Thursday´s U16 schedule of Junior World Cup started with a very interesting match when it comes to the both opponents. A national battle of teams from the same country, Czech U16 vs U15, was full of 1-on-1 battles and penalties. But a physically demanding game from the older Czech team was effective right from the start of the match. The U16 team took the lead after 48 seconds and gradually was more and more superior. A fantastic individual performance came from Lukas Novotny (HBC Svitkov Stars club), who achieved a hat trick and added one assist. Interestingly, he plays in same lineup which attracted spectators in Prerov during the 2018 Junior World Cup (Novotny was third in the players statistics). A year after, with the U16 squad, he helped his teammates to beat the younger Czechs 8-1.