Belarus 6, United States 7 (OT)

USA’S MIRACLE ON NELSON ICE

NELSON - Barry Almeida scored with five seconds remaining in overtime lifting Team USA to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over Belarus in round robin action at the World Junior A Challenge Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

Almeida, selected the player of the game for Team USA, won a race for the puck with Belarus goalie Valeriy Pronin before depositing the biscuit into the vacant net.?

The win sets up a Pool B showdown Wednesday in Nelson between Team Canada East and Team USA. Both teams are 1-0. Team Belarus finishes third in the pool with two losses.?

The Canada East/USA game on Wednesday in Nelson is already a sellout. ?

Team USA trailed 4-1 in the second period and 5-3 in the third before staging its rally.?

USA, which tied the game at 5-5 early in the third frame, thought they had the game won when Jack Connelly’s tipped in a goal-mouth pass from Ben Blood past Pronin with just over five minutes remaining in the game.?

But Andrei Kolosov tied the game with three minutes remaining in the beating USA goalie Brady Hjelle from close range.?

Pavel Razvodovski scored three times to lead Team Belarus. Artem Demkov, who scored twice for Belarus, opened the scoring three minutes into the game.?Demkov was the player of the game for Belarus.?

Yuri Eliseenko finished the game with four assists for Belarus.?

The second period the teams combined for five goals, with Nico Sacchetti, Tim Hall and Blake Kessel scoring for Team USA. Kessel is the brother of Phil Kessel, who plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL.?

Razvodovski scored to give Belarus a 5-3 lead two minutes into the third period before Nick Dineen and Blood scored 24 seconds apart to tie the game at 5-5.?

Team USA outshot Belarus 43-35.

Game Information
Game Number 04 Round Preliminary
Arena Nelson Community Complex City, Country Nelson, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/06/2007 Time 07:30 PM PT
Attendance 1013 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 OT Total
Belarus (BLR) 2 2 2 0 6
United States (USA) 0 3 3 1 7

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   02:49 BLR 15 Artem Demkov (9 Aleksandr Korotkevich, 10 Pavel Razvodovski) 
   13:02 BLR 10 Pavel Razvodovski (28 Yuri Eliseenko, 6 Dmitry Shumski) 

Penalties: 
00:25 BLR 9 Aleksandr Korotkevich (Slashing) 
06:23 BLR 6 Dmitry Shumski (Interference) 
07:53 USA 4 Tyler Kieffer (Roughing) 
08:12 BLR 16 Igor Voroshilov (Hooking) 
13:36 BLR 16 Igor Voroshilov (Hooking) 
15:12 BLR 21 Aleksei Golubev (Slashing) 
17:23 USA 5 John Lee (Slashing) 

Second Period

Goals: 
   00:56 USA 9 Nicolas Sacchetti (19 Barry Almeida, 20 Blake Kessel) 
   04:51 BLR 15 Artem Demkov (28 Yuri Eliseenko, 21 Aleksei Golubev) 
   06:04 BLR 10 Pavel Razvodovski (15 Artem Demkov, 28 Yuri Eliseenko) PP 
   08:42 USA 23 Tim Hall (20 Blake Kessel) PP 
   18:01 USA 20 Blake Kessel (11 Jared Festler, 23 Tim Hall) PP 4/3 

Penalties: 
05:00 USA 18 Ben Blood (Hooking) 
07:18 BLR 9 Aleksandr Korotkevich (Hooking) 
11:45 USA 8 Seth Helgeson (High Sticking) 
16:22 BLR 6 Dmitry Shumski (Roughing) 
16:58 USA 5 John Lee (Cross Checking) 
17:12 BLR 19 Vladimir Mikhailov (Slashing) 

Third Period

Goals: 
   02:15 BLR 10 Pavel Razvodovski (3 Raman Ladzik, 28 Yuri Eliseenko) 
   04:20 USA 22 Nick Dineen (19 Barry Almeida, 2 Max Nicastro) 
   04:44 USA 18 Ben Blood (9 Nicolas Sacchetti, 22 Nick Dineen) 
   14:20 USA 21 Jack Connolly (18 Ben Blood) 4/4 
   17:19 BLR 13 Andrei Kolosov (17 Nikita Komarov, 26 Andrei Stas) 

Penalties: 
05:43 BLR 15 Artem Demkov (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
06:39 BLR 14 Aleksandr Pavlovich (Hooking) 
14:09 BLR 15 Artem Demkov (Roughing) 
14:09 USA 7 Mike Cichy (Roughing) 
17:46 BLR 21 Aleksei Golubev (Roughing) 


Goaltenders
Belarus 31 Valeriy Pronin On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
United States 30 Brady Hjelle On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 OT Total
Belarus 11 9 11 4 35
United States 8 16 16 5 45

Player of the Game
Belarus 10 Pavel Razvodovski
United States 19 Barry Almeida
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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