2016 World Junior A Challenge

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2016 World Junior A Challenge
Game #4
Prelim
Final
December 12, 2016 7:30 pm MST
R.J. Lalonde Arena
Bonnyville, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
3
0
3
2
1
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
12
9
14
35
10
11
10
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 8
16
1 / 7
18

Game Story

BIG LINE LEADS RUSSIA TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER WEST

JASON LA ROSE

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – The line of Alexey Lipanov, Andrei Svechnikov and Ivan Chekhovich combined for 10 points, leading Russia to a come-from-behind 5-3 win over Canada West in one of the marquee match-ups of the preliminary round Monday at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge.

It was the first time the teams had met since the Canadians won their fourth gold medal with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Russia in the final of the 2015 tournament in Cobourg, Ont.

There would be much more offence in this one, led by the big three – Lipanov had two goals and two assists, while Svechnikov and Chekhovich chipped in with a goal and two helpers apiece.

The trio has been on fire in its first two games together in northeastern Alberta; it had eight points in a 5-2 pre-tournament win over Canada East on Friday night in St. Paul.

Canada West had the early chances Monday, with two power plays in the first nine minutes, but Russian goaltender Dimitrii Raiko kept the Canadians at bay and Mikhail Bitsadze scored against the flow of play at 9:39 to put Russia up 1-0.

Chekhovich doubled the lead less than seven minutes later, outmuscling a Canadian defender and redirecting a feed from Lipanov behind West netminder Matthew Galajda (Aurora, Ont./Victoria, BCHL).

The Canadian comeback started early in the second when Carter Turnbull (Nanaimo, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) raced away on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 2-1 at 1:12, and Will Koop (Winnipeg, Man./Steinbach, MJHL) redirected a Regan Seiferling (Moose Jaw, Sask./Yorkton, SJHL) point shot through Raiko to tie the game at 4:40.

Turnbull struck again with just over six minutes to go in the middle frame, showing off quick hands in the slot for his second of the period and the first Canadian lead at 3-2.

But Svechnikov blasted a one-timer past Galadja on a Russian power play late in the period, bringing the Russians even headed to the third, with the momentum.

Lipanov needed just 28 seconds of the third period to give Russia the lead for good, finishing off a pretty passing play, and Chekhovich gathered in a bounce off the end-boards and beat Galajda for a little insurance at 2:33.

Canada West swarmed in the later stages of the final stanza, including a penalty-shot opportunity for Koop with 7:35 left and an 80-second six-on-three advantage in the dying minutes, but it would get no closer.

With their preliminary round done, the Canadians will wait for the results from Tuesday to find out when and who they play next, while the Russians close out their prelim schedule against Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon (3:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Veniamin Baranov
Hooking (2:00)
04:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Semen Pereliaev
Hooking (2:00)
07:13
GOAL
Goal: Mikhail Bitsadze

Assists: Yaroslav Alexeyev, Klim Kostin
09:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Denis Mikhnin
Slashing (2:00)
14:32
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Alexey Lipanov

Assists: Ivan Chekhovich
16:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Jeff Stewart
Holding (2:00)
17:07
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Regan Seiferling
Slashing (2:00)
00:40
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Carter Turnbull

Assists: Kyle Johnson
01:12
GOAL
Goal: Will Koop

Assists: Regan Seiferling, Ryan Cox
04:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Will Koop
Interference (2:00)
05:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrei Svechnikov
Hooking (2:00)
09:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Ivan Chekhovich
Interference (2:00)
13:04
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Carter Turnbull

Assists: Kyle Betts, Jonny Tychonick
13:54
PENALTY
Penalty:
Bench Minor (2:00)
14:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Blake Hayward
Hooking (2:00)
17:02
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov

Assists: Alexey Lipanov
18:27
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Alexey Lipanov

Assists: Andrei Svechnikov, Ivan Chekhovich
00:28
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Chekhovich

Assists: Alexey Lipanov, Andrei Svechnikov
02:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Cox
Interference (2:00)
06:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Will Koop
High-Sticking (2:00)
10:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Yaroslav Alexeyev
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
13:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Betts
Roughing (2:00)
14:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Egorov
Roughing (2:00)
14:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Yaroslav Alexeyev
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
17:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Anokhovskiy
High-Sticking (2:00)
18:30

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matthew Galajda CAN-W 58 31 26 5 0.839
Dimitrii Raiko RUS 60 35 32 3 0.914

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 2 - Points 4
G 2 - A 2 - P 4
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3

Previous Games

5 - 3 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 16, 2016
7 - 4 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 16, 2016
3 - 4 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 14, 2016
2 - 4 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2016
3 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 12, 2016
6 - 5 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 13, 2016
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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