2018 World Junior A Challenge

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2018 World Junior A Challenge
Game #1
Final
December 7, 2018 5:00 pm MST
New Horizons Centre
Frog Lake, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
3
5
1
0
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
12
5
27
8
4
5
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
10
1 / 5
6

Game Story

FROG LAKE, Alta. – Ilya Nikolaev broke open a 2-2 tie with 8:10 remaining and Aleksandr Gordin added a pair of late insurance goals, helping Russia pull away for a 5-2 pre-World Junior A Challenge win over Canada West on Friday night.

Vasily Podkolzin had the other two goals and Maksim Groshev chipped in with two assists for the Russians, who held West to just nine shots over the final 40 minutes and held a 27-17 advantage overall.

Mathieu Gosselin (Quebec City, Que./Merritt, BCHL) and Alexander Campbell (Châteauguay, Que./Victoria, BCHL) scored for the Canadians, who open their tournament Sunday against the United States (7 p.m. MT) in a rematch of the 2017 gold medal game. Russia will face the other Canadian entry, Canada East, in its curtain-raiser Sunday (2 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Mathieu Gosselin

Assists: Harrison Blaisdell
06:02
GOAL
Goal: Vasily Podkolzin

11:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrii Tiuvilin
Hooking (2:00)
15:51
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrii Tiuvilin
High-Sticking (2:00)
04:34
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Matthew Radomsky

09:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin Wong
Roughing (2:00)
14:14
GOAL
Goal: Vasily Podkolzin

Assists: Nikolai Burenov, Daniil Gutik
17:48
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Vsevolod Skotnikov

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Vsevolod Skotnikov
Delay of Game (2:00)
01:08
GOAL
Goal: Alexander Campbell (power play)

Assists: Mason Snell, Jack Judson
01:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin Wong
Elbowing (2:00)
03:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Artemii Kniazev
Roughing (2:00)
08:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Judson
Hooking (2:00)
10:04
GOAL
Goal: Ilya Nikolaev (power play)

Assists: Artemii Kniazev
11:50
GOAL
Goal: Aleksandr Gordin

Assists: Mikhail Abramov, Maksim Groshev
13:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Roman Bychkov
Holding (2:00)
17:09
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Aleksandr Gordin

Assists: Maksim Groshev
18:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Yaroslav Askarov RUS 40 12 11 1 0.917
Vsevolod Skotnikov RUS 20 5 4 1 0.800
Matthew Davis CAN-W 29 16 15 1 0.938
Matthew Radomsky CAN-W 30 11 7 4 0.636

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

5 - 2 W @ Canada WestCAN-W
Dec 7, 2018
2 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 7, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 WJAC: CAN-W 3 – CZE 1 (Bronze)
Holloway scored twice to lead the Canadians to the bronze medal.
2018 WJAC: USA 2 – RUS 0 (Gold)
Saville made 25 saves to backstop the U.S. to its eighth WJAC gold.
2018 WJAC: RUS 4 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Nikolaev and Gutik scored PPGs in the third to help Russia advance.
2018 WJAC: USA 3 – CAN-W 2 OT (Semifinal)
Ness ended it in overtime to send the Americans to play for gold.