2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #12
Preliminary
Final
November 7, 2017 7:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
1
5
3
0
0
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
12
17
43
16
10
8
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
16
0 / 7
10

Game Story

RUSSIA BEATS RED, FINISHES PERFECT PRELIMS AT U17 CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Egor Spiridonov got the game-winner midway through the second period, and Russia scored the last four goals of the game to beat Canada Red 5-3 and finish a perfect preliminary round Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Russians were the lone team to earn all nine points in the round robin, and will face the Czech Republic in a quarter-final Thursday at North Peace Arena (2:30 p.m. MT).

Red finished 1-2 in the prelims and will face Canada Black in its quarter-final in Dawson Creek (7 p.m. MT).

The game started with an offensive flurry, with four goals before the nine-minute mark.

Matvey Guskov got the scoring started just 92 seconds in, knocking in a centering pass from Egor Afanasyev, but Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont./Barrie, OHL) cleaned up a loose puck in front 42 seconds later to tie the game.

Xavier Simoneau (Saint-André-Avellin, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) gave the Canadians the lead at 7:32 when he finished a set-up from Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL), and Mitchell Russell (Barrie, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) walked out of the corner and beat goaltender Vsevolod Skotnikov for the 3-1 goal at 8:19.

Ilya Nikolaev got one back for Russia late in the opening frame, roofing a rebound past Red netminder Tommy Da Silva (La Prairie, Que./Collège Charles-Lemoyne, LHMAAAQ) to cut the deficit to one after a busy 20 minutes that included 30 shots on goal.

Momentum shifted towards the Russians in the second period, and a pair of goals put them ahead for good.

Ilia Mironov tied the game at 9:14 when he hammered a point shot past Da Silva on a Russia power play, and Spiridonov wired in the go-ahead goal 1:15 after that to quiet the pro-Canadian crowd.

Russia held a one-sided 17-8 advantage in shots on goal in the third period, but Da Silva kept it a one goal game as the minutes ticked away.

A late power play and Da Silva on the bench meant a six-on-four advantage for the Canadians, but the puck luck wasn’t on their side; Red hit a pair of posts on the power play, and a broken stick led to the empty-net insurance goal by Oleg Zaitsev in the final minute.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Matvey Guskov

Assists: Egor Afanasyev, Aleksandr Chernyi
01:32
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Suzuki

Assists: Xavier Parent, Nick Wong
02:14
GOAL
Goal: Xavier Simoneau

Assists: Bowen Byram
07:32
GOAL
Goal: Mitchell Russell

08:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Bowen Byram
Delay of Game (2:00)
08:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksandr Shaposhnikov
Hooking (2:00)
12:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrii Tiuvilin
Boarding (2:00)
13:27
GOAL
Goal: Ilya Nikolaev

Assists: Daniil Gutik, Vasily Podkolzin
17:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksandr Chernyi
Interference (2:00)
18:27
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksandr Chernyi
Tripping (2:00)
05:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Brand
Holding (2:00)
08:29
GOAL
Goal: Ilia Mironov (power play)

Assists: Vasily Podkolzin, Daniil Gutik
09:14
GOAL
Goal: Egor Spiridonov

Assists: Oleg Zaitsev
10:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Rhett Rhinehart
Hooking (2:00)
13:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrii Tiuvilin
Interference (2:00)
17:32
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gutik
Interference (2:00)
10:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Artemii Kniazev
Roughing (2:00)
11:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Xavier Simoneau
Roughing (2:00)
11:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Brayden Tracey
Interference (2:00)
13:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasily Podkolzin
Hooking (2:00)
18:15
GOAL (EN) (SH)
Goal: Oleg Zaitsev

19:30
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tommy Da Silva

19:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Vsevolod Skotnikov RUS 60 34 31 3 0.912
Tommy Da Silva CAN-R 58 42 38 4 0.905

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 4 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 6 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 11, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 9, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 10, 2017
5 - 3 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 7, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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