Game Report 2755 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Dec 13, 2019
GAME NOTES: AMERICANS DOWN RUSSIA TO FINISH UNBEATEN AT WJAC JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Brendan Brisson added two goals and an assist to his tournament-leading totals, Gunnarwolfe Fontaine had a goal and two helpers and the United States capped a perfect preliminary round with a 7-2 win over Russia on Friday afternoon. With two games to go, Brisson (5-7—12) has equalled the tournament scoring record, set in 2013 by Nick Schmaltz and equalled three years ago by Andrei Svechnikov. He has recorded at least three points in each of his last three games. He also sits just one assist back of Schmaltz and Ian Brady (2012) for the most in one tournament. The Americans took a very early lead; Josh Lopina won a face-off back to Josh Groll, and his lightning-quick shot beat goaltender Maxim Motorygin just 1:58 after the puck dropped. Russia pulled even when Marat Khusnutdinov knocked down a clearing attempt at the U.S. blue-line and found Iliya Rychkov behind the defence only 61 seconds into the second period, but Mitch Miller jumped on a turnover in the neutral zone and counted an unassisted marker just 30 seconds later to put the Americans up for good. Brisson converted on a two-man advantage before the end of the middle frame, setting up in his favourite spot at the right face-off dot and ripping a one-timer past Motorygin off a set-up from Fontaine. The U.S. power play continued to roll in the third period, scoring three times in less than four minutes. Fontaine made it 4-1 at 6:52, spinning away from a Russian before going short-side, Brisson scored a carbon copy of his first goal at 9:46 and Sam Colangelo snapped a shot off the arm of Motorygin and in at 10:24. That was it for the Russian netminder, who was replaced by Yegor Guskov after six goals on 38 shots. Jack Millar added one more for the U.S. on a rebound in front before Nikita Buruyanov corralled a bouncing puck off the end glass and beat American goaltender Ethan Haider to finish the scoring in the dying minutes. Both teams will wait for the result of the Canada East-Czech Republic game on Friday night to find out who they will face in the semifinals on Saturday.
Visiting Team: United States
Head Coach: Anthony Noreen
Assistant Coach: Mark Abalan
Assistant Coach: Shane Fukushima
Assistant Coach: David Wilkie
Home Team: Russia
Head Coach: Sergey Golubovich
Assistant Coach: Alexey Davydov
Assistant Coach: Dmitrii Kokorev
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Popov
Assistant Coach: Vladimir Potapov
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Stein, Logan
G30  Haider, Ethan
  Miller, Mitch
  Reid, Luke
  Koster, Michael
  Pitlick, Rhett
  Silianoff, Grant
 10  Krenzen, Nolan
 11  Meehan, Ben
 12  Rolston, Ryder
 13  Fontaine, Gunnarwolfe
 14  Laferriere, Alex
 15  Millar, Jack
 16  Kuntar, Trevor
 17  Caponi, Connor
 18  Knies, Matt
 19  Brisson, Brendan
 20  Colangelo, Sam
 21  Farrell, Sean
 22  Berger, Christian
 23  Lopina, Josh
 24  Groll, Josh
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Roughing 7:11  7:11
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 3:181 3:18
2nd12 2:00 Slashing 19:351 19:35
3rd2:00 Interference 15:181 15:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st23 2:00 Roughing 7:11  7:11
1st19 2:00 Tripping 18:411 18:41
2nd26 2:00 Interference 3:471 3:47
2nd2:00 Holding 15:221 15:22
2nd2:00 Interference 16:521 15:22
3rd22 2:00 Tripping 4:201 4:20
3rd27 2:00 High-Sticking 6:131 6:13
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 9:231 9:23
3rd26 4:00 High-Sticking 9:232 9:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:58  24-23            
2nd1:31  2            
2nd17:07 PP 19-13-5            
3rd6:52 PP 13-21-19            
3rd9:46 PP 19-13-5            
3rd10:24 PP 20-16            
3rd12:49  15-23-18            
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:01  19-22            
3rd17:23  14-8-3            
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 4 / 9
RUSSIA 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
RUSSIA 20 min / 10 inf (9)
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 7 G + 10 A = 17 Pts
RUSSIA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1247
RUSSIA0112
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Haider (60:00) (W)109827/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Motorygin (50:24) (L)1114732/0:003rd/10:24
RUS - Guskov (9:36) 0066/10:243rd/20:00
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