2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #12
Final (OT)
November 3, 2015 9:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
14
12
4
0
30
9
15
11
2
37

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
20
2 / 5
8

Game Story

COMTOIS COMPLETES CANADIAN COMEBACK IN U17 WIN OVER RUSSIA

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Maxime Comtois (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) was the overtime hero, scoring 1:06 into the extra period to help Canada Red to a wild 4-3 win over Russia in the Group B finale Tuesday night at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Comtois parked himself in front of the Russian net early in overtime, and got some piece of himself on a Walter Flower (Lunenburg, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) point shot to help it past netminder Maxim Zhukov for the game-winner.

The Canadians finished the preliminary round atop their group, setting up an all-Canadian quarter-final against Canada Black on Thursday afternoon at North Peace Arena (2:30 p.m. MT).

Russia’s loss means it finished third in Group B, behind the Canadians and Finns, and will travel to Dawson Creek for a quarter-final against the Czech Republic on Thursday night (7 p.m. MT).

The first period was all Russia, as it jumped out to a big, early lead.

Dmitri Samorukov opened the scoring at 15:21, tipping a shot up and over Canadian goaltender Kyle Jessiman (Châteauguay, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL), and Klim Kostin finished off a two-on-one down low just 11 seconds later for a quick 2-0 advantage.

Ivan Chekhovich pushed the lead to 3-0 at 17:06, knocking a centering pass behind Jessiman.

But the Canadians started to claw back; Jordan Bellerive (North Vancouver, B.C./Lethbridge, WHL) jammed the puck past Russian netminder Maxim Zhukov on the power play with just 42 seconds left in the first period, getting a little momentum back on the Red side and igniting the pro-Canadian crowd at North Peace Arena.

Brett Neumann (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) had the lone goal of the second period just past the 13-minute mark, beating Zhukov from in close, sending the Canadians to the intermission down just a single goal.

The offensive push continued in the third, with Red outshooting the Russians 11-4, and Joël Teasdale (Beloeil, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) finally got the Canadians back to even at 11:45, sneaking a shot through Zhukov on the power play.

Once the game reached overtime the single point was enough to ensure Red first in the group, but Comtois’ winner sent the crowd home happy and set up what should be a wild Thursday in Fort St. John.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Dmitri Samorukov

Assists: Yegor Zaplatnikov, Mark Rubinchik
15:21
GOAL
Goal: Klim Kostin

Assists: Alexey Lipanov, Ivan Chekhovich
15:32
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Chekhovich

Assists: Klim Kostin, Alexey Lipanov
17:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Klim Kostin
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
18:54
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Bellerive (power play)

Assists: Maxime Comtois, Jack Studnicka
19:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Zach Gallant
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:32
PENALTY
Penalty: MacKenzie Entwistle
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mark Rubinchik
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
04:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Vladislav Kazamanov
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
09:16
GOAL
Goal: Brett Neumann

Assists: Zach Gallant, Joël Teasdale
13:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Peyton Hoyt
(auto) Elbowing minor (2:00)
14:03
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joël Teasdale
Tripping minor (2:00)
07:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikhail Bitsadze (Served by Pavel Demin)
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:43
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kyle Jessiman

10:43
GOAL
Goal: Joël Teasdale (power play)

Assists: Maxime Comtois, Jack Studnicka
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxim Zhukov (Served by Aleksander Alexeev)
Slashing minor (2:00)
12:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Klim Kostin
Unsportsmanlike Conduct misconduct (10:00)
17:08
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Maxime Comtois

Assists: Walter Flower, Jonathan Smart
01:06

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Maxim Zhukov RUS 63 37 33 4 0.892
Kyle Jessiman RED 63 30 27 3 0.900

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 6 L vs. Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 7, 2015
0 - 3 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2015
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 6, 2015
2 - 3 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 6, 2015
6 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 5, 2015
3 - 2 W vs. Canada BlackBLK
Nov 5, 2015
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