Game Report 933 World Junior A Challenge
PLAYED AT: West Central Events Centre
Date: Dec 18, 2014
GAME NOTES: BJORKSTRAND’S TWO GOALS LEAD DENMARK INTO WJAC FINAL JASON LA ROSE KINDERSLEY, Sask. – Oliver Bjorkstrand’s two goals led the offence as Denmark moved into the gold medal game at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge with a 5-1 semifinal win over Russia on Thursday afternoon. The Danes, who are making their debut at the tournament this year, will face either Canada East or the United States in Saturday afternoon’s final (2:30 p.m. CT). Matthias Asperup, Nick Olesen and Jeppe Holmberg had the other goals for Denmark, who beat the Russians for the second time in four days, having earned a 4-2 preliminary round victory on Monday. Yegor Rykov answered with the lone Russian goal. The Danes came out like they were shot out of a cannon, racking up six shots in the first three minutes and taking an early 1-0 lead when Asperup knocked in his own rebound after rifling a wrist shot off the crossbar. The lead remained one until the early minutes of the second period, when Denmark struck twice to give itself a little bit of breathing room. First it was Bjorkstrand at 3:07, converting a rebound off a Nikolaj Ehlers chance, followed 1:42 later by Olesen, who finished a pretty passing play with the 3-0 goal, giving the Danes all the offence they would need. Russia got one back midway through the middle frame on a delayed penalty; Rykov pinched in from the point and one-timed a pass from Artyom Volkov, getting his shot up and over a sprawling George Sorensen. The Russians looked primed to cut the lead to one on a late period power play, but Holmberg blocked a shot at his own blue-line and raced away on a two-on-one with Marcus Nielsen, wiring a wrist shot just under the crossbar over the short-side shoulder of Anton Krasotkin to restore the three-goal lead. Denmark never allowed Russia to seriously threaten its lead in the third period, and Bjorkstrand capped the scoring on a feed from Ehlers in the final minute. The loss means the Russians will play in Friday night’s bronze medal game (7:30 p.m. CT), against the loser of the Canada East-United States semifinal.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Denmark
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Krasotkin, Anton
  Kudako, Vadim
  Sidorov, Mikhail
  Kozyrev, Alexander
  Rykov, Yegor
  Chebykin, Nikolai
  Shemerov, Alexander
 10  Vorobyov, Mikhail
 11  Volkov, Artyom
 12  Ivanyuzhenkov, Artyom
 13  Mityakin, Yevgeni
 17  Kvartalnov, Danila
 18  Obidin, Andrei
 21  Kaprizov, Kirill
 22  Bannikov, Andrei
 23  Ivashov, Roman
 24  Yemets, Ivan
 25  Guryanov, Denis
 26  Barabanov, Vladimir
 27  Zhukenov, Dmitri
   
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 12:271 12:279:33
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 5:461 5:4616:14
3rd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 3:20  3:2018:40
3rd25 2:00 Slashing minor 6:11  6:1115:49
3rd22 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 18:381 18:383:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
DENMARK LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Sorensen, George
  Krogsgaard, Anders
  Hansen, Daniel
  Lassen, Matias
  Nielsen, Daniel
  Aagaard, Mikkel
  Olesen, Nick
 10  Jensen, Kristian
 11  Larsen, Mads
 12  Mieritz, Christian
 14  Eskerod, Victor
 15  Staeremose Pison, Andre
 16  True, Alexander
 17  Nielsen, Marcus
 18  Hertzberg, Sonny
 20  Eller, Mads
 21  Asperup, Matthias
 24  Ehlers, Nikolaj
 25  Dau Mortensen, Søren
 27  Bjorkstrand, Oliver
 29  Rasmussen, Emil
 33  Holmberg, Jeppe
DENMARK PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 19:461 19:462:14
2nd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:291 8:2913:31
2nd15 2:00 Tripping minor 16:461 16:465:14
3rd10 2:00 (auto) Checking from Behind minor 2:571 2:5719:03
3rd10 10:00 (auto) Checking from Behind misconduct 2:57  2:577:03
3rd20 2:00 Slashing minor 6:11  6:1115:49
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) DENMARK PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd10:42  7-11            
                
                
                
                
DENMARK Goals DENMARK PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:58  21-29-7            
2nd3:07  27-24            
2nd4:49  9-7-21            
2nd17:21 SH 33            
3rd19:40 PP 27-24-5            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 4
DENMARK 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 10 min / 5 inf
DENMARK 20 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
DENMARK 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA0101
DENMARK1315
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Krasotkin (60:00) (L)12101133/0:003rd/20:00
DEN - Sorensen (60:00) (W)613625/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:30 PM
  -  End: 4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Colin Watt
Referee: Chad Williams
Linesmen: Sean Donnelly
Linesmen: Tarrington Wyonzyk
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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