2007 World Junior A Challenge

Germany 3, Belarus 5


Belarus stormed back in the third period to finish the World Junior A Challenge on a winning note, on the strength of a 5-3 victory over Germany.

Despite a scoreless first period, the action was far from being even. Belarus carried the play for all twenty minutes, outshooting Germany 15-6 and getting a number of quality scoring chance.

Belarus’ best chance came on a two-on-one rush, which ended up with Artem Demkov getting a one-timer away from the hash marks, but Germany’s goaltender Etienne Renkewitz anticipated the pass and was able to get across in time to kick the puck out.

Belarussian pressure finally led to a goal at the start of the second period, as Demkov finished off a pretty 3-way passing play at 1:31 for a 1-0 lead.

But the momentum changed soon after. Belarus gave Germany three straight power plays and while they were unable to score, it allowed the German side to get their game back on track. At 11:24, while at full strength, a good forecheck led to the tying goal. After turning over the puck deep in the zone, Steven Rupprich centered the puck to Martin Buchwieser who fired a quick shot past Belarus goaltender Vitali Trus.

At 16:42, Germany got the lead. Alexander Oblinger gained the blue line and was able to send a hard wrist shot past Trus. Shots on net in the second period were a reflection of Germany’s resurgence as they dominated 17-6, en route to taking a 2-1 lead.

Belarus was much sharper from the start of the final frame. At 10:51, Andrei Stas evened the score at 2-2. Only sixty-nine seconds later, at 12:00, Belarus had taken the lead on a power play goal by Yuri Eliseenko.

Belarus was back on the power play a few minutes later, a two-man advantage, when Stas registered his second of the night. Belarus had turned a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead in a matter of minutes. David Wolf (Germany) and Igor Voroshilov (Belarus) exchanged late goals to make the final 5-3.

Many of the players in this game will be representing their respective countries at the World Junior Championship, Division 1A and 1B, looking to find their way back in the World Championship pool next year, which will be in Ottawa.

Game Information
Game Number 09 Round 5th Place
Arena Cominco Arena City, Country Trail, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/10/2007 Time 02:00 PM PT
Attendance 651 Game Status Final

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

First Period


03:08 GER 19 Dimitri Litesov (Hooking) 
12:12 GER 12 Jens Heyer (Tripping) 
13:32 BLR 19 Vladimir Mikhailov (Hooking) 
16:44 GER 8 Gregor Stein (Holding) 
17:41 GER 15 Patrick Geiger (Tripping) 

Second Period

   01:31 BLR 15 Artem Demkov (19 Vladimir Mikhailov, 28 Yuri Eliseenko) 
   11:24 GER 11 Martin Buchwieser (22 Steven Rupprich, 18 Alexander Oblinger) 
   16:42 GER 18 Alexander Oblinger (5 Sebastian Eickmann) 

03:56 BLR 4 Oleg Goroshko (Interference) 
05:21 BLR 7 Georgi Yaskevich (Hooking) 
08:56 BLR 28 Yuri Eliseenko (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.) 
17:03 BLR 3 Raman Ladzik (High Sticking) 
20:00 GER 12 Jens Heyer (Tripping) 


Third Period

   10:51 BLR 26 Andrei Stas (16 Igor Voroshilov) 
   12:00 BLR 28 Yuri Eliseenko (24 Dmitry Korobov) PP 
   14:01 BLR 26 Andrei Stas (15 Artem Demkov, 28 Yuri Eliseenko) PP 
   17:33 GER 25 David Wolf (15 Patrick Geiger) PP 
   19:39 BLR 16 Igor Voroshilov (14 Aleksandr Pavlovich) EN 

05:04 BLR 14 Aleksandr Pavlovich (Holding) 
05:51 BLR 13 Andrei Kolosov (Elbowing) 
11:15 GER 20 Daniel Oppolzer (High Sticking) 
12:14 GER 27 Nicolas Ackermann (High Sticking) 
12:14 GER 27 Nicolas Ackermann (High Sticking) 
17:16 BLR 29 Aleksandr Syrei (High Sticking) 

Germany 1 Etienne Renkewitz On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Belarus 1 Vitali Trus On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Germany 6 17 10 33
Belarus 15 6 10 31

Player of the Game
Germany 1 Etienne Renkewitz
Belarus 15 Artem Demkov
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Friday, May 17, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3

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