Game Report 1432 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Date: Dec 15, 2015
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA FINISHES ATOP GROUP A WITH SHUTOUT WIN OVER SWISS DAVID BRIEN WHITBY, Ont. – Nikita Gromov and Mikhail Maltsev scored the goals, and Mikhail Berdin made 18 saves for the shutout as Russia blanked Switzerland 2-0 on Tuesday night to finish preliminary round play at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge. The win leaves the Russians as Group A winners, and means they advance to Thursday’s semifinals (7 p.m. ET), where they’ll face the winner of the United States-Switzerland quarter-final. It’s the first time Russia has topped its round-robin group since 2009, and the first time it’s done it with two regulation-time wins since 2007; the Russians also became just the second team to allow one goal or less in the preliminary round, joining Sweden (zero goals against in 2011). It didn’t take long for the Russians to get on the board; Gromov capitalized on a power play with just 87 seconds off the clock, burying a cross-ice feed from Kirill Slepets. Despite Russia holding a 21-13 advantage in shots on goal through two periods – including 14-6 in the second – Gromov’s goal would be the lone marker of the opening 40 minutes. The Russians finally added to their lead just shy of the 12-minute mark of the third period. After Switzerland failed to clear the defensive zone, Artur Kayumov picked up the puck along the boards and found Maltsev, who fired a shot through a screen and past Swiss goaltender Matteo Ritz for his third goal in two games. Berdin recorded the second shutout in Russia’s last three games at the tournament; Washington Capitals first-rounder Ilya Samsonov made 46 saves to blank Canada East in last year’s bronze medal game. The Swiss finished the preliminary round without a win, and will take on the United States in the quarter-finals Wednesday night in Cobourg (7 p.m. ET); the winner of that game takes on Russia in the semis.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Switzerland
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Berdin, Mikhail
G77  Sukhachev, Vladislav
  Gromov, Nikita
  Alekseev, Dmitrii
  Iakovenko, Aleksandr
 10  Makeev, Nikita
 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st51 2:00 Tripping minor 9:281 9:2812:32
3rd89 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:301 7:3014:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Wüthrich, Philip
G30  Ritz, Matteo
  Öjdemark, Victor
  Le Coultre, Simon
  Suter, Kaj
  Egli, Dominik
  Berni, Fabian
 10  Oehen, Cyril
 12  Roberts, Lee
 14  Stadler, Livio
 15  Steinmann , Fabian
 17  Miranda, Marco
 18  Lerch, Yannick
 19  Simic, Axel
 20  Geisser, Tobias
 23  Kurashev, Philipp
 25  Eggenberger, Nando
 26  Heim, André
 27  Riva, Elia
 28  Rüegsegger, Stefan
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 0:351 0:351:25
2nd12 2:00 Slashing minor 2:291 2:2919:31
2nd2:00 (auto) Elbowing minor 4:561 4:5617:04
3rd12 2:00 Tripping minor 18:121 18:123:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:27 PP 4-25-26            
3rd11:48  11-24            
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA1 / 4
SWITZERLAND0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA4 min / 2 inf
SWITZERLAND8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SWITZERLAND0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA1012
SWITZERLAND0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Berdin (60:00) (W)76518/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Ritz (60:00) (L)614626/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:00 PM
  -  End:7:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Peter Kostyk
Referee: Tyler Adair
Linesman: Adam Massaro
Linesman: Marcus Policicchio
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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