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Czech Republic - Canada                5:3 (2:2, 1:0, 2:1)
Penalties: 11:11, Šlégr, Lang, L. Procházka, Vůjtek (CZE),
Donovan, Green, Blake, Nolan (CAN)5 min and to the end,
L. Procházka, Vůjtek, Blake a Green become later from 
directoriate 4 minutes penalty

IIHF MEDIA RELEASE
May 8, 1997 at 15.30

The IIHF World Championship Directorate today upon receiving further video evidence from both Czech
and Canadian teams reviewed suspensions handed out to four Canadian and four Czech Republic players following
their May 7 game at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. The video evidence was necessary
in order to clarify the role in which all eight players participated in an ugly situation in late minutes of their game.
The objective of the review by a special sub-committee appointed by the directorate was
to determine whether the players were justly and fairly handled by penalties assessed by the referee
following the altercation. The sub-committee upheld the one game suspensions for the Canadian players
Owen Nolan and Shean Donovan and also the one game suspensions for the Czech Republic players
Jiri Slegr and Robert Lang.
The Canadian players Rob Blake and Travis Green along with the Czech Replubic players Vladimir Vujtek
and Libor Procházka were all assessed double minors for roughing. These four players will be able to participate
with their teams in their next scheduled game.
The intention of the sub-committee was to insure that the referee game report was supplemented with sufficient
evidence insuring that the players were justly treated. Appeals were lodged by both teams
asking that the directorate review the penalties imposed on the players using the video evidence.

Scoring leaders                GP G A TP  SHG GTG    PIM
                                       PPG  GWG POP/NEP
 1. Procházka Martin    CZE LW  9 7 7 14 1 0 1 0 14-3  4
 2. Vůjtek Vladimír     CZE RW  8 7 7 14 2 0 1 0 15-3 31
 3. Nylander Michael    SWE CE 11 6 5 11 1 0 1 0  7-6  6
 4. Patera Pavel        CZE CE  9 3 8 11 0 0 0 0 12-3  4
 5. Dube Roger          FRA RW  8 7 3 10 2 0 0 0 6-16  2
 6. Znaroks Olegs       LAT RW  8 3 7 10 2 0 0 0  6-9  6
 7. Zarrillo Bruno      ITA LW  8 5 4  9 3 1 2 0  6-8  4
 8. Orlando Gaetano     ITA CE  8 5 4  9 0 0 0 0  7-9 14
 9. Vitolins Harius     LAT CE  8 4 5  9 0 1 1 0  6-8  4
10. Green Travis        CAN RW 11 3 6  9 2 0 0 0  7-5 12
11. Kercs AleksaGDRs    LAT LW  8 4 4  8 1 0 1 0 10-3  6
12. Prokopiev Alexander ROS LW  9 3 5  8 0 0 0 0 11-3  6
13. Barkov Alexander    ROS CE  9 3 5  8 0 0 0 0 11-1 27
14. Pouget Christian    FRA CE  8 2 6  8 1 0 0 0  7-9 29
15. Jönsson Jörgen      SWE RW 11 5 2  7 0 1 1 1  8-4  6

GOALTENDING STATISTICS         No GP GPI MIP   GA GAA  SVS SVS%  W T L  GKC
 1. Myllys Jarmo           FIN 35  6  6 357:29 10 1,68 152 93,83 4 0 2 10,36
 2. Irbe Arturs            LAT  1  5  5 300:00 10 2,00 132 92,96 4 1 0 14,08
 3. Michajlovskij Maxim    ROS 20  9  6 358:47 12 2,01 156 92,86 2 2 2 14,33
 4. Čechmánek Roman        CZE 29  9  8 478:50 17 2,13 223 92,92 5 0 3 15,09
 5. Salo Tommy             SWE 35 11 10 596:41 20 2,01 245 92,45 6 1 3 15,18
 6. Burke Sean             CAN  1 11 11 608:29 22 2,17 266 92,36 7 1 3 16,57
 7. Terreri Christopher    USA  1  6  6 357:06 16 2,69 189 92,20 2 1 3 20,98
 8. Dragan Jaromír         SVK 30  8  7 329:48 13 2,37 131 90,97 2 1 2 21,36
 9. Rosati Michael Anthony ITA 34  8  4 238:52 12 3,01 148 92,50 2 0 2 22,61
10. Heiss Joseph           GER 30  8  5 278:53 15 3,23 147 90,74 2 0 3 29,88
11. Allman Steve           NOR 30  8  5 235:48 11 2,80  85 88,54 0 0 3 32,07
12. Delfino David          ITA 33  8  4 237:46 15 3,79 130 89,66 1 1 2 39,16
13. Kölzig Olaf            GER  1  8  4 198:29 13 3,93 106 89,08 0 0 3 42,93
14. Gravel Francois        FRA 29  8  8 378:19 31 4,92 183 85,51 2 0 6 71,22
15. Schistad Robert Norman NOR  1  8  5 240:26 20 4,99 111 84,73 0 1 4 76,20
    Hartmann Eduard        SVK  1  2  0   0:00  0  n/a   0  n/a  0 0 0  n/a
    Hnilička Milan         CZE  2  9  1  60:00  3 3,00  23 88,46 1 0 0 34,62
    Rybár Pavol            SVK  2  6  3 148:33 10 4,04  59 85,51 1 0 2 58,54

