Game Report 1458 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 6, 2015
GAME NOTES: ZHUKOV STEALS SEMIFINAL SHOOTOUT WIN FOR RUSSIA JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Maxim Zhukov turned in a goaltending performance for the ages, making 50 saves, plus six more in the shootout, to lead Russia to a 3-2 extra-time win over Canada Red in Friday’s first semifinal at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians will have a chance to defend their U17 title in the gold medal game on Saturday night; they will face Canada White in the final at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek (7:30 p.m. MT, live on TSN2). Kirill Slepets was the shootout hero, scoring the lone goal in the sixth round as Russia advanced to the gold medal game for the fourth time in five years – it won gold in 2012 and 2014, and settled for silver in 2013. After Zhukov and Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Windsor, OHL) combined to stop the first 11 shooters, Slepets snuck the 12th shot through DiPietro’s legs to end a wild semifinal. With a pro-Canadian crowd at North Peace Arena solidly behind them, the Canadians came out firing in the first and took an early lead when Jordan Bellerive (North Vancouver, B.C./Lethbridge, WHL) spun on the left wing and surprised Zhukov with a quick shot, making it 1-0 exactly two minutes in. The Red power play doubled the lead before the end of the opening frame; Josh Brook (Roblin, Man./Moose Jaw, Sask.) jumped up from the blue-line and scored a back-door beauty off a feed from Antoine Morand (Mercier, Que./Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL) to put the Canadians up two after 20 minutes. From there, though, Zhukov took over, making 40 saves over the last 50 minutes of regulation and overtime. The Russians pulled one back late in the second period on the power play, with Andrei Svechnikov redirecting a Vladislav Kazamanov shot through DiPietro, and it took Slepets just 1:43 of the third to tie the game. Red pushed hard for the go-ahead goal in the third, firing shot after shot towards Zhukov – 15 in total, many of them point-blank chances – but the Russian netminder calmly stood his ground. A busy overtime failed to determine a winner, setting up a tense shootout. Pavel Demin, Yaroslav Alekseev (twice), Klim Kostin and Alexey Lipanov were turned away by DiPietro, while Joel Teasdale (Beloeil, Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL), Maxime Comtois (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) (twice), Bellerive and Morand were denied by Zhukov. Canada Red will play for the bronze medal on Saturday afternoon, taking on Sweden in Dawson Creek (3 p.m. MT, live on TSN2).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada Red
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:031 14:037:57
2nd10 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 3:301 3:3018:30
2nd28 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:29  7:2914:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA RED LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G DiPietro, Michael
  Phillips, Markus
  Brook, Josh
  Smart, Jonathan
  Blacker, Ian
  Paquette, Jacob
  Flower, Walter
  Watson, Nick
  Glass, Cody
 10  Gallant, Zach
 11  Hoyt, Peyton
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Bellerive, Jordan
 16  Morand, Antoine
 17  Studnicka, Jack
 18  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 19  Ratcliffe, Isaac
 20  Teasdale, Joël
 21  Semchuk, Brendan
 22  Boudrias, Shawn
   
CANADA RED PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 18:351 18:353:25
2nd14 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 7:29  7:2914:31
2nd14 2:00 Roughing minor 10:061 10:0611:54
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 17:441 17:444:16
3rd10 2:00 Tripping minor 11:481 11:4810:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:00 PP 14-5-4            
3rd1:43  17-28-8            
                
CANADA RED Goals CANADA RED PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:00  15-17            
1st15:56 PP 3-16-2            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 1 / 4
CANADA RED 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA RED 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA RED 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 SO Total
RUSSIA0110013
CANADA RED2000002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 Tot. On Off
RUS - Zhukov (78:17) (W)10151510050/0:001st OT/18:17
RED - DiPietro (78:17) (SL)101272031/0:001st OT/18:17
SHOOTOUT
RUSSIA shoots first for each round.
RUSSIA CANADA RED
#  SHOOTER
 8  Pavel Demin   --  
 12  Yaroslav Alekseev   --  
 24  Klim Kostin   --  
 10  Alexey Lipanov   --  
 12  Yaroslav Alekseev   --  
 17  Kirill Slepets Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  20   Joël Teasdale
   --  14   Maxime Comtois
   --  17   Jack Studnicka
   --  15   Jordan Bellerive
   --  16   Antoine Morand
   --  14   Maxime Comtois
TOTALS:  1  0
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 8:00 PM
  -  End: 8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Liam Wadden
Referee: Jesse Gour
Linesmen: Riley Fitrzsimmons
Linesmen: Calvin Lewis
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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