Czechs claim 5th with win

Slovakia falls 5-2, finishes U20 in 6th

Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary Alberta Canada

Dmitrij Jaskin (#20), David Musil (#6), Radek Faksa (#16) and Daniel Krejci (#12) celebrate after a first-period goal against Slovakia. Photo: Andy Devlin / HHOF-Images

CALGARY – The Czech Republic got goals from five different players to defeat Slovakia 5-2 in the game to decide 5th-6th places.

The Czechs jumped into a 3-0 lead after the frist period thanks to goals from Radek Faksa, Petr Holik, and Vojtech Mozik.

Although Milos Bubela made it a 3-1 game at 14:17 of the second, Dominik Uher increased the Czech lead once again just two minutes later. Teams exchanged goals in the third.

The Czechs outshot the Slovaks 46-31. Petr Mrazek was the winning goalie, finishing the tournament on a winning note. The Slovaks used both goalies.

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