Germany 5 – Russia 4

GERMANS HOLD OFF RUSSIAN RALLY, EARN FIRST WIN

COURTENAY, BC – For the first time since 2001, Germany will play for something other than ninth place at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Tom Kühnhackl’s second goal of the game with 6:05 to go stood up as the winner as the Germans advanced to Saturday’s fifth-place game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex with a 5-4 victory over Russia.

Konrad Abeltshauser, Yasin Ehliz and Bernhard Keil also scored for Germany, who recorded just its second win in 16 preliminary round games dating back to the 2002 U17 tournament in Selkirk, MB. Ehliz and Abeltshauser had two assists each to give them both three-point nights.

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice to lead the Russian offensive attack. Aleksander Gogolev and Evgeny Grigorenko also picked up goals in a losing cause, while Ivan Telegin and Ivan Gavrilenko recorded a pair of assists apiece.

With the Slovakia-Finland game in Port Alberni also finished, the Saturday match-ups are set: Germany will face Quebec at the Alberni Valley Multiplex for fifth place (11 a.m. PST), while the Russians will take on Slovakia for seventh spot. Check the event schedule for all game times for Saturday.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 18 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Oceanside Place Location/Lieu Oceanside, B.C., Canada
Date Fri. Jan. 02, 2009 Time/Heure 02:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
GER 1 3 1 5
RUS 0 2 2 4

 

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

Goals/Buts :
01:08 GER 3 Konrad Abeltshauser (19 Richard Gelke)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
06:18 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (Slashing)
12:20 RUS 21 Vitaly Zotov (Interference)
19:48 GER 24 Marcel Noebels (Hooking)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
03:42 RUS 17 Aleksander Gogolev (24 Ivan Telegin, 3 Ivan Gavrilenko)
06:25 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov (9 Roman Berdnikov)
08:56 GER 17 Yasin Ehliz (14 Tom Kuhnhackl)
11:17 GER 14 Tom Kuhnhackl (17 Yasin Ehliz) SH
19:26 GER 21 Bernhard Keil (25 Achim Moosberger, 3 Konrad Abeltshauser)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
10:25 GER 7 Dominik Bittner (Slashing)
16:16 GER 15 David Elsner (Hooking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
11:38 RUS 25 Evgeny Kuznetsov (24 Ivan Telegin, 23 Sergey Barbashev) PP
13:55 GER 14 Tom Kuhnhackl (3 Konrad Abeltshauser, 17 Yasin Ehliz)
15:02 RUS 18 Evgeny Grigorenko (25 Evgeny Kuznetsov, 3 Ivan Gavrilenko)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:15 GER 3 Konrad Abeltshauser (Tripping)
09:41 GER 11 Stephan Kronthaler (Delay of Game)
10:23 GER 7 Dominik Bittner (Elbowing)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
GER 2 Lukas Steinhanuer On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
RUS 1 Boris Novichenkov On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Corey Logan
Lines People/Juges de lignes Todd Horwood, Jason Cramer