2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

United States 2 - Russia 3

SEREBRYAKOV MAKES 51 SAVES AS RUSSIA STEALS WIN OVER UNITED STATES

WINDSOR, Ont. – Nikita Serebryakov stole the show with a 51-save performance as Russia opened its 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 3-2 victory over the United States on Friday afternoon at the WFCU Centre.

The win is the first for Russia over the U.S. at the U17 tournament since a 10-3 rout in 1997, and ended the Americans’ preliminary round winning streak at 13, dating back to a 4-2 loss to Germany at the 2008 event in London, Ont.

Serebryakov was at his busiest in the first period, when he made almost half of his 51 stops, turning aside 24 shots. The Russian netminder stopped all 11 he faced in the second period and went 16-for-18 in the third.

Sergei Tolchinski and Ivan Fischenko scored in the first two periods for Russia (1-0), which led 2-0 after 40 minutes despite being outshot 35-15, and Grigori Dikushin netted the game-winner just minutes after Evan Allen had got the U.S. on the board.

Hudson Fasching scored the other goal for the Americans (1-1), who were on the ice in Windsor just 16 hours after wrapping up their tournament-opening 5-1 win over the Czech Republic in LaSalle on Thursday night.

The Russians will look for a 2-0 start when they visit LaSalle to take on Pacific on Saturday afternoon (2 p.m. ET), while the Americans won’t see the ice again until New Year’s Day, when they meet West in Tecumseh (7 p.m. ET).

Game Information
Game Number 5
Round Preliminary
Arena WFCU Centre
City, Country Windsor, Ont.
Month / Day / Year 12/30/2011
Time 02:00 PM ET
Attendance 2,011
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
United States (USA)
0
0 2 2
Russia (RUS)
1 1 1 3

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:43 RUS 10 Sergei Tolchinski (16 Nikita Zadorov)

Penalties:
   08:27 RUS 24 Nikita Cherepanov (Interference)
   10:35 RUS 29 Kirill Vorobyov (Tripping)
   13:22 RUS 15 Alexei Zakarlyukin (Hooking)
   16:05 USA 52 Steven Santini (Cross Checking)

Second Period

Goals:
   04:19 RUS 28 Ivan Fishchenko (25 Vladislav Gavrikov)

Penalties:
   11:18 USA 49 Connor Chatham (Slashing)
   11:18 RUS 29 Kirill Vorobyov (Roughing After Whistle)
   14:59 USA 72 Kevin Labanc (Holding)
   15:29 RUS 30 Nikita Serebryakov (Tripping)
   18:09 RUS 22 Ivan Barbashev (Tripping)
   18:41 USA 48 Keaton Thompson (Tripping)

Third Period
Goals:
   01:33 USA 40 Evan Allen (93 Michael McCarron, 41 Scott Savage)
   05:42 RUS 7 Grigori Dikushin (12 Vladislav Lysenko)
   09:32 USA 55 Hudson Fasching (77 J.T. Compher)

Penalties:
   03:29 RUS 12 Vladislav Lysenko (Kneeing)
   14:38 RUS 3 Ruslan Trubkin (Slashing)
   15:45 USA 74 Will Butcher (Tripping)
   18:07 RUS 16 Nikita Zadorov (Tripping)


Goaltenders
United States
35 Hunter Miska
On 1/00:00
Off 3/19:20
Russia
30 Nikita Serebryakov
On 1/00:00
Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
United States
24
11 18 53
Russia
6 9 7 22

Player of the Game
United States
55 Hudson Fasching
Russia
30 Nikita Serebryakov

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