Game Report 2747 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Dec 7, 2019
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA EDGES EAST IN OT IN WJAC OPENER JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Vasili Ponomaryov scored the winner on the power play with 51.9 seconds left in overtime, giving Russia a tournament-opening 3-2 win over Canada East on Saturday afternoon at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge. It’s the seventh time in a row the Russians have beaten East, and the fifth year in a row they have started their schedule with a victory. With the clock ticking closer to a shootout, Ponomaryov took a drop pass from Kirill Kirsanov at the blue-line, wheeled into the middle of the ice and beat a screened Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL) on the glove side. The Russians looked to be on their way to the full three points after Daniil Gushchin went five-hole on Levi seven minutes into the third period, but Dovar Tinling (Pointe-Claire, Que./Hawkesbury, CCHL) banked a shot off the back of goaltender Yegor Guskov with just 2:40 left to force overtime. Tinling finished with a goal and an assist for the Canadians, while Shakir Mukhamadullin added two helpers for Russia; they were the lone players with multi-point efforts. A scoreless first period was a feeling-out process for both teams, with just six shots apiece. Jérémy Laframboise (Sainte-Catherine, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) finally broke through when he scored from in close off a Tinling set-up on an East power play 8:24 into the second, but Nikita Kiryanov poked a loose puck through Levi just over five minutes later to get the Russians even. There were chances at both ends leading to the Ponomaryov winner in overtime; Gushchin was turned away by Levi on a breakaway just seconds into the extra period, and Ryan O’Hara (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) beat Guskov but not the post. Both teams are back in action Sunday; Russia takes on the Czech Republic in the early game (2 p.m. MT) before East meets West in an all-Canadian match-up (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Russia
Head Coach: Sergey Golubovich
Assistant Coach: Alexey Davydov
Assistant Coach: Dmitrii Kokorev
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Popov
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Potapov
Home Team: Canada East
Head Coach: Martin Dagenais
Assistant Coach: Corey Beer
Assistant Coach: Greg Leland
Assistant Coach: Dan Sauvé
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Guskov, Yegor
G30  Motorygin, Maxim
  Grushnikov, Artyom
  Zotov, Filat
  Chayka, Daniil
  Gushchin, Daniil
  Didkovski, Ivan
  Zugan, Dmitri
 11  Steklov, Kirill
 13  Ponomaryov, Vasili
 14  Buruyanov, Nikita
 17  Kiryanov, Nikita
 18  Tyutnev, Pavel
 19  Rychkov, Iliya
 20  Kirsanov, Kirill
 22  Khusnutdinov, Marat
 23  Zlodeev, Dmitriy
 25  Kokhanin, Ignat
 26  Shumilin, Eremey
 27  Mukhamadullin, Shakir
 28  Pashin, Aleksander
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st23 2:00 High-Sticking 9:501 9:50
1st25 2:00 Interference 15:001 15:00
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 8:141 8:148:24
2nd2:00 Roughing 16:43  16:43
3rd27 2:00 Delay of Game 3:211 3:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA EAST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Levi, Devon
G31  Say, Owen
  Kennette, Brendan
  Coulson, Richard
  McIntosh, Tucker
  Chapleau, Philippe
  Lafrance, David
  Tanos, Evan
  Biggar, Zach
  O'Hara, Ryan
 10  Alexander, Ryan
 11  Mosley, Ryland
 12  DeGrazia, Nicholas
 14  Vermaeten, Matthew
 15  Laframboise, Jérémy
 16  Tinling, Dovar
 17  Tremblay, Charles
 18  O'Hara, Cole
 19  MacArthur, Colby
 20  Martino, Ayrton
 21  Craft, Cole
 22  Tverberg, Ryan
CANADA EAST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Holding 0:281 0:28
2nd2:00 Goaltender Interference 14:461 14:46
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 16:43  16:43
1st OT2:00 Goaltender Interference 2:371 2:33
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA EAST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd13:56  17-9-27            
3rd7:07  6-23-27            
1st OT4:08 PP 13-20-28            
CANADA EAST Goals CANADA EAST PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd8:24 PP 15-16-21            
3rd17:20  16-8-17            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 1 / 3
CANADA EAST 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA EAST 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
CANADA EAST 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
RUSSIA01113
CANADA EAST01102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
RUS - Guskov (65:00) (W)6137329/0:001st OT/5:00
CAN-E - Levi (65:00) (OTL)6137430/0:001st OT/5:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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