Game Report 1436 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Iroquois Park Sports Centre
Date: Dec 17, 2015
GAME NOTES: RUBTSOV’S RECORD-SETTING NIGHT HELPS RUSSIA END U.S. REIGN IN WJAC SEMIS DAVID BRIEN WHITBY, Ont. – German Rubtsov had two goals and four assists for a WJAC-record six points, Ivan Kosorenkov scored twice, and Russia moved into the gold medal game at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge with a 7-4 semifinal win over the United States on Thursday night. The Russians will play for gold for the second time in three years; they will take on Canada West in Saturday’s final (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on TSN), in search of their first-ever gold medal. The loss ends the Americans’ three-year reign as gold medallists; the U.S. had left the tournament with the top prize in six of the last seven years, but will play for bronze against Canada East on Friday night (7 p.m. ET). Russia got on the board first when Kosorenkov snuck a shot past American goaltender Ryan Bednard on the power play just 4:59 in, and Ilya Avramenko fed Mikhail Meshcheryakov for the 2-0 goal at 10:46. The U.S. tied the game with a pair of goals in the final six minutes of the opening period; a lucky bounce ended up on the stick of Ross Colton at 14:20, and Keegan Ford got a power-play point shot through traffic and past Russian netminder Vladislav Sukhachev with 34 seconds left in the frame. The Americans held a one-sided 16-2 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but the Russians scored on both of theirs and the game headed to the intermission even. Russia made it three-for-three just 25 seconds into the second period when Rubtsov stripped the puck off an American defenceman before roofing a backhand, but William Knierim and Max Zimmer scored 3:22 apart to give the U.S. its first lead and chase Sukhachev from the Russian net in favour of Mikhail Berdin. Russia tied the game in the last minute of the middle frame when Bednard’s failed clear on the penalty kill ended up on the stick of Rubtsov, who buried his second of the game to make it a 4-4 game after 40 minutes. That would be all for Bednard, who was replaced by Kris Oldham to start the third period. Oldham didn’t fare much better; Dmitrii Alekseev beat the U.S. goaltender from the point for the eventual game-winning goal at 5:02, and Kosorenkov’s second of the game provided insurance at 14:39. Artur Kayumov finished the scoring into an empty net, clinching Russia’s first-ever WJAC win over the U.S. Rubtsov earned an assist on the goal, pushing him past five others who recorded five points in one game, and tying the tournament mark with four assists.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Russia
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Bednard, Ryan
G30  Oldham, Kris
  Ahcan, Jack
  Marino, John
  Zuhlsdorf, Ryan
  Zimmer, Max
  Ford, Keegan
  Reinke, Mitch
  Peeke, Andrew
 10  Laczynski, Tanner
 11  Burke, Callahan
 12  Young, Spenser
 14  Wilkins, Josh
 15  Jozefek, Grant
 16  Pitlick, Rem
 17  Peters, Collin
 18  Meyer, Carson
 19  Pecararo, Liam
 20  Wahlin, Jake
 21  Pearson, Chase
 22  Colton, Ross
 24  Knierim, William
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 4:141 4:1417:46
2nd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 17:071 17:074:53
2nd12 2:00 Tripping minor 18:241 18:243:36
3rd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 11:361 11:3610:24
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Berdin, Mikhail
G77  Sukhachev, Vladislav
  Gromov, Nikita
  Ryzhenkov , Pavel
  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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 17:271 17:274:33
2nd12 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 1:441 1:440:16
2nd15 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 12:341 12:349:26
3rd32 2:00 Tripping minor 7:001 7:0015:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st14:20  22-18-20            
1st19:26 PP 7-12-11            
2nd3:53  24-4            
2nd7:19  6-10-12            
                
                
                
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:59 PP 37-17-24            
1st10:46  25-14-9            
2nd:25  17            
2nd19:24 PP 17            
3rd5:02  8-17-24            
3rd14:39  37-17-24            
3rd18:58  24-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 1 / 4
RUSSIA 2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
RUSSIA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
RUSSIA 7 G + 9 A = 16 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES2204
RUSSIA2237
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Bednard (40:00) 0404/0:003rd/0:00
USA - Oldham (20:00) (L)0066/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Sukhachev (27:19) 146020/0:002nd/7:19
RUS - Berdin (32:41) (W)06511/7:193rd/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
Linesman: Justin Knaggs
Linesman: Dustin McCrank
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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