Belarus 7, Germany 5

DROZD’S RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCE LEADS BELARUS TO SEMIFINALS

CAMROSE, AB – All it took was three minutes and 46 seconds for Siarhei Drozd to earn himself a spot in the World Junior A Challenge record book.

Drozd recorded a natural hat trick in just 3:46 – all of them on the powerplay – to turn a 4-3 game into a 7-3 rout as Belarus earned a spot in Saturday’s semifinals with a 7-5 win over Germany on Thursday night in quarter-final action at the Edgeworth Centre.

It was the fastest hat trick in WJAC history, and a record for the most powerplay goals in one game. Belarus’ Player of the Game also set tournament records for goals in one tournament (seven) and powerplay goals in one tournament (5).

All of it means that Belarus is guaranteed to play for a medal for the first time in tournament history, and has a chance to repeat its opening-day upset when it faces Canada West in Saturday’s late semifinal (8 p.m. MST).

The Belarussians stunned the two-time defending gold medalists last Sunday, winning 4-3 in a shootout.

The first period of Thursday’s game was a wild, back-and-forth affair, with both teams holding leads at one point, although it was Belarus who went to the dressing room with a 4-2 lead on a pair of goals from Ihar Varashylau and singles from Pavel Dashkou and Dzmitry Korabau.

Steven Rupprich – Germany’s Player of the Game – added his second goal of the game just shy of the eight-minute mark of the period to draw the Germans to within a goal, tapping a rebound past goaltender Vitali Bialinski after a goal-mouth scramble.

With Germany building momentum in the third period, Andreas Gawlik picked up a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct, giving Drozd and the Belarussians a chance to go to work on the powerplay.

Drozd scored goals at 10:21, just seven seconds after the penalty, 12:20 and 14:07 to give Belarus a little insurance and a four-goal lead.

The extra cushion would come in handy late, as the Germans scored twice in the final 3:29 to cut the lead in half and make the final score a little more respectable.

The loss means Germany will face Russia in Saturday’s fifth-place game (12 p.m. MST). It marks the third consecutive year the Germans will play for fifth.

Drozd added an assist to his hat trick for a four-point night, while Korabau had a goal and two helpers.

Game Information
Game Number 08 Round Quarter-Final
Arena Edgeworth Centre City, Country Camrose, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 11/06/2008 Time 08:00 PM MT
Attendance 1622 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Belarus (BLR) 4 0 3 7
Germany (GER) 2 1 2 5

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   03:12 BLR 16 Ihar Varashylau (15 Siarhei Drozd) SH 
   06:11 GER 23 Steven Rupprich (6 André Huebscher) 
   10:13 GER 20 Benedikt Bruckner (23 Steven Rupprich) 
   12:07 BLR 2 Pavel Dashkou (7 Aliaksei Kuveka, 22 Dzmitry Verameichyk) 
   14:52 BLR 24 Dzmitry Korabau (7 Aliaksei Kuveka, 2 Pavel Dashkou) 
   19:25 BLR 16 Ihar Varashylau (15 Siarhei Drozd, 19 Uladzimir Mikhailau) 

Penalties: 
02:59 BLR 24 Dzmitry Korabau (Tripping) 
07:29 GER 17 Soren Sturm (Interference) 
12:31 BLR 6 Illa Shinkevitch (Interference) 

Second Period

Goals: 
   07:47 GER 23 Steven Rupprich (6 André Huebscher, 22 Toni Ritter) PP 

Penalties: 
02:43 BLR 14 Yahor Stsiapanau (Slashing) 
02:55 GER 18 Andreas Gawlik (Tripping) 
02:55 GER 23 Steven Rupprich (Boarding) 
06:38 BLR 9 Aleh Haroshka (Slashing) 
13:25 GER 8 Gregor Stein (Slashing) 
19:46 BLR 18 Yauheni Salamonau (High Sticking) 
19:46 GER 18 Andreas Gawlik (High Sticking) 

Third Period

Goals: 
   10:21 BLR 15 Siarhei Drozd (24 Dzmitry Korabau, 6 Illa Shinkevitch) PP 
   12:20 BLR 15 Siarhei Drozd (24 Dzmitry Korabau, 9 Aleh Haroshka) PP 
   14:07 BLR 15 Siarhei Drozd (16 Ihar Varashylau) PP 
   16:31 GER 6 André Huebscher (19 Patrick Pohl, 20 Benedikt Bruckner) PP 
   18:46 GER 22 Toni Ritter (6 André Huebscher, 17 Soren Sturm) 

Penalties: 
03:44 BLR 5 Aliaksandr Yeronau (High Sticking) 
10:14 GER 18 Andreas Gawlik (Major - Check fr. Behind) 
10:14 GER 18 Andreas Gawlik (Game Misconduct) 
11:21 GER 27 Florian Muller (Tripping) 
11:56 BLR 7 Aliaksei Kuveka (Interference) 
15:50 BLR 5 Aliaksandr Yeronau (Roughing) 
15:50 BLR 11 Kiryl Brykun (Roughing) 
15:50 GER 11 David Wolf (Roughing) 
15:50 GER 28 Dominic Walsh (Roughing) 
15:50 BLR 6 Illa Shinkevitch (Roughing) 
15:50 BLR 5 Aliaksandr Yeronau (10-Minute Misconduct) 
15:50 BLR 11 Kiryl Brykun (10-Minute Misconduct) 
15:50 GER 11 David Wolf (10-Minute Misconduct) 
15:50 GER 28 Dominic Walsh (10-Minute Misconduct) 
15:50 BLR 6 Illa Shinkevitch (10-Minute Misconduct) 
18:57 BLR 13 Andrei Kolasau (Hooking) 


Goaltenders
Belarus 1 Vital Bialinski On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Germany 1 Markus Keller On 1/00:00 Off 3/18:57

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Belarus 6 7 9 22
Germany 7 8 11 26

Player of the Game
Belarus 15 Siarhei Drozd
Germany 22 Steven Rupprich
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
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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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