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Czechs beat Canada West 5-2 at world under-17 hockey challenge

Tuesday, 12.31.2013 / 3:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. - David Kase had two goals and Daniel Vladar made 32 saves to lead the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over Canada's West team at the world under-17 hockey challenge Tuesday.

Daniel Krenzelok, Filip Chlapik and Filip Dvorak also scored for the Czechs, who improved to 2-1-0-0, while Simon Stransky added two assists.

Jayden Halbgewachs of Emerald Park, Sask., and Winnipeg's Keegan Kolesar scored for the West (0-2-0-0). Tyson Verhelst made 13 saves.

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Russia 7, Germany 2

Artur Tyanulin scored twice and added two assists to lead Russia to a 7-2 win over Germany.

Denis Alekseev, Denis Tsukanov, Ivan Emets, Denis Gurianov and Dmitry Zhukenov also scored for Russia. Zhukenov also added a pair of assists while Nikita Kolesnikov made 26 saves.

Philipp Halbauer and Lois Spitzner scored for the Germans, who got 36 saves from Cody Brenner.

Russia improved to 1-1-0-0 at the tournament while Germany fell to 0-3-0-0.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round