Game Report 2308 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 9, 2018
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA HOLDS OFF LATE PUSH, BEATS EAST FOR FIRST WJAC WIN JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Vasily Podkolzin scored twice in the second period to give Russia a little breathing room, and it held off a third-period push to earn a 5-3 win over Canada East in the opening game Sunday at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. It’s the seventh time in the last eight meetings that the Russians have topped the easterners, and the fourth year in a row it has started its schedule with a victory. Semion Chistiakov and Ilya Nikolaev chipped in with two assists apiece for Russia, which took control with a three-goal second period, during which it outshot the Canadians 18-7. Jamie Engelbert (Whitby, Ont./Cobourg, OJHL) had a pair of goals for East, which could never get closer than two in the final 20 minutes despite controlling the play for much of the period. Maksim Groshev was first onto the scoreboard for Russia, letting go a wrist shot from just inside the blue-line that got up and over the blocker of Canadian goaltender Liam Soulière (Amos, Que./Brockville, CCHL) at the 11:27 mark of the first period. Rodion Amirov doubled the advantage early in the second, taking advantage of a misplay behind the East net and tucking in a wraparound, but Ryland Mosley (Arnprior, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) and Spencer Kersten (Waterloo, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) combined on a shorthanded goal just two minutes later to get East on the board. Podkolzin, widely expected to be a top-10 pick in next summer’s NHL draft, went to work after that, scoring twice in less than three minutes to extend the Russian lead to three. He showed off his hands on the first goal, dangling in the slot before snapping a backhand past Soulière at 13:36, and was Johnny-on-the-spot at the side of the net to knock in a loose puck for the 4-1 goal at 16:28. Engelbert got his first just 57 seconds into the third period when he chipped a rebound past Russian netminder Yaroslav Askarov, but Dmitrii Shishin answered only 50 seconds after that to restore the three-goal advantage. Engelbert added a consolation marker with less than nine minutes to go, but the Canadians would get no closer. East had a 13-4 advantage in shots on goal in the third period, although the Russians held a 35-29 edge overall. Both teams are back in action Monday; Russia is up first, taking on the Czech Republic in a rematch of the 2017 bronze medal game (2 p.m. MT), before East meets West in the first-ever all-Canadian preliminary-round match-up (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada East
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Askarov, Yaroslav
G30  Skotnikov, Vsevolod
  Tiuvilin, Dmitrii
  Burenov, Nikolai
  Bychkov, Roman
  Chistiakov, Semion
  Rogov, Ivan
  Kniazev, Artemii
  Abramov, Mikhail
 12  Mingachev, Takhir
 13  Tesanov, Daniil
 14  Gordin, Aleksandr
 16  Nikolaev, Ilya
 18  Serdyuk, Egor
 19  Podkolzin, Vasily
 21  Guskov, Matvei
 23  Mironov, Ilia
 24  Groshev, Maksim
 25  Sheshin, Dmitrii
 27  Amirov, Rodion
 28  Gutik, Daniil
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st21 2:00 Slashing 4:151 6:15
1st19 2:00 Roughing 10:531 12:53
2nd19 2:00 Roughing 9:591 11:59
2nd16 2:00 High-Sticking 18:561 0:56
3rd14 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 1:471 3:47
3rd2:00 Slashing 1:491 3:49
3rd12 2:00 Too Many Players 4:331 6:33
3rd18 2:00 Slashing 9:121 11:12
3rd28 2:00 Hooking 15:171 17:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Soulière, Liam
G31  Watson, Jack
  LeDonne, Trevor
  McBay, Tyler
  Mack, Simon
  McFaul, Dustyn
  Eckert, Eastan
  Townend, Cade
  Cole, Owen
 10  Mosley, Ryland
 11  Caron, Thomas
 12  Bisson, Adrien
 14  Dicaire, Derek
 15  Engelbert, Jamie
 16  Ciccolini, Eric
 17  Beaton, John
 18  Glover, Ty
 19  Riopel, Philippe-Olivier
 20  Kersten, Spencer
 21  McCutcheon, Riley
 22  Richardson, Ryan
 23  Gaudreault, Yan-Cédric
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Cross-Checking 10:531 12:53
1st2:00 Slashing 16:101 18:10
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 4:361 6:36
2nd10 2:00 Roughing 9:591 11:59
3rd10 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 1:471 3:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:27  24-3-6            
2nd3:03  3            
2nd11:28  19-16-28            
2nd13:36  19-16            
3rd1:17  25-6            
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd5:01 SH 10-20            
3rd:57  15-20-21            
3rd11:16  15-17-20            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 5
CANADA EAST 0 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 18 min / 9 inf
CANADA EAST 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
CANADA EAST 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA1315
CANADA EAST0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Askarov (60:00) (W)781126/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-E - Soulière (59:06) (L)918330/0:003rd/19:06
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:09 PM
  -  End: 4:20 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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