Canada Faces Prestigious Czech Junior Team LCC Wolves
The second and most anticipated game saw Canada take the only other twenty and under team competing in E-Box the LCC Wolves. The LCC Wolves are the local junior team within the LCC Radotín organizations. LCC Wolves players made up the majority of the 2015 and 2016 World Junior Lacrosse Championship Czech Republic roster that competed in Six Nations.
[PHOTO: Canada with Radotín home team LCC Wolves]
"The Czechs, outside of North America, are one of the few Nation that have placed a greater focus on box over field and the benefits are apparent." Fox explained. "Their use of space, ability to create space, and sticks skills when passing and finishing are on par with Canada. It's just a matter of depth." Fox added. "It's exciting to watch them play."
The Czechs opened the scoring with a goal from #21 Tomáš Knotek, setting the tone that they had came to play. The Czechs would be led in scoring by #23 Jakub Lukáš with 1 Goal and 2 Assists. Czech goaltender #9 Josef Slavik faced 51 Shots facing Canada the entire length of the game. While Canada was led by Buck with 2 Goals and 2 Assists, their scoring was well rounded with 13 different players finding the back of the net. Hruska started in net for Canada making 11 Saves and giving up 3 Goals in the half. B. Harris came in for the second half and made 13 Saves also letting up 3 Goals.