2006-07 National Men's Team

Game Summary
Powell River Regals  0 -  Salavat Yulaev  2

Canada battles hard but falls 2-0 to Russian Super league club in Polese Cup

GOMEL, Belarus - Canada rebounded well after its exhibition loss to Belarus club team Gomel HC but dropped a 2-0 decision to Salavat Yulaev on Friday, a top club in the Russian Super League.
The Canadian player of the game and best player on the ice, goaltender Chad Vizzutti, was outstanding, shutting out the Russians for almost 42 minutes. Russia was shutout in 5-on-5 play, scoring 4-on-4 and on a powerplay. Canada, which is being represented by the Powell River Regals, was unable to capitalize on its numerous chances and power-play opportunities in its first round-robin game of the Polese Cup, also known as the Belarus Cup.

Canada started out well with the first scoring chance on a shot by Matt Dzieduszycki. The teams then traded short powerplays before Canada took five consecutive penalties. In the last five minutes of the period, Mike MacKay missed on a breakaway. The first period ended scoreless.

Canada started the second shorthanded, but continued its strong penalty killing. Russia then took consecutive penalties but, with many quality chances, Canada was unable to capitalize. Canada received a scare at the 18:29 mark as Vizzutti stayed down for several minutes following a goal mouth scramble, but remained in the game. The Russians found themselves on the other end of the penalty calls in the middle frame, receiving four penalties to Canada's three.

A scoreless game saw the third period begin with a lot of emotion and a bad note for Canada as captain Glendon Cominetti was assessed a five-minute major for high sticking and a game misconduct on a marginal call. Twenty-three seconds later, Canada's John Murgatroyd fought Russia's Boykov. Russia scored the first goal of the game less than two minutes in. The penalty-filled period saw the teams exchange power plays.

Russia was later awarded a penalty shot on a partial breakaway. Vizzutti stopped the shot with a blocker save. Russia made it a two-goal game on a 4-on-3 man advantage a few minutes later.


Game Information
Game Number Round Round Robin
Arena Gomel Ice Palace City, Country Gomel, Belarus
Month / Day / Year 02/09/2007 Time (local) 03:00 PM EET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Powell River Regals (CAN) 0 0 0 0
Salavat Yulaev (RUS) 0 0 2 2
First Period

   00:42 CAN 23 Matt Dzieduszycki (Slashing)
   00:51 RUS 20 Andrey Zabolotnev (Slashing)
   03:39 CAN 7 Kip Noble (Hooking)
   07:14 CAN 22 Chris Tarr (Tripping)
   08:22 CAN 16 Justin Yarocki (Slashing)
   17:11 CAN 9 Mike MacKay (Tripping)
   19:55 CAN 23 Matt Dzieduszycki (High Sticking)

Second Period

   04:00 RUS 22 Dmitry Zyuzin (Interference)
   07:36 RUS 4 Aleksandr Boykov (Slashing)
   08:37 CAN 4 Peter Trumbley (Holding Opp. Stick)
   09:35 RUS 24 Yaroslav Chupris (Tripping)
   16:45 CAN 16 Justin Yarocki (High Sticking)

Third Period
   01:34 RUS 24 Yaroslav Chupris (20 Andrey Zabolotnev)
   14:11 RUS 32 Leonid Kanareykin (19 Ilja Zubov) PP

   00:36 CAN 26 Glendon Cominetti (Major - High Sticking)
   00:36 CAN 26 Glendon Cominetti (Game Misconduct)
   00:53 RUS 4 Aleksandr Boykov (10-Minute Misconduct)
   00:53 RUS 4 Aleksandr Boykov (Checking to the Head)
   00:53 CAN 21 John Murgatroyd (Match - Attempt/Injure)
   00:53 RUS 4 Aleksandr Boykov (Match - Attempt/Injure)
   01:52 CAN 1 Chad Vizzutti (Roughing)
   01:52 CAN 10 John Coyle (Roughing)
   03:58 RUS 24 Yaroslav Chupris (Interference)
   04:06 RUS 7 Andrei Sidyakin (Delay of Game)
   07:50 RUS 26 Andrey Yakhonov (Interference)
   08:32 RUS 19 Ilja Zubov (Tripping)
   09:16 RUS 20 Andrey Zabolotnev (Hooking)
   11:37 CAN 16 Justin Yarocki (Penalty Shot)
   11:37 CAN 16 Justin Yarocki (Penalty Shot)
   12:16 CAN 23 Matt Dzieduszycki (Boarding)
   12:16 CAN 17 Mike Legg (Slashing)
   13:52 RUS 13 Aleksey Shkotov (Boarding)
   18:18 CAN 18 Andy Welsh (Interference)
   19:25 RUS 18 Alexander Loginov (Slashing)
   19:25 CAN 22 Chris Tarr (Slashing)
   19:25 CAN 2 Richard Seeley (Roughing)
   19:55 CAN 20 Scott Mastrodonato (Game Misconduct)
   19:55 CAN 20 Scott Mastrodonato (Major - Fighting)
   19:55 RUS 77 Ruslan Bernikov (Match - Attempt/Injure)

Powell River Regals
1 Chad Vizzutti On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Salavat Yulaev
50 Andrey Kuznetsov On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Powell River Regals 0 0 19 19
Salavat Yulaev 0 0 41 41

Player of Game
Powell River Regals
Salavat Yulaev
Referee Sergei Bervenski
Lines People Valeri Gotsoulia, Dmitry Shabunevich
For more information:
Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations