Game Report 2316 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 14, 2018
GAME NOTES: RUSSIANS EDGE U.S., CLAIM TOP SPOT IN WJAC PRELIMS JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Ivan Rogov scored the game-winning goal into an empty net with 55 seconds remaining, helping Russia finish a perfect preliminary round at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 4-3 victory over the United States on Friday afternoon. With the U.S. needing a win in regulation time to overtake the Russians for first place, goaltender Blake Pietila went to the bench with just over two minutes left. But Rogov hammered a slap shot from his blue-line that found the middle of the empty net, giving Russia its 10th-consecutive prelim win at the tournament. The Russians refused to go away, erasing three one-goal deficits, two of them in the third period. Ryan O’Reilly opened the scoring at the 12:30 mark of the first, throwing a harmless-looking shot on goal that found its way underneath Russian netminder Vsevolod Skotnikov for a 1-0 lead. Artemii Kniazev equalized for Russia early in the second period, sneaking a shot through traffic and past Pietila for a power-play goal, but Luke Johnson jumped into the rush and tucked a backhand around Skotnikov to restore the American advantage before the end of the middle frame. Dmitri Sheshin made it a 2-2 game in the first minute of the third period, knocking in a centering pass from Vasily Podkolzin, before both teams counted on the power play less than two minutes apart. Parker Ford was first at 5:11, finding room on the short-side past Skotnikov to put the U.S. ahead again, but Mikhail Abramov cruised into the slot and beat Pietila past the glove just 1:45 after that to even things up once more. Skotnikov was terrific in the third period, making 20 of his 46 saves in the final 20 minutes. As the first-place team, the Russians will decide which Saturday semifinal they will play in against the winner of the Canada East-Czech Republic game later Friday. The U.S., which finished second, will take on Canada West in its semi.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Russia
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Pietila, Blake
G30  Saville, Isaiah
  Attard, Ronnie
  Johnson, Luke
  Frisch, Ethan
  Jones, Zac
  Mitchell, Travis
  Johnson, Ryan
  Janicke, Trevor
  Caponi, Connor
 10  Brink, Bobby
 11  Pinto, Shane
 12  Ford, Parker
 14  Malone, Jack
 15  O'Reilly, Ryan
 16  Brown, Matt
 17  Mastrosimone, Robert
 18  Kiefiuk, Cal
 20  Nodler, Josh
 22  Ness, Griffin
 23  Silianoff, Grant
 24  Miller, Mitchell
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd20 2:00 Slashing 1:311 3:31
2nd18 2:00 High-Sticking 3:161 4:23
2nd2:00 Slashing 5:401 7:40
2nd2:00 Hooking 12:431 14:43
2nd11 2:00 Slashing 16:581 18:58
3rd2:00 Tripping 5:541 6:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Askarov, Yaroslav
G30  Skotnikov, Vsevolod
  Tiuvilin, Dmitrii
  Burenov, Nikolai
  Bychkov, Roman
  Chistiakov, Semion
  Rogov, Ivan
  Kniazev, Artemii
  Abramov, Mikhail
 10  Likhachev, Yaroslav
 12  Mingachev, Takhir
 13  Tesanov, Daniil
 14  Gordin, Aleksandr
 16  Nikolaev, Ilya
 19  Podkolzin, Vasily
 23  Mironov, Ilia
 24  Groshev, Maksim
 25  Sheshin, Dmitrii
 27  Amirov, Rodion
 28  Gutik, Daniil
   
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st23 2:00 Boarding 2:091 4:09
1st23 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 2:09  16:08
1st2:00 Interference 10:231 12:23
2nd24 2:00 Roughing 16:581 18:58
3rd2:00 Interference 2:411 4:41
3rd14 2:00 Tripping 3:471 5:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st12:30  15-8-5            
2nd17:49  3-10-5            
3rd5:11 PP 12-10-3            
                
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd4:23 PP 8-19-4            
3rd:57  25-19-5            
3rd6:56 PP 9            
3rd19:05 EN 7-27            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES1 / 5
RUSSIA2 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES12 min / 6 inf
RUSSIA20 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
RUSSIA4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1113
RUSSIA0134
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Pietila (57:43) (L)610420/0:003rd/17:43
USA - Pietila (0:02) (L)0000/19:053rd/19:07
RUS - Skotnikov (60:00) (W)13132046/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:2:08 PM
  -  End:4:26 PM
  -  Attendance: 
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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