Game Report 1549 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Date: Jan 23, 2016
GAME NOTES: KOREA UPSETS RUSSIA TO CLAIM BRONZE WITH FIRST-EVER WSHC WIN DAVID BRIEN BRIDGEWATER, N.S. – Min-Su Han paced the offence with a goal and an assist as Korea upset Russia 4-2 in the bronze medal game on Saturday afternoon, earning its first-ever win at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge. The Koreans were a combined 0-for-14 in their first three appearances before Saturday, including three losses to the Russians, but finally broke through thanks to power-play success and solid goaltending. Han and Young-Jae Cho converted with the man advantage to give Korea a 2-0 lead through two periods, and 41-year-old Man-Gyun Yu stopped 18 of the 20 shots he faced to record the victory in the Korean goal. Nikolai Terentev scored both goals for the Russians, who failed to win a medal for the first time in three appearances at the tournament; it won bronze in 2013 before taking silver last year. Han got the scoring started 6:05 into the first period, snapping a shot from the hashmarks past Russian goaltender Evgenii Plotnikov on the power play, and he set up Cho’s power-play goal from the point just shy of the 11-minute mark of the second. Cho’s goal meant the end of the afternoon for Plotnikov, who was replaced by Mikhail Ivanov after allowing two goals on nine shots. Ju-Seung Lee finished off a pretty tic-tac-toe passing play at 5:09 of the third period to make it 3-0, roofing a shot past Ivanov, but Terentev scored his first just 28 seconds later to get Russia back within two, stripping the puck off a Korean defenceman and beating Yu. Seung-Hwan Jung picked the top corner on a breakaway at 6:50 to give Korea a 4-1 lead, before Terentev capped the scoring with 3:51 left, redirecting a point shot from Dmitriy Lisov on a Russian power play. The four goals are the most Korea has ever scored in a World Sledge Hockey Challenge game; it entered with just 11 goals total in its first 14 losses. It’s just the second time the fourth-place team from the preliminary round has won a medal; the Koreans join Norway, who took home third place from the 2009 tournament in Charlottetown, P.E.I..
Visiting Team: Korea
Home Team: Russia
KOREA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lee, Jae Woong
G31  Yu, Man-Gyun
   Ryu, Ji-Hyun
 10  Cho, Young Jae
 12  Kim, Young Sung
 14  Jung, Seung Hwan
 21  Lee, Ju-Seung
 27  Cho, Byeong Seok
 28  Lee, Jong Kyung
 38  Choi, Chi-Heon
 55  Jang, Jong Ho
 68  Han, Min-Su
 89   Lee, Ji-Hoon
 90  Park, Woo-Chul
   
   
KOREA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st28 2:00 Teeing minor 2:151 2:1514:45
2nd55 2:00 Teeing minor 3:191 3:1913:41
3rd10 2:00 Teeing minor 10:141 10:146:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ivanov, Mikhail
G20  Plotnikov, Evgeny
  Lysov, Aleksei
  Berdnik, Ivan
  Andriyanov, Maksim
  Panfilov, Sergey
  Lisov, Dmitriy
 11  Amosov, Alexey
 14  Kuzminykh, Maksim
 15  Shcherbakov, Alexander
 16  Ivanov, Fedor
 17  Selyukin, Vadim
 19  Popov, Ilia
 21  Petrov, Evgeny
 22  Terentev, Nikolai
 23  Volkov, Ilia
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 4:361 4:3612:24
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 8:591 8:598:01
2nd2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 12:391 12:394:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
KOREA Goals KOREA PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:05 PP 68-27            
2nd10:46 PP 10-68            
3rd5:09  21-55-28            
3rd6:50  14            
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) KOREA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd5:37  22-8-21            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
KOREA 2 / 3
RUSSIA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
KOREA 6 min / 3 inf
RUSSIA 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
KOREA 4 G + 4 A = 8 Pts
RUSSIA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
KOREA1124
RUSSIA0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
KOR - Yu (45:00) (W)56718/0:003rd/15:00
RUS - Plotnikov (25:46) (L)4307/0:002nd/10:46
RUS - Ivanov (4:14) 0101/10:463rd/15:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 12:00 PM
  -  End: 12:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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