2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #7
Prelim
Final
October 31, 2016 6:00 pm EST
John Rhodes Community Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
10
19
37
12
5
4
21

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 4
8

Game Story

ISAEV STARS AS RUSSIA BLANKS FINLAND TO STAY UNBEATEN

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Daniil Isaev earned a 37-save shutout and Pavel Koreshkov scored the winner shorthanded, giving Russia all it needed to take down Finland 2-0 in preliminary-round action Monday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Through two days, the Russians sit comfortably atop Group B with five points, with one round-robin game to go on Tuesday.

Koreshkov got the winner 12:01 into the first period, with Daniil Misiul in the box for interference. Being a man down didn’t bother the Russian forward, who broke into the Finnish zone and banged the rebound of his own shot past goaltender Kalle Nurmi to make it 1-0.

Russia added some insurance five-and-a-half minutes into the second, as Maksim Denezhkin and Pavel Rotenberg set up Sokolov off the rush for his first point of the tournament.

The Russians came close to extending their lead late in the middle frame, but Nurmi got a little help from a goaltender’s best friend; facing a single Finnish defender on the rush, Grigorii Denisenko rang his shot off the post.

Finland poured on all kinds of pressure in the third period, outshooting Russia 19-4, but Isaev got a little help of his own. Eetu Mäki carried the puck over the Russian blue-line before dropping for Kalle Matikainen, who hit the cross-bar behind Isaev.

The Finns upped the intensity even further, still looking to get on the board. Leevi Aaltonen had maybe the best chance of the game on a clean breakaway, but Isaev made the first save and poked away the rebound, preventing the two trailing Finns from finishing.

Finland finished with a 37-24 advantage in shots on goal, including 29-9 in the final 40 minutes.

Both teams will close out the preliminary round Tuesday. Russia will play Canada Red (4 p.m. ET) at the Essar Centre, while Finland squares off with Sweden at the John Rhodes Community Centre (6 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Danila Galenuk
Hooking (2:00)
00:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikko Kokkonen
Hooking (2:00)
06:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Misiul
Interference (2:00)
11:47
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Pavel Koreshkov

12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Roman Kalinichenko
Roughing (2:00)
12:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristian Tanus
Interference (2:00)
17:28
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Egor Sokolov

Assists: Maksim Denezhkin, Pavel Rotenberg
05:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Niklas Nordgren
Tripping (2:00)
08:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Rotenberg
Hooking (2:00)
12:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Anttoni Honka)
Too Many Players (2:00)
05:14

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Kalle Nurmi FIN 57 21 19 2 0.905
Daniil Isaev RUS 60 37 37 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 2 - SVS - 19 - SV% - 0.905
GA 0 - SVS - 37 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 4, 2016
6 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 5, 2016
1 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 3, 2016
2 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 4, 2016
2 - 4 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 1, 2016
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
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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