2015 World Junior A Challenge

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2015 World Junior A Challenge
Game #13
Final
December 19, 2015 4:00 pm EST
Cobourg Community Centre
Cobourg, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
10
11
32
9
8
11
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA WEST BEATS RUSSIA FOR WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE GOLD

DAVID BRIEN

COBOURG, Ont. – Bobby McMann (Wainwright, Alta./Bonnyville, AJHL) and Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) scored third-period goals as Canada West edged Russia 2-1 on Saturday to win gold at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge.

It’s the fourth gold medal for Canada West, which also claimed the top prize in 2006, 2007 and 2011.

Both teams had their chances in the first period, with the Canadians holding an 11-9 advantage in shots on goal, and in the second, but the game headed to the second intermission scoreless.

Canada West blue-liner Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) had the best chance of the opening 40 minutes, racing past a defenceman for a shorthanded breakaway and beating Russian goaltender Mikhail Berdin, but not the post.

The Canadians finally broke the deadlock just past the two-minute mark of the third period, taking advantage of a turnover behind the net; one Russian tried to drop the puck for another, but McMann scooped up the loose puck and beat Berdin, who was looking the other way.

The goal was the first allowed by Berdin, who saw his shutout streak snapped at a tournament-record 134 minutes, 54 seconds, besting the old mark set by Canada East netminder Bryan Gillis in 2007 (106:08).

Canada West got a little breathing room late when Jost jammed in the rebound of a Dante Fabbro (Whistler, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) shot, doubling the lead with just three minutes to go.

The goal gave Jost – who was named MVP and to the tournament all-star team – sole possession of first place in the scoring race with nine points (three goals, six assists), one up on U.S. forward Max Zimmer.

Russia spoiled the Canada West shutout bid with just 36 seconds left when German Rubtsov found Kirill Slepets alone in front of Canadian netminder Matthew Murray (St. Albert, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL), but the Russians would get no closer.

It’s the second time in three years Russia has lost in the final; it fell 4-1 to the United States in 2013.

The Canadians finished with a 34-28 advantage in shots on goal, and both teams failed to convert on the power play; Canada West was 0-for-4, while the Russians went 0-for-3.

Canada West’s all-time medal haul now sits at four gold, three silver and one bronze in 10 appearances, while Russia has two silver and three bronze in its 10 trips to the tournament.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
No Scoring
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Bear
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
02:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxim Bain
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
09:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Slepets
Tripping minor (2:00)
11:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Blake Hayward
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
14:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasily Belyaev
Roughing minor (2:00)
19:12
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Bear
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
02:13
GOAL
Goal: Bobby McMann

02:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Ivan Kosorenkov
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
10:26
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost

Assists: Liam Finlay, Dante Fabbro
17:00
GOAL
Goal: Kirill Slepets

Assists: German Rubtsov
19:24
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Mikhail Berdin

19:24

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matthew Murray CAN-W 60 28 27 1 0.964
Mikhail Berdin RUS 59 32 30 2 0.938

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
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 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Dec 19, 2015
1 - 2 L vs. Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 19, 2015
8 - 5 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 17, 2015
7 - 4 W vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 17, 2015
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2015
2 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 15, 2015
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2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 4 – SNB 1 (Gold)
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2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 5 – LLO 3 (Semifinal)
Calverley scored twice, and the Rangers advanced to play for gold.
2016 TELUS Cup - SNB 2 – LSL 1 (Semifinal)
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