IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ – 03 Aug 2015

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
National Junior Evaluation Camp
Markin MacPhail Centre, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 03 August 2015

A goal from Joe Hicketts 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 didnโ€™t come until the 3:52 mark of the opening frame, and it came when Damir Sharipzyanovโ€™s wrist shot from the slot found its way under the arm of Mason MacDonald and past the Canadian goaltender.

Mitchell Stephens responded just over seven minutes later, tapping in a gorgeous cross-net pass from John Quenneville, while Vince Dunn earned the second assist.

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

โ€œHe is a skilled player, and I think weโ€™ve seen that on the PK, power play or whenever he had the puck,โ€ Hicketts said of Marner. โ€œYou 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.โ€

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 snapping a shot off the near post to beat Russian netminder Maxim Tretiak.

Dylan Strome 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 in the second of four games.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:52 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย GOAL – Sharipzyanov
08:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Svechnikov, hooking
11:04 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Stephens (Quenneville, Dunn)
12:49 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Svetlakov, hooking
13:18 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Gauthier, interference

2nd Period
20:41 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Hicketts (Marner)

20:57 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Zhuldikov, checking to the head minor + 10 min. misconduct
24:30 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Afonasyevski, roughing double minor
24:30 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Dermott, roughing
25:25 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Quenneville, slashing
26:33 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Watson (Merkley)
29:30 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – McDonald, interference
38:58 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Kraskovski, checking from behind minor + 10 min. misconduct

3rd Period
44:55 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Svechnikov, slashing
47:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Gauthier, boarding
50:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย PEN – Svechnikov, hooking
53:45 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Crouse, checking from behind minor + 10 min. misconduct
57:08 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Strome (Dal Colle)
58:33 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Fabbri, hooking

GOALTENDERS
W:ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ McDonald (16-17)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Tretyak (23-27)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 9+10+8 = 27
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 9+5+3 = 17

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Mackenzie Blackwood, Mason McDonald. Defence: Alexandre Carrier, Travis Dermott, Vince Dunn, Joe Hicketts,ย Jรฉrรฉmy Roy, Travis Sanheim. Forwards: Lawson Crouse, Michael Dal Colle, Robby Fabbri, Julien Gauthier, Joshua Ho-Sang, Mitchell Marner, Jared McCann, Nick Merkley, John Quenneville, Mitchell Stephens, Dylan Strome, Spencer Watson.
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Alexander Georgiev, Maxim Tretyak, Alexander Trushkov. Defence: Sergei Boikov, Ilya Dervuk,ย Nikita Lyamkin, Yevgeni Nazarkin, Yegor Ogienko, Yegor Orlov, Yegor Rykov, Damir Sharipzyanov,ย Kirill Shchukin, Mikhail Yuzeev,ย Nikita Zhuldikov. Forwards: Semen Afonasyevski, Radel Fazleev, Denis Guryanov, Marat Khayrullin, Yegor Korshkov, Pavel Kraskovski, Nikita Kurakin, Andrei Kuzmenko, Konstantin Kuznetsov, Artur Lauta, Arkhip Nekolenko, Alexander Protapovich, Nikita Rogov, Yevgeni Svechnikov, Andrei Svetlakov.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. RUSSIA ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
current champion
(since 31 Dec 2014)
Last Title 10 Nov 2011
97 All-Time Wins
112
21 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties, 1 void)
11 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ URS 4-3 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Jan 1975 โ€“ WJT โ€“ Winnipeg ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-4 RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 05 Jan 2015 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-4 RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 05 Jan 2015 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-1 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 04 Aug 2015 โ€“ NJC โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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