2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #19
Preliminary
Final
December 31, 2018 5:00 pm PST
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
14
4
13
31
10
13
8
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 5
10
0 / 5
18

Game Story

CANADA EDGED BY RUSSIANS IN PRELIM FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) opened the scoring less than three minutes in, but Canada’s National Junior Team finished a goal short in a 2-1 loss to Russia to close out the preliminary round Monday at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The defeat leaves Canada in second place in Group A ahead of the quarter-finals; it will face either the United States or Finland on Wednesday afternoon (6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT) at Rogers Arena.

“I think it’s good adversity for us,” Glass said of the loss. “I’m glad it happened in a round-robin game, instead of a medal game, that’s for sure. We’ll go over the game and be prepared for the quarter-final.”

Just as it had in its first three prelim games, the Canadians started fast; Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) poked the puck away from a Russian and right onto the stick of Glass, whose quick shot eluded goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov just 2:20 in.

Russia responded three minutes later on the power play when Vitali Kravtsov went cross-ice for Grigori Denisenko, who beat Canadian netminder Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) with a one-timer to tie the game.

The goaltenders took over from there; Kochetkov was at his best in the second period when Canada outshot Russia 13-4, including a left-pad stop on Canadian captain Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) that was his best of the game.

DiPietro was the busier of the two netminders in the third, making 12 saves, but Pavel Shen drove off the right wing and beat him to the far side to give the Russians the lead for good with nine minutes left.

Canada had its chances in the dying minutes, including more than two minutes with DiPietro on the bench for an extra attacker, but couldn’t put another puck past Kochetkov, who finished with 30 saves.

“We’re not eliminated,” Canadian head coach Tim Hunter said about what his team can take from the defeat. “We lost a game, we learned a lesson and we move on. That’s the good thing about this tournament – you’ve got time to prepare [for the quarter-final].”

The loss snapped a mini two-game win streak against Russia; the Canadians still own a winning all-time record in head-to-head match-ups – they are 13-11-1 since 1993.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Cody Glass

Assists: Owen Tippett
02:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Morgan Frost
Checking from Behind (2:00)
04:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Morgan Frost
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
04:00
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Grigori Denisenko

Assists: Vitali Kravtsov, Artyom Galimov
05:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Klim Kostin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
13:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Stepan Starkov
Roughing (2:00)
18:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Roughing (2:00)
18:29
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Suzuki
High-Sticking (2:00)
05:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Vitali Kravtsov
Hooking (2:00)
13:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasili Podkolzin
Roughing (2:00)
18:35
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Shen

Assists: Alexander Romanov
11:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Shen
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:54

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Pyotr Kochetkov RUS 60 31 30 1 0.968
Michael DiPietro CAN 57 31 29 2 0.935

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1

Previous Games

5 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 5, 2019
1 - 2 L v FinlandFIN
Jan 2, 2019
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 4, 2019
1 - 2 L v RussiaRUS
Dec 31, 2018
8 - 3 W v SlovakiaSVK
Jan 2, 2019
5 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 29, 2018
Videos
Photos
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 5 – JPN 0 (Game 5)
Dunn lit the lamp three times to net White a victory over Japan.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 5 – JPN 0 (Game 4)
Sorley and Culmone netted two goals apiece to lead Red to the victory.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 1 – WHT 0 (Game 3)
Culmone scored and Larocque made 14 saves to help Red blank White.
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 15 – JPN 0 (Game 2)
McGregor drove his team to the win column with a six-point outing.