2007 World Junior A Challenge

Canada West 2, Russia 4


Russia survived a spirited third period Canada West comeback, when Evgeny Grachev stole the puck at the blue line and sent a hard wrist shot past goaltender Bradley Eidsness from the slot for game-winning goal, giving Russia a 4-2 win, and an automatic berth in the semi-finals on Saturday.

For two periods, Russia’s special teams were the difference, as they scoring twice on power plays and killing off a total of 12 consecutive penalties, taking a 2-0 lead into the third period.

Russia’s power play was successful on it’s first two chances, taking a 2-0 lead through two periods. Forward Nikita Filatov opened the scoring at 15:50, beating Eidsness with a quick shot from the side of the net as Russia buzzed around the Canadian keeper.

Then, at 17:49 of the middle frame, with Canadian alternate captain Damon Kipp in the penalty box, defenceman Igor Golovkov found a wide-open Dmitri Kugryshev to the side of the net, and Eidsness had no chance to get across in time.

Canada West’s Derek Lee (North Vancouver, BC/ Salmon Arm, BCHL) made a game of it with an early goal in the third period, splitting the defence and sliding his own rebound under Danila Alsitratov, much to the delight of the near capacity crowd at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

At 15:08, Chad Ziegler (Spruce Grove, AB/ Drayton Valley, AJHL), a late roster addition due to injury, sent the crowd into a frenzy, as Canada finally cashed in on a power play, evening the score at 2-2. But that only set things up for Grachev’s heroics, putting a sudden end to Canada West’s valiant comeback. Sergey Ostapchuk added an empty net goal to make the final 4-2 Russia.

Both quarter-finals are now set for Thursday where berths in the semi-finals are at stake.

Game Information
Game Number 05 Round Preliminary
Arena Cominco Arena City, Country Trail, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/07/2007 Time 07:30 PM PT
Attendance 2920 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Canada West (CAN W) 0 0 2 2
Russia (RUS) 1 1 2 4

First Period

   15:50 RUS 28 Nikita Filatov (21 Kirill Petrov, 8 Pavel Chernov) PP 

06:57 RUS 7 Anton Klementiev (Elbowing) 
08:30 RUS 2 Igor Golovkov (Hooking) 
11:21 RUS 9 Anton Lazarev (High Sticking) 
14:52 CAN W 8 Trevor Nill (Cross Checking) 
17:59 RUS 17 Andrey Loktionov (Elbowing) 

Second Period

   01:53 RUS 18 Dmitri Kugryshev (2 Igor Golovkov, 23 Sergei Ostapchuk) PP 

00:27 CAN W 7 Damon Kipp (Holding) 
05:40 RUS 18 Dmitri Kugryshev (Cross Checking) 
06:25 RUS 28 Nikita Filatov (Hooking) 
07:01 CAN W 7 Damon Kipp (Hooking) 
08:08 RUS 18 Dmitri Kugryshev (Slashing) 
10:11 RUS 5 Dimitry Kostromitin (Major - Cross Checking) 
10:11 RUS 5 Dimitry Kostromitin (Game Misconduct) 
15:45 RUS 28 Nikita Filatov (Tripping) 
18:17 RUS 27 Maxim Chudinov (Tripping) 
18:17 RUS 23 Sergei Ostapchuk (10-Minute Misconduct) 


Third Period

   03:00 CAN W 14 Derek Lee 
   15:08 CAN W 27 Chad Ziegler (18 Zac Dalpe, 14 Derek Lee) PP 
   17:38 RUS 19 Evgeni Grachev 
   19:03 RUS 23 Sergei Ostapchuk (24 Viatcheslav Voinov) EN 

00:36 CAN W 8 Trevor Nill (10-Minute Misconduct) 
00:36 CAN W 8 Trevor Nill (Checking from Behind) 
13:49 RUS 12 Pavel Lukin (Tripping) 
14:12 CAN W 7 Damon Kipp (Hooking) 
14:43 RUS 27 Maxim Chudinov (Hooking) 
19:03 RUS 2 Igor Golovkov (10-Minute Misconduct) 

Canada West 1 Bradley Eidsness On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Russia 1 Danila Alistratov On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Canada West 8 12 14 37
Russia 7 7 8 22

Player of the Game
Canada West 20 Mike Connolly
Russia 1 Danila Alistratov
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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