Russia 6, Canada East 2

RUSSIANS PULL AWAY FROM CANADA EAST LATE, WIN BRONZE

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – After a two-year absence, Russia is back on the podium at the World Junior A Challenge.

Sergey Barbashev scored twice and added two assists and the Russians scored three times in the final 1:25 to pull away late as they earned the bronze medal with a 6-2 win over Canada East on Sunday afternoon at Molson Canadian Arena at CUP.

Russia took home bronze from the inaugural tournament in Yorkton, Sask., in 2006 before finishing fourth and fifth in the last two years. Canada East had won a medal at every WJAC prior to Sunday’s loss.

It was the Russians who came out with jump in the first, outshooting the Canadians 14-7, but Greg Carey had the period’s only goal, chipping a backhand over goaltender Kirill Brashkin on a power play to send Canada East to the dressing room up 1-0.

Semen Zherebtsov got that back for Russia 9:48 into the second period, one-timing a pass from Ildar Isangulov past Canada East netminder Matt Ginn, and Pavel Kulikov scored a carbon copy less than six minutes later to give the Europeans their first lead of the game.

Canada East came out in the third period determined to leave with a medal in the first WJAC on eastern soil, and pulled even on the power play thanks to captain Jacob Laliberte, who beat Brashkin at the 5:48 mark to make it 2-2.

That would be the end of the Canadian momentum, however, as Vladislav Namestnikov restored the Russian lead at the period’s midway point, getting the puck past Ginn on his third chance in close.

Canada East’s best chance to tie the game again came three minutes later, when Alex Guptill was hauled down on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot. Laliberte was chosen to take the shot, but his effort hit both Brashkin and the crossbar before rolling harmlessly to the corner.

With the Canadians pressing late, Barbashev slipped in behind the defence and turning Ginn inside out with a backhand-to-forehand deke, putting the final nail in the coffin of the easterners.

Nail Yakupov scored into an empty net before Barbashev picked up his second in 65 seconds to round out the scoring.

Game Information
Game Number 12 Round Bronze Medal
Arena Credit Union Place City, Country Summerside, P.E.I.
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2009 Time 12:00 PM AT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Russia (RUS) 0 2 4 6
Canada East (CAN E) 1 0 1 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   06:14 CAN E 17 Greg Carey (22 Jonathan Milley, 10 Sebastien Gingras) PP 

Penalties: 
00:22 CAN E 26 Julian Melchiori (Hooking) 
03:22 CAN E 17 Greg Carey (Elbowing) 
06:06 RUS 13 Roman Lyubimov (Hooking) 
10:25 RUS 2 Jan Krasovskiy (Hooking) 

Second Period

Goals: 
   09:48 RUS 18 Semen Zherebtsov (29 Ildar Isangulov) 
   15:22 RUS 15 Pavel Kulikov (22 Sergey Barbashev, 27 Emil Galimov) 

Penalties: 
04:27 CAN E 4 David Pratt (Holding) 
07:25 RUS 18 Semen Zherebtsov (Holding Opp. Stick) 
16:34 RUS 13 Roman Lyubimov (High Sticking) 
18:41 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (Inter. on Goaltender) 

Third Period

Goals: 
   05:24 CAN E 18 Jacob Laliberte (26 Julian Melchiori, 15 Kyle Just) PP 
   09:57 RUS 8 Vladislav Namestnikov (22 Sergey Barbashev) 
   18:25 RUS 22 Sergey Barbashev (3 Ivan Gavrilenko) 
   19:04 RUS 10 Nail Yakupov EN 
   19:30 RUS 22 Sergey Barbashev (8 Vladislav Namestnikov, 23 Nikita Gusev) 

Penalties: 
04:44 RUS 16 Ignat Zemchenko (Roughing) 
11:34 RUS Team (Penalty Shot) 
19:41 CAN E 18 Jacob Laliberte (Slashing) 


Goaltenders
Russia 20 Kirill Brashkin On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada East 31 Matt Ginn On 1/00:00 Off 3/18:50
31 Matt Ginn On 3/19:05 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Russia 14 9 14 37
Canada East 7 9 12 28

Player of the Game
Russia 8 Vladislav Namestnikov
Canada East 22 Jonathan Milley
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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