Game Report 1441 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 1, 2015
GAME NOTES: ZHUKOV SHUTS DOOR, RUSSIA BEATS SWEDEN IN U17 OPENER JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Maxim Zhukov was the difference, finishing with 33 saves as Russia opened the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 5-2 win over Sweden on Sunday afternoon. The Russians earned the first three points despite being outshot in all three periods, and 35-28 overall. Mark Rubinchik, Kirill Slepets and Ivan Chekhovich did the offensive damage for Russia, scoring once and adding an assist each. Igor Zenchikov and Aleksander Osin did the rest of the scoring. Erik Brännström and Timothy Liljegren were the goal-scorers for Sweden. It was the Swedes who jumped out to an early lead – Brännström’s point shot on the power play found its way through traffic and past Zhukov at 5:08 – but Zenchikov replied on a Russian man advantage just over two minutes later, knocking a rebound past Swedish netminder Olle Erikkson Ek. Russia’s first lead came 10 minutes after Zenchikov’s goal; Slepets did the hard work, driving to the Swedish net, and Osin trailed behind to tap-in the go-ahead goal after an Eriksson Ek poke check. The Swedes came out firing in the second period, leading to the tying goal at 4:02 when Liljegren took the puck end-to-end before snapping a shot to the far side past the blocker of Zhukov. But that would be the last puck to beat the Russian goaltender. Rubinchik gave Russia the lead for good on the power play at 12:19, picking the top corner over Eriksson Ek’s blocker, and Slepets parked himself at the top of the Swedish crease to bang in a rebound four minutes after that, giving the defending gold medallists some breathing room. Despite holding a 12-9 advantage in shots in the third period, the Swedes could get no closer than two goals, and Chekhovich found the empty net with 57 seconds left to round out the scoring. Both teams are back on the ice Monday at North Peace Arena; the Russians are up first, taking on Finland (2:30 p.m. MT), while the Swedes go up against Canada Red in the night-cap (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Sweden
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Zhukov, Maxim
  Rodionychev, Dmitri
  Galeniuk, Danila
  Alexeev, Aleksander
  Kazamanov, Vladislav
  Rubinchik, Mark
  Demin, Pavel
  Bitsadze, Mikhail
 10  Lipanov, Alexey
 12  Alekseev, Yaroslav
 13  Statsenko, Alexey
 14  Svechnikov, Andrei
 15  Zenchikov, Igor
 16  Zaplatnikov, Yegor
 17  Slepets, Kirill
 18  Samorukov, Dmitri
 19  Chekhovich, Ivan
 24  Kostin, Klim
 25  Kovalenko, Nikolai
 27  Marushev, Maxim
 28  Osin, Aleksander
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 2:331 2:3319:27
1st14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 4:391 4:3917:21
1st25 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:281 8:2813:32
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 13:301 13:308:30
2nd18 10:00 (auto) Head Contact misconduct 13:30  13:3016:30
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 2:031 2:0319:57
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 6:591 6:5915:01
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 16:551 16:555:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Eriksson Ek, Olle
  Björkman, Anton
  Brännström, Erik
  Liljegren, Timothy
  Markström, Karl
  Walfridsson, Sebastian
 10  Westerlund, Filip
 11  Aterius, Erik
 12  Elvenes, Lucas
 15  Hugg, Rickard
 17  Emanuelsson, Jesper
 18  Johansson, Anton
 19  Leufvenius, Hugo
 20  Lundeström, Isac
 21  Miketinac, Kalle
 22  Hellgren, Henrik
 23  Wennlund, Max
 26  Zetterlund, Fabian
 27  Sveningsson, Filip
 29  Tjernström, Max
   
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 6:451 6:4515:15
1st23 10:00 (auto) Head Contact misconduct 14:05  14:0515:55
1st23 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 14:051 14:057:55
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 6:471 6:4715:13
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 11:591 11:5910:01
3rd11 2:00 Roughing minor 6:391 6:3915:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:22 PP 15-4-8            
1st17:44  28-17            
2nd12:19 PP 6-9-24            
2nd16:19  17-19-4            
3rd19:03  19-6            
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:08 PP 4-26            
2nd4:02  6            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA2 / 5
SWEDEN1 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA24 min / 8 inf
SWEDEN20 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
SWEDEN2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA2215
SWEDEN1102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Zhukov (60:00) (W)8131233/0:003rd/20:00
SWE - Eriksson Ek (58:02) (L)69722/0:003rd/18:02
SWE - Eriksson Ek (0:57) (L)0011/19:033rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:4:30 PM
  -  End:4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Ryan Elbers
Referee: Kevin Maille
Linesman: Michael McGowan
Linesman: Riley Fitzsimmons
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.