Game Report 1464 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Oct 30, 2015
GAME NOTES: BIG THIRD PERIOD LEADS CANADA WHITE PAST RUSSIA IN U17 EXHIBITION JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ryan McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) opened the floodgates early in the third period Friday night, helping Canada White edge Russia 3-2 in 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge pre-tournament action. McLeod’s was the first of three goals in a span of 7:37 in the first half of the final period, leading the Canadians to a victory over the defending gold medallists in front of a pro-Canadian crowd at North Peace Arena. James Hamblin (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) and Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) had the other goals for Canada White. The story through the first two periods was the goaltenders; Canadian netminder Matthew Welsh (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) and Russian counterpart Maxim Zhukov were perfect in the first 40 minutes, combining for 51 stops. Canada White controlled the first period, outshooting Russia 16-9, only to see the Russians take the momentum in the middle frame, holding a 17-9 advantage in shots. McLeod finally got the scoring started just 2:06 into the third, deftly deflecting a Jarrod Gourley (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) point shot over the shoulder of Zhukov for a 1-0 lead. Andrei Svechnikov answered quickly for Russia, knocking a loose puck past Welsh, but Hamblin restored the Canadian lead for good at 7:49, roofing a shot over Zhukov while falling to make it a 2-1 game. Tippett capped the goal barrage on a Canada White power play at 9:43, taking a feed from Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) and snapping a quick shot past Zhukov’s blocker, giving the Canadians the cushion they would need. Yegor Zaplatnikov made it interesting with seven minutes to go, tapping in a perfect cross-crease feed from Igor Zenchikov, but that was as close as the Russians get, and a late penalty ensured there would be no comeback. Canada White opens its tournament Sunday against Canada Black in an all-Canadian curtain-raiser in Dawson Creek, B.C., (2:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada White
Home Team: Russia
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Welsh, Matthew
  Bouchard, Evan
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Mitchell, Ian
  Groleau, Jérémy
  Mendel, Griffin
  Aucoin, Yan
  Meireles, Greg
 10  McLeod, Ryan
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Keating, Austen
 14  Struthers, Matthew
 15  Hamblin, James
 16  Davis, Brett
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Thomas, Robert
 19  Vilardi, Gabriel
 20  Ostir, Hayden
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Côté, Louis-Filip
 23  Roberts, Elijah
   
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd23 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 8:181 8:1813:42
2nd18 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 14:001 14:008:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Akhmetov, Arseni
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
1st28 2:00 (auto) Kneeing minor 16:421 16:425:18
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 0:081 0:081:52
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 19:141 19:142:46
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 9:361 9:3612:24
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 19:201 19:202:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE GoalsCANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd2:06  10-3-2            
3rd7:49  15-12-4            
3rd9:43 PP 21-17-4            
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd6:10  14-19-3            
3rd13:07  16-15-8            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WHITE1 / 5
RUSSIA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE4 min / 2 inf
RUSSIA10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
RUSSIA2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WHITE0033
RUSSIA0022
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WHT - Welsh (60:00) (W)917935/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Zhukov (59:41) (L)169934/0:003rd/19:41
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:10:00 PM
  -  End:10:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Karlin Krieger
Referee: Kevin Maille
Linesman: Riley Fitzsimmons
Linesman: Calvin Lewis
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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