Game Report 47 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Essar Centre
Date: Nov 1, 2016
GAME NOTES: ELEMENT SCORES SHORTHANDED WINNER TO GIVE RED WIN OVER RUSSIA JASON LA ROSE SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Shawn Element (Victoriaville, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) scored the only goal of the game shorthanded early in the third period, helping Canada Red to a 1-0 win over Russia in the final preliminary-round game for both Tuesday at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The win jumps the Canadians over Russia and Finland into first place in Group B, with only the Sweden-Finland match-up on Tuesday night remaining in the round robin. If the Swedes win, Canada Red will win the group, while a Finnish victory (in regulation time only) will drop Red to second. If the game reaches overtime, the Canadians take top spot. With Red killing the final seconds of a kneeing major given to Serron Noel (Nepean, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) in the dying moments of the second period, the Canadians capitalized on a turnover in the Russian zone. Jumping on the loose puck after the defender fell, Josh Tarzwell (Red Deer, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) found Element cruising into the slot, and he blasted a one-timer past goaltender Amir Miftakhov at 4:17 of the third period. That would be more than enough offence for Canadian netminder Kevin Mandolese (Blainville, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL), who turned away all 23 shots he faced to record his first win of the tournament. After an evenly-match first period – Canada Red outshot Russia 11-9 in the opening 20 minutes – the Canadians ran into serious penalty trouble in the second. Red had to fend off parts of six power plays in the middle stanza, including a 91-second two-man advantage midway through the period, and the 90-second five-on-three that spanned the second and third. But Mandolese and the penalty-killing unit were up to the task, and the Element winner seemed like a gift from the hockey gods for the work done while a man down. The Russians pulled Miftakhov in the dying minutes, but the best chance, arguably, went to Mandolese, who had his attempt at goal knocked down by a Russian high stick at centre ice, with the puck seemingly tracking towards the empty goal. Both teams will anxiously await the results of the final two preliminary-round games find out when, and against whom, they’ll play in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada Red
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Miftakhov, Amir
G29  Isaev, Daniil
  Zhilyakov, Bogdan
  Galenuk, Danila
  Kalinichenko, Roman
  Malyshev, Anton
  Zhuravilov, Danila
  Svechnikov, Andrey
  Koreshkov, Pavel
 10  Rotenberg, Pavel
 11  Drobin, Aleksei
 13  Khovanov, Aleksandr
 14  Denisenko, Grigorii
 17  Gogolev, Pavel
 18  Shabanov, Maksim
 19  Rtishev, Nikita
 23  Kotkov, Vladislav
 24  Denezhkin, Maksim
 25  Misiul, Daniil
 26  Sokolov, Egor
 28  Okhotiuk, Nikita
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 18:021 18:0220:00
2nd28 2:00 Roughing 13:21  13:2115:21
2nd17 2:00 Boarding 16:251 16:2518:25
3rd24 2:00 Interference 6:201 6:208:20
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA RED LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Stankowski, Carl
G31  Mandolese, Kevin
  Bahl, Kevin
  Merkley, Ryan
  Robertson, Carter
  Bernard, Xavier
  Dobson, Noah
  Zazula, Luke
  Dellandrea, Ty
  Noel, Serron
 10  Roberts, Connor
 11  Daley, Caiden
 15  Damiani, Riley
 16  Moskal, Billy
 17  Dunkley, Nathan
 19  Groulx, Benoit-Olivier
 20  Element, Shawn
 21  Tarzwell, Josh
 23  Hillis, Cameron
 24  Guest, Eric
 25  Barteaux, Dawson
CANADA RED PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 0:00  0:0010:00
2nd2:00 Interference 1:151 1:153:15
2nd16 2:00 Delay of Game 4:101 4:106:10
2nd20 2:00 Boarding 9:101 9:1011:10
2nd25 2:00 Delay of Game 9:391 9:3911:39
2nd10 2:00 Roughing 13:21  13:2115:21
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 19:121 19:121:12
2nd5:00 Kneeing 19:421 19:424:42
2nd10:00 Game Misconduct 19:42  19:4220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
CANADA RED Goals CANADA RED PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd4:17 SH 20-21            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 6
CANADA RED 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA RED 37 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA RED 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA0000
CANADA RED0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Miftakhov (18:40) (L)119525/0:003rd/18:40
CAN-R - Mandolese (60:00) (W)99523/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
 CAN-R - 31 Mandolese  Start: 4:10 PM
 RUS - 8 Koreshkov  End: 6:19 PM
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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