Game Report 67 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: R.J. Lalonde Arena
Date: Dec 13, 2016
GAME NOTES: RUSSIANS GET WILD WIN OVER SWISS, CLINCH TOP SPOT IN GROUP JASON LA ROSE BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Ivan Chekhovich scored the game-winning goal with five seconds left in overtime, giving Russia a 6-5 win over Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge. The victory clinches first place in Group A for the Russians, and sends them directly to the semifinals on Thursday. (An overtime loss would have meant the same result; Russia needed just a single point to top Canada West in the group.) It’s the fourth time in 11 appearances that Russia has topped its group in the preliminary round. With time ticking down in the extra period and a shootout looming, Veniamin Baranov dove to clear the puck from the Russian zone and Chekhovich raced away, going to the backhand on the breakaway for the winner. Andrei Svechnikov, one of the youngest players in the tournament, continued his strong play with two goals and an assist; the 16-year-old sits tied with linemates Chekhovich and Andrey Lipanov for the scoring lead with six points in two games. The Swiss found the scoreboard first 7:29 in when Justin Sigrist beat Russian goaltender Dimitrii Raiko with a quick shot from the slot, but captain Klim Kostin got Russia even on the power play eight minutes later. Sigrist jumped on a turnover in the Russian zone to score his second of the period with 59 seconds left in the opening frame, sending Switzerland to the first intermission with a 2-1 lead. The teams went back and forth in the second, with Russia carrying most of the play, before the offensive floodgates opened in the latter half of the stanza. Baranov brought Russia even again at 12:50, beating Swiss netminder Alexander Jaks to a rebound on the power play, but Arnaud Riat answered at 14:06, knocking in a pretty feed from Jan Petrig for a 4-3 lead. Svechnikov needed just 39 seconds to tie the game for the third time, only for Nils Seiler to spin in the slot and beat Raiko at 17:17 to restore the Swiss advantage at 5-4 heading to the third period. In all, the teams combined for four goals in four minutes and 33 seconds. Lipanov didn’t waste any time erasing a fourth one-goal deficit for the Russians – his centering pass hit a Swiss skate and eluded Jaks just 54 seconds into the final frame – and Svechnikov gave Russia its first lead at 3:29 when his shot rolled up and over the Swiss goaltender. Ramon Tanner tied the game for Switzerland at 5:27, eventually forcing overtime. Russia finished with a 34-19 advantage in shots on goal. Switzerland finished third in Group A and will play in the first quarter-final on Wednesday (3:30 p.m. MT), but will wait for the Canada East-United States result from Tuesday night to find out its opponent.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Switzerland
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Raiko, Dimitrii
G30  Iakovlev, Daniil
  Galeniuk, Danila
  Baranov, Veniamin
  Bitsadze, Mikhail
 10  Lipanov, Alexey
 11  Lobanov, Daniil
 12  Alexeyev, Yaroslav
 13  Pereliaev, Semen
 14  Svechnikov, Andrei
 15  Kalabushkin, Evgeny
 16  Anokhovskiy, Nikita
 17  Klepko, Ivan
 18  Egorov, Daniil
 19  Chekhovich, Ivan
 20  Okhotiuk, Nikita
 21  Dedov, Georgii
 23  Muranov, Ivan
 24  Kostin, Klim
 26  Mikhnin, Denis
 27  Marushev, Maksim
 28  Slepets, Kirill
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd24 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 9:11  9:1111:35
3rd24 2:00 Holding 11:221 11:2213:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Jaks, Aleksander
G30  Trudel, Beat
  Zeiter, David
  Widmer, Gabriel
  Schnetzer, Claude
  Brunner, Yannick
  Burger, Gianluca
  Tanner, Ramon
  Muller, Nicolas
 10  Schüpbach, Mick
 11  Leuenberger, Sven
 13  Wyss, Luca Silvan
 14  Matewa, Lucas
 15  Sigrist, Justin
 16  Nyffeler, Robin
 17  Lehmann, Marco
 18  Wüthrich, Dario
 19  Triana, Dylan Pena
 22  Bleiker, Mischa
 24  Riat, Arnaud
 25  Petrig, Jan
 27  Seiler, Nils
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st16 2:00 Tripping 13:371 13:3715:34
2nd22 2:00 Tripping 7:431 7:439:43
2nd11 2:00 Hooking 9:11  9:1111:35
2nd2:00 Interference 11:351 11:3512:50
2nd13 2:00 Tripping 18:151 18:150:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st15:34 PP 24-12-9            
2nd12:50 PP 7-19-14            
2nd14:45  14-10            
3rd:54  10-24            
3rd3:59  14-19-13            
1st OT4:55  19-7            
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:29  15-22            
1st19:01  15            
2nd14:06  24-25            
2nd17:17  27-4            
3rd5:27  7-16            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 2 / 4
SWITZERLAND 0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 4 min / 2 inf
SWITZERLAND 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 6 G + 9 A = 15 Pts
SWITZERLAND 5 G + 4 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
RUSSIA12216
SWITZERLAND22105
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
RUS - Raiko (64:55) (W)445114/0:001st OT/4:55
SUI - Jaks (64:55) (OTL)7146128/0:001st OT/4:55
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:38 PM
  -  End: 5:52 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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