2014 World Junior A Challenge

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2014 World Junior A Challenge
Game #3
Final
December 15, 2014 4:30 pm CST
West Central Events Centre
Kindersley, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
1
2
1
0
3
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
7
12
30
7
11
14
32

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
1 / 3
28

Game Story

EHLERS DOES IT AGAIN, DANES WIN GROUP B AT WJAC

JASON LA ROSE

KINDERSLEY, Sask. – Nikolaj Ehlers continued his hot start at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge, scoring a hat trick to lead Denmark to a 4-2 win over Russia on Monday afternoon.

The win is the second for the Danes in less than 24 hours – they beat Canada West 3-2 on Sunday night – and clinches first place in Group B and a bye directly to the semifinals; they won’t see the ice again until Thursday.

Anders Krogsgaard had the other goal for Denmark, which followed a similar script to its Sunday win – take a 2-1 lead, allow the game-tying goal seven minutes into the third period, and look to Ehlers for the game-winner in the dying minutes.

Mikhail Vorobyov and Denis Guryanov scored for Russia, which lost its tournament-opening game for the first time since 2011.

The Russians took the early lead thanks to Vorobyov, who finished a give-and-go with Guryanov by cruising through the slot and snapping a shot past Danish goaltender George Sorenson at 7:02.

Ehlers tied the game on a buzzer beater; with the Danes killing a penalty, a clearing attempt from Matias Lassen richocheted right onto the stick of Ehlers, who beat Ilya Samsonov on a shorthanded breakaway with less than a second remaining in the first period.

Denmark had the offensive advantage in the second, outshooting Russia 11-7, but the teams headed to the intermission still tied.

Ehlers needed just 2:31 of the second period to give the Danes the lead for the first time, faking a slap shot before dancing around a sprawling Russian defenceman and ripping a shot over the glove of Samsonov on the power play.

Russia tied the game at 7:25 when Guryanov tipped in an Alexander Kozyrev point shot, but Ehlers scored his second game-winning goal in as many days with 2:53 left, cutting hard to the Russian net before finding space over Samsonov’s short-side shoulder from in tight.

Krogsgaard capped the scoring with a long-range empty-net goal in the final minute.

Russia finishes its preliminary round schedule on Tuesday night, meeting Canada West in a second-place showdown at the West Central Events Centre (7:30 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mikhail Vorobyov

Assists: Denis Guryanov, Vladimir Barabanov
07:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Søren Dau Mortensen
(auto) Charging minor (2:00)
08:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Anders Krogsgaard
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
12:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Emil Rasmussen
(auto) Head Contact misconduct (10:00)
19:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Emil Rasmussen (Served by Nick Olesen)
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
19:23
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Nikolaj Ehlers

Assists: Matias Lassen
19:59
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrei Obidin
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Artyom Ivanyuzhenkov
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
14:01
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Artyom Ivanyuzhenkov
Tripping minor (2:00)
01:43
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Nikolaj Ehlers

Assists: Matthias Asperup, Marcus Nielsen
02:31
GOAL
Goal: Denis Guryanov

Assists: Alexander Kozyrev, Mikhail Vorobyov
07:25
GOAL
Goal: Nikolaj Ehlers

Assists: Sonny Hertzberg
17:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Bjorkstrand (Served by Nick Olesen)
(auto) Checking from Behind minor (2:00)
19:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Bjorkstrand
(auto) Checking from Behind misconduct (10:00)
19:05
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Anders Krogsgaard

19:46
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ilya Samsonov

19:46

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Ilya Samsonov RUS 59 31 28 3 0.903
George Sorensen DEN 60 30 28 2 0.933

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 0 W @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 19, 2014
2 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 20, 2014
1 - 5 L @ DenmarkDEN
Dec 18, 2014
5 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 18, 2014
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 17, 2014
4 - 2 W vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2014
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