Game Report 2318 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 15, 2018
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA PULLS AWAY IN THIRD, WILL PLAY FOR WJAC GOLD JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Ilya Nikolaev and Daniil Gutik scored power-play goals two minutes apart in the third period, breaking open a tie game and sending Russia to the gold medal game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 4-1 semifinal win over the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon. The Russians, in search of their first-ever gold medal, will face the winner of the Canada West-United States semifinal on Sunday (4 p.m. MT, TSN) in their third all-time appearance in the final. Rodion Amirov scored the other two goals for Russia, while Nikolaev finished with a goal and two assists. Russian goaltender Yaroslav Askarov and Czech counterpart Daniel Dvorak kept the game scoreless for much of the first period, combining for 24 saves in the opening 20 minutes. Amirov was first onto the scoresheet, banging in a Nikolaev rebound from a sharp angle at 17:25, but Jan Stibingr hammered a point shot through traffic and past Askarov with 47 seconds left in the frame to get the game to the intermission even. Dvorak kept it that way through 40 minutes, making 13 of his 34 stops in the second period. But penalty trouble doomed the Czechs in the third; Nikolaev restored the Russian lead for good at 3:51, deftly redirecting a shot from Nikolai Burenov, and Gutik got his wrist shot through a maze of bodies to make it a two-goal game at 5:59. Askarov did the rest, shutting down the Czechs and improving his tournament-leading numbers to a 1.80 goals-against average and .955 save percentage in three starts. Amirov found the empty net with 33 seconds remaining to cap the scoring. The Czechs, who beat the Russians for bronze a year ago, will go for back-to-back third-place finishes against the loser of the West-U.S. semifinal on Sunday afternoon (12 p.m. MT, TSN).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Russia
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Dvorak, Daniel
G Vomacka, Tomas
  Stibingr, Jan
  Muller, Jakub
  Aubrecht, David
  Adamek, Jakub
  Malik, Zack
  Dajcar, Tomas
 10  Sik, Otakar
 11  Sedlak, Zdenek
 12  Sklenar, Dominik
 13  Blumel, Matej
 14  Sir, Jan
 15  Strondala, Vojtech
 17  Dvorak, Jaroslav
 18  Bambula, Jan
 19  Kropacek, Vojtech
 20  Rousek, Lukas
 21  Pucek, Roman
 22  Teply, Michal
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Cross-Checking 1:451 3:45
2nd15 2:00 Kneeing 15:011 17:01
3rd15 2:00 Tripping 3:451 5:45
3rd21 2:00 Cross-Checking 4:501 6:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
 10  Likhachev, Yaroslav
 12  Mingachev, Takhir
 13  Tesanov, Daniil
 14  Gordin, Aleksandr
 16  Nikolaev, Ilya
 18  Serdyuk, Egor
 19  Podkolzin, Vasily
 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
1st19 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 1:451 3:45
1st2:00 Hooking 8:391 10:39
1st2:00 Delay of Game 18:061 0:06
2nd2:00 Holding 9:261 11:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st19:13 PP 3-13            
                
                
                
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:25  27-16-25            
3rd3:51 PP 16-4-19            
3rd5:59 PP 28-16            
3rd19:26 EN 27-25            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 / 4
RUSSIA 2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 8 min / 4 inf
RUSSIA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
RUSSIA 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC1001
RUSSIA1034
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Dvorak (56:53) (L)1313834/0:003rd/16:53
CZE - Dvorak (0:14) (L)0000/17:433rd/17:57
CZE - Dvorak (0:33) (L)0000/19:273rd/20:00
RUS - Askarov (60:00) (W)1171028/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:00 PM
  -  End: 4:20 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Junior A Challenge Game Report.