2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #21
Bronze
Final
November 5, 2016 3:30 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
0
1
3
1
2
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
20
16
43
9
8
9
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 8
10
3 / 5
16

Game Story

RUSSIANS SCORE EARLY AND OFTEN TO BEAT WHITE FOR U17 BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Aleksandr Khovanov scored twice, Andrey Svechnikov added a goal and two assists, and Russia claimed the bronze medal at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-1 win over Canada White on Saturday afternoon.

It’s the sixth consecutive time the Russians have won a U17 medal; they took gold in 2012 and November 2014, silver in 2013 and 2015, and bronze in January 2014 and this year.

Russia went to work on the power play before some fans had reached their seats, taking a 2-0 lead before the four-minute mark on a pair of man-advantage goals.

Khovanov started the scoring at 3:27, going five-hole to beat White goaltender Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), and Svechnikov doubled the advantage just 13 seconds later, going straight ahead off the face-off and knocking in his own rebound for a quick 2-0 lead.

Pavel Rotenberg added a third power-play goal in the final minute of the first period, burying a feed from Maksim Denezhkin past Rodrigue, who was replaced by Marshall Frappier (Nepean, Ont./Nepean, CCHL) to start the second after allowing three goals on nine shots.

The Canadians dominated the shot clock in the middle frame, holding a decided 20-8 advantage, but it was Russia that scored first goal of the stanza; Khovanov rifled a shot off the end glass that went off a Canadian skate, off the skate of Frappier and in for his second of the game.

Carson Focht (Regina, Sask./Tri-City, WHL) finally solved Russian netminder Amir Miftakhov on a Canadian power play late in the period, burying the rebound of a Jonathan Tychonick (Calgary, Alta./Penticton, BCHL) shot at 18:03.

White continued the offensive onslaught in the third, racking up 16 shots, but none would beat Miftakhov, who finished with 42 saves; the Canadians had a 43-26 advantage in shots on goal.

Egor Sokolov hit the empty net with four minutes to go, and Aleksei Drobin picked off a pass at the Russian blue-line before racing away and beating Frappier on the breakaway with 1:10 left to cap the scoring.

Svechnikov and Khovanov combined to score 10 of the 17 Russian goals in the tournament; with the gold medal game to go, they sit tied for the lead in goals (five) and points (seven).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Akil Thomas
Tripping (2:00)
03:05
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Khovanov (power play)

Assists: Andrey Svechnikov, Bogdan Zhilyakov
03:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Jackson Shepard
Hooking (2:00)
03:36
GOAL
Goal: Andrey Svechnikov (power play)

03:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Malyshev
Interference (2:00)
05:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin MacPherson
Hooking (2:00)
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Rtishev
Tripping (2:00)
16:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jett Woo
Kneeing (2:00)
18:45
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Rotenberg (power play)

Assists: Maksim Denezhkin, Egor Sokolov
19:04
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marshall Frappier

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Bogdan Zhilyakov
Hooking (2:00)
04:20
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Khovanov

Assists: Andrey Svechnikov
15:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Malyshev
Interference (2:00)
17:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Danila Zhuravilov
Holding (2:00)
18:03
GOAL
Goal: Carson Focht (power play)

Assists: Jonny Tychonick, Liam Foudy
18:03
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Okhotiuk
Interference (2:00)
01:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Koby Morrisseau
Too Many Players (2:00)
07:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Misiul
Holding (2:00)
10:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksandr Khovanov
Roughing (2:00)
11:08
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marshall Frappier

15:31
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Egor Sokolov

Assists: Maksim Denezhkin, Pavel Rotenberg
15:58
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Marshall Frappier

15:59
GOAL
Goal: Aleksei Drobin

18:50

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue CAN-W 20 9 6 3 0.667
Marshall Frappier CAN-W 39 16 14 2 0.875
Amir Miftakhov RUS 60 43 42 1 0.977

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

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