Game Report 421 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 7, 2017
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA BEATS RED, FINISHES PERFECT PRELIMS AT U17 CHALLENGE JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Egor Spiridonov got the game-winner midway through the second period, and Russia scored the last four goals of the game to beat Canada Red 5-3 and finish a perfect preliminary round Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians were the lone team to earn all nine points in the round robin, and will face the Czech Republic in a quarter-final Thursday at North Peace Arena (2:30 p.m. MT). Red finished 1-2 in the prelims and will face Canada Black in its quarter-final in Dawson Creek (7 p.m. MT). The game started with an offensive flurry, with four goals before the nine-minute mark. Matvey Guskov got the scoring started just 92 seconds in, knocking in a centering pass from Egor Afanasyev, but Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont./Barrie, OHL) cleaned up a loose puck in front 42 seconds later to tie the game. Xavier Simoneau (Saint-André-Avellin, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) gave the Canadians the lead at 7:32 when he finished a set-up from Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL), and Mitchell Russell (Barrie, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) walked out of the corner and beat goaltender Vsevolod Skotnikov for the 3-1 goal at 8:19. Ilya Nikolaev got one back for Russia late in the opening frame, roofing a rebound past Red netminder Tommy Da Silva (La Prairie, Que./Collège Charles-Lemoyne, LHMAAAQ) to cut the deficit to one after a busy 20 minutes that included 30 shots on goal. Momentum shifted towards the Russians in the second period, and a pair of goals put them ahead for good. Ilia Mironov tied the game at 9:14 when he hammered a point shot past Da Silva on a Russia power play, and Spiridonov wired in the go-ahead goal 1:15 after that to quiet the pro-Canadian crowd. Russia held a one-sided 17-8 advantage in shots on goal in the third period, but Da Silva kept it a one goal game as the minutes ticked away. A late power play and Da Silva on the bench meant a six-on-four advantage for the Canadians, but the puck luck wasn’t on their side; Red hit a pair of posts on the power play, and a broken stick led to the empty-net insurance goal by Oleg Zaitsev in the final minute.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada Red
Head Coach: Gilles Bouchard
Assistant Coach: B.J. Adams
Assistant Coach: Luke Pierce
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Sartakov, Vladimir
G30  Skotnikov, Vsevolod
  Ianevskii, Sergei
  Tiuvilin, Dmitrii
  Burenov, Nikolai
  Goriachev, Aleksei
  Shaposhnikov, Aleksandr
  Kniazev, Artemii
  Zaruba, Daniil
 10  Alkhimov, Sergei
 11  Chernyi, Aleksandr
 13  Zaitsev, Oleg
 14  Afanasyev, Egor
 15  Gushchin, Danil
 16  Nikolaev, Ilya
 18  Spiridonov, Egor
 19  Podkolzin, Vasily
 21  Guskov, Matvey
 22  Khulapov, Danila
 23  Mironov, Ilia
 24  Safonov, Ilya
 28  Gutik, Daniil
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Hooking 12:501 12:5014:50
1st2:00 Boarding 13:271 13:2715:27
1st11 2:00 Interference 18:271 18:270:27
2nd11 2:00 Tripping 5:181 5:187:18
2nd2:00 Interference 17:321 17:3219:32
3rd28 2:00 Interference 10:271 10:2712:27
3rd2:00 Roughing 11:13  11:1313:40
3rd19 2:00 Hooking 18:151 18:150:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA RED LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Da Silva, Tommy
G31  Cavallin, Luke
  Brand, Evan
  Barron, Justin
  Byram, Bowen
  van de Leest, Jackson
  Rhinehart, Rhett
  Kammerer, Colton
  Ortiz, Christopher
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 12  Russell, Mitchell
 15  Wong, Nick
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Krebs, Peyton
 19  Cozens, Dylan
 20  Budgell, Brett
 21  Tracey, Brayden
 22  Washkurak, Keean
 23  Simoneau, Xavier
 24  Parent, Xavier
 25  Holloway, Dylan
   
CANADA RED PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Delay of Game 8:201 8:2010:20
2nd2:00 Holding 8:291 8:299:14
2nd2:00 Hooking 13:361 13:3615:36
3rd23 2:00 Roughing 11:13  11:1313:40
3rd21 2:00 Interference 13:401 13:4015:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:32  21-14-11            
1st17:20  16-28-19            
2nd9:14 PP 23-19-28            
2nd10:21  18-13            
3rd19:30 EN.SH 13            
CANADA RED Goals CANADA RED PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:14  16-24-15            
1st7:32  23-4            
1st8:19  12            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 1 / 4
CANADA RED 0 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 16 min / 8 inf
CANADA RED 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CANADA RED 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA2215
CANADA RED3003
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Skotnikov (60:00) (W)1310831/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-R - Da Silva (58:26) (L)12101638/0:003rd/18:26
CAN-R - Da Silva (0:29) (L)0000/19:313rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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