2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #10
Final
December 17, 2015 7:00 pm EST
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Whitby, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
0
4
2
2
3
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
14
5
35
2
6
9
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
8
2 / 4
8

Game Story

RUBTSOV’S RECORD-SETTING NIGHT HELPS RUSSIA END U.S. REIGN IN WJAC SEMIS

DAVID BRIEN

WHITBY, Ont. – German Rubtsov had two goals and four assists for a WJAC-record six points, Ivan Kosorenkov scored twice, and Russia moved into the gold medal game at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge with a 7-4 semifinal win over the United States on Thursday night.

The Russians will play for gold for the second time in three years; they will take on Canada West in Saturday’s final (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on TSN), in search of their first-ever gold medal.

The loss ends the Americans’ three-year reign as gold medallists; the U.S. had left the tournament with the top prize in six of the last seven years, but will play for bronze against Canada East on Friday night (7 p.m. ET).

Russia got on the board first when Kosorenkov snuck a shot past American goaltender Ryan Bednard on the power play just 4:59 in, and Ilya Avramenko fed Mikhail Meshcheryakov for the 2-0 goal at 10:46.

The U.S. tied the game with a pair of goals in the final six minutes of the opening period; a lucky bounce ended up on the stick of Ross Colton at 14:20, and Keegan Ford got a power-play point shot through traffic and past Russian netminder Vladislav Sukhachev with 34 seconds left in the frame.

The Americans held a one-sided 16-2 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but the Russians scored on both of theirs and the game headed to the intermission even.

Russia made it three-for-three just 25 seconds into the second period when Rubtsov stripped the puck off an American defenceman before roofing a backhand, but William Knierim and Max Zimmer scored 3:22 apart to give the U.S. its first lead and chase Sukhachev from the Russian net in favour of Mikhail Berdin.

Russia tied the game in the last minute of the middle frame when Bednard’s failed clear on the penalty kill ended up on the stick of Rubtsov, who buried his second of the game to make it a 4-4 game after 40 minutes.

That would be all for Bednard, who was replaced by Kris Oldham to start the third period.

Oldham didn’t fare much better; Dmitrii Alekseev beat the U.S. goaltender from the point for the eventual game-winning goal at 5:02, and Kosorenkov’s second of the game provided insurance at 14:39.

Artur Kayumov finished the scoring into an empty net, clinching Russia’s first-ever WJAC win over the U.S. Rubtsov earned an assist on the goal, pushing him past five others who recorded five points in one game, and tying the tournament mark with four assists.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Keegan Ford
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
04:14
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Ivan Kosorenkov

Assists: German Rubtsov, Artur Kayumov
04:59
GOAL
Goal: Mikhail Meshcheryakov

Assists: Ilya Avramenko, Aleksandr Iakovenko
10:46
GOAL
Goal: Ross Colton

Assists: Carson Meyer, Jake Wahlin
14:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Makeev
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
17:27
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Keegan Ford

Assists: Spenser Young, Callahan Burke
19:26
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: German Rubtsov

00:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Artem Ivanyuzhenkov
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
01:44
GOAL
Goal: William Knierim

Assists: John Marino
03:53
GOAL
Goal: Max Zimmer

Assists: Tanner Laczynski, Spenser Young
07:19
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Mikhail Berdin

07:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Georgii Ivanov
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
12:34
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Tanner Laczynski)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
17:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Spenser Young
Tripping minor (2:00)
18:24
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: German Rubtsov

19:24
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kris Oldham

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Dmitrii Alekseev

Assists: German Rubtsov, Artur Kayumov
05:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasily Belyaev
Tripping minor (2:00)
07:00
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Carson Meyer)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
11:36
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Kosorenkov

Assists: German Rubtsov, Artur Kayumov
14:39
GOAL
Goal: Artur Kayumov

Assists: German Rubtsov
18:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Ryan Bednard USA 40 8 4 4 0.500
Kris Oldham USA 20 9 6 3 0.667
Vladislav Sukhachev RUS 27 24 20 4 0.833
Mikhail Berdin RUS 32 11 11 0 1.000

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
GA 4 - SVS - 20 - SV% - 0.833
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 4 - Points 6
G 2 - A 4 - P 6
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - P 4

Previous Games

7 - 1 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 18, 2015
1 - 2 L vs. Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 19, 2015
4 - 7 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 17, 2015
7 - 4 W vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 17, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 16, 2015
2 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 15, 2015
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