Game Report 1430 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Date: Dec 14, 2015
GAME NOTES: SUKHACHEV SOLID TO HELP RUSSIA PAST CANADA EAST DAVID BRIEN WHITBY, Ont. – Mikhail Maltsev scored twice, Georgii Ivanov had a goal and an assist, and Ilya Avramenko added two helpers to pace the Russian offence in a 6-1 win over Canada East at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge on Monday night. The win leaves Russia tied with Canada East atop Group A at three points apiece, although the Russians will face Switzerland on Tuesday night (7 p.m. ET) in the preliminary round finale. Artem Ivanyuzhenkov, Nikolay Kovalenko and Dmitrii Alekseev had the other goals for Russia, while Adam Smith (Sharon, Ont./Newmarket, OJHL) was the lone goal-scorer for Canada East. Between the pipes, Vladislav Sukhachev was outstanding from start to finish, making key saves, keeping Canada East scoreless on four power plays and even chipping in an assist on the game’s first goal. Despite outshooting the Russians 33-29, the Canadians were unable to generate much quality offence, seeing shots blocked and passing lanes cut off most of the night. After a scoreless first period, Russia opened the scoring at the 12:38 mark of the second when Sukhachev’s perfect pass sent Ivanov flying down the wing before he circled the net and tucked a beautiful wrist shot into the top corner. Russia doubled its lead 90 seconds later after Ivanyuzhenkov finished off a two-on-one with Viacheslav Shevchenko, and Maltsev banged home a rebound with 50 seconds left in the period for a 3-0 lead. Canada East got a glimmer of hope midway through the third period when Josh Dickinson (Georgetown, Ont./Georgetown, OJHL) won an offensive zone face-off straight to the stick of Smith, who wired a wrist shot from the point through traffic and past Sukhachev. The Canadians pulled goaltender Nicholas Latinovich (Maple, Ont./Orangeville, OJHL) in favour of an extra skater, but Maltsev scored his second of the game into the empty net with 3:04 to go. Nikolay Kovalenko added another empty-net goal less than a minute after that, and Alekseev converted on a very late Russian power play to provide the final margin of victory. Canada East will await the result of Tuesday’s game to find out where it’ll finish, and when and where it’ll open up the medal round later in the week.
Visiting Team: Canada East
Home Team: Russia
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Latinovich, Nicholas
  Grant, Owen
  Batt, Lucas
  Smith, Adam
  Topatigh, Derek
  Brown, Luc
  Wichers, Quinn
  Michaud, Édouard
 10  Cooper, Grant
 11  Dunn, Sam
 15  Dickinson, Josh
 16  Parker, Makail
 17  Murray, Brett
 18  Rollo, Tyler
 19  Jordan, Noah
 20  Cairns, Matt
 21  Kosack, Josh
 22  King, Sam
 23  Lawson, Geoff
 24  Sokay, Ben
 25  St. Pierre, Maxime
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 6:141 6:1415:46
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 17:521 17:524:08
2nd10 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 0:421 0:421:18
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 1:15  1:150:45
2nd10 2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 14:521 14:527:08
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 15:561 15:566:04
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 19:061 19:062:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Berdin, Mikhail
G77  Sukhachev, Vladislav
  Gromov, Nikita
  Alekseev, Dmitrii
  Iakovenko, Aleksandr
 11  Maltsev, Mikhail
 12  Ivanyuzhenkov, Artem
 14  Avramenko, Ilya
 15  Ivanov, Georgii
 17  Rubtsov, German
 19  Slepets, Kirill
 24  Kayumov, Artur
 25  Meshcheryakov, Mikhail
 26  Bain , Maxim
 32  Belyaev, Vasily
 34  Akhmetgaliev, Radik
 35  Shevchenko, Viacheslav
 37  Kosorenkov, Ivan
 51  Kovalenko, Nikolay
 89  Karpukhin, Ilia
   
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st37 2:00 (auto) Kneeing minor 1:311 1:310:29
1st37 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking double minor 8:591 8:5915:01
2nd51 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 1:15  1:150:45
3rd11 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 5:261 5:2616:34
3rd 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking double minor 17:311 17:316:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd11:23  5-15            
                
                
                
                
                
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd12:38  15-77            
2nd14:12  12-35-14            
2nd19:10  15-11-24            
3rd16:56  11-89-24            
3rd17:43 SH 51            
3rd19:14  8-14            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA EAST 0 / 4
RUSSIA 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 14 min / 7 inf
RUSSIA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA EAST 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
RUSSIA 6 G + 8 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA EAST0011
RUSSIA0336
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-E - Latinovich (56:30) (L)38415/0:003rd/16:30
CAN-E - Latinovich (0:20) (L)0000/16:563rd/17:16
CAN-E - Latinovich (2:17) (L)0022/17:433rd/20:00
RUS - Sukhachev (60:00) (W)981128/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End: 7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Kevin Bennett
Referee: Trevor Peluk
Linesmen: Justin Knaggs
Linesmen: Scott Wilson
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.