2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Prelim
Final (OT)
October 30, 2016 6:00 pm EST
John Rhodes Community Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
8
6
6
4
24
9
10
10
1
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
18
0 / 3
14

Game Story

KHOVANOV GETS OT WINNER TO END FAST-AND-FURIOUS ALL-EURO BATTLE

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – In a three-point performance Aleksandr Khovanov saved the best for last, recording the overtime winner 2:47 into the extra frame to give Russia a 4-3 win over Sweden in its opening game Sunday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Both teams came out with incredible speed and intensity to start the game, which never lapsed. Pavel Gogolev used some of that speed to open the scoring with 5:36 remaining in the first period.

Just after a Swedish penalty expired, Gogolev flew down the wing and sent a low, hard wrister past Swedish goaltender Olog Lindbom to put the Russians ahead 1-0.

The Swedes pulled even with just 1:22 to go in the opening frame; Filip Hållander finished off a nice passing play from Samuel Fagemo, who spun in front of the net to allow Hållander time to get to the crease and tap in the 1-1 goal.

The quick pace continued to start the second period, leading to Russia going ahead for the second time. Khovanov carried the puck in over the blue-line, faked a shot to freeze the defender, then beat Lindbon with a wrist shot to the blocker side.

Tensions rose in the third period and Sweden tied the game with the teams skating at four-on-four, with Adam Bokvist doing the honours.

Just 56 seconds later, Grigorii Denisenko answered back for the Russians, cutting through the crease and sliding it under Lindbom to hand Russia back the lead at 3-2, but Bokvist tied it again, this time with just 4:43 to go, forcing overtime.

The teams traded chances through the first two-and-a-half-minutes of the extra period. But with the Russians enjoying an overtime power play, Khovanov took control.

Biding his time and waiting for a lane to open, Khovanov stayed near the top of the circle before picking his spot high to the glove side of Lindbom to give the Russians their first two points of the tournament.

Both teams are back in action Monday; the Russians will meet Finland (6 p.m. ET) at the John Rhodes Community Centre, Sweden plays in the day’s finale against Canada Red (7:30 p.m. ET) at the Essar Centre.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Grigorii Denisenko
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonatan Berggren
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
12:19
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Gogolev

Assists: Grigorii Nesvetaev
14:24
GOAL
Goal: Filip Hållander

Assists: Samuel Fagemo, David Gustafsson
18:38
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ginning
Cross-Checking (2:00)
00:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Wernblom
Elbowing (2:00)
07:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Bogdan Zhilyakov
Hooking (2:00)
09:32
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Khovanov

Assists: Danila Zhuravilov, Aleksei Drobin
12:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Bokvist
Holding (2:00)
15:07
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bogdan Zhilyakov
Hooking (2:00)
03:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Gogolev
Roughing (2:00)
07:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ginning
Roughing (2:00)
07:00
GOAL
Goal: Adam Bokvist

Assists: Oskar Bäck, Lukas Wernblom
07:05
GOAL
Goal: Grigorii Denisenko

Assists: Aleksandr Khovanov
08:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Lundmark
Hooking (2:00)
12:32
GOAL
Goal: Adam Bokvist

Assists: Jonatan Berggren, Rasmus Sandin
15:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Amir Miftakhov
Tripping (2:00)
15:29
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: David Gustafsson
Hooking (2:00)
02:13
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Khovanov (power play)

Assists: Grigorii Denisenko, Bogdan Zhilyakov
02:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Amir Miftakhov RUS 62 30 27 3 0.900
Olof Lindbom SWE 62 24 20 4 0.833

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

6 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 1 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 2 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 3, 2016
4 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 3, 2016
Videos
Photos
2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
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