2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #6
Preliminary
Final (SO)
December 11, 2019 7:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
5
10
8
2
25
12
9
8
2
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 3
12
0 / 4
10

Game Story

WEST WINS WILD ONE, EDGES RUSSIA IN SHOOTOUT

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matthew Davis (Calgary, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) stopped all 25 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, backstopping Canada West to its first win at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge, a 1-0 triumph over Russia on Wednesday night.

The game was just the third 1-0 result in tournament history (Sweden vs. United States, 2011 and Czech Republic vs. United States, 2016) and the first to go past regulation time without a goal.

Carter Savoie (St. Albert, Alta./Sherwood Park, AJHL) and Massimo Rizzo (Burnaby, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) provided the lone offence of the evening, scoring in the first and third rounds of the shootout, respectively.

Savoie snapped a quick shot through Russian goaltender Yegor Guskov on the first Canadian attempt, and Rizzo showed off his slick hands before roofing a backhand over Guskov for the eventual winner.

Daniil Gushchin finally beat Davis on Russia’s fourth shot, but he turned aside Vasili Ponomaryov in Round 5 to clinch the extra point for the Canadians.

Guskov was the busier netminder early, making 12 saves in the first period, including a breakaway stop off Luke Mylymok (Wilcox, Sask./Salmon Arm, BCHL) that was one of his best of the night.

Davis only faced five shots in the opening 20 minutes, but was called upon to deny Marat Khusnutdinov with a tough blocker stop midway through the frame.

Both goaltenders continued to shine in a back-and-forth second period and made eight saves apiece in the third; Davis stood out again in the final stanza, making a couple more point-blanks stops off Khusnutdinov.

Speed killed in overtime, with the teams going end-to-end in search of a winner, but again the goaltenders stood tall, leading to the shootout heroics of Davis, Savoie and Rizzo to keep Canada West in the running for a semifinal spot.

It closes out its preliminary round against the Czech Republic on Thursday night (7 p.m. MT), needing a victory to stay in the playoff hunt, while Russia faces the United States in its prelim finale on Friday (2 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Owen Ozar
Hooking (2:00)
04:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Carter Savoie
Late Hit (2:00)
16:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Shakir Mukhamadullin
Holding (2:00)
16:14
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Kiryanov
Hooking (2:00)
06:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Carter Savoie
Interference (2:00)
08:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Steklov
Late Hit (2:00)
13:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gushchin
Late Hit (2:00)
01:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Lapointe
Late Hit (2:00)
01:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Edwards
Tripping (2:00)
06:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Ivan Didkovski
Delay of Game (2:00)
12:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Buruyanov
High-Sticking (2:00)
14:36
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Carter Savoie shooutout attempt on #29 Yegor Guskov
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#8 Ivan Didkovski shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Kent Johnson shooutout attempt on #29 Yegor Guskov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#3 Yan Kuznetsov shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Massimo Rizzo shooutout attempt on #29 Yegor Guskov
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Nikita Kiryanov shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Davis
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Brendan Budy shooutout attempt on #29 Yegor Guskov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#6 Daniil Gushchin shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Davis
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#20 Owen Ozar shooutout attempt on #29 Yegor Guskov
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Vasili Ponomaryov shooutout attempt on #31 Matthew Davis
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Yegor Guskov RUS 65 31 31 0 1.000
Matthew Davis CAN-W 65 25 25 0 1.000

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 15, 2019
3 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 12, 2019
5 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 11, 2019
2 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 13, 2019
1 - 5 L @ Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 8, 2019
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.