Game Report 1703 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 10, 2017
GAME NOTES: SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD RUSSIA TO OPENING DAY WIN OVER EAST JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. – Alexander Romanov and Ivan Morozov scored two goals each, and Russia rode its special teams to a 5-1 win over Canada East in the opening game for both Sunday night at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The Russians scored twice on the power play, once shorthanded and once at 6-on-5 on a delayed penalty, beating the easterners for the sixth time in nine all-time meetings. Grigory Denisenko added a goal and two assists for Russia, while Amir Miftakhof stopped 27 of 28 shots. Romanov scored first at the 16-minute mark, hammering a point shot through traffic and past Canadian goaltender Jett Alexander with Miftakhof on the bench for an extra attacker. Denisenko converted on the first Russian power play in the dying seconds of the opening frame, racing down the right wing and roofing a shot short-side on Alexander. Romanov added his second goal on another man advantage just 2:29 into the second period on a gorgeous tic-tac-toe passing play with Denisenko and Vladislav Kotkov, and Morozov got his first off a turnover deep in the Canadian zone at 12:05. Nick Campoli finally got East in the board late in the second when his shot hit a stick and beat Miftakhof up and over the shoulder. It was the first goal in almost 100 minutes for the Canadians, including their shutout loss to the United States in pre-tournament play. Canada East had its chances in the third period, including a five-minute power play after Denisenko was ejected for a hit to the head, but couldn’t find another goal. Alexander went to the bench with three minutes left for a 6-on-4 advantage, but Morozov found the empty net for a shorthanded marker at 18:18 of the final stanza to wrap up the scoring. Russia will enjoy an off day before wrapping up its preliminary-round schedule against Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon (3:30 p.m. AT), while Canada East will face off against the Swiss on Monday night (7:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada East
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Miftakhof, Amir
G29  Isaev, Daniil
  Zhilyakov, Bogdan
  Galeniuk, Danila
  Malyshev, Anton
  Yasinsky  , Pyotr
  Kotkov , Vladislav
  Morozov, Ivan
  Zhabreyev, Alexander
 10  Rotenberg, Pavel
 11  Rozhkov, Nikita
 14  Denisenko, Grigory
 17  Zavgorodny, Dmitri
 18  Kizimov, Semyon
 19  Rtishchev, Nikita
 22  Iskhakov, Ruslan
 23  Zhuravlev, Daniil
 24  Mikhailov, Vladislav
 25  Misyul, Danil
 26  Romanov, Alexander
 27  Sorkin, Maxim
 28  Okhotyuk, Nikita
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Hooking 1:011 1:013:01
1st18 2:00 Roughing 16:36  16:3618:36
2nd10 2:00 Hooking 9:241 9:2411:24
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 12:42  13:1115:11
3rd2:00 Elbowing 3:521 3:525:52
3rd10 2:00 High-Sticking 6:111 6:118:11
3rd14 5:00 Hit to the Head 9:361 9:3614:36
3rd14 20:00 Game Misconduct 9:36  9:36
3rd2:00 Interference 16:361 16:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Battaglia, Noah
G31  Alexander, Jett
  Townend, Cade
  Snell, Mason
  Theocharidis, Tim
  Maziarz, Joey
  Kellenberger, Matthew
  Campoli, Nick
 10  Dicaire, Derek
 11  MacEachern, Connor
 12  Lowry, Mac
 14  Evans, Ben
 15  Doyle, Colin
 16  Tupker, Zachary
 17  Kalezic, Colton
 18  Romano, Anthony
 19  McBain, Jack
 20  Thibeault, Francis
 21  Johnston, Logan
 22  Clarke, Jeff
 23  Evans, Finn
 24  Girduckis, Aidan
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Roughing 16:36  16:3618:36
1st18 2:00 Tripping 18:371 18:3719:45
2nd14 2:00 Kneeing 0:311 0:312:29
2nd11 2:00 Delay of Game 12:42  13:1115:11
2nd11 2:00 Interference 19:171 19:171:17
3rd23 2:00 Slashing 13:181 13:1815:18
3rd14 2:00 Interference 20:00  20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:00  26-14-7            
1st19:45 PP 14-22-8            
2nd2:29 PP 26-14-7            
2nd12:05  8-22            
3rd18:18 EN.SH 8-25            
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:48  9-19-18            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 2 / 4
CANADA EAST 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 39 min / 9 inf
CANADA EAST 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
CANADA EAST 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA2215
CANADA EAST0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Miftakhof (60:00) (W)910827/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-E - Alexander (56:45) (L)1111426/0:003rd/16:45
CAN-E - Alexander (1:42) (L)0000/18:183rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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