Canada East 4, Belarus 1

Canada East overcame an early Belarussian goal, to claim a 4-1 win in World Junior A Challenge action in Trail on Monday.

It was a wide open first period with a total of seven power plays, four for Belarus and three for Canada and numerous quality scoring chances. A power play marker by defenceman Dmitry Shumski gave Belarus an early lead, but Canada East rallied to tie on a shorthanded goal by Louke Oakley (Whitby, ON/ Bowmanville, OPJHL). Corey Trivino (Toronto, ON/ Stouffville, OPJHL) put Canada East ahead for the first time at 8:53 of the first period, on a spectacular solo effort, splitting the defence and beating Belarussian goaltender Vitali Trus on a deke, sliding a backhand into a wide open net.

Jordan Watts (Oakville, ON/ Aurora, OPJHL) made it 3-1 on a power play, carrying the puck into the zone, circling the net and firing a quick shot past Trus. Mike McLaughlin (Seaforth, ON/ Aurora, OPJHL) made it 4-1 towards the end of the middle frame, with a goal that chased Trus from the Belarussian goal, giving way to Valeriy Pronin.

Pronin was flawless in the third, withstanding four Canada East power plays and limiting the damage for Belarus. Bryan Gillis (Elmsdale, NS/ Antigonish, MJAHL) wasn't as busy but turned into a solid effort for Canada East, allowing only one goal on 23 shots.

"It's a good start," said Canada East head coach Jerome Dupont. "You want to win so that you can hopefully get through to Saturday without playing any more games than you need to. But I think it's going to be a tougher test on Wednesday when the Americans are be our opponents so we are really going to have to gear up for that."

In Nelson, Russia shook off a slow start to defeat Germany 6-2.

Action continues on Tuesday on two fronts, with the defending champions, Canada West opening up against Germany in Trail. This game will be webcast live at www.hockeycanada.ca. USA also opens up on Tuesday, facing Belarus in Nelson.

Game Information
Game Number 01 Round Preliminary
Arena Cominco Arena City, Country Trail, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/05/2007 Time 07:30 PM PT
Attendance 1800 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada East (CAN E) 2 2 0 4
Belarus (BLR) 1 0 0 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   04:26 BLR 6 Dmitry Shumski (10 Pavel Razvodovski) PP 
   08:53 CAN E 11 Louke Oakley (16 Jeremy Franklin, 21 Evan Zych) SH 
   14:51 CAN E 12 Corey Trivino (23 Jordan Watts, 9 James McIntosh) PP 

Penalties: 
00:55 CAN E 27 Mike McLaughlin (Hooking) 
03:54 CAN E 26 Michael Budd (Hooking) 
04:45 BLR 26 Andrei Stas (Hooking) 
08:08 CAN E 23 Jordan Watts (Boarding) 
13:08 BLR 29 Aleksandr Syrei (Roughing) 
16:18 BLR 14 Aleksandr Pavlovich (Hooking) 
18:29 CAN E Team (Too Many Men) 
20:00 CAN E 6 Brandon Burlon (10-Minute Misconduct) 

Second Period

Goals: 
   07:19 CAN E 23 Jordan Watts (21 Evan Zych, 12 Corey Trivino) PP 
   16:59 CAN E 27 Mike McLaughlin (12 Corey Trivino) 

Penalties: 
01:53 CAN E 7 Corey Tamblyn (Tripping) 
04:59 BLR 17 Nikita Komarov (Kneeing) 
06:32 BLR 4 Oleg Goroshko (High Sticking) 
11:25 BLR 3 Raman Ladzik (Hooking) 
17:19 BLR 29 Aleksandr Syrei (Interference) 

Third Period

Goals: 

Penalties: 
02:08 BLR 24 Dmitry Korobov (Elbowing) 
03:50 CAN E 24 Chris Haltigin (Hooking) 
12:19 BLR 26 Andrei Stas (Hooking) 
14:34 BLR 10 Pavel Razvodovski (Slashing) 
18:17 BLR 13 Andrei Kolosov (Elbowing) 
18:34 CAN E 24 Chris Haltigin (Interference) 
18:42 BLR 16 Igor Voroshilov (Hooking) 


Goaltenders
Canada East 1 Bryan Gillis On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Belarus 1 Vitali Trus On 1/00:00 Off 2/16:59
31 Valeriy Pronin On 2/17:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada East 11 9 11 31
Belarus 8 7 8 23

Player of the Game
Canada East 12 Corey Trivino
Belarus 26 Andrei Stas
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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