2016-17 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #1
Final
April 9, 2017 9:30 am EST
Slovnaft Arena
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
1
4
3
0
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
10
7
10
27
9
8
8
25

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
0 / 3
4

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO RUSSIA IN PRE-WORLDS OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) and Isaac Ratcliffe (London, Ont./Guelph, OHL) had a goal and an assist apiece, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team dropped a 5-4 decision to Russia on Sunday in its first of two pre-tournament games ahead of the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship.

Canada battled back twice against the Russians, erasing 3-1 and 4-3 deficits to tie the game, but ultimately fell a goal short in its exhibition opener.

The Russians struck for a pair of quick goals and an early 2-0 lead when Maxim Marushev and Mikhail Bitsadze scored 42 seconds apart just past the midway mark of the first period, but Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary, Alta./Spokane, WHL) cut the advantage in half with a goal at 14:17.

Kirill Maximov answered back for Russia with less than two minutes to go in the opening frame, sending the Canadians to the dressing room in a two-goal hole.

That disappeared quickly once the puck dropped on the second period; Ratcliffe finished off a feed from Nate Schnarr (Waterloo, Ont./Guelph, OHL) just 67 seconds in to make it 3-2, then set up Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) for the tying goal at 6:15.

Maximov added his second of the game only 78 seconds into the third period to restore the Russian lead, but Strome got that back less than a minute later to tie the game again.

With both teams looking for the winner as the minutes ticked away, it was Kirill Slepets who netted the deciding goal, scoring unassisted with 8:18 remaining to put the Russians ahead to stay.

Canada had its chances late, including 52 seconds of 6-on-4 in the final minute, but couldn’t find the equalizer.

Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) went the distance in the Canadian goal, turning aside 20 of the 25 shots he faced, while Kirill Ustimenko and Maxim Zhukov shared the netminding duties for Russia.

Canada travels to Piestany to finish its pre-tournament schedule Monday, facing off against Switzerland (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT). It opens the world championship on Thursday, taking on Latvia (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Maxim Marushev

Assists: Nikita Shashkov, Alexey Toropchenko
11:14
GOAL
Goal: Mikhail Bitsadze

Assists: Yaroslav Alexeyev, Leonid Nikolenko
11:56
GOAL
Goal: Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Assists: Matthew Strome
14:17
GOAL
Goal: Kirill Maximov

Assists: Alexander Klisunov
18:03
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Isaac Ratcliffe

Assists: Nate Schnarr, Ian Mitchell
01:07
GOAL
Goal: Ty Dellandrea

Assists: Isaac Ratcliffe
06:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Maxim Zhukov

12:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Koltygin
Tripping (2:00)
13:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocktan Chainey
Hooking (2:00)
18:59
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kirill Maximov

Assists: Maxim Marushev
01:18
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Strome

Assists: Maxime Comtois
02:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocktan Chainey
Tripping (2:00)
05:36
GOAL
Goal: Kirill Slepets

11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Nate Schnarr
Interference (2:00)
14:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Slepets
Holding (2:00)
19:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Tripping (2:00)
19:59

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ian Scott CAN 59 25 20 5 0.800
Kirill Ustimenko RUS 32 16 13 3 0.813
Maxim Zhukov RUS 27 11 10 1 0.909

Game Leaders

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

5 - 4 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 10, 2017
5 - 4 W v CanadaCAN
Apr 9, 2017
4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Apr 9, 2017
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