Canada West 5, Russia 2

CANADA REBOUNDS WITH POWERPLAY-FUELED VICTORY

CAMROSE, AB – Apparently the Canada West team that showed up for the tournament opener on Sunday night against Belarus wasn’t the true version of the two-time defending gold medalists.

Two nights after being shocked in a shootout by the Belarussians, Canada West scored five goals on the powerplay – including two on five-on-threes – in a 5-2 win over Russia on Tuesday night at the Edgeworth Centre.

The win wrapped up first place in Group A and an automatic berth in the semifinals for the Canadians, who will not play again until Saturday’s final four match-ups.

Derek Grant led the charge with a pair of goals, while Dylan Olsen, Curtis McKenzie and Matt MacKay also beat Russian netminder Eduard Reyzvikh, who at times must have felt like he was in a shooting gallery.

After being outshot 10-6 in the opening 20 minutes, the Canadians fired 28 shots at Reyzvikh over the final two periods, compared to just 13 directed at Canada West goaltender Kevin Genoe.

Vladimir Tarasenko opened the scoring for the Russians less than four minutes after the opening face-off, undressing a Canada West defender and beating Genoe for the lone goal of the first period.

Russia got into penalty trouble in the second period, taking seven consecutive minors at one point, and the Canadians made it pay, as Grant, Olsen and McKenzie all converted with the man advantage, sending the 2,100-plus in attendance into a frenzy.

Grant’s second powerplay marker and a man advantage goal from MacKay bookended a Russian goal from Maxim Kitsin in the third period as Canada West spent much of the final 40 minutes playing five-on-four.

Jaden Schwartz picked up Player of the Game honours for Canada West after racking up three assists, while Tommy Brown added a pair of helpers in the win.

Russia’s loss leaves it in second place in the group, and facing a date with the third-place team from Group B in one of Thursday’s quarter-finals. Their opponent will not be known until after Wednesday’s game between Canada East and the United States (8 p.m. MST).

Game Information
Game Number 05 Round Preliminary
Arena Edgeworth Centre City, Country Camrose, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 11/04/2008 Time 08:00 PM MT
Attendance 2198 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 3 2 5
Russia (RUS) 1 0 1 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   03:40 RUS 10 Vladimir Tarasenko (7 Kirill Kabanov, 19 Alexander Burmistrov) 

Penalties: 
06:35 RUS 23 Maxim Kitsin (High Sticking) 
09:22 CAN W 6 Dylan Olsen (10-Minute Misconduct) 
09:22 CAN W 6 Dylan Olsen (Checking to the Head) 
12:22 RUS 12 Vladimir Malinovsky (Holding) 

Second Period

Goals: 
   04:24 CAN W 17 Derek Grant (26 Jaden Schwartz, 6 Dylan Olsen) PP 
   11:53 CAN W 6 Dylan Olsen PP 
   15:23 CAN W 21 Curtis McKenzie (3 Justin Schultz, 11 Denver Manderson) PP 

Penalties: 
01:52 CAN W 6 Dylan Olsen (Roughing) 
02:32 RUS 7 Kirill Kabanov (Interference) 
04:24 RUS 26 Georgy Berdyukov (10-Minute Misconduct) 
07:37 RUS 7 Kirill Kabanov (10-Minute Misconduct) 
07:37 RUS 3 Nikita Pivtsakin (High Sticking) 
10:29 RUS 9 Sergey Chvanov (Hooking) 
10:29 RUS Team (Bench - Coach) 
14:28 RUS 6 Alexander Karpushkin (Roughing) 
19:48 RUS 15 Evgeny Kuznetsov (Slashing) 
19:48 RUS 19 Alexander Burmistrov (Checking from Behind) 
19:48 RUS 19 Alexander Burmistrov (Game Misconduct)

Third Period

Goals: 
   01:42 CAN W 17 Derek Grant (26 Jaden Schwartz, 5 Tommy Brown) PP 
   07:15 RUS 23 Maxim Kitsin (15 Evgeny Kuznetsov) 
   15:30 CAN W 9 Matt Mackay (26 Jaden Schwartz, 5 Tommy Brown) PP 

Penalties: 
09:57 CAN W 14 Tim Hayduk (Elbowing) 
12:51 RUS 16 Pavel Zotov (Hooking) 
12:51 RUS 6 Alexander Karpushkin (10-Minute Misconduct) 
12:51 CAN W 23 Brodie Reid (10-Minute Misconduct) 
15:22 RUS 15 Evgeny Kuznetsov (10-Minute Misconduct) 
15:22 RUS 15 Evgeny Kuznetsov (Game Misconduct) 
15:22 RUS 15 Evgeny Kuznetsov (Checking to the Head) 
18:12 RUS 12 Vladimir Malinovsky (Slashing) 
19:20 RUS 23 Maxim Kitsin (High Sticking) 
19:51 RUS 5 Kirll Yuryev (Interference) 
20:00 RUS 1 Dmitry Shikin (Game Misconduct) 
20:00 RUS 14 Stanislav Bocharov (Game Misconduct) 
20:00 RUS 10 Vladimir Tarasenko (Game Misconduct) 


Goaltenders
Canada West 31 Kevin Genoe On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Russia 30 Eduard Revzvikh On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 6 16 12 34
Russia 10 8 5 23

Player of the Game
Canada West 26 Jaden Schwartz
Russia 10 Vladimir Tarasenko
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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