ZINOVIEV SCORES TWO AS RUSSIA GETS FIRST ‘W’ BY BEATING WEST
DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – Ilya Zinoviev scored twice in the third period to provide the final margin of victory as Russia picked up its first win of the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Sunday night, topping West 6-2.
The Russian offence has now scored 13 goals in two games, good for second best after Ontario, which has 17 goals in two games thanks to its 12-0 rout of Slovakia on Sunday in Plessisville, Que.
Maxim Lazarev, Daniil Vovchenko, Andrey Kuzmenko and Yevgeni Svechnikov had the other goals for the Russians, who also split their first two games a year ago in Windsor, Ont,, before rattling off four wins in a row to take home the gold medal.
Vovchenko finished with a goal and an assist, while Alexei Sleptsov and Ivan Nikolishin had two helpers apiece.
Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) and Rhett Gardner (Moose Jaw, Sask./Moose Jaw, SMAAAHL) had the goals for West, which is 0-2 at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for the third time in four years and has lost eight in a row overall.
Ty Edmonds (Winnipeg, Man./Virden, MJHL) took the loss in the West goal for the second night in a row, making 24 stops, while Maxim Sidorov earned the victory with a 27-save performance.
West will see the ice for the third day in a row Monday when it meets Finland in the matinee in Drummondville (1:30 p.m. ET), while the Russians are off until 2013 – they’ll play Sweden on Tuesday afternoon in Victoriaville (1:30 p.m. ET).
First Period Goals:
14:21 RUS 23 Maxim Lazarev (13 Kirill Pilipenko)
Second Period Goals:
00:50 WST 14 Rourke Chartier (22 Kolten Olynek, 19 Reid Gardiner)
03:18 RUS 14 Daniil Vovchenko (11 Ivan Nikolishin)
11:27 RUS 4 Andrey Kuzmenko (9 Pavel Kraskovskiy, 21 Andrei Svetlakov)
12:55 WST 18 Rhett Gardner (2 Haydn Fleury) PP
19:01 RUS 7 Yevgeni Svechnikov (2 Alexei Sleptsov, 3 Vladislav Kamenev) SH
Third Period Goals:
04:41 RUS 10 Ilya Zinoviev (14 Daniil Vovchenko)
19:08 RUS 10 Ilya Zinoviev (2 Alexei Sleptsov, 11 Ivan Nikolishin) PP
Russia 1 Maxim Sidorov
West 35 Ty Edmonds
Russia 13 13 4- 30
West 9 13 7- 29
Russia 10 Ilya Zinoviev
West 19 Reid Gardiner