Russia 2 – Ontario 5

MCFARLAND’S SCORING TOUCH HELPS ONTARIO TO SECOND WIN

PORT ALBERNI, BC – Ontario has passed its first big test at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Leading by just a goal heading after 40 minutes, the defending gold medalists struck three times in the final 40 minutes en route to a 5-2 win over Russia on Wednesday afternoon at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

John McFarland led the way for Ontario, recording a hat trick in the win. McFarland scored once in the second period and twice in the third to lead the Ontarians to their second win in as many games at the U17 tournament. Tyler Toffoli and Sam Carrick also scored in the win.

Vladislav Namestnikov, who scored four times in Russia’s win over Slovakia on Tuesday, and Aleksander Gogolev had the goals for the Russians, who dropped to 1-2 in Group A.

Ontario will ring in the New Year on Thursday by traveling to Courtenay to face Germany (2 p.m. PST), while Russia will have the day off Thursday before taking on the Germans in Courtenay to wrap up the preliminary round on Friday (2 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 09 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Alberni Valley Multiplex Location/Lieu Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Date Wed. Dec. 31, 2008 Time/Heure 02:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
RUS 1 0 1 2
ONT 1 1 3 5

 

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

Goals/Buts :
01:38 ONT 16 Tyler Toffoli
08:33 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (22 Artem Gareev, 11 Artur Amirov) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:16 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (Hooking)
07:40 ONT 10 Cody McNaughton (Tripping)
11:26 ONT 12 Gregg Sutch (Slashing)
14:43 ONT 17 Devante Smith-Pelly (Elbowing)
17:41 RUS 23 Sergey Barbashev (Tripping)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
15:10 ONT 18 John McFarland PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:16 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov (Roughing)
03:24 ONT 3 Ryan O'Connor (Holding)
10:56 RUS 5 Alexey Marchenko (Tripping)
14:45 RUS 5 Alexey Marchenko (Hooking)
16:00 RUS 7 Sergey Ilminskiy (Interference)
16:00 ONT 10 Cody McNaughton (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
02:39 ONT 18 John McFarland (3 Ryan O'Connor) PP
05:47 ONT 22 Sam Carrick (9 Ryan Spooner, 7 Stephen Silas)
05:57 ONT 18 John McFarland
14:54 RUS 17 Aleksander Gogolev (23 Sergey Barbashev) SH

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:03 RUS 29 Ildar Isangulov (Tripping)
03:45 ONT 11 Christian Thomas (Interference)
07:22 ONT 4 Brock Beukeboom (Interference)
12:30 RUS 7 Sergey Ilminskiy (Tripping)
14:36 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov (Hooking)
19:39 ONT 10 Cody McNaughton (Charging)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
RUS 30 Pavel Suchkov On 1/00:00 Off 3/05:57
1 Boris Novichenkov On 3/05:58 Off 3/20:00
ONT 31 JP Anderson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
RUS 9 7 8 24
ONT 12 13 8 33

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
RUS 17 Aleksander Gogolev
ONT 18 John McFarland

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Bratt Iverson
Lines People/Juges de lignes Francis Trenpe, Cody Huseby