GOAL SCORING LEADERS
7: M. Procházka, Vůjtek CZE, Dube FRA
6: Nylander SWE
5: Jönsson SWE, Zarillo, Orlando ITA
4: Vitolinš, Kerčs, Čudinovs, Tambijevs LAT, Nieminen, Jokinen FIN,
   Kontšek, Cíger SVK, Carter, Nolan, Zamuner CAN, Höglund SWE,
   Donato USA, Dahlström NOR

ASSIST LEADERS
8: Patera     CZE
7: M. Procházka, Vůjtek CZE, Znaroks  LAT
6: Green CAN, Svensson, Thuresson SWE, Helminen FIN, Pouget FRA
5: Gratton CAN, Nylander SWE, Hedican USA, Prokopjev, Barkov RUS,
   Chittaroni ITA, Knutsen NOR, Vitolinš LAT

MOST PENALIZED PLAYERS
49: Cross     CAN
35: Šlégr     CZE
31: Vůjtek    CZE, Nolan, Donovan CAN
29: Pouget    FRA
27: Marchetti , Felicetti ITA, Barkov RUS, Bozon FRA
25: Lang      CZE
22: L. Procházka CZE, Blake CAN, O.Olsen NOR, Sundblad SWE
20: Evason    CAN

PLUS/MINUS LEADERS
+12: Vůjtek       CZE
+11: M. Procházka CZE
+10: Barkov       CZE
+9:  Patera       CZE
+8:  Skrastins    LAT, Prokopjev       RUS
+7:  L. Procházka CZE, Kerčs, Čudinovs LAT, Gratton, Cross CAN

FAIR PLAY                      SCORING FFICIENCY
      PIM       AVG	
SVK    78      9:45		1. LAT     17,74%
FIN    82     10:15		2. ITA     14,81%
USA    96     12:00		3. RUS     11,16%
LAT    98     12:15		4. FRA     10,87%
GER   108     13:30		5. FIN     10,39%
NOR   112     14:00		6. CAN     10,14%
FRA   136     17:00		7. CZE      9,58% 
RUS   137     15:13		8. USA      9.13
SWE   144     13:05		9. SWE      8,77 
ITA   164     20:30		10.SVK      8.13
CZE   173     19:13		11.NOR      6.28
CAN   279     25:21		12.GER      3.79

POWERPLAY	     PENALTY KILLING	ATTENDANCE Total   AVG
1. ITA  38,01%       1. CZE   93.56%	1. FIN   106 128  13 266
2. FIN  23,74%       2. FIN   91.96%	2. RUS   117 641  13 071
3. FRA  21,96%       3. USA   87.44%	3. CZE   117 419  13 046
4. SVK  20,67%       4. SWE   84.88%	4. FRA    84 559  10 569
5. LAT  19,11%       5. SVK   84.78%	5. SVK    83 831  10 478
6. CZE  17,37%       6. CAN   84.57%	6. CAN   113 584  10 325
                     7. ITA   84.15%	7. GER    81 755  10 219
                     8. LAT   83.36%	8. SWE   108 975   9 906
                     9. FRA   78.08%	9. USA    74 472   9 309
                    10. RUS   77.85%	10.ITA    42 436   5 304
                    11. GER   75.98%	11.LAT    42 292   5 286
                    12. NOR   66.73%	12.NOR    36 794   4 599

World Senior Championship Pool B Statistics

Spectators Fair Play GP SPECT. AVG. GP PIM AVG 1 POL 7 38000 5428 1 NED 7 56 8:00 2 DEN 7 11550 1650 2 AUT 7 102 14:34 3 NED 7 9925 1417 3 SWI 7 121 17:17 4 GBR 7 9200 1314 4 KAZ 7 161 23:00 5 SWI 7 9075 1296 5 GBR 7 198 28:17 6 AUT 7 8650 1235 6 POL 7 127 18:08 7 BEL 7 5700 814 7 BEL 7 174 24:51 8 KAZ 7 4800 685 8 DEN 7 143 20:25 Penalty Killing Powerplay effi. GP TSH PPGA SH% SHGF GP TPP PPGF PP% SHGA 1 GBR 7 88:04 6 86.37% 1 1 KAZ 7 53:28 10 37.41% 0 2 SWI 7 58:19 5 82.85% 1 2 BEL 7 48:32 7 28.85% 0 3 KAZ 7 77:34 7 81.95% 3 3 SWI 7 65:11 9 27.61% 1 4 BEL 7 48:38 5 79.44% 1 4 GBR 7 60:08 8 26.61% 2 5 AUT 7 57:52 6 79.26% 1 5 AUT 7 53:05 6 22.61% 1 6 POL 7 51:21 8 68.84% 0 6 DEN 7 78:52 7 17.75% 2 7 NED 7 41:19 7 66.12% 1 7 NED 7 50:31 4 15.84% 2 8 DEN 7 55:15 12 56.56% 1 8 POL 7 68:35 5 14.58% 1 Shooting eff. GP GF SHOTS SHOT% 1 BEL 7 48 277 17.33 2 KAZ 7 31 212 14.62 3 NED 7 21 154 13.64 4 DEN 7 19 144 13.19 5 GBR 7 28 241 11.62 6 SWI 7 26 271 9.59 7 AUT 7 22 245 8.98 8 POL 7 19 254 7.48