USA vs. Czechia: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors quarterfinals game

The knockout round of the 2022 World Junior Championships is here. On Wednesday, the action concludes with the final quarterfinals of the day, a duel between the USA and the Czech Republic.

The USA finished first in Group B with a perfect 4-0-0-0 record, beating Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Finland. It was a group effort for the Americans, who are aiming to win their first consecutive gold medals at the World Juniors.

Thomas Bordeleau leads the team with seven points; The Sharks draft pick has one goal and six assists on his way to the quarterfinals. Behind him are Carter Mazur and Matt Coronato, who each have four goals and two assists.

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“The team chemistry is really high, I think that’s the greatest thing about our team,” said Bordeleau. “Coach (Nate Leaman) obviously did a great job (bringing the team together) but also just a little bit of consideration for the circumstances of this tournament. In the middle of summer. We’re all about summer vibes, but (we) know it’s grind and contest time.”

Goalkeeper was the biggest question mark to come into the tournament but Kaidan Mbereko answered the questions. He went 3-0-0-0 with a 1.33 clean sheet average and a .939 save in his three preliminary starts.

The Czech Republic stumbles into the quarterfinals after a sad defeat against Latvia. A win would have secured the Czechs third place and a quarterfinal match against Sweden. Instead, Latvia overtook them for third place in the group and the Czech Republic now face the USA.

The team won only one game in the preliminary rounds, 5-4 against Slovakia. Jan Mysak leads the Czech Republic with five points (three goals, two assists). Michal Gut and Stanislav Svozil each have three points.

Sporting News provides live scoring updates and highlights throughout the competition.

Score USA vs. Czech Republic

Match P1 p2 P3 OT f
United States of America 1 0 0 0 0
Czech Republic 1 2 0 0 0

USA vs Czech Republic live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors

2nd period

12:05 am — After two thirds, the Czech Republic has a two-goal advantage over the USA. The Czech Republic thoroughly outplayed the Americans in this context. The Czechs handle the puck responsibly, quickly bringing it up and out of their own zone. Both goals in that period came from rushes.

23:58 — Credit to Luke Hughes for fighting his way through, but he’s not the same. It’s clear that the leg limits his ability to skate, which is arguably his greatest strength. We’ll see what his Ice Age looks like as this game with the USA goes on.

23:54 — This is just not the Team USA we saw in the prelims. Czech Republic won’t let them play their game as they are restrained and were much tougher in the corners and won 1v1 fights. US pre-control was their bread and butter, and Czech Republic doesn’t allow them to pick up pucks and get into offensive zoning possession.

11:48 p.m. – GOAL! Another goal from the rush for Czech Republic as Matyas Sapovaliv’s shot squeaks through Mbereko and goes over the goal line. A clean breakout for the Czech Republic creates an opportunity and that’s what Mbereko wants back. 3-1 Czech Republic with about nine minutes in midfield.

11:41 p.m. – GOAL! Petr Hauser rips a shot off the post which goes off the post giving Czech Republic a 2-1 lead. Hauser came back with a 3 on 2, taking a pass from Ivan Ivan and having plenty of time to grab and rip it up. It’s the first time in a tournament that USA have fallen behind in a game and they deserve to be behind now as the Czech Republic was great during that period.

23:37 — Excellent scoring opportunity for Berard, who finds himself behind the Czech defenders in their zone but his attempt is thwarted by Suchanek. A great pass from James found Berard, who sliced ​​towards the net. He pulls back on his forehand but Suchanek shows the pad to stop.

23:35 — This is by far the most competitive game we’ve seen against the USA. The Czech Republic has been the better team in the second third so far. The US just doesn’t seem to have that leap that we’re used to seeing.

23:32 — Luke Hughes, who was injured at the end of the first, came out on the ice in the second, skated a shift, but it’s clear he’s shaken up. We’ll keep an eye on him.

End of 1st period: USA 1, Czech Republic 1

23:08 — A very balanced period was played, but in the end it was the Czech Republic that carried the momentum. USA were the better team for about 15 minutes but not by much. Czech Republic ended up stringing together a couple of good moves to get the equalizer and it’s a tie after 20 minutes.

11:06 p.m. – GOAL! After a few really big shifts, the Czech Republic joins the board. It’s captain Jan Mysak who was by far the best Czech player in this tournament. He taps a shot from Jiri Tichachek up into the slot and he leaps past Kaiden Mbereko. With about two minutes left we have a draw.

23:04 — Good response from the Czech Republic after Cooley’s goal. They didn’t have a super close chance, but they put the Americans under sustained pressure.

10:58 p.m. – GOAL! USA strike first as Logan Cooley capitalizes on an unfortunate turnover from Suchanek behind the net. When the puck was thrown behind the Czech net, Suchanek passed the puck along the cushions. It took an odd bounce off a prop and went straight onto Matt Coronato’s stick. He immediately turned and fired at Suchanek, who stopped the first shot, but Cooley knocked out in the rebound. It’s 1-0 to the USA with about eight minutes to go in the first game.

22:56 — A competitive back and forth phase so far. Carter Mazur almost put the USA on the board when Tomas Suchanek came out of his corner to brush off a puck from Landon Slaggert. The puck is knocked down and Mazur just couldn’t handle it; he looked at an open web.

22:46 — US speed at the forecheck is one thing, but the team finishes every check. It’s not just that they get to you quickly, they come to either take the puck or the body. Czech Republic defenders must be on high alert when retrieving pucks in their own zone.

22:41 — The first good chance comes for USA when Dominic James is open at the back door after a Mackie Samoskevich pass, but he’s on his backhand and can’t handle it cleanly. He just didn’t have enough time to open for a one-timer and Samoskevich’s pass was in his feet before him. It starts with an excellent pass from Brett Berard to Samoswkevich.


21:30 — Team USA introduces the same lineup as we saw to finish the prelims.

Which channel is USA vs. Czech Republic on today?

  • Canada: TSN4
  • United States: NHL Network

TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.

EJ Hradek will be on the phone for NHL Network. He is joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen.

How to stream World Juniors hockey games live

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on or the TSN App. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (with a free trial), or the NHL app.

Start time USA vs. Czech Republic

  • Start time: 10:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. local)

The Quarterfinals between the USA and Czech Republic begins at 10:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. local time, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.

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USA vs Czech Republic Odds

  • Czech Republic: +3.5 (-164)

According to Sports Interaction, the puckline for Wednesday’s game between the United States and the Czech Republic is 3.5. The US failed to cover the puckline against Germany and Sweden, but did cover it in their victories over Switzerland and Austria.

USA World Juniors 2022 schedule

(All times Easter)

date Opponent result TV info
August 9th Germany W, 5-1 10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 11th Switzerland W, 7-1 10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
13 August Austria W, 7-0 2 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 14th Sweden W, 3-2 10 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 17th Czech Republic (Quarterfinals) 10:30 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 19th semifinals TBD (TSN, NHLN)
20th of August bronze/gold TBD (TSN, NHLN)

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