2018 World Junior A Challenge

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2018 World Junior A Challenge
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
December 10, 2018 2:00 pm MST
R.J. Lalonde Arena
Bonnyville, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
17
12
40
10
4
6
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

RUSSIA SPREADS OUT OFFENCE, BEATS CZECHS TO STAY PERFECT

JASON LA ROSE

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Vasily Podkolzin had a goal and an assist, and 10 different players recorded points to help Russia double up the Czech Republic in a 4-2 win Monday afternoon at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge.

The Russians gained a small measure of revenge for a loss in the last meeting between the teams, a 4-2 result a year ago that gave the Czechs bronze, their first-ever medal at the tournament.

Both teams struck for early shorthanded goals; Podkolzin beat Czech goaltender Tomas Vomacka under the glove just 2:13 in, before Matej Blumel took advantage of a mishandled puck in the corner to equalize just over three minutes later.

That was it for offence in an evenly-matched first period that saw the Russians hold a narrow 11-10 edge in shots on goal.

Artemii Kniazev gave Russia the lead for good early in the second period, hammering a one-timer past Vomacka off a feed from Podkolzin, and Takhir Mingachev banged in a ricochet off the end boards for the eventual game-winning goal at the six-minute mark.

Jakub Adamek stuffed a rebound past Russian netminder Vsevolod Skotnikov to get the Czechs back within one after 40 minutes despite being outshot 17-4 in the middle frame.

Aleksandr Gordin added insurance for the Russians less than a minute into the third period, dipsy-doodling his way around a defenceman and Vomacka to tuck in the final goal of the game.

Russia, which finished with a 40-20 advantage in shots, will see the ice next Wednesday night when it takes on Canada West (7 p.m. MT), while the Czechs are right back to action Tuesday against the United States (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Egor Serdyuk)
Too Many Players (2:00)
01:35
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Vasily Podkolzin

Assists: Ilya Nikolaev
02:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Kern
Hooking (2:00)
04:10
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Matej Blumel

05:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Zdenek Sedlak
Interference (2:00)
12:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Adamek
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:11
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Artemii Kniazev

Assists: Vasily Podkolzin, Daniil Gutik
03:52
GOAL
Goal: Takhir Mingachev

Assists: Ilia Mironov, Matvei Guskov
06:00
GOAL
Goal: Jakub Adamek

Assists: Otakar Sik, Jaroslav Dvorak
15:01
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Gordin

Assists: Mikhail Abramov, Maksim Groshev
00:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Sir
Interference (2:00)
08:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Maksim Groshev
Tripping (2:00)
15:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Roman Bychkov
Delay of Game (2:00)
16:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Vsevolod Skotnikov RUS 60 20 18 2 0.900
Tomas Vomacka CZE 60 40 36 4 0.900

Game Leaders

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 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

Previous Games

0 - 2 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 16, 2018
1 - 3 L @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 16, 2018
4 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 15, 2018
1 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Dec 15, 2018
4 - 3 W vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2018
4 - 2 W @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 14, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 WJAC: CAN-W 3 – CZE 1 (Bronze)
Holloway scored twice to lead the Canadians to the bronze medal.
2018 WJAC: USA 2 – RUS 0 (Gold)
Saville made 25 saves to backstop the U.S. to its eighth WJAC gold.
2018 WJAC: RUS 4 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
2018 WJAC: USA 3 – CAN-W 2 OT (Semifinal)
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.