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Six regular season games took place in Parimatch Junior Hockey League on January 10th. We take a look at key Sunday action in this daily review on JHL official website.
Kuznetskie Medvedi and Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk played their third game in four days. This time around the teams met in Novokuznetsk. The hosts were taking more shots in the opening period of play and spending more time in the offensive zone but it was Chelyabinsk who went on to get on the board first – early in the second period of action Danil Zinovyev, who leads Belye Medvedi in points, sent it home from the slot. Novokuznetsk responded with a tally by Demid Panichkin, who capitalized on a power play attempt – the video review confirmed there was no high-sticking on the play prior to the goal. Valery Sapozhnikov put the visitors back in the lead just three minutes later and in the very next shift Vadim Shaveko added a security marker.
Belye Medvedi managed to score two more goals before the second intermission – Artyom Udot tapped it home from in front of the net. Kuznetskie Medvedi took another penalty after that and had to pay for it as Zinovyev skated into the offensive zone down the left wing and sniped it for his second of the game. Demid Panichkin went on to score the first and last goals for Novokuznetsk in the game. In the final ten minutes of regulation Kirill Kadyshev also scored a pair and Belye Medvedi beat Kuznetskie Medvedi for the third consecutive time.
Krylia Sovetov Moscow played hosts to the top team of the Western Conference table JHC Dynamo Moscow in Setun. The teams exchanged goals in the opening period of play. The visitors got a marker fro Timofey Katkov, while ‘Soviet Wings’ managed to capitalize on their initial power play opportunity of the game – Vitaly Lebyodkin let Alexander Kisakov leave the penalty box prematurely. The visitors did better in the second period of action as they converted on three of their offensive rushes – Maxim Makhrin and Danil Paramonov got a tally each, followed by Kisakov’s marker, who thus made up for taking the earlier penalty. As a result, Dynamo had a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.
After a string of penalties in the third stanza Krylia Sovetov managed to score their second goal – Lebyodkin got his second of the night. However, that was all the hosts could eke out in this one, while Dynamo set the final score with just over six minutes remaining to play in regulation – Kisakov got his second of the game as well. Top Western Conference team enjoys a 5-2 win on the road.
Just as the day before, the gameday came to an end in Almetyevsk where two Tatarstan teams went up against each other – Sputnik Almetyevsk and Reaktor Nizhnekamsk. The favorite won the hard-fought first game of the back-to-back series and the second bout turned out to be just as competitive. Almetyevsk took a penalty six minutes in but the hosts somehow managed to put together two quick transition plays shorthanded, one of which led to Bogdan Korotkov hitting the target. Nizhnekamsk responded with a tally by Sergei Martynov, but Timur Zakirov and Mikhail Fadeyev scored a marker each for Almetyevsk, giving their team a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes of play.
Reaktor failed to capitalize on their two consecutive power play attempts but Artur Gusev did bring Nizhnekamsk back to within one late in regulation. However, the hope was short-lived. Rail Sharipov shattered it with his goal with 50 seconds remaining on the clock. Sputnik Almetyevsk enjoy a 4-2 win on home ice and catch up to Avto Yekaterinbrug in Eastern Conference standings.