8 seconds left to pull the Czechs even after 40 minutes.

Vojtěch Mozík 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 Řepík 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.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:49 – 🇨🇿 PEN – team, too many players

2nd Period
31:04 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Řepík, interference
31:42 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Ellison (Gragnani, Kozun)
33:16 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Zohorna, high sticking
39:29 – 🇨🇿 GOAL – Řepík (Mozík)

3rd Period
45:37 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Howden, interference
46:53 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Mozík (Polášek, Kovář)
50:12 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Beck, tripping
57:28 – 🇨🇦 PEN – team, too many players
59:28 – 🇨🇿 EN GOAL – Erat (Sekáč, Němec)
59:56 – 🇨🇿 EN GOAL – Řepík

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇿 Francouz (19-20)
L: 🇨🇦 Brust (18-20)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇿 6+7+9 = 22
🇨🇦 5+6+9 = 20

ROSTERS
🇨🇿 Goaltenders: Pavel Francouz, Dominik Furch. Defence: Milan Doudera, Jan Kolář (A), Tomáš Kundrátek, Zbyněk Michálek, Vojtěch Mozík, Ondřej Němec, Adam Polášek, Ondrej Vitásek. Forwards: Martin Erat (C), Roman Horák, Petr Koukal, Jan Kovář (A), Dominik Kubalík, Jakub Lev, Tomáš Mertl, Andrej Nestrašil, Martin Růžička, Michal Řepík, Jiří Sekáč, Michal Vondrka, Tomáš Zohorna.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Barry Brust, Ben Scrivens. Defence: Stefan Elliott, Chay Genoway, Marc-André Gragnani, Shawn Lalonde, Chris Lee (A), Maxim Noreau (C), Mat Robinson. Forwards: Taylor Beck, Rene Bourque (A), Matt Ellison, Matt Frattin, Ryan Garbutt, Quinton Howden, Brandon Kozun, Eric O’Dell, Teddy Purcell, Derek Roy, Max Talbot, Linden Vey, Wojtek Wolski.

🇨🇿 CZECHIA (C)
vs. CANADA 🇨🇦
current champion
(since 13 Dec 2017)
Last Title
21 May 2017
187 All-Time Wins
320
32 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 7 ties)
36 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CZE vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 15-0 TCH 🇨🇿 – 24 Apr 1920 – OG – Antwerp 🇧🇪
Previous IHLC Meeting (CZE vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 4-1 CZE 🇨🇿  05 May 2017  WC  Paris 🇫🇷
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇿 CZE 3-2 FIN 🇫🇮 (OT) – 13 Dec 2017 – COC – Prague 🇨🇿
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇿 CZE 4-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 17 Dec 2017 – COC – Moscow 🇷🇺

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: iSport.czIIHFHHOFIOC

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