Game Report 886 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: RBC Centre
Date: Nov 2, 2014
GAME NOTES: SOKOLOV SCORES TWICE, RUSSIA BEATS CANADA BLACK JASON LA ROSE SARNIA, Ont. – Dmitri Sokolov scored twice, including the game-winner late in the first period, to help Russia to a 5-1 win over Canada Black in Group A action Sunday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians, who have won gold, silver and bronze medals in their last three appearances at the tournament, were offensively efficient, scoring five goals on just 18 shots. Maxim Bain, Nikita A. Popugayev and Mikhail Mesheryakov also scored goals for Russia. Bain and Mesheryakov also added assists, while Vitali Abramov chipped in with two helpers in the win. Zach Poirier (Mountain, Ont./North Bay, OHL) was the lone Canada Black goal scorer. After an early push from the Canadians it was Russia that opened the scoring; Mesheryakov made a pretty cross-crease feed to Bain, who simply had to redirect the puck past Canadian netminder Stuart Skinner (Edmonton, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) for the 1-0 goal. Sokolov doubled the advantage with 4:10 left in the first period, hammering a one-timer through Skinner on a Russian power play. Poirier got the pro-Canadian crowd at the RBC Centre excited 5:24 into the second, finishing off a tic-tac-toe passing play, with assists going to Pascal Laberge (Sainte-Martine, Que./Gatineau, QMJHL) and Reagan O’Grady (Brampton, Ont./Kingston, OHL), but Popugayev restored the two-goal lead just 59 seconds left. Sokolov took a no-look pass from Kirill Petkov and snapped a shot over Skinner to make it 4-1 at 12:12 of the third period, and Mesheryakov finished a two-on-one with Abramov at 14:02 for the game’s final goal. The Russians were lethal on the power play, scoring on two of their three opportunities, while Canada Black went goalless in two chances with the man advantage. Russia next meets Finland on Monday afternoon in a match-up of Day 1 winners in Group A (2 p.m. ET), while Canada Black faces off with Canada White in Monday’s night cap at the RBC Centre (7 p.m. ET).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada Black
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Kalyayev , Maxim
G30  Sukhachev, Vladislav
  Minulin , Artyom
  Yakovenko , Alexander
  Sergachyov, Mikhail
  Ryzhenkov , Pavel
  Alexeyev , Dmitri
  Zaitsev , Yegor
 10  Makeyev , Nikita
 11  Abramov , Vitali
 12  O. Popugayev, Nikita
 13  Shevchenko , Vyacheslav
 14  Shabanov , Mikhail
 15  Ivanov , Georgi
 17  Rubtsov, German
 19  Petkov, Kirill
 21  Podkorytov , Alexander
 22  Kuznetsov , Vladimir
 24  A. Popugayev , Nikita
 25  Mesheryakov , Mikhail
 26  Bain , Maxim
 27  Sokolov , Dmitri
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 9:521 9:5212:08
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 16:231 16:235:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Pickard, Reilly
G30  Skinner, Stuart
  McKinstry, Ryely
  Bean, Jake
  Clague, Kale
  Nother, Tyler
  Neveu, Jacob
  Volcan, Nolan
  O’Grady, Reagan
  Pu, Cliff
 10  Malenstyn, Beck
 11  Poirier, Zach
 12  Steel, Sam
 14  Paquette, Christopher
 16  Laberge, Pascal
 17  Benson, Tyler
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 19  Hotchkiss, Matthew
 20  Thierus, Lucas
 21  Lauzon, Félix
 22  Saigeon, Brandon
 23  Girard, Samuel
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 Tripping minor 4:331 4:3317:27
1st20 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 15:351 15:356:25
3rd19 2:00 Roughing minor 13:101 13:108:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:34  26-25-11            
1st15:50 PP 27-4-22            
2nd6:23  24-17            
3rd12:12  27-19            
3rd14:02 PP 25-11-26            
CANADA BLACK Goals CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd5:24  11-16-8            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 2 / 3
CANADA BLACK 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA BLACK 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
CANADA BLACK 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA2125
CANADA BLACK0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Sukhachev (60:00) (W)37717/0:003rd/20:00
BLK - Skinner (60:00) (L)36413/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:00 PM
  -  End: 7:00 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.