Game Summary

Canada 5 Russia 2 December 29, 2001
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Canada faced two consecutive penalty kills and responded in kind, scoring a shorthanded goal as Jarret Stoll, of Yorkton, SK caused the turnover and then converted a Steve Ott pass behind the Russian goaltender, Andrei Medvedev. Canada made it 2-0, with specialty teams coming through again.

On a powerplay, Stephen Weiss took a perfect pass from Jason Spezza and fired one past Spezza. Canadian goaltender Pascal Leclaire was called upon to make some terrific saves as Canada was outshot 9-5, but left the ice after the first period with a 2-0 lead.

Russia scored twice in the second while Canada responded once on a Mike Cammalleri marker, as Canada led 3-2 through 40 minutes.

Jared Aulin and Chuck Kobasew ended all Russian hopes of coming back with goals in the third, as Canada goes to 3-0 with a 5-2 victory over Russia.

Canada faces Finland on Sunday, December 30th in its next game at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Box Score Canada 2 1 2 5
  Russia 0 2 0 2


First Period
Goals/Buts :
04:09 CAN Stoll (Ott) SH/DN
14:04 CAN Weiss (Spezza) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités :
01:20 CAN Hamhuis (Interference/Obstruction)
03:16 CAN Cammalleri (Tripping/Trébucher)
07:51 RUS Svitov (Highsticking/Bâton-élever)
12:29 RUS Grigorenko (Roughing/Rudesse)
18:58 CAN Harrision (Highsticking/Bâton-élever)
20:00 CAN Hamhuis (Tripping/Trébucher)
Second Period
Goals/Buts :
20:50 RUS Knyazev (Tyutin) PP2/AN2
27:11 CAN Cammalleri (Boyes) PP/AN
38:19 RUS Polushin (Frolov) PP2/AN2

Penalties/Pénalités :
20:50 CAN Stoll (Crosschecking/Double-échec)
21:47 RUS Frolov (Hooking/Accrocher)
24:15 CAN Harrision (Holding/Retenir)
26:52 RUS Zabolotnev (Interference/Obstruction)
29:06 CAN Hamhuis (Holding/Retenir)
30:00 CAN Ott (Charging/Assaut)
33:45 RUS Neprialev (Hooking/Accrocher)
34:16 RUS Korsunov (Charging/Accrocher)
36:22 CAN Upshall (Highsticking/Bâton-élever)
37:40 CAN Ott (Interference/Obstruction)
Third Period
Goals/Buts :
48:09 CAN Aulin (Hamhuis) PP2/AN2
49:37 CAN Kobasew (Aulin)

Penalties/Pénalités :
41:22 RUS Perezhogin (Tripping/Trébucher)
47:14 RUS Nepriaev (Interference/Obstruction)
47:26 RUS Sapovhnikov (Tripping/Trébucher)
50:07 RUS Taratukhin (Checking from Behind/Échec par arrière) 5 min.
50:07 RUS Taratukhin (Game Misconduct/Inconduite du jeu)


Goaltenders Canada Pascal Leclaire
  Russia Andrei Medvedev
    First Second Third Final
Shots on Goal by Canada 5 11 10 26
  Russia 9 11 8 28
Officials Referee Martin Homola
Milos Badal, Valeri Gotsoulia
Attendance 4,600
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