Game Summary
Canada West 4 - Russia 3 (OT)
 

STECHER SCORES OVERTIME WINNER TO SEND CANADA WEST TO SEMIFINALS

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Troy Stecher (Richmond, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) was the overtime hero, scoring on a power play 1:22 into the extra period to give Canada West a 4-3 win over Russia on Wednesday and send the defending gold medallists to Friday’s semifinals at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.

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It’s a complete reversal of fortune for the Canadians, who went winless in the preliminary round last year in Langley, B.C., before catching fire in the medal round.

Wade Murphy (Victoria, B.C./Penticton, BCHL), Seb Lloyd (Prince George, B.C./West Kelowna, BCHL) and Aaron Hadley (Castlegar, B.C./Vernon, BCHL) were the scorers in regulation time for Canada West, which got all four of its goals from B.C. Hockey League skaters.

Murphy added two assists for a three-point game, while Alex Kerfoot (West Vancouver, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) had two helpers, giving him five points in two games.

Jonah Imoo (Surrey, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) was spectacular between the pipes for Canada West, making 37 saves as the Canadians were outshot 40-19.

Vladislav Gavrikov, Nikita Setdikov and Sergei Stetsenko scored the goals for the Russians, who will play the loser of Wednesday night’s preliminary round finale between Canada East and Switzerland in a Thursday quarter-final.

Igor Shestyorkin took the loss in the Russian goal, finishing with 15 saves.

It’s the sixth time the Canadians and Russians have met at the World Junior A Challenge, with Canada West holding a 4-2 advantage. Wednesday’s game was the first meeting to go into overtime.

 

Game Information
Game Number 05 Round Preliminary
Arena Mariners Centre City, Country Yarmouth, N.S.
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2012 Time 04:00 PM AT
Attendance 1402 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3     OT1   Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 2 1 1 4
Russia (RUS) 0 2 1 0 3

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   00:20 CAN W 11 Rhyse Dieno (Major - Check fr. Behind)
   00:20 CAN W 11 Rhyse Dieno (Game Misconduct)
   07:59 RUS 8 Nikolai Glukhov (Cross Checking)
   09:58 CAN W 25 James De Haas (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   03:34 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy (14 Alex Kerfoot, 9 Dylan Richard) PP
   05:29 RUS 25 Vladislav Gavrikov (17 Konstantin Okulov)
   07:29 RUS 21 Nikita Setdikov (8 Nikolai Glukhov, 9 Igor Rudenkov)
   19:45 CAN W 8 Seb Lloyd (21 Wade Murphy, 14 Alex Kerfoot) PP

Penalties:
   02:10 RUS 24 Viktor Baldaev (Hooking)
   03:34 RUS 25 Vladislav Gavrikov (Interference)
   05:25 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy (High Sticking)
   12:26 CAN W 12 Michael Rebry (Delay of Game)
   17:05 CAN W 9 Dylan Richard (Roughing)
   17:05 RUS 13 Alexander Mokshantsev (Cross Checking)
   18:14 RUS 4 Ziyat Paigin (Boarding)

Third Period
Goals:
   02:00 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley (24 Evan Tironese, 25 James De Haas)
   14:09 RUS 14 Sergei Stetsenko (2 Rushan Rafikov, 21 Nikita Setdikov) PP

Penalties:
   12:35 RUS 13 Alexander Mokshantsev (10-Minute Misconduct)
   12:35 CAN W 18 T.J. Reeve (Kneeing)
   13:56 CAN W 6 Devon Toews (Cross Checking)
   18:38 CAN W 21 Wade Murphy (Elbowing)
   19:34 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Interference)

Overtime
Goals:
   01:22 CAN W 2 Troy Stecher (21 Wade Murphy) PP

Penalties:
   None


Goaltenders
Canada West
31 Jonah Imoo On 1/00:00 Off 4/01:22
Russia
20 Igor Shestyorkin On 1/00:00 Off 4/01:22

Shots on Goal   1     2     3     OT1   Total
Canada West 4 8 5 2 19
Russia 13 12 13 2 40

Player of the Game
Canada West 2 Troy Stecher
Russia 16 Arkhip Nekolenko
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