2019 World Junior A Challenge

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2019 World Junior A Challenge
Game #14
Gold
Final (OT)
December 15, 2019 5:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
8
11
7
6
32
10
12
6
10
38

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 3
4
1 / 2
16

Game Story

RUSSIA EDGES EAST IN DOUBLE-OT THRILLER, WINS FIRST GOLD

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Shakhir Mukhamadullin hammered in a power-play goal 5:43 into the second overtime, giving Russia a 2-1 win over Canada East on Sunday night and its first-ever gold medal at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

The Russians – who are the only team other than Canada East and Canada West to play in all 14 editions of the tournament – won their first gold after three losses in the final, including a 2-0 defeat to the U.S. last year.

Early in the second overtime, with the Russians enjoying just their second man advantage of the game, Mukhamadullin ripped a one-timer off the arm of Canadian forward Charles Tremblay (Saint-Félicien, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ) and past goaltender Devon Levi (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Carleton Place, CCHL) for the game-winner.

Levi and Russian counterpart Yegor Guskov were the story for more than 80 minutes, both allowing just a single goal in the final five minutes of the third period.

Russia took the lead when Pavel Tyutnev gathered in a rebound off the end-boards and beat Levi with 4:21 left, but a pair of puck-over-the glass penalties and Levi on the bench made it a six-on-three for the Canadians, and Ryan Alexander (Toronto, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) finished a cross-crease feed from Ryan O’Hara (Oakville, Ont./Oakville, OJHL) with 62 seconds to go to force overtime.

Both teams had their chances to open the scoring; the Russians hit two posts in the opening five minutes – and five overall – and Tremblay was turned aside by Guskov on a penalty shot midway through the second period after Matthew Vermaeten (Ottawa, Ont./Rockland, CCHL) was hooked on a breakaway.

East had arguably the best chance of the first overtime; Dovar Tinling (Pointe-Claire, Que./Hawkesbury, CCHL) beat Guskov off a Tremblay rebound, but was inches wide of the net.

The Canadians finished with silver for the sixth time, joining 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2016.

Following the game, Levi was named tournament MVP, while Guskov joined East defenceman Philippe Chapleau (Longueuil, Que./Longueuil, LHJAAAQ), Russia defender Daniil Chayka, American forwards Brendan Brisson and Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, and East captain Ryland Mosley (Arnprior, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) on the all-star team.

The 2020 World Junior A Challenge will be played Dec. 13-19 in Cornwall, Ont.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
No Scoring
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Iliya Rychkov (Served by Pavel Tyutnev)
Boarding (2:00)
02:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Iliya Rychkov
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
02:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Philippe Chapleau
Delay of Game (2:00)
04:34
GOAL
Goal: Pavel Tyutnev

Assists: Vasili Ponomaryov, Aleksander Pashin
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Shakir Mukhamadullin
Delay of Game (2:00)
17:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Chayka
Delay of Game (2:00)
18:05
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Alexander

Assists: Ryan O'Hara, Philippe Chapleau
18:58
Overtime
No Scoring
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Dovar Tinling
Hooking (2:00)
04:20
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Shakir Mukhamadullin

Assists: Kirill Kirsanov, Ivan Didkovski
05:43

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Devon Levi CAN-E 85 41 39 2 0.951
Yegor Guskov RUS 85 32 31 1 0.969

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

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