Game Report 2249 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Rogers Arena
Date: Dec 31, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY RUSSIANS IN PRELIM FINALE JASON LA ROSE VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) opened the scoring less than three minutes in, but Canada’s National Junior Team finished a goal short in a 2-1 loss to Russia to close out the preliminary round Monday at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. The defeat leaves Canada in second place in Group A ahead of the quarter-finals; it will face either the United States or Finland on Wednesday afternoon (6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT) at Rogers Arena. “I think it’s good adversity for us,” Glass said of the loss. “I’m glad it happened in a round-robin game, instead of a medal game, that’s for sure. We’ll go over the game and be prepared for the quarter-final.” Just as it had in its first three prelim games, the Canadians started fast; Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) poked the puck away from a Russian and right onto the stick of Glass, whose quick shot eluded goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov just 2:20 in. Russia responded three minutes later on the power play when Vitali Kravtsov went cross-ice for Grigori Denisenko, who beat Canadian netminder Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) with a one-timer to tie the game. The goaltenders took over from there; Kochetkov was at his best in the second period when Canada outshot Russia 13-4, including a left-pad stop on Canadian captain Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) that was his best of the game. DiPietro was the busier of the two netminders in the third, making 12 saves, but Pavel Shen drove off the right wing and beat him to the far side to give the Russians the lead for good with nine minutes left. Canada had its chances in the dying minutes, including more than two minutes with DiPietro on the bench for an extra attacker, but couldn’t put another puck past Kochetkov, who finished with 30 saves. “We’re not eliminated,” Canadian head coach Tim Hunter said about what his team can take from the defeat. “We lost a game, we learned a lesson and we move on. That’s the good thing about this tournament – you’ve got time to prepare [for the quarter-final].” The loss snapped a mini two-game win streak against Russia; the Canadians still own a winning all-time record in head-to-head match-ups – they are 13-11-1 since 1993.
Visiting Team: Russia
Head Coach: Valeri Bragin
Assistant Coach: Yuri Babenko
Assistant Coach: Alexander Boikov
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Kulikov
Home Team: Canada
Head Coach: Tim Hunter
Assistant Coach: Marc-André Dumont
Assistant Coach: Jim Hulton
Assistant Coach: Brent Kisio
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G20  Kochetkov, Pyotr
G30  Tarasov, Danil
  Zhuravlyov, Danil
  Alexeyev, Alexander
  Samorukov, Dmitri
  Morozov, Ilya
  Galimov, Artyom
 10  Starkov, Stepan
 11  Podkolzin, Vasili
 12  Marchenko, Kirill
 14  Kravtsov, Vitali
 16  Shen, Pavel
 17  Morozov, Ivan
 23  Muranov, Ivan
 24  Kostin, Klim
 26  Romanov, Alexander
 27  Rubinchik, Mark
 28  Denisenko, Grigori
 29  Slepets, Kirill
   
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st24 2:00 Cross-Checking 13:101 13:1015:10
1st10 2:00 Roughing 18:291 18:290:29
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 13:321 13:3215:32
2nd11 2:00 Roughing 18:351 18:350:35
3rd16 2:00 Delay of Game 19:541 19:5420:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G DiPietro, Michael
G31  Scott, Ian
  Bouchard, Evan
  Brook, Josh
  Mitchell, Ian
  Dobson, Noah
  Glass, Cody
  Veleno, Joe
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Bowers, Shane
 16  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Phillips, Markus
 20  Leason, Brett
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Lafreniere, Alexis
 23  Studnicka, Jack
 24  Smith, Ty
 26  Frost, Morgan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st26 2:00 Checking from Behind 4:001 4:006:00
1st26 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 4:001 5:2115:21
1st14 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 13:101 13:1015:10
1st14 2:00 Roughing 18:291 18:290:29
2nd17 2:00 High-Sticking 5:371 5:377:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:21 PP 28-14-9            
3rd11:00  16-26            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:20  8-21            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 1 / 5
CANADA 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 18 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA1012
CANADA1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Kochetkov (60:00) (W)913830/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - DiPietro (57:48) (L)1341229/0:003rd/17:48
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.