Russia 6, Germany 2

NELSON - Team Russia scored one power play goal and twice shorthanded en route to a 6-2 victory on the opening night of the World Junior A Challenge Monday at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena in Nelson.

The win gives Russia the lead in Pool A standings. Canada West meets Germany Tuesday in Trail.?

Nikita Filatov scored twice and Andrey Loktionov had three points to pace the Russian attack. Loktionov was selected player of the game for Team Russia.?

Germany started the game trying to slow a high-power Russian attack that scored nine goals in two pre-tournament games against the two Canadian squads by employing a five-man zone defence. The strategy worked until the final second of the first period when Soviet winger Anton Lazarev stole the puck in the Germany end and roofed shot past goalie Etienne Renkewitz while falling.?

Russia took a 2-0 early in the second lead playing shorthanded when winger Andrey Loktionov grabbed a loose puck at the blueline and beat Renkewitz on a breakaway. Minutes later, the Russians increased their lead to 3-0 when Dimitri Litesov broked down the right wing and beat Renkwitz to the top corner.?

Germany cut the margin to 3-1 when a shot from center ice by defenceman Mark Wittforth surprised Russian goalie Alexander Pechurskiy. The Germans then reduced the margin to one goal seconds after a power play advantage. Bruce Becker grabbed a loose puck from near the side of the net and poked the puck past Pechurskiy.?

The Russians restored their two-goal lead before the period ended once again playing shorthanded. Loktionov started play swooping in from the right wing on Renkewitz.?

The German goalie was unable to control the rebound allowing Nikita Filatov to snap the puck past Renkewitz from close range.?

Russia scored twice in the third period – Filatov and Dimitri Kugryshev on the power play – to complete the scoring. ?

Russia’s next game is Wednesday in Trail vs Canada West.?
Team USA sees its first action Tuesday in Nelson against Belarus.

Game Information
Game Number 02 Round Preliminary
Arena Nelson Community Complex City, Country Nelson, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/05/2007 Time 07:30 PM PT
Attendance 1174 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Russia (RUS) 1 3 2 6
Germany (GER) 0 2 0 2

First Period

   19:59 RUS 9 Anton Lazarev (14 Mikhail Fisenko) 

01:52 GER 28 Robin Thomson (Hooking) 
06:33 RUS 2 Igor Golovkov (Interference) 
10:56 GER 24 Marc Wittforth (Hooking) 
15:35 RUS 8 Pavel Chernov (Slashing) 

Second Period

   00:57 RUS 17 Andrey Loktionov (23 Sergei Ostapchuk, 27 Maxim Chudinov) SH 
   04:01 RUS 19 Evgeni Grachev (5 Dimitry Kostromitin) 
   05:35 GER 24 Marc Wittforth 
   13:56 GER 10 Bruce Becker (27 Nicolas Ackermann, 9 Soren Sturm) 
   16:55 RUS 28 Nikita Filatov (17 Andrey Loktionov) SH 

00:34 RUS 8 Pavel Chernov (Hooking) 
10:23 GER 15 Patrick Geiger (Slashing) 
10:54 RUS 27 Maxim Chudinov (Tripping) 
16:07 RUS 7 Anton Klementiev (Interference) 

Third Period

   01:11 RUS 21 Kirill Petrov (28 Nikita Filatov, 27 Maxim Chudinov) 
   09:54 RUS 18 Dmitri Kugryshev (27 Maxim Chudinov, 17 Andrey Loktionov) PP 

09:20 GER 15 Patrick Geiger (Slashing) 
17:47 GER 8 Gregor Stein (Delay of Game) 

Russia 20 Alexander Pechurskiy On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Germany 30 Andreas Tanzer On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Russia 12 7 12 31
Germany 10 11 5 26

Player of the Game
Russia 17 Andrey Loktionov
Germany 25 David Wolf
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Friday, May 17, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3

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