Game Report 1706 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 12, 2017
GAME NOTES: ROMANOV SCORES LATE, SENDING RUSSIA TO SEMIS AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. – Alexander Romanov scored the game-winning goal into an empty net with 1:51 to go, giving Russia a 3-2 win over Switzerland, first place in Group A and a bye to the semifinals at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge on Tuesday afternoon. It is the third year in a row that Russians have won their group and advanced through to the final four; they will return to action Thursday, with the time and opponent yet to be determined. With the Swiss needing the full three points to have a chance at first place, they pulled goaltender Luca Jan Hollenstein with just over two minutes left and the game tied 2-2. Romanov gathered in a loose puck in his own zone and hit the empty net from 190 feet for the winner. Offence was hard to come by early with both teams combining for a meager six shots on goal in the first 15 minutes, although Semyon Kizimov and Julian Mettler traded first-period posts. Special teams got the Russians on the board before the end of the opening frame; Ivan Morozov went to the backhand to beat Hollenstein for a shorthanded goal at 16:49, and Nikita Okhotyuk hammered in a point shot on the power play at 19:00 to make it a 2-0 game after 20 minutes. The Swiss got one back late in the second period when Kyen Sopa went low to the blocker side past Russian netminder Amir Miftakhof on the power play, and Andreas Dopfner toe-dragged around a defender and went five-hole on Miftakhof to tie the game at 7:58 of the third. Russia, which managed just nine shots in the first two periods, finished with a 25-22 advantage. The loss leaves the Swiss in third place in Group A and means they will take on the winner of the late game between Canada West and the United States in the quarter-finals on Wednesday (time to be confirmed).
Visiting Team: Switzerland
Home Team: Russia
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Schmid, Akira
G30  Hollenstein, Luca Jan
  Wüest, Simon
  Anex, Guillaume
  Kiener, Luca
  Matewa, Lucas
  Tanner, Ramon
  Henauer, Mika
 10  Aebischer, David
 11  Gerber, Jeremi
 12  Dopfner, Andreas
 13  Verboon, Matthew
 15  Vouardoux, Loic
 16  De Nisco, Luca
 17  Lehmann, Marco
 18  Wüthrich, Dario
 21  Mettler, Julian
 23  Weibel, Keijo
 24  Vouillamoz, Mathieu
 25  Petrig, Jan
 27  Sopa, Kyen
 28  Wetter, Gian-Marco
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 Cross-Checking 8:241 8:2410:24
1st13 2:00 Hooking 17:501 17:5019:00
3rd2:00 Holding 5:471 5:477:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  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
 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 Boarding 11:371 11:3713:37
1st25 2:00 Interference 15:131 15:1317:13
2nd26 2:00 Interference 1:411 1:413:41
2nd27 2:00 High-Sticking 5:541 5:547:54
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 12:371 12:3714:31
2nd19 2:00 Hooking 14:421 14:4216:42
3rd2:00 Interference 18:531 18:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND GoalsSWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd14:31 PP 27-28-9            
3rd7:58  12-7            
                
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:49 SH 8-18            
1st19:00 PP 28-3            
3rd18:09 EN 26            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWITZERLAND1 / 7
RUSSIA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND6 min / 3 inf
RUSSIA14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWITZERLAND2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
RUSSIA3 G + 2 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWITZERLAND0112
RUSSIA2013
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SUI - Hollenstein (57:40) (L)341522/0:003rd/17:40
SUI - Hollenstein (0:21) (L)0000/18:093rd/18:30
RUS - Miftakhof (60:00) (W)77620/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:3:37 PM
  -  End:5:45 PM
  -  Attendance:855 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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