Pacific 6 – Russia 5

CONNOLLY’S LAST-SECOND GOAL GIVES PACIFIC WIN

PORT ALBERNI, BC – In a game with a number of thrilling moments, Brett Connolly saved the best for last.

Connolly scored with just 16.6 seconds remaining, capping off a wild final five minutes and giving Pacific a 6-5 win over Russia at the Alberni Valley Multiplex in the opening game for both at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

After coming back four times from one-goal deficits, Brendan Gallagher gave Pacific its first lead at 5-4 with 4:59 to go, scoring just 36 seconds after Max Reinhart had tied the game for the Canadian side, only to see the Russians tie it up 37 seconds after that, setting up Connolly’s late heroics.

Brendan Ranford, Brad Ross and Troy Rutkowski also scored for Pacific, while two goals from Ivan Telegin and singles from Evgeny Kuznetsov, Vladislav Namestnikov and Artem Gareev provided the offence for Russia.

Pacific will be back on the ice at the Multiplex on Tuesday night taking on Germany (7 p.m. PST), while Russia will play in the late game at Strathcona Gardens in Campbell River, facing Atlantic (7 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 04 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Alberni Valley Multiplex Location/Lieu Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Date Mon. Dec. 29, 2008 Time/Heure 07:30 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
PAC 1 2 3 6
RUS 2 2 1 5

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
03:30 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov
16:48 PAC 20 Brendan Ranford (12 Brett Connolly, 21 Jordan Weal) PP
19:42 RUS 24 Ivan Telegin (18 Evgeny Grigorenko, 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:13 RUS 29 Ildar Isangulov (Cross Checking)
08:18 PAC 21 Jordan Weal (Charging)
11:14 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (Slashing)
13:09 PAC 18 Brad Ross (Charging)
13:09 PAC 22 Ryan Harrison (Tripping)
13:09 RUS 5 Alexey Marchenko (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
13:28 PAC 9 Kevin Sundher (Roughing)
15:58 RUS 7 Sergey Ilminskiy (Slashing)
19:06 PAC 20 Brendan Ranford (Delay of Game)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
08:35 PAC 18 Brad Ross (15 Brendan Gallagher, 3 Mark Pysyk) 4/4
09:02 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (21 Vitaly Zotov, 23 Sergey Barbashev) 4/4
10:43 PAC 2 Troy Rutkowski (22 Ryan Harrison, 15 Brendan Gallagher) PP 4/3
16:56 RUS 24 Ivan Telegin (8 Vladislav Namestnikov)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:48 RUS 24 Ivan Telegin (Delay of Game)
04:18 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (Holding)
08:28 PAC 22 Ryan Harrison (Illegal Equipment)
08:28 RUS 5 Alexey Marchenko (Interference)
10:04 RUS 24 Ivan Telegin (Hooking)
11:10 PAC 17 Nathan MacMaster (Boarding)
13:50 RUS 17 Aleksander Gogolev (Slashing)
18:39 RUS 5 Alexey Marchenko (Tripping)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
14:25 PAC 11 Max Reinhart (14 Josh Nicholls) PP
15:01 PAC 15 Brendan Gallagher (22 Ryan Harrison, 18 Brad Ross)
15:38 RUS 22 Artem Gareev (8 Vladislav Namestnikov, 23 Sergey Barbashev)
19:43 PAC 12 Brett Connolly

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:55 PAC 6 Alex Petrovic (Tripping)
06:12 PAC 10 Blake Gal (Hooking)
10:51 PAC 14 Josh Nicholls (High Sticking)
13:58 RUS 14 Daniil Apalkov (Hooking)
16:28 PAC 7 Austin Madaisky (Checking from Behind)
16:28 PAC 7 Austin Madaisky (10-Minute Misconduct)
17:22 PAC 2 Troy Rutkowski (Slashing)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
PAC 30 Kent Simpson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
RUS 30 Pavel Suchkov On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
PAC 12 9 6 27
RUS 10 10 10 30

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
PAC 18 Brad Ross
RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre T.J. Luxmore
Lines People/Juges de lignes Scott Edwards, Joe Monette