IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 6-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 28 Dec 2019

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 6-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Ostravar Arรฉna, Ostrava ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Saturday, 28 December 2019

It was one of those nights when everything went well for one team โ€“ Russia โ€“ and nothing went well for the other โ€“ Canada. The result was a well-earned 6-0 pasting by the former over the latter.

Amir Miftakhov stopped 28 mostly routine stops for the win, while Canada’s result was its worst ever in World Junior Championship history. The score also creates a unique situation in the Group B standings with all five teams having 1-1 records and three points right now.

“We played unbelievably well,” said winning defenceman Yegor Zamula. “Everyone played hard, and Canada didn’t play very well. We dominated, scored some nice goals, and played well defensively.”

“After losing to the Czechs, we knew it was only one game,” said Alexander Khovanov, who had a goal and an assist. “It was only the first game, so we just got ready for today. We played great tonight.”

“They played a great game,” acknowledged Canadian captain Barrett Hayton. “Obviously we’re disappointed in our performance, but we have to give them kudos. We weren’t good enough. We got behind early again tonight, and it’s tough to come back. We have to be better, and we will be.”

The Russians started with pressure and were rewarded almost immediately. Khovanov scored just 1:44 into the game thanks to a bad gaffe from Daws. He blocked Khovanovโ€™s long shot awkwardly, and the puck bounced over his head and into the goal.

That was the kind of night it was going to be. The Russians went ahead 2-0 at 10:14 when Pavel Dorofeyev got the puck alone in front of Daws, deked the goalie with a quick move, and lifted the puck in.

Three and a half minutes later, they struck for a third time. Again Daws failed to control a high shot, and Nikita Rtishev got to the rebound first.

The second period was more of the same, starting with an early shift by Alexis Lafreniรจre. He had a great scoring chance, but in the process twisted his left knee and lay in pain on the ice for several minutes. He left under help and did not return.

A minute later, the Russians made it 4-0 thanks to another close-in deke, this by Nikita Alexandrov. That spelled the end for Daws, but his replacement, Joel Hofer, didnโ€™t fare much better. He allowed his first goal at 13:09 thanks to a fortuitous tip in front by Yegor Sokolov, and three minutes later Grigori Denisenko wired a shot from the slot that beat Hofer cleanly.

Canada fought gamely to break Miftakhov’s shutout, but the bounces just weren’t there tonight. For Russia, it was a game to build on; for Canada, a game to forget.

1st Period
01:44 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Khovanov
10:14 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Dorofeyev (Alexandrov, Zhuravlyov)
11:21 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Veleno, interference
13:43 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Rtishev (Pylenkov, Kruglov)
14:28 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Daws, tripping
15:39 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Bernard-Docker, holding
19:50 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Voronkov, roughing

2nd Period
22:18 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Alexandrov (Voronkov)
29:35 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Podkolzin, tripping
33:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Sokolov (Zamula, Denisenko)
36:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ GOAL – Denisenko (Khovanov)
39:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Veleno, tripping

3rd Period
59:43 – ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ PEN – Sokolov, checking to the head minor + 10 min. misconduct

W: ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Miftakhov (28-28)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Daws (14-18), Hofer (20-22)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ 17+9+14 = 40
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 9+14+5 = 28

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Goaltenders: Yaroslav Askarov, Amir Miftakhov. Defence: Danila Galenyuk, Anton Malyshev, Danil Misyul, Danil Pylenkov, Alexander Romanov (A), Yegor Zamula, Danil Zhuravlyov. Forwards: Nikita Alexandrov, Grigori Denisenko (C), Pavel Dorofeyev, Maxim Groshev, Alexander Khovanov, Ilya Kruglov, Kirill Marchenko, Ivan Morozov, Vasili Podkolzin (A), Nikita Rtishev, Yegor Sokolov, Maxim Sorkin, Dmitri Voronkov.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Nico Daws, Joel Hofer. Defence: Calen Addison, Kevin Bahl, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Bowen Byram, Jamie Drysdale, Jared McIsaac, Ty Smith. Forwards: Quinton Byfield, Dylan Cozens, Ty Dellandrea (A), Aidan Dudas, Nolan Foote, Liam Foudy, Barrett Hayton (C), Alexis Lafreniรจre, Raphaรซl Lavoie, Connor McMichael, Dawson Mercer, Akil Thomas, Joe Veleno (A).

vs. CANADA (C) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
new champion
(previous 04 Nov 2016)
Last Title reign ends
(since 26 Dec 2019)
120 All-Time Wins
13 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties, 1 void)
21 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย URS 4-3 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย โ€“ 05 Jan 1975 โ€“ WJT โ€“ Winnipegย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. RUS)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย RUS 3-2 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (SO) โ€“ 05 Aug 2015 โ€“ NJC โ€“ Calgaryย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-4 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย โ€“ 26 Dec 2019 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ostravaย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-1 RUSย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ โ€“ 29 Dec 2019 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ostrava ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Article Credit: 2020 World Junior Championship
Photo Credit: 2020 World Junior ChampionshipIIHFHHOFIOC



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