2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #19
Final (SO)
November 6, 2015 8:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
13
8
2
33
12
15
15
10
52

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
6
1 / 2
10

Game Story

ZHUKOV STEALS SEMIFINAL SHOOTOUT WIN FOR RUSSIA

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Maxim Zhukov turned in a goaltending performance for the ages, making 50 saves, plus six more in the shootout, to lead Russia to a 3-2 extra-time win over Canada Red in Friday’s first semifinal at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Russians will have a chance to defend their U17 title in the gold medal game on Saturday night; they will face Canada White in the final at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek (7:30 p.m. MT, live on TSN2).

Kirill Slepets was the shootout hero, scoring the lone goal in the sixth round as Russia advanced to the gold medal game for the fourth time in five years – it won gold in 2012 and 2014, and settled for silver in 2013.

After Zhukov and Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Windsor, OHL) combined to stop the first 11 shooters, Slepets snuck the 12th shot through DiPietro’s legs to end a wild semifinal.

With a pro-Canadian crowd at North Peace Arena solidly behind them, the Canadians came out firing in the first and took an early lead when Jordan Bellerive (North Vancouver, B.C./Lethbridge, WHL) spun on the left wing and surprised Zhukov with a quick shot, making it 1-0 exactly two minutes in.

The Red power play doubled the lead before the end of the opening frame; Josh Brook (Roblin, Man./Moose Jaw, Sask.) jumped up from the blue-line and scored a back-door beauty off a feed from Antoine Morand (Mercier, Que./Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL) to put the Canadians up two after 20 minutes.

From there, though, Zhukov took over, making 40 saves over the last 50 minutes of regulation and overtime.

The Russians pulled one back late in the second period on the power play, with Andrei Svechnikov redirecting a Vladislav Kazamanov shot through DiPietro, and it took Slepets just 1:43 of the third to tie the game.

Red pushed hard for the go-ahead goal in the third, firing shot after shot towards Zhukov – 15 in total, many of them point-blank chances – but the Russian netminder calmly stood his ground.

A busy overtime failed to determine a winner, setting up a tense shootout.

Pavel Demin, Yaroslav Alekseev (twice), Klim Kostin and Alexey Lipanov were turned away by DiPietro, while Joel Teasdale (Beloeil, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL), Maxime Comtois (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) (twice), Bellerive and Morand were denied by Zhukov.

Canada Red will play for the bronze medal on Saturday afternoon, taking on Sweden in Dawson Creek (3 p.m. MT, live on TSN2).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Bellerive

Assists: Jack Studnicka
02:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrei Svechnikov
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:03
GOAL
Goal: Josh Brook (power play)

Assists: Antoine Morand, Markus Phillips
15:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Walter Flower
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
18:35
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexey Lipanov
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
03:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksander Osin
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
07:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor (2:00)
07:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Roughing minor (2:00)
10:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Markus Phillips
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:44
GOAL
Goal: Andrei Svechnikov (power play)

Assists: Vladislav Kazamanov, Aleksander Alexeev
18:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kirill Slepets

Assists: Aleksander Osin, Pavel Demin
01:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Zach Gallant
Tripping minor (2:00)
11:48
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#8 Pavel Demin shooutout attempt on #1 Michael DiPietro
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#20 Joël Teasdale shooutout attempt on #30 Maxim Zhukov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Yaroslav Alekseev shooutout attempt on #1 Michael DiPietro
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Maxime Comtois shooutout attempt on #30 Maxim Zhukov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#24 Klim Kostin shooutout attempt on #1 Michael DiPietro
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Jack Studnicka shooutout attempt on #30 Maxim Zhukov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Alexey Lipanov shooutout attempt on #1 Michael DiPietro
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Jordan Bellerive shooutout attempt on #30 Maxim Zhukov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Yaroslav Alekseev shooutout attempt on #1 Michael DiPietro
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Antoine Morand shooutout attempt on #30 Maxim Zhukov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Kirill Slepets shooutout attempt on #1 Michael DiPietro
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Maxime Comtois shooutout attempt on #30 Maxim Zhukov
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Maxim Zhukov RUS 78 52 50 2 0.962
Michael DiPietro RED 78 33 31 2 0.939

Game Leaders

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

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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2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 5 – LLO 3 (Semifinal)
Calverley scored twice, and the Rangers advanced to play for gold.
2016 TELUS Cup - SNB 2 – LSL 1 (Semifinal)
MacDonald and Lafreniere scored late to lead the Vito’s into the final.
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