Game Report 1710 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Date: Dec 14, 2017
GAME NOTES: U.S. ROLLS PAST RUSSIA, ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME JASON LA ROSE TRURO, N.S. - Tyler Madden scored a pair of goals and Jake Kucharski stopped all 21 shots he faced for the shutout, sending the United States back to the gold medal game at the World Junior A Challenge with a 5-0 semifinal win over Russia on Thursday afternoon. The Americans will face either Canada West or the Czech Republic in the final on Saturday (3 p.m. AT, TSN), in search of their second-consecutive gold, and eighth overall. Paul Cotter, Nathan Smith and Jack Dugan also scored for the U.S., which netted a goal in each of the first two periods before scoring three times in the final 6:05 to pull away. Cotter got it started just past the 12-minute mark of the first period, burying a centering pass from Dugan. It could have been much worse for the Russians; Madden and Sam Hentges both hit the post in the first 20 minutes, and goaltender Amir Miftakhof robbed Dugan with the right pad late in the opening frame to keep it a one-goal game. Madden got credit for a follow-the-bouncing-puck goal early in the second period; a shot from Alex Steeves banked off the end boards, hit Madden at the side of the net, then deflected off a Russian defender and in for the 2-0 marker. The Americans smothered a very good Russian offence, holding it to just 14 shots through 40 minutes, and most of the seven Russia managed in the third period came with the game well in hand. Madden added his second goal at 13:55 of the final stanza, knocking in a loose puck in front, Smith finished a set-up from Graham Slaggert at 15:10, and Dugan danced around a Russian before tucking in the fifth and final goal with 50 seconds left. Russia, which lost to the U.S. in the semifinals for the second year in a row, will take on the loser of the West-Czech semifinal in the bronze medal game on Friday night (7:30 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Russia
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kucharski, Jake
G30  Bischel, Ryan
  Krygier, Christian
  Blackmun, Chase
  St. Ivany, Jack
  Lillibridge, Graham
  Phillips, Clayton
  Drury, Jack
 10  Madden, Tyler
 11  Hentges, Sam
 12  Dugan, Jack
 14  Perbix, Nick
 15  Smith, Nathan
 16  McLaughlin, Blake
 17  Cotter, Paul
 18  Bushy, Brendan
 19  Guttman, Cole
 20  Hall, Curtis
 21  Steeves, Alex
 22  Slaggert, Graham
 23  Walker, Nolan
 24  Randl, Jack
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Hooking 1:111 1:113:11
1st2:00 Tripping 2:101 2:104:10
2nd17 2:00 Slashing 7:351 7:359:35
2nd2:00 Hooking 9:131 9:1311:13
3rd15 2:00 Slashing 10:371 10:3712:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st2:00 Holding 18:491 18:490:49
2nd28 2:00 Delay of Game 3:121 3:125:12
2nd14 2:00 High-Sticking 7:391 7:399:39
3rd23 2:00 Hooking 2:261 2:264:26
3rd10 2:00 Boarding 3:421 3:425:42
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:08  17-12-16            
2nd2:02  10-21-6            
3rd13:55  10-11-21            
3rd15:10  15-22            
3rd19:10  12-23            
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 0 / 5
RUSSIA 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 10 min / 5 inf
RUSSIA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
RUSSIA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1135
RUSSIA0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Kucharski (60:00) (W)59721/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Miftakhof (60:00) (L)10121032/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:37 PM
  -  End: 5:47 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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