Canada Finds Second Half Stride Too Late Against Czechia

by CLL

PHOTO - Martin Bouda

The Czechs and CANDT would exchange the first 4 Goals, until Czechia went on a 9 Goal run that Canada would not be able to tame, leading to a 16-9 victory for Czechia. 

The full game is available above. All games of the 2023 European Box Lacrosse invitational (E-Box) are available on the LCC YouTube Page.

Canada was led in scoring by Tyrell Gray (Winnipeg, MB) who scored 3 Goals and added 3 Assists. While at home in Canada, Tyrell plays for the Winnipeg Blizzard of the Rocky Mountain Junior B Lacrosse League.

Canada low scoring wasn't without effort, hurling 63 Shots at Czech goaltender Viktor Bláha, turning away 33. Canada's goaltending was sensational as well with Ryan Atkinson making 21 Saves and Tait Pinch making 16 Saves. 

[PHOTO - Marek Stor | Todd Wilfong (left) presents Player of the Game gift to Czechia's #19 Viktor Bláha.]

Canada would regain some control of the game with physical play, keeping the Czech shooters to the outside. CANDT was able to go on a run of their own in their own short 5 Goals in the 4th Quarter. 

CANDT's next game is Sunday, April 23rd, at 8:00 PM CET against the second Czechia roster, whom like the first roster, are vying for a roster spot on the Czech Men's National Box Team.