Game Report 545 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Emera Centre Northside
Date: Jan 3, 2014
GAME NOTES: GENNARO’S THREE POINTS LEADS PACIFIC TO U17 GOLD MEDAL GAME by Jason La Rose NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. – Matteo Gennaro (St. Albert, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) scored twice and added an assist to lead the offence as Pacific beat Russia 7-3 Friday night in the semifinals of the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Pacific is into the final for the sixth time, and first since 2009. It has never won an under-17 gold medal, finishing as runner-up in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2009. The Canadian side will face the United States in Saturday night’s gold medal game at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S., a game that can be seen live on TSN beginning at 5 p.m. AT. Nick Merkley (Calgary, Alta./Kelowna, WHL), Noah Juulsen (Abbotsford, B.C./Everett, WHL), Ty Ronning (Burnaby, B.C./Vancouver, WHL), Jansen Harkins (North Vancouver, B.C./Prince George, WHL) and Giorgio Estephan (Edmonton, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) had the other goals for Pacific, which is the first Canadian team to reach the final since Ontario won its eighth gold medal in 2011. Aleksandr Zhebelev, Dmitry Zhukenov and Artur Tyanulin had the goals for Russia, which will meet Quebec for bronze on Saturday afternoon (noon AT) in Sydney after making back-to-back gold medal game appearances. It was the Russians who struck first on the power play, with Zhukenov beating Pacific netminder Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) from his stomach at 5:22, but it took the Canadians less than five minutes to respond; Merkley tipped in a Chaz Reddekopp (West Kelowna, B.C./Victoria, WHL) point shot to tie the game. Zhebelev retored the Russian advantage at 12:56, but Juulsen beat Ivan Samsonov from the point 76 seconds later, and Ronning went top shelf over Samsonov’s glove with 15 seconds left in the opening frame to give Pacific the lead for good. The Canadians dominated Russia in the second period, outshooting them 18-4, and Gennaro doubled the lead on a power play at 15:24, jamming a loose puck past Samsonov. The offensive onslaught continued in the third, with Gennaro, Harkins and Estephan scoring in a span of 3:24 to put the game away. Tyanulin scored a consolation power-play goal for the Russians with 2:08 left to cap the scoring. Pacific outshot Russia 54-28 overall.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Pacific
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kolesnikov, Nikita
G30  Samsonov, Ilya
  Platonov, Alexey
  Sidorov, Mikhai
  Fatkullin, Timur
  Rykov, Egor
  Kozyrev, Aleksandr
  Vladimirov, Artem
 11  Kvartalnov, Danila
 12  Ivanyuzhenkov, Artem
 13  Tyanulin, Artur
 14  Byakin, Mikhail
 16  Zhebelev, Aleksandr
 17  Nesterov, Andrei
 18  Alekseev, Denis
 19  Kashtanov, Ivan
 22  Bannikov, Andrei
 23  Tsukanov, Denis
 24  Emets, Ivan
 25  Gurianov, Denis
 27  Zhukenov, Dmitry
 28  Rozhkovskiy, Artem
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 1:211 1:210:39
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 6:45  6:4515:15
2nd13 2:00 Roughing minor 7:551 7:5514:05
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 13:561 13:568:04
3rd17 2:00 Slashing minor 4:141 4:1417:46
3rd14 2:00 (auto) Head Contact minor 11:251 11:2510:35
3rd14 10:00 (auto) misconduct 11:25  11:2518:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PACIFIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G McBride, Nick
G31  Sawchenko, Zach
  Guhle, Brendan
  Davis, Kevin
  Gatenby, Joe
  Reagan, Brady
  Reddekopp, Chaz
  Juulsen, Noah
  Wotherspoon, Parker
  Musil, Adam
 10  Gennaro, Matteo
 11  Ronning, Ty
 12  Chyzowski, Nick
 14  Gawdin, Glenn
 15  Shmyr, Braylon
 16  Comrie, Ty
 17  Merkley, Nick
 18  Estephan, Giorgio
 19  Benson, Tyler
 20  Morrison, Brad
 21  Soy, Tyler
 22  Hansen, Jannik
PACIFIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 4:091 4:0917:51
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 6:171 6:1715:43
2nd16 2:00 Tripping minor 16:351 16:355:25
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 16:391 16:395:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) PACIFIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:22 PP 27-17            
1st12:56  16-27-24            
3rd17:52 PP 13-18-11            
                
                
                
                
PACIFIC Goals PACIFIC PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:18  17-6-10            
1st14:12  7-20-14            
1st19:45  11-18-8            
2nd15:24 PP 10-12            
3rd10:08  10-17-8            
3rd11:25  22-14-12            
3rd13:32 PP 18-11-6            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 2 / 4
PACIFIC 2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 22 min / 7 inf
PACIFIC 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
PACIFIC 7 G + 13 A = 20 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA2013
PACIFIC3137
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Samsonov (53:32) (L)1617033/0:003rd/13:32
RUS - Kolesnikov (6:28) 001414/13:323rd/20:00
PAC - Sawchenko (60:00) (W)941629/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 6:00 PM
  -  End: 6:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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