Game Summary
Switzerland 4 - Russia 1
 

SWISS SCORE GAME’S FIRST FOUR GOALS, ADVANCE TO SEMIS WITH WIN OVER RUSSIA

YARMOUTH, N.S. – Jorden Gahler scored the game-winning goal on a shot from outside the blue-line early in the third period as Switzerland advanced to Friday’s semifinals at the World Junior A Challenge with a 4-1 quarter-final win over Russia on Thursday.

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The Swiss are into the final four for the second time in as many tournament appearances; they won bronze in Penticton, B.C., in 2010.

With the Swiss nursing a one-goal lead in the opening minutes of the third period, Gahler took a slap shot that tipped off the top of the glove of Russian netminder Igor Shestyorkin and fell in for the 2-0 goal.

Christoph Bertschy, Robin Leone and Dean Kukan had the other goals for Switzerland, who outshot Russia 40-24. Leone was the lone Swiss skater to record more than one point, picking up an assist on Bertschy’s goal that opened the scoring just 24 seconds into the second period.

Luca Boltshauser recorded his first win in the Swiss goal, making 23 saves.

Anatoli Golyshev scored the lone goal for the Russians, ending Boltshauser’s shutout bid with 39 seconds left in the third period. The loss sends the Russians to the fifth-place game for the third year in a row; they haven’t been to the semifinals since winning bronze in 2009 in Summerside, P.E.I.

Shestyorkin finished with 36 saves for the Russians.

While the Swiss will take on the Americans in one of Friday’s semifinals (time TBD), the Russians will take on the loser of Thursday’s late quarter-final between Canada West and the Czech Republic in Saturday’s fifth-place game (2 p.m. AT).

 

Game Information
Game Number 07 Round Quarter-final
Arena Mariners Centre City, Country Yarmouth, N.S.
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2012 Time 04:00 PM AT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 3 4
Russia (RUS) 0 0 1 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   08:45 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Holding)
   10:08 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Inter. on Goaltender)
   13:21 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Interference)
   16:17 RUS 8 Nikolai Glukhov (Delay of Game)

Second Period
Goals:
   00:24 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (22 Robin Leone)

Penalties:
   00:45 RUS 3 Ruslan Trubkin (Interference)
   07:54 SUI 3 Nolan Diem (Interference)
   10:16 SUI 12 Simon Sterchi (Tripping)
   11:09 RUS 8 Nikolai Glukhov (Tripping)
   16:33 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (Roughing)

Third Period
Goals:
   02:33 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (8 Lukas Frick)
   05:19 SUI 22 Robin Leone (21 Jan Neuenschwander, 16 Sandro Zangger) PP
   15:37 SUI 14 Dean Kukan 
   19:21 RUS 23 Anatoli Golyshev (2 Rushan Rafikov, 11 Artyom Prokhorov) PP

Penalties:
   04:28 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Interference)
   05:00 RUS 14 Sergei Stetsenko (High Sticking)
   06:30 RUS 25 Vladislav Gavrikov (Hooking)
   08:50 SUI 20 Luca Boltshauser (Interference)
   11:31 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (Tripping)
   11:31 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Clipping)
   17:56 SUI 29 Eliot Antonietti (Delay of Game)
   18:18 RUS 12 Vyacheslav Leshchenko (Roughing)
   18:18 SUI 14 Dean Kukan (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Switzerland
20 Luca Boltshauser On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Russia
20 Igor Shestyorkin On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Switzerland 9 16 15 40
Russia 8 7 9 24

Player of the Game
Switzerland 20 Luca Boltshauser
Russia 29 Vladimir Tkachev
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