page contents
skip navigation
Home Players & Parents Coaches Officials Team USA Membership Safety About Help

U.S. Under-18 Select Team Loses, 4-2, to Czech Republic in Hlinka Cup

08/11/2014, 1:00pm MDT
By USAHockey.com

BRECLAV, CZECH REPUBLIC — In its first game of the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, the U.S. Under-18 Select Team lost to the Czech Republic, 4-2. Team USA received goals from Brock Boeser (Burnsville, Minn.) and Robert Jackson (Alameda, Calif.).

“We had some opportunities to score,” said Derek Plante, head coach of the U.S. Under-18 Select Team. “The second period was tough, there were many penalties from our side. Almost 17 minutes in the penalty box. We rallied, but we could not catch up.”

Team USA came out strong in the first, and opened the scoring on a power-play rebound tap-in from Boeser at 8:42. Dennis Yan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) wristed a shot off the goal post, and Boeser was there to wrangle the rebound.
 
In the second, two U.S. players took simultaneous penalties, giving the Czech Republic a five-on-three advantage that they used to even the score. Eight minutes later, the Czechs scored the go-ahead goal during a power play. At 16:09, the Czechs tallied yet another power-play goal.
 
Two minutes into the third, Team USA’s Jackson was on a breakaway when a Czech player brought him down, resulting in a penalty shot. Jackson took his time and stuffed the puck past the Czech Republic’s Daniel Vladar and pulled Team USA within a goal.
 
With less than a minute left in the period, Team USA pulled goaltender Evan Sarthou (La Grange, Ill.) for the extra man. After Team USA nearly scored the equalizer, the Czechs got possession of the puck and sent it down the ice for an empty-net goal and the 4-2 final.

The U.S. Under-18 Select Team continues tournament action 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow against Russia. 

Stay tuned to USAHockey.com for complete Hlinka Cup coverage and game recaps. Also, get play-by-play action for every game at eurolivescores.com. USA games are also live streaming at UStream.com.

Box Score for USA vs. Czech Republic

First PeriodScoring: 1, USA, Boeser (Yan), 8:42 (PP). Penalties: USA, Boeser (slashing), 0:10; CZE, Bench (too many men), 3:00; USA, Foley (interference), 6:02; CZE, Zboril (slashing), 7:35; USA, Filipe (slashing), 10:02; USA, Filipe (hooking), 18:36.

Second PeriodScoring: 1, CZE, Zboril (Weinhold, Jasek), 4:37 (PP); 2, CZE, Chlapik (Zboril, Jasek), 12:51 (PP); 3, CZE, Jasek (Soustal, Chlapik), 16:09 (PP). Penalties: USA, Wilkie (tripping), 3:36; USA, Laczynski (kneeing), 3:36; USA, Dello (holding), 7:59; USA, Swaney (delay of game), 9:09; USA, Boeser (hooking), 12:47; USA, Filipe (hooking); USA, Wilkie (check to the head and neck area—major), 14:51; USA, Wilkie (game misconduct), 14:51.

Third PeriodScoring: 2, USA, Jackson (unassisted), 1:50 (PS); 4, CZE, Jasek (unassisted), 19:52 (EN). Penalties: CZE, Chlapik (roughing), 0:18; USA, Bench (too many men), 1:14; CZE, Zboril (holding—PS), 1:50; CZE, Dymacek (interference), 8:25; USA, Bachman (slashing), 10:40; USA, Olson (interference), 11:57; CZE, Dymacek (slashing), 14:46.

Shots by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Total
USA 7 2 15 24
CZE 13 19 7 39

 

Goals by Period 1st 2nd 3rd Total
USA 1 0 1 2
CZE 0 3 1 4

 

Goaltenders Time 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Sarthou 58:55 13/13 16/19 6/6 35/38
Vladar 60:00 6/7 2/2 14/15 22/24

 

Special Teams USA CZE
Penalties (Penalties/Minutes) 15/51 6/12
Power Play (Goals/Chances) 1/5 3/14

 

Photo Credit: Harry Thompson/USA Hockey Magazine

Related News


Team USA Schedule for 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)
Aug. 9 Slovakia (Exhibition) W, 8-3
Aug. 11 Czech Republic L, 2-4
Aug. 12 Russia W, 7-4
Aug. 13 Finland W, 9-4
Aug. 15 Semifinal vs. Canada L, 5-11
Aug. 16 Third-Place Game vs. Sweden W, 5-4

Image Gallery: 2014 U.S. Under-18 Select Team

Most Popular Articles

Kettler Capitals Iceplex to Host Two U.S. Select Teams

07/29/2015, 11:00am MDT
By USAHockey.com

Under-18 Select Team and Under-17 Select Team will practice before respective tournaments

Update on 2015-16 USA Hockey Officiating Registration

07/08/2015, 5:15pm MDT
By David LaBuda, USA Hockey National Referee-in-Chief

District Referees-in-Chief implement changes to registration procedures

As we enter the 2015-16 registration season for officials, I want to give an update of what changes to expect this season.

