Game Report 905 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: RBC Centre
Date: Nov 8, 2014
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA SHUTS DOWN AMERICAN OFFENCE, WINS U17 GOLD DAVID BRIEN SARNIA, Ont. – Maxim Bain scored in the first period, Alexander Yakovenko added a goal in the second, and Russia won the gold medal at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 win over the United States on Saturday night. It’s the third time Russia has won under-17 gold, and the second time it has topped the U.S. in the final; the Russians beat the Americans 7-5 in the 2012 gold medal game in Windsor, Ont. Maxim Kalyayev was a stand-out in the Russian goal, finishing with 21 saves. The lone U.S. goal came unassisted off the stick of Max Jones late in the third period. The Americans, as they have all tournament, came out firing, hitting a cross bar in the opening minutes. But it was Russia that would strike first with two minutes left in the first; Vitali Abramov forced a turnover behind the U.S. net, and a loose puck popped out to Bain, who beat goaltender Jake Oettinger for a 1-0 lead. Yakovenko made it a two-goal lead at the 5:42 mark of the second, taking a pass from German Rubtsov and unleashing a rocket of a slap shot that went off the post and in past the blocker of Oettinger. That was all the offence the Russians needed thanks to Kalyayev and a shutdown defence that blocked shot after shot and held the vaunted American offence – which included the tournament’s top two scorers, Clayton Keller (13 points) and Jones (11 points) – to just a single goal. The U.S. had life late in the third period, with a two-man advantage for 57 seconds and a power play for the final four minutes, but it couldn’t find a way past Kalyayev at five-on-three. Jones finally got the U.S. on the board with 90 seconds left, surprising Kalyayev with a quick shot that found space between the Russian goaltender’s feet, but that would be it for the Americans. A frantic push with Oettinger on the bench came up short, and the U.S. had to settle for a seventh silver medal – the most all-time – while seeing its 12-game winning streak snapped. The last three games the Americans have lost at the U17 tournament have all been to Russia: the 2012 gold medal game, 2013 semifinal, and Saturday night. The game featured four players who earned berths on the tournament all-star team; Keller and Jones were joined by Russian forward Dmitri Sokolov and U.S. defenceman Chad Krys.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: United States
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Kalyayev , Maxim
G30  Sukhachyov , 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 7:401 7:4014:20
2nd17 2:00 Tripping minor 10:221 10:2211:38
2nd21 2:00 Roughing minor 17:511 17:514:09
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 3:521 3:5218:08
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 15:101 15:106:50
3rd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 16:131 16:135:47
3rd2:00 (auto) Ineligible player minor 16:131 16:135:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G32  Oettinger, Jake
G35  Woll, Joseph
 34  Frederic, Trent
 36  Pastujov, Nick
 37  Keller, Clayton
 38  Sanchez, James
 39  Anderson, Joey
 41  Lockwood, William
 42  Khodorenko, Patrick
 43  Greenway, James
 44  Krys, Chad
 45  Howdeshell, Keeghan
 46  Martin, Luke
 47  Lindgren, Ryan
 48  Suthers, Keenan
 49  Jones, Max
 50  Campoli, Michael
 51  Fox, Adam
 52  Luce, Griffin
 53  Hellickson, Matthew
 55  Yamamoto, Kailer
 57  Tufte, Riley
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st36 2:00 Tripping minor 11:401 11:4010:20
1st37 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 19:331 19:332:27
2nd37 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 12:381 12:389:22
2nd44 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 19:17  19:172:43
3rd43 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:031 11:0310:57
3rd47 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 12:261 12:269:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st18:00  26-11            
2nd5:42  4-17-12            
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd18:30 PP 49            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA0 / 5
UNITED STATES1 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA14 min / 7 inf
UNITED STATES12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
UNITED STATES1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA1102
UNITED STATES0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Kalyayev (60:00) (W)58821/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Oettinger (58:46) (L)85114/0:003rd/18:46
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:30 PM
  -  End:7:30 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.