2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #20
Final
November 7, 2014 7:00 pm EST
RBC Centre
Sarnia, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
2
1
6
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
14
5
28
11
6
14
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
1 / 5
4

Game Story

RUSSIA SCORES EARLY AND OFTEN, ROLLS PAST FINLAND INTO U17 FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

SARNIA, Ont. – Vladislav Sukhachyov stood tall between the pipes, stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced to lead Russia past Finland 6-1 on Friday night and into Saturday’s gold medal game at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Russians are into the final for the third time in four years, and will face the United States on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET, TSN2), looking for their second gold medal in that span.

Dmitri Alexeyev, Dmitri Sokolov and Maxim Bain had a goal and an assist each for Russia, which avenged its 5-4 shootout loss to the Finns in Monday’s preliminary round meeting between the teams.

Vitali Abramov, Vyacheslav Shevchenko and Nikita A. Popugayev also scored.

Emil Oksanen had the lone goal for the Finns, who will meet Sweden in an all-Scandinavian bronze medal game on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. ET, TSN2) at the RBC Centre in Sarnia.

After falling behind 4-0 when the teams met Monday, the Russians struck quickly; Alexeyev’s point shot found its way underneath Finnish netminder Leevi Laakso at 2:49, and Bain doubled the lead just 80 seconds later.

Finland got one back when Oksanen banged in a power play goal from in close at 6:31, but Abramov pushed the lead back to two at 10:21, making it a 3-1 game and chasing Laakso, who allowed three goals on five shots.

The Russians dominated the second period, outshooting Finland 14-6 in the middle frame, and added two more goals late; Shevchenko found a loose puck to the right of goaltender Kimmo Rautiainen to make it 4-1, and Sokolov finished a pretty tic-tac-toe passing play with German Rubtsov and Alexander Podkorytov less than two minutes after that, sending Russia to the second intermission with a commanding four-goal lead.

Finland started to push offensively in the third period, racking up 14 shots to Russia’s five, but couldn’t find a way past Sukhachyov, who made more than one “how did he do that” save in the game.

Popugayev added the sixth and final goal with under two minutes to go, providing the final margin of victory.
Despite coming out on the losing end, the Finns held the advantage in shots on goal, 31-28.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Dmitri Alexeyev

Assists: Mikhail Mesheryakov , Vitali Abramov
02:49
GOAL
Goal: Maxim Bain

Assists: Dmitri Alexeyev
04:29
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Alexander Podkorytov )
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
06:04
GOAL
Goal: Emil Oksanen (power play)

Assists: Otto Mäkinen, Tarmo Reunanen
06:31
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kimmo Rautiainen

10:21
GOAL
Goal: Vitali Abramov

10:21
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikhail Sergachyov
Roughing after the whistle minor (2:00)
01:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Ryzhenkov
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
05:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Eetu Tuulola
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
10:03
GOAL
Goal: Vyacheslav Shevchenko

Assists: Dmitri Sokolov , Maxim Bain
15:40
GOAL
Goal: Dmitri Sokolov

Assists: German Rubtsov , Alexander Podkorytov
17:31
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Yakovenko
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
12:31
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Nikita A. Popugayev )
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
14:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Janne Kuokkanen
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:56
GOAL
Goal: Nikita A. Popugayev

Assists: Pavel Ryzhenkov , Vitali Abramov
18:17

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Vladislav Sukhachyov RUS 60 31 30 1 0.968
Kimmo Rautiainen FIN 49 23 20 3 0.870
Leevi Laakso FIN 10 5 2 3 0.400

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
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
1 - 3 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2014
6 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2014
1 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2014
4 - 1 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 6, 2014
5 - 1 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Nov 6, 2014
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