IHLC Results – Russia 5-4 Canada – 04 Jan 2002

🇷🇺 Russia 5-4 Canada 🇨🇦
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
ČEZ Aréna, Pardubice 🇨🇿
Friday, 04 January 2002

Russia beat Canada 5-4 in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic, as Canada settled for the silver medal.

Things started well for Canada as Brian Sutherby scored just 22 seconds into the game, batting a rebound into a wide-open net.

Chuck Kobasew made it 2-0 Canada at 12:55.

The Russians replied less than a minute later when Alexander Frolov scored on a wrap-around, cutting Canada’s lead in half through one period.

But Canada scored early again in the second period, with Scottie Upshall sweeping home a loose puck for a 3-1 lead. Russia replaced starting goalie Andrei Medvedev with back-up Sergei Mylnikov after Upshall’s goal.

The moved sparked the team as Russia answered with three straight goals. Stanislav Chistov got the ball rolling when he split the Canadian defence and beat Pascal Leclaire to make it a one goal game again.

Alexander Polushin followed with his second of the tournament to tie the score. Just over a minute later, Iouri Troubatchev hammered the puck through Leclaire’s legs to put Russia ahead for the first time in the game.

Canada finally got some momentum back in the third period when Kobasew tipped a long shot by Dan Hamhuis into the Russian net on a powerplay. Kobasew’s second of the game tied the score at 4-4 with 15:00 left in the third period.

But the Russians answered again to re-take the lead. This time, Leclaire was beaten by Anton Volchenkov’s long point shot right off a draw in the Canadian zone.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:22 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Sutherby (Stoll)
02:20 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Tyutin, cross checking
07:12 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Kobasew (Murray)
07:44 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Frolov (Polushin)
08:49 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bouwmeester, cross checking
18:34 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Korsunov, high sticking

2nd Period
20:37 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Upshall (Spezza)
24:22 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Ott, delay of game
25:16 – 🇷🇺 PP GOAL – Chistov (Volchenkov)
28:12 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Cammalleri, interference
31:32 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Polushin
33:15 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Trubachyov (Grigorenko)
33:24 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Nepryayev, hooking

3rd Period
42:16 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Stoll, tripping
43:39 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Volchenkov, elbowing
44:31 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Kobasew (Hamhuis, Schultz)
46:51 – 🇷🇺 GOAL – Volchenkov (Nepraiev)
52:12 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Upshall, cross checking
59:25 – 🇷🇺 PEN – Frolov, holding
60:00 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Boyes, 10 min. misconduct

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇷🇺 Medvedev (10-13), Mylnikov (13-14)
L: 🇨🇦 Leclaire (26-30)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇷🇺 9+12+9 = 30
🇨🇦 11+10+6 = 27

ROSTERS
🇷🇺 Goaltenders: Andrei Medvedev, Sergei Mylnikov. Defence: Denis Grebeshkov, Yegor Knyazev, Maxim Kondratiev, Vladimir Korsunov, Vladimir Sapozhnikov, Fyodor Tyutin, Anton Volchenkov, Andrei Zabolotnev. Forwards: Stanislav Chistov, Alexander Frolov, Igor Grigorenko, Ivan Nepryayev, Alexander Perezhogin, Alexander Polushin, Sergei Soin, Alexander Suglobov, Alexander Svitov, Andrei Taratukhin, Yuri Trubachyov, Ruslan Zainullin.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Pascal Leclaire, Olivier Michaud. Defence: Jay Bouwmeester, Carlo Colaiacovo, Dan Hamhuis, Jay Harrison, Nathan Paetsch, Mark Popovic, Nick Schultz. Forwards: Jared Aulin, Brad Boyes, Mike Cammalleri, Chuck Kobasew, Jay McClement, Garth Murray, Rick Nash, Steve Ott, Jason Spezza, Jarret Stoll, Brian Sutherby, Scottie Upshall, Stephen Weiss.

🇷🇺 RUSSIA (C) vs. CANADA 🇨🇦
current champion
(since 02 Jan 2002)
Last Title 30 Dec 2001
87 All-Time Wins
45
9 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie, 1 void)
7 wins
First IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. CAN)
🇷🇺 URS 4-3 CAN 🇨🇦 – 05 Jan 1975 – WJT – Winnipeg 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (RUS vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 5-2 RUS 🇷🇺 – 29 Dec 2001 – WJC – Hradec Králové 🇨🇿
Last IHLC Game
🇷🇺 RUS 2-1 FIN 🇫🇮 (OT) – 02 Jan 2002 – WJC – Pardubice 🇨🇿
Next IHLC Game
🇷🇺 RUS 4-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 06 Sep 2002 – FNC – Sollefteå 🇸🇪

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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