Another big win from the home team!

Aug 9, 2016 | Lucie Mužíková

After a high victory 6:1 over Swiss team, Czech players accomplished another great success by beating Team Finland 5:3 and proving that the tournament meets them in a great shape.

Game #8  •  Tu 9.8.2016  •  19:00  •  Video stream
Czech Republic
( 1:1, 2:1, 2:1)
Czech Republic: Škarek – Kvasnička, Mikyska, Galvas, Šalda, Bednář, Král, Bukač – Svoboda, Nečas, Kaut – Kern, Hladoník, Zadina – Machala, Kondelík, Safin – Chytil, Škvrně, Dvořák – Novák.
Finland: Luukkonen – Isizugo, Vaakanainen, Teräväinen, Vesterinen, Räsänen, Utunen, Vitasalo, Anttalainen – Nyman, Heponiemi, Moilanen – Virtanen, Talvitie, Parkkari – Pajuniemi, Koskenkorva, Engberg – Kerkkänen, Hartikainen, Seppälä.
Goals and assists: 15. Safin (Nečas, Kaut), 30. Zadina (Kern, Hladoník), 31. Galvas (Machala, Kondelík), 42. Kaut (Chytil, Kern), 60. Nečas (Zadina) – 16. Moilanen (Nyman), 25. Moilanen (Heponiemi, Talvitie), 55. Antalainen (Nyman)
Shots: 34:30 (16:9, 13:14, 5:7).
Penalties: 4:8. PP goals: 0:1. SH goals: 0:1.
Referees: Pražák, Pešina – Brejcha, Suchánek. Attendance: 1794.




The game was opened by a great chance by Teravainen who found the puck after few bounces and sent it without hesitation on Skarek who performed even greater safe! That was for a long time the only ‘wow’ moment because both teams focused themselves on proper defense. Czech players opened the score later in the 15th minute when Finnish team killed Koskenkorva’s minor penalty however but the player did not manage to skate even to the zone to help his teammates and Ostap Safin skated from the right circle straight to the net and fired. It worked perfectly.

The Czech lead did not last long – after 30 seconds Nyman won a fight for a puck deeply in the zone, passed it to Sami Moilanen who fired from the first and tied the game. Finnish players stole the leading into their possession in the 25th minute as a great combination of a whole five ended with the puck on Moilanen stick and he again cleaned it up into the net.

Czech players took their advantage from the home rink and turned the game with 3 goals in 12 minutes. Firstly it was Filip Zadina who did not give up his efforts to reach the puck in the zone, left his defense-man behind him and performed an outstanding backhand deke. 83 seconds later Luukkonen did not catch the puck after angle shot so Jakub Galvas sent it to the empty net. The game-winning goal came to Jaroslav Dvorak’s account as it was reached only 1 minute after the 3rd period started.

Team Finland tried their best, even cut the Czech lead in half when 5 minutes before the end Aleksi Anttalainen proved his will to score goal as he was the first who found the puck in the scramble and sent it with a backhand to the opponent’s net. The final touch to the score of this game was made by home captain Martin Necas who in the very end sent the puck to the empty net.

In brief

Pre-tournament games

4.8. - The final pre-tournament games will be played on Saturday, 5 August. The Czech Republic will host Canada in Břeclav at 18:30 CET, 12:30 ET. Meanwhile, Slovakia will host the USA in Bratislava. Coverage of these games will be available at

Pre-tournament games

3.8. - In a pre-tournament game on Thursday in Vienna, Russia beat Belarus 4-2. On Thursday in Budapest, Hungary U20 hosts the USA at 19:30 CET, 13:30 ET.

Interested in history?

6.6. - Do you know who won the Cup last year? Which team has won the most gold medals? HERE you can review the history.
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