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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #9
Preliminary
Final (OT)
August 8, 2018 3:00 pm MDT
Servus Arena
Red Deer, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
11
21
8
2
42
11
5
13
0
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
4
1 / 2
10

Game Story

CZECHS WORK OVERTIME, BEAT FINNS FOR FIRST WIN

JASON LA ROSE

RED DEER, Alta. – Michal Teply scored a power-play goal just 69 seconds into overtime, giving the Czech Republic its first win at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, a 5-3 triumph over Finland in the preliminary-round finale for both Wednesday.

With Anton Lundell in the box for tripping, Teply took a cross-ice feed from Marcel Barinka and absolutely wired the winner past Finnish netminder Kari Piiroinen to end a back-and-forth affair.

The win means the Czechs will take on Slovakia in the fifth-place game Friday in Edmonton (4 p.m. MT), while the Finns will face Switzerland for seventh place (12 p.m. MT).

After being blanked by the U.S. and Russia, the Czechs finally got on the board in the tournament just part the six-minute mark when Martin Has slipped in off the blue-line and ripped a shot past Piiroinen.

Veeti Miettinen answered on a Finnish power play before the end of the first period, redirecting a Leevi Aaltonen shot past netminder Nick Malik to send the game to the intermission even.

Martin Beranek counted the only goal of the second period; Jaromir Pytlik raced down the right wing and carried the puck deep into the Finland zone before throwing it in front to Bernake, who knocked in the 2-1 goal.

Piiroinen was the reason the Finns didn’t face a larger deficit after 40 minutes; the Czechs dominated in the second period, outshooting Finland 21-5, but it remained a one-goal game.

The Finns got even again just shy eight minutes into the third period when Mikko Kokkonen found room on the short side past Malik.

Radek Muzik put the Czechs ahead again at 9:48 when he converted on another power play, but Juuso Pärssinen went end to end and snuck a backhand behind Malik only 54 seconds later to tie the game once more and force overtime.

The Czech Republic finished with a 42-29 advantage in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Martin Has

Assists: Adam Raska, Marcel Barinka
06:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Muzik
Slashing (2:00)
17:46
GOAL
Goal: Veeti Miettinen (power play)

Assists: Leevi Aaltonen, Mikko Kokkonen
19:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrik Puistola
Slashing (2:00)
19:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Antti Saarela
Elbowing (2:00)
19:40
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Martin Beranek

Assists: Jaromir Pytlik, David Homola
13:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Aarne Intonen
Hooking (2:00)
19:54
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Mikko Kokkonen

Assists: Kalle Loponen, Kasper Simontaival
07:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Leevi Aaltonen
Cross-Checking (2:00)
08:56
GOAL
Goal: Radek Muzik (power play)

Assists: Jaromir Pytlik, Jonas Peterek
09:48
GOAL
Goal: Juuso Pärssinen

Assists: Ville Heinola, Kari Piiroinen
10:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Koffer
Hooking (2:00)
14:13
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Lundell
Tripping (2:00)
00:23
GOAL
Goal: Michal Teply (power play)

Assists: Marcel Barinka, Martin Has
01:09

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Nick Malik CZE 61 29 26 3 0.897
Kari Piiroinen FIN 61 42 38 4 0.905

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

8 - 3 W v SlovakiaSVK
Aug 10, 2018
8 - 2 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Aug 10, 2018
4 - 3 W @ FinlandFIN
Aug 8, 2018
3 - 4 L v Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 8, 2018
0 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 7, 2018
2 - 6 L @ United StatesUSA
Aug 7, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: RUS 5 – USA 4 (Bronze Medal)
Polkolzin scored a hat trick to lead the Russians to the bronze medal.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: CAN 6 – SWE 2 (Gold Medal)
Mutala and Lafrenière had 2G each, and Canada won a 22nd U18 gold.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: SWE 2 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Henriksson scored with 44 seconds left to send Sweden to the final.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: FIN 8 – SUI 2 (7th Place)
Nikkanen had 2G 4A, and the Finns scored five in the first period.