2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Final
November 2, 2014 7:00 pm EST
RBC Centre
Sarnia, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
6
18
3
8
7
18

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 3
4
0 / 2
6

Game Story

SOKOLOV SCORES TWICE, RUSSIA BEATS CANADA BLACK

JASON LA ROSE

SARNIA, Ont. – Dmitri Sokolov scored twice, including the game-winner late in the first period, to help Russia to a 5-1 win over Canada Black in Group A action Sunday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Russians, who have won gold, silver and bronze medals in their last three appearances at the tournament, were offensively efficient, scoring five goals on just 18 shots.

Maxim Bain, Nikita A. Popugayev and Mikhail Mesheryakov also scored goals for Russia. Bain and Mesheryakov also added assists, while Vitali Abramov chipped in with two helpers in the win.

Zach Poirier (Mountain, Ont./North Bay, OHL) was the lone Canada Black goal scorer.

After an early push from the Canadians it was Russia that opened the scoring; Mesheryakov made a pretty cross-crease feed to Bain, who simply had to redirect the puck past Canadian netminder Stuart Skinner (Edmonton, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) for the 1-0 goal.

Sokolov doubled the advantage with 4:10 left in the first period, hammering a one-timer through Skinner on a Russian power play.

Poirier got the pro-Canadian crowd at the RBC Centre excited 5:24 into the second, finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play, with assists going to Pascal Laberge (Sainte-Martine, Que./Gatineau, QMJHL) and Reagan O’Grady (Brampton, Ont./Kingston, OHL), but Popugayev restored the two-goal lead just 59 seconds left.

Sokolov took a no-look pass from Kirill Petkov and snapped a shot over Skinner to make it 4-1 at 12:12 of the third period, and Mesheryakov finished a two-on-one with Abramov at 14:02 for the game’s final goal.

The Russians were lethal on the power play, scoring on two of their three opportunities, while Canada Black went goalless in two chances with the man advantage.

Russia next meets Finland on Monday afternoon in a match-up of Day 1 winners in Group A (2 p.m. ET), while Canada Black faces off with Canada White in Monday’s night cap at the RBC Centre (7 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Saigeon
Tripping minor (2:00)
04:33
GOAL
Goal: Maxim Bain

Assists: Mikhail Mesheryakov , Vitali Abramov
09:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucas Thierus
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
15:35
GOAL
Goal: Dmitri Sokolov (power play)

Assists: Alexander Yakovenko , Vladimir Kuznetsov
15:50
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Zach Poirier

Assists: Pascal Laberge, Reagan O’Grady
05:24
GOAL
Goal: Nikita A. Popugayev

Assists: German Rubtsov
06:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Yegor Zaitsev
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
09:52
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dmitri Sokolov

Assists: Kirill Petkov
12:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Hotchkiss
Roughing minor (2:00)
13:10
GOAL
Goal: Mikhail Mesheryakov (power play)

Assists: Vitali Abramov , Maxim Bain
14:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Ryzhenkov
Roughing minor (2:00)
16:23

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Vladislav Sukhachyov RUS 60 18 17 1 0.944
Stuart Skinner BLK 60 18 13 5 0.722

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 8, 2014
3 - 2 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Nov 7, 2014
6 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2014
1 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 6, 2014
4 - 1 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 6, 2014
4 - 3 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 4, 2014
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