2017 World Junior A Challenge

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2017 World Junior A Challenge
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
December 10, 2017 7:30 pm AST
Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Truro, N.S.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
13
13
5
31
9
11
8
28

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 4
39
0 / 6
14

Game Story

SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD RUSSIA TO OPENING DAY WIN OVER EAST

JASON LA ROSE

TRURO, N.S. – Alexander Romanov and Ivan Morozov scored two goals each, and Russia rode its special teams to a 5-1 win over Canada East in the opening game for both Sunday night at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

The Russians scored twice on the power play, once shorthanded and once at 6-on-5 on a delayed penalty, beating the easterners for the sixth time in nine all-time meetings.

Grigory Denisenko added a goal and two assists for Russia, while Amir Miftakhof stopped 27 of 28 shots.

Romanov scored first at the 16-minute mark, hammering a point shot through traffic and past Canadian goaltender Jett Alexander with Miftakhof on the bench for an extra attacker.

Denisenko converted on the first Russian power play in the dying seconds of the opening frame, racing down the right wing and roofing a shot short-side on Alexander.

Romanov added his second goal on another man advantage just 2:29 into the second period on a gorgeous tic-tac-toe passing play with Denisenko and Vladislav Kotkov, and Morozov got his first off a turnover deep in the Canadian zone at 12:05.

Nick Campoli finally got East in the board late in the second when his shot hit a stick and beat Miftakhof up and over the shoulder. It was the first goal in almost 100 minutes for the Canadians, including their shutout loss to the United States in pre-tournament play.

Canada East had its chances in the third period, including a five-minute power play after Denisenko was ejected for a hit to the head, but couldn’t find another goal.

Alexander went to the bench with three minutes left for a 6-on-4 advantage, but Morozov found the empty net for a shorthanded marker at 18:18 of the final stanza to wrap up the scoring.

Russia will enjoy an off day before wrapping up its preliminary-round schedule against Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon (3:30 p.m. AT), while Canada East will face off against the Swiss on Monday night (7:30 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Semyon Kizimov
Hooking (2:00)
01:01
GOAL
Goal: Alexander Romanov

Assists: Grigory Denisenko, Vladislav Kotkov 
16:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Semyon Kizimov
Roughing (2:00)
16:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Tim Theocharidis
Roughing (2:00)
16:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Anthony Romano
Tripping (2:00)
18:37
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Grigory Denisenko

Assists: Ruslan Iskhakov, Ivan Morozov
19:45
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Evans
Kneeing (2:00)
00:31
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexander Romanov

Assists: Grigory Denisenko, Vladislav Kotkov 
02:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Rotenberg
Hooking (2:00)
09:24
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Morozov

Assists: Ruslan Iskhakov
12:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Malyshev
Cross-Checking (2:00)
12:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor MacEachern
Delay of Game (2:00)
12:42
GOAL
Goal: Nick Campoli

Assists: Jack McBain, Anthony Romano
15:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor MacEachern
Interference (2:00)
19:17
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladislav Kotkov 
Elbowing (2:00)
03:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Rotenberg
High-Sticking (2:00)
06:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Grigory Denisenko (Served by Vladislav Kotkov )
Hit to the Head - Major (5:00)
09:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Grigory Denisenko
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
09:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Finn Evans
Slashing (2:00)
13:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladislav Kotkov 
Interference (2:00)
16:36
GOAL (EMPTY NET) (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Ivan Morozov

Assists: Daniil Misyul
18:18
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jett Alexander

18:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Evans
Interference (2:00)
20:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Amir Miftakhof RUS 60 28 27 1 0.964
Jett Alexander CAN-E 58 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 15, 2017
0 - 5 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 13, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 12, 2017
4 - 3 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 11, 2017
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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