2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #15
QF
Final
November 3, 2016 4:00 pm EST
John Rhodes Community Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
7
11
29
9
14
9
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
8
0 / 4
10

Game Story

RUSSIA STAVES OFF LATE CZECH SURGE TO EARN SEMIFINAL SPOT AT U17S

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Andrey Svechnikov scored the game-winning goal early in the third period and added an insurance marker into an empty net late as Russia hung on to beat the Czech Republic 3-1 in quarter-final action Thursday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Russians will face either Finland or Canada Black in Friday’s late semifinal (7:30 p.m. ET).

Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first period, as Russian goaltender Amir Miftakhov and Czech counterpart Lukas Dostal made nine and 11 saves, respectively, in the opening 20 minutes.

Scoring started early in the second, with Russia capitalizing on a broken play.

A Czech forward dove to block a pass, but in the process took out a defenceman and Russian forward, clogging up the crease and preventing Dostal from following the puck to the other side of the net, where Grigorii Denisenko tapped in the 1-0 goal just 37 seconds into the frame.

The Russians doubled up the Czechs in shots on goal in the second period, 14-7, and took their one-goal lead to the third.

In the final frame both teams found themselves in the penalty box early, leading to more than 90 seconds of four-on-four play. Svechnikov found a lane from the edge of his own defensive zone, along the boards, and through the crease, sliding the puck under Dostal as he went by to make it 2-0.

The Czechs didn’t panic and cut into the lead when Karel Plasek, coming off the half-boards and cutting into the slot, ripped a shot high over Miftakhov with 6:08 remaining, cutting the Russian lead to one.

Jakub Lauko, the tournament’s leading scorer, thought he tied the game in the final minute, throwing his hands up in celebration, but Miftakhov made the save with his shoulder to protect the advantage.

Svechnikov added his second goal into an empty net with 43.1 seconds remaining, sending the Czechs to a placement game; they’ll find out whether they’ll play for fifth or seventh, when, and against whom after the final quarter-final between Finland and Canada Black on Thursday night.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Libor Zabransky
Delay of Game (2:00)
02:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Bogdan Zhilyakov
Hooking (2:00)
07:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Frantisek Klejna
Boarding (2:00)
13:53
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Khovanov

Assists: Grigorii Denisenko, Andrey Svechnikov
00:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrey Svechnikov
Slashing (2:00)
15:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Roman Kalinichenko
Delay of Game (2:00)
18:13
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Egor Sokolov
Too Many Players (2:00)
01:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Matej Blumel
Delay of Game (2:00)
02:03
GOAL
Goal: Andrey Svechnikov

Assists: Danila Galenuk
02:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Malyshev
Tripping (2:00)
06:57
GOAL
Goal: Karel Plasek

13:52
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Andrey Svechnikov

19:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Sklenar
Roughing (2:00)
19:39

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Lukas Dostal CZE 58 31 29 2 0.935
Amir Miftakhov RUS 60 29 28 1 0.966

Game Leaders

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

1 - 2 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 4, 2016
6 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 5, 2016
1 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 3, 2016
2 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 4, 2016
8 - 2 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
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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