2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #12
Semifinal
Final (OT)
December 14, 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
4
1
0
0
5
0
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
13
6
9
0
28
9
5
7
0
21

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
14
0 / 5
8

Game Story

RUSSIA BEATS CZECHS, MOVES INTO GOLD MEDAL GAME AT WJAC

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Pavel Tyutnev scored a natural hat trick in the first period, Daniil Gushchin added two goals of his own and Russia booked a return trip to the gold medal game at the World Junior A Challenge with a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday night.

The Russians, who lost 2-0 to the United States in the final year ago, will take on Canada East for gold on Sunday night (5 p.m. MT, TSN2).

Neither team has ever stood atop the podium, but that will change at the Encana Events Centre.

Aleksander Pashin, Kirill Kirsanov and Artyom Grushnikov had two assists each for the Russians, while Yegor Guskov made 20 saves.

The scoring started fast and furious in the first period, with two Russian goals in the first five minutes.

Gushchin was first at 3:06, driving to the net and tucking a shot past goaltender Jan Skorpik, and Tyutnev had his centring pass go in off the skate of a Czech defender to make it 2-0 at 4:32.

Tyutnev added a second goal midway through the opening frame, roofing a shot off a two-on-one with Pashin, and he finished his hat trick with an individual effort, dancing around one Czech before using another as a screen and beating Skorpik with a bullet from just inside the blue-line at 17:14.

He became just the fourth player in tournament history to record three goals in a period, and the first since Ryan Fitzgerald did it for the United States against Canada East on Nov. 5, 2012.

Jakub Dobes took over in the Czech goal to begin the second period after Skorpik allowed four goals in 13 shots.

Gushchin got his second of the game late in the middle frame, blowing down the right wing and going to the far side on Dobes.

All that was left to be decided in the third period was whether Guskov would get the shutout, but Matej Morong snapped in a shot off a face-off with under seven minutes left to get the Czechs on the board.

The Czechs, who lost in regulation for the first time in the tournament, will face the United States for bronze on Sunday afternoon (12 p.m. MT, TSN2).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Daniil Gushchin

Assists: Ivan Didkovski, Kirill Kirsanov
03:06
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Tyutnev

Assists: Aleksander Pashin, Daniil Chayka
04:32
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Tyutnev

Assists: Aleksander Pashin, Vasili Ponomaryov
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Rutar
Holding (2:00)
11:14
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Tyutnev

Assists: Artyom Grushnikov, Kirill Kirsanov
17:14
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jakub Dobes

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Zugan
Tripping (2:00)
05:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Prikryl
Tripping (2:00)
11:08
GOAL
Goal: Daniil Gushchin

Assists: Ivan Didkovski, Artyom Grushnikov
16:45
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gushchin
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
07:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Chayka
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
10:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Najman
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
10:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Buruyanov
High-Sticking (2:00)
11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Buruyanov (Served by Nikita Kiryanov)
High-Sticking (2:00)
11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Psenicka
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
11:32
GOAL
Goal: Matej Morong

Assists: Petr Poppel
13:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Tyutnev
Tripping (2:00)
18:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Zugan
Hooking (2:00)
19:31

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Yegor Guskov RUS 60 21 20 1 0.952
Jakub Dobes CZE 40 15 14 1 0.933
Jan Skorpik CZE 20 13 9 4 0.692

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 15, 2019
1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 15, 2019
5 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Dec 14, 2019
1 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Dec 14, 2019
2 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Dec 13, 2019
6 - 4 W vs. Canada EastCAN-E
Dec 13, 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.