Game Report 2752 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Dec 11, 2019
GAME NOTES: WEST WINS WILD ONE, EDGES RUSSIA IN SHOOTOUT JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) stopped all 25 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, backstopping Canada West to its first win at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge, a 1-0 triumph over Russia on Wednesday night. The game was just the third 1-0 result in tournament history (Sweden vs. United States, 2011 and Czech Republic vs. United States, 2016) and the first to go past regulation time without a goal. Carter Savoie (St. Albert, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) and Massimo Rizzo (Burnaby, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) provided the lone offence of the evening, scoring in the first and third rounds of the shootout, respectively. Savoie snapped a quick shot through Russian goaltender Yegor Guskov on the first Canadian attempt, and Rizzo showed off his slick hands before roofing a backhand over Guskov for the eventual winner. Daniil Gushchin finally beat Davis on Russia’s fourth shot, but he turned aside Vasili Ponomaryov in Round 5 to clinch the extra point for the Canadians. Guskov was the busier netminder early, making 12 saves in the first period, including a breakaway stop off Luke Mylymok (Wilcox, Sask./Salmon Arm, BCHL) that was one of his best of the night. Davis only faced five shots in the opening 20 minutes, but was called upon to deny Marat Khusnutdinov with a tough blocker stop midway through the frame. Both goaltenders continued to shine in a back-and-forth second period and made eight saves apiece in the third; Davis stood out again in the final stanza, making a couple more point-blanks stops off Khusnutdinov. Speed killed in overtime, with the teams going end-to-end in search of a winner, but again the goaltenders stood tall, leading to the shootout heroics of Davis, Savoie and Rizzo to keep Canada West in the running for a semifinal spot. It closes out its preliminary round against the Czech Republic on Thursday night (7 p.m. MT), needing a victory to stay in the playoff hunt, while Russia faces the United States in its prelim finale on Friday (2 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 West
Head Coach: Joe Martin
Assistant Coach: Scott Barney
Assistant Coach: Clayton Jardine
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Guskov, Yegor
G30  Motorygin, Maxim
  Grushnikov, Artyom
  Kuznetsov, Yan
  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
1st27 2:00 Holding 16:14  16:04
2nd17 2:00 Hooking 6:111 6:11
2nd11 2:00 Late Hit 13:101 13:10
3rd2:00 Late Hit 1:21  1:21
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 12:291 12:25
3rd14 2:00 High-Sticking 14:361 14:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WEST LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gylander, Carter
G31  Davis, Matthew
  Benning, Michael
  Ceulemans, Corson
  Connor, Powell
  Lund, Ethan
  Henry, Xavier
  Murray, Owen
  Edwards, Ethan
  Budy, Brendan
 10  Savoie, Carter
 11  Lapointe, Philippe
 12  Rizzo, Massimo
 14  Poisson, Nicholas
 15  Loney, Carter
 16  Young, Alex
 17  Mitchell, Cam
 18  Kovich, Kyler
 19  Scardina, Ethan
 20  Ozar, Owen
 21  Mylymok, Luke
 23  Johnson, Kent
CANADA WEST PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Hooking 4:231 4:23
1st10 2:00 Late Hit 16:04  16:04
2nd10 2:00 Interference 8:321 8:32
3rd11 2:00 Late Hit 1:21  1:21
3rd2:00 Tripping 6:211 6:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WEST PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
CANADA WEST Goals CANADA WEST PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 3
CANADA WEST 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA WEST 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA WEST 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
RUSSIA000000
CANADA WEST000011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
RUS - Guskov (65:00) (SL)1298231/0:001st OT/5:00
CAN-W - Davis (65:00) (W)5108225/0:001st OT/5:00
SHOOTOUT
CANADA WEST shoots first for each round.
RUSSIA CANADA WEST
#  SHOOTER
 8  Ivan Didkovski   --  
 3  Yan Kuznetsov   --  
 17  Nikita Kiryanov   --  
 6  Daniil Gushchin Goal
 13  Vasili Ponomaryov   --  
 SHOOTER
 Goal10   Carter Savoie
   --  23   Kent Johnson
 Goal12   Massimo Rizzo
   --    Brendan Budy
   --  20   Owen Ozar
TOTALS:  1  2
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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