Game Report 2656 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Ostravar Arena
Date: Dec 28, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKED BY RUSSIA AT WORLD JUNIORS JASON LA ROSE OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Nico Daws (Burlington, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Joel Hofer (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) combined to make 34 saves, but Canada’s National Junior Team was held off the scoresheet in a 6-0 loss to Russia on Saturday at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Canadian defeat means all five teams in Group B – Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and the United States – have a win and loss midway through the preliminary round. Alexander Khovanov started the scoring just 1:44 in, picking off an outlet pass at the Canadian blue-line and letting go a wrist shot that hit the blocker of Daws before popping up and over the goaltender. Pavel Dorofyev made it 2-0 midway through the first when he found space behind the defence and roofed a backhand past Daws, and Nikita Rtishev banged in a rebound three-and-a-half minutes later for a 3-0 Russian lead after 20 minutes. Canada picked up its offence in the second period, firing 14 shots on goal, but couldn’t find a way past Russian netminder Amir Miftakhov, who turned aside 28 shots in all to record just the fifth shutout against Canada in World Juniors history. Nikita Alexandrov forced a change in the Canadian goal early in the middle frame when he drove down the right wing and tucked the 4-0 goal around Daws, who gave way to Hofer. Hofer was solid in his 38 minutes of work, stopping 20 of 22 shots. Yegor Sokolov got a piece of a shot from Yegor Zamula to make it 5-0 at 13:09 before Khovanov set up Grigori Denisenko to cap the scoring late in the middle frame. Russia finished with a 40-28 advantage in shots on goal. The Canadians will look to bounce back Monday when they take on Germany (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT). The IIHF World Junior Championship returns to Canadian ice next year when Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., host the 2021 World Juniors. Fans have until Jan. 5 to sign up for the Priority Draw for their chance to purchase tickets in both cities. Visit HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for more information.
Visiting Team: Canada
Head Coach: Dale Hunter
Assistant Coach: Alan Letang
Assistant Coach: Mitch Love
Assistant Coach: André Tourigny
Home Team: Russia
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Daws, Nico
G30  Hofer, Joel
  Bahl, Kevin
  Addison, Calen
  Byram, Bowen
  Bernard-Docker, Jacob
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Foudy, Liam
  Veleno, Joe
 10  Lavoie, Raphael
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 14  McIsaac, Jared
 16  Thomas, Akil
 17  McMichael, Connor
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Byfield, Quinton
 20  Mercer, Dawson
 22  Cozens, Dylan
 24  Smith, Ty
 25  Dudas, Aidan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
 29  Foote, Nolan
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 11:211 11:2113:21
1st2:00 Tripping 14:281 14:2816:28
1st2:00 Holding the Stick 15:391 15:3917:39
2nd2:00 Tripping 19:551 19:551:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Miftakhov, Amir
G30  Askarov, Yaroslav
  Zhuravlyov, Danil
  Galenyuk, Danila
  Zamula, Yegor
  Malyshev, Anton
  Pylenkov, Danil
  Khovanov, Alexander
  Morozov, Ivan
  Marchenko, Kirill
 10  Voronkov, Dmitri
 11  Podkolzin, Vasili
 12  Kruglov, Ilya
 13  Sokolov, Yegor
 14  Denisenko, Grigori
 17  Sorkin, Maxim
 19  Rtishev, Nikita
 24  Alexandrov, Nikita
 25  Misyul, Danil
 26  Romanov, Alexander
 27  Dorofeyev, Pavel
 28  Groshev, Maxim
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Roughing 19:501 19:501:50
2nd11 2:00 Tripping 9:351 9:3511:35
3rd13 2:00 Hit to the Head 19:431 19:43
3rd13 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 19:431 19:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:44  7            
1st10:14  27-24            
1st13:43  19-6-12            
2nd2:18  24-10            
2nd13:09  13-4-14            
2nd16:24  14-7            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 4
RUSSIA 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
RUSSIA 16 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
RUSSIA 6 G + 7 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0000
RUSSIA3306
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Daws (22:18) (L)131014/0:002nd/2:18
CAN - Hofer (37:42) 061420/2:183rd/20:00
RUS - Miftakhov (60:00) (W)914528/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.