2015-16 National Junior Team

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National Junior Team Summer Development Camp
Game #1
Final
August 3, 2015 10:00 pm AST
Markin MacPhail Centre – Rink A
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
1
2
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
5
3
17
9
10
8
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
34
1 / 7
24

Game Story

CANADA SCORES FOUR UNANSWERED, BEATS RUSSIA IN SHOWCASE OPENER

CRAIG TULK

CALGARY, Alta. – A goal from Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) in the first minute of the second period stood up as the winner as Canada topped Russia 4-1 in the opening game of the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase on Monday night.

The first period started with both teams flying, an almost surprising pace for an early August exhibition game.

The first whistle didn’t come until the 3:52 mark of the opening frame, and it came when Damir Sharipzyanov’s wrist shot from the slot found its way under the arm of Mason MacDonald (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) and past the Canadian goaltender.

Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) responded just over seven minutes later, tapping in a gorgeous cross-net pass from John Quenneville (Edmonton, Alta./Brandon, WHL), while Vince Dunn (Lindsay,Ont./Niagara, OHL) earned the second assist.

Hicketts was the beneficiary of spectacular stick-handling from Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL), who found the defenceman pinching in to give Canada the lead for good at 41 seconds of the middle frame.

“He is a skilled player, and I think we’ve seen that on the PK, power play or whenever he had the puck,” Hicketts said of Marner. “You know those types of players are nice to have on your team and he has been a great guy and hopefully I will get to know him a little more going forward.”

Marner created scoring chances all night with his speed and creativity, and was the most exciting player on the ice for either side. His puck handling and skating skills were superior and his vision was impeccable.

Canada gained a two-goal lead before the midway mark of the second period, with Spencer Watson (London, Ont./Kingston, OHL) snapping a shot off the near post to beat Russian netminder Maxim Tretiak.

Dylan Strome (Mississauga,Ont./Erie, OHL) added a little more insurance for the boys in red and white, taking advantage of a Michael Dal Colle set-up and beating Tretiak for the 4-1 goal.

MacDonald stopped 16 of the 17 shots he faced, while as Tretiak had steered aside 23 of 27.

Canada is back at it Tuesday night, facing the Czech Republic (5:30 p.m. MT) in the second of four games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Damir Sharipzyanov

03:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Evgeny Svechnikov
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:09
GOAL
Goal: Mitchell Stephens

Assists: John Quenneville, Vince Dunn
11:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrey Svetlakov
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
12:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Julien Gauthier
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
13:18
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Joe Hicketts

Assists: Mitchell Marner
00:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Zhuldikov
(auto) Head Contact misconduct (10:00)
00:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Zhuldikov (Served by Egor Ogienko)
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
00:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Semen Afonasyevskiy
Roughing double minor (2:00)
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Dermott
Roughing minor (2:00)
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: John Quenneville
Slashing minor (2:00)
05:25
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Spencer Watson

Assists: Nick Merkley
06:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Mason McDonald (Served by Julien Gauthier)
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
09:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Kraskovsky
(auto) Checking from Behind minor (2:00)
18:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Kraskovsky (Served by Nikita Kurakin)
(auto) Checking from Behind misconduct (10:00)
18:58
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Evgeny Svechnikov
Slashing minor (2:00)
04:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Julien Gauthier
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
07:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Evgeny Svechnikov
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
10:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Lawson Crouse (Served by Joshua Ho-Sang)
(auto) Checking from Behind minor (2:00)
13:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Lawson Crouse
(auto) Checking from Behind misconduct (10:00)
13:45
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome

Assists: Michael Dal Colle
17:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Robby Fabbri
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
18:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Maxim Tretyak RUS 60 27 23 4 0.852
Mason McDonald CAN 60 17 16 1 0.941

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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Aug 5, 2015
6 - 2 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 6, 2015
1 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 3, 2015
2 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 5, 2015
7 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 4, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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