Canada West 1, Russia 2

GOALTENDING TANDEM BACKSTOPS RUSSIA TO WIN OVER CANADA WEST

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Andrei Vasilevski and Ivan Nalimov combined to make 52 saves, leading Russia to a 2-1 win over Canada West in 2011 World Junior A Challenge pre-tournament action on Saturday night.

The Canadians outshot Russia 52-21, including 23-10 in the first period, but could manage only one goal, a first-period power play marker off the stick of Wesley Myron (Victoria, B.C./Victoria, BCHL).

Myron’s goal pulled Canada West even at 1-1 after the Russians had taken an early lead with a power play goal of their own from Arseni Erokhin, who needed just six seconds of man advantage time to beat Canadian netminder Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C./Powell River, BCHL).

Arseni Khatsei restored the Russian lead early in the second period with the eventual game winner on another power play, the last puck to beat any of the three goaltenders.

Both teams have an off day to start the 2011 World Junior A Challenge on Monday before opening their tournaments Tuesday. Russia faces the Czech Republic at 4 p.m. PT, followed by Canada West taking on Sweden at 7:30 p.m. MT.

Game Information
Game Number 4 Round Exhibition
Arena Prospera Centre City, Country Chilliwack, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/5/2011 Time 7:00 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 1 0 0 1
Russia (RUS) 1 1 0 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   03:49 RUS 23 Alexander Barabanov (29 Arseni Erokhin, 17 Leonid Avtomov) PP 
   08:03 CAN W 19 Wesley Myron (18 Peter Quenneville, 9 Carson Cooper) PP 

Penalties: 
03:43 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley (Checking from Behind) 
03:43 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley (10-Minute Misconduct) 
07:17 RUS 29 Arseni Erokhin (High Sticking) 
12:25 RUS 17 Leonid Avtomov (Interference)

Second Period

Goals: 
   02:26 RUS 5 Arseni Khatsei (19 Damir Zhafyarov, 3 Stanislav Garyeyev) PP 

Penalties: 
01:36 CAN W 2 Troy Stecher (High Sticking) 
09:07 CAN W 16 Brandon Morley (Slashing) 
14:24 RUS 6 Valeri Vasiliev (Slashing) 
17:29 CAN W 3 Luke Juha (Delay of Game) 
19:50 RUS 24 Damir Galin (Roughing)

Third Period

Goals: 
   None

Penalties: 
08:28 CAN W 14 Alex Kerfoot (Hooking) 
14:02 CAN W 26 Travis St. Denis (Cross Checking) 
16:25 RUS 8 Egor Malenkikh (Hooking) 
19:00 RUS 18 Vyacheslav Osnovin (Hooking)


Goaltenders
Canada West 31 Sean Maguire On 1/0:00 Off 3/19:00
Russia 30 Andrei Vasilevski On 1/00:00 Off 2/13:04
20 Ivan Nalimov On 2/13:05 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 23 18 12 53
Russia 10 9 2 21
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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