The Officials Section has been busy since the 2015 Winter Meeting, working on implementing the registration changes that were discussed and voted on by the district referees-in-chief, along with refining the testing and online seminar programs.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
For 2015-16, there will be an informational video available before an official registers with USA Hockey outlining the requirements and commitment that an individual will need to fulfill in order to complete their registration.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Next, and a very important change, starting with this season, in order to register for a seminar, an official will have to first register as an official (online) with USA Hockey in order to gain access to the online program to register for a seminar.

This change was due to a number of individuals who would never register as an official with USA Hockey and then ‘no show’ to the seminar that they registered for, which frequently led to other registered officials being denied attendance at that seminar because the seating capacity had already been reached.

This change will provide more incentive for every individual who registers as an official -- and registers for a seminar -- to attend that seminar and complete the registration requirements.

EXAM PROCESS
The open-book testing process has also been modified for the coming season. What hasn’t changed is that a Level 1 official will still have to answer the first 50 questions, while Level 2, 3 & 4 officials will have to answer 100 questions. However, the passing score for a Level 2 official has been modified to 80 from 85. All other passing scores remain the same as last year. Those minimum passing scores are 35 for a Level 1 official and 90 for Levels 3 and 4.

While an official is taking the open-book exam, there will be immediate feedback provided after each answer is submitted. If the question was answered incorrectly, the rule reference for that missed question will be given with the appropriate rule book language.

After completing all of the required questions, a summary will be sent of all incorrect responses with their rule references. If a passing score is obtained, then the open-book exam requirement will be complete.

If the result is a failing score, after the seven-day waiting period has passed, the official will only have to retake those questions that were incorrectly answered on their first open-book exam. The retake questions will be based on the same rule reference as the originally missed questions, but will cover a different aspect of the rule.

Once all of the retake questions are answered, the number of correctly answered retake questions will be added to the original test score to hopefully obtain a passing grade. As a reminder, there is no third attempt to pass the open-book exam.

IN-CLASS SEMINARS & ONLINE EDUCATION UPDATES
During the winter meeting, the Officials Section spent considerable time discussing seminar program feedback, and in particular, the online modules. All feedback was taken seriously and an action plan was discussed and adopted.


Two work groups were established to address the new classroom curriculums and to improve the online video modules. Both were comprised of grassroots members who could bring a grassroots perspective to their work. Both groups have completed their work and their recommendations have been adopted. The new shortened classroom curriculums have been distributed for application to this coming seminar season and the online modules are being re-engineered with improved formatting, better sequencing, animation replacing some video clips and reduction of music and voice-overs to allow the viewer to better focus on the presented material.

We’ve also evaluated the number of required modules for each level, and based on the user analytics that the first years’ experience produced, we have reduced the number of required modules in some cases.

Lastly, as a reminder, once an official begins their first online module, they will need to complete all of their online module training within a specified time period. The online module completion time periods are 60 days for Level 1 registered officials and 45 days for Levels 2, 3 and 4. If all of the required and elective modules are not completed within the specified time frame, the official will have to restart all of the module training from the beginning. This requirement was waived during last year’s registration season due to the delayed rollout of the online module program, but it’s back in place this year.

This completion requirement was put in place by the District RICs to encourage all officials to complete their registration as early as possible and to provide continuity in the overall seminar education process.

SUMMARY
As a reminder, to complete an official’s registration an applicant must:

  • Register online with USA Hockey
  • Register and attend a classroom seminar (reduced attendance times depending on registration level)
  • Complete the required and elective online training modules within the required time frame
  • Pass the open-book exam at their registration level
  • Pass the closed-book exam (no closed-book exam at Level 1) for their registration level
  • Complete their online USA Hockey SafeSport training at the end of every two-year cycle

 

Work will continue on improving our educational programs, and as always, we will continue actively listening to your constructive feedback. Without your involvement and support as a community, we cannot continue moving forward.  Acknowledging that improvements were needed was only one step in the process.  Implementing those changes in a way that meets the needs of our officiating community is the next step and we’re excited to be taking that step.

Have a great 2015-16 season and as always, skate hard and have fun when you’re on the ice.

Inaugural U18 Select Camp a Success

07/12/2015, 1:45pm MDT
By USAHockey.com

Tag(s): Home  News  Hlinka Memorial Cup