Game Report 2724 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Canalta Centre
Date: Nov 9, 2019
GAME NOTES: GOLDEN AGAIN: RUSSIA DOWNS U.S. TO DEFEND U17 TITLE JASON LA ROSE MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Valerii Brinkman shut down the vaunted American offence in a 32-save performance, and Russia got goals from six different players to down the United States 6-2 on Saturday night and make it back-to-back gold medals at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians won their fifth gold – equaling the Americans for second-most all-time – and became the first team since Ontario in 2008 and 2009 to lift the Quebec Cup in consecutive years. The U.S. came in averaging seven goals per game (35 in five games) and had scored 15 in their two medal-round contests. But Brinkman was up to the task, keeping the Americans scoreless for more than 56 minutes. Fedor Svechkov had a goal and two assists, and Nikita Chibrikov and Vsevolod Gaidamak finished with a goal and an assist apiece for Russia, which also became the first team since Sweden in 2016, and just the second ever, to lose its first two games and still win gold. Rather unexpectedly, the first period was a scoreless affair, with the teams managing just 13 shots on goal. It marked just the fifth period in the entire tournament that didn’t feature a goal, and the first at the Canalta Centre. Svechkov finally broke through for the Russians just before the eight-minute mark of the second; Gaidamak fended off a U.S. defender before throwing the puck to the net where Svechkov knocked it past netminder Kaidan Mbereko. Poltapov doubled the advantage with just 11.1 seconds left in the frame, taking a stretch pass from Daniil Lazutin and going to the backhand with a pretty move to beat Mbereko. The two highest-scoring teams in the tournament finally found their offensive legs in the third period, combining for six goals – five of them in the final six minutes. Ivan Ivantsov scored the eventual game-winner six minutes into the final stanza, throwing a harmless looking shot towards the net that deflected off the glove of Mbereko and in for the 3-0 goal. Chibrikov converted another breakaway at 14:49 and Svechkov set up Gaidamak 53 seconds later to extend the lead to 5-0 and start the party on the Russian bench. The Americans finally solved Brinkman when Aidan Hreschuk snapped a shot glove side with 3:44 to go, and Colby Saganiuk converted on a U.S. power play that became a six-on-four with Mbereko on the bench, but they would get no closer. Danila Iurov hit the empty net with 21.5 seconds left, rounding out the scoring. It is the eighth silver medal for the Americans, who have now won 16 medals at the tournament (five gold, eight silver, three bronze). Following the game, Svechkov and Lazutin were named to the tournament all-star team, joining Chaz Lucius and Sean Behrens of the U.S., Canada White defenceman Carson Lambos (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, WHL) and Czech Republic goaltender Tomas Suchanek. The 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Charlottetown and Summerside, P.E.I.
Visiting Team: Russia
Head Coach: Andrei Kozyrev
Assistant Coach: Denis Gusmanov
Assistant Coach: Artem Nekhoroshih
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Popov
Assistant Coach: Evgenii Stavrovskii
Home Team: United States
Head Coach: John Wroblewski
Associate Coach: Dan Hinote
Assistant Coach: Mike Leone
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Kanaev, Pavel
G30  Brinkman, Valerii
  Sapunov, Vladislav
  Berezovskiy, Mikhail
  Ivantsov, Ilia
  Dimitrov, Nikita
  Lazutin, Daniil
  Svechkov, Fedor
 10  Mintyukov, Pavel
 11  Ivanov, Gleb
 12  Ganin, Danila
 13  Poltapov, Prokhor
 14  Svishchev, Artem
 16  Mekhovov, Ivan
 17  Sychev, Vladimir
 18  Nadvorniy, Matvei
 19  Chibrikov, Nikita
 20  Grudinin, Vladimir
 21  Lukashevich, Vladislav
 25  Iurov, Danila
 26  Prokopenko, Aleksei
 28  Gaidamak, Vsevolod
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd10 2:00 Slashing 5:051 5:057:05
2nd2:00 Roughing 13:56  13:5615:56
3rd13 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 10:34  10:3412:34
3rd20 2:00 Interference 16:431 16:4318:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Mbereko, Kaidan
G32  Homer, Gibson
 33  Gilmartin, Liam
 34  Hughes, Jack
 36  Pastujov, Sasha
 37  Brown, Caden
 39  Wilmer, Jeremy
 40  Hreschuk, Aidan
 42  Gallagher, Ty
 43  Hughes, Luke
 44  Behrens, Sean
 46  St. Louis, Ryan
 47  Martin, Jacob
 48  Savage, Red
 49  Devine, Jack
 51  Lucius, Chaz
 52  Saganiuk, Colby
 53  Boucher, Tyler
 56  Duke, Dylan
 58  Janicke, Justin
 60  Schmidt, Roman
   
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd56 2:00 Roughing 13:56  13:5615:56
3rd34 2:00 Tripping 10:34  10:3412:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:34  9-28            
2nd19:49  13-8-19            
3rd6:06  6            
3rd14:49  19            
3rd15:42  28-9            
3rd19:39 EN 25-9            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd16:16  40-37-39            
3rd18:12 PP 52-36-43            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 0
UNITED STATES 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 6 G + 5 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA0246
UNITED STATES0022
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Brinkman (60:00) (W)618832/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Mbereko (51:48) (L)74213/0:003rd/11:48
USA - Mbereko (4:09) (L)0000/12:343rd/16:43
USA - Mbereko (0:03) (L)0000/18:123rd/18:15
USA - Mbereko (0:20) (L)0000/19:403rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:08 PM
  -  End: 9:32 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.