2017 JUNIOR CLUB WORLD CUP. ARMY DÈJÀ VU

2017 JUNIOR CLUB WORLD CUP. ARMY DÈJÀ VU
Junior Club World Cup
05.08.2018 в 16:30
2017 JUNIOR CLUB WORLD CUP. ARMY DÈJÀ VU
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7th Junior Club World Cup once again took place in two Sverdlovsk Region cities – Yekaterinburg and Verkhnyaya Pyshma. It was the second time that the region hosted this international tournament. Krasnaya Armiya Moscow became the first team to win Junior Club World Cup for the second time in franchise history.

Eight teams participated in the tournament representing Russia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic and Switzerland. After six years Russia sent to Junior Club World Cup reigning Kharlamov Cup champions – Krasnaya Armiya Moscow. They were joined by the host team Avto Yekaterinburg, which played all Group A round robin games at their home rink. Aside from the two Russian teams, Junior Hockey League also delegated previous year’s Junior Club World Cup bronze medalists Snezhnye Barsy and also HK Riga from Latvia.

World-famous hockey school added four other teams to the tournament. Finnish Jokerit of junior SM-Liiga made their second appearance at the World Cup. Ocelari Trinec made junior Czech Extraliga finals and debuted at the World Cup. Swedish MODO also came to the tournament for the first time as the reigning champions of Swedish junior Elitserien. They were joined by Davos, who had won four junior championship titles in Switzerland.

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Opening ceremony took place on City Day just a few minutes before the game between Avto Yekaterinburg and Jokerit’s major junior team.

In-between the game days Junior Hockey League delegacy and players of the participating teams visited Yekaterinburg oncology center for children. HK Riga’s Daniels Berzins and Aleksejs Popovs, along with Avto’s Yegor Bernigor were part of the group. Hockey players didn’t come empty-handed – they brought the kids table hockey, which became a tradition at that point, and also several TVs.

Krasnaya Armiya Moscow won the tournament. In the final game the ‘army men’ beat MODO from Sweden. Russian team took the game 4-3 at CEC Uralets. Yegor Filin, Mikhail Mescheryakov, Daniil Lobanov and Pavel Podluboshnov scored for Moscow. Incidentally, the Swedish side finished dead last in round robin but still managed to make it to the final.

Thus, Krasnaya Armiya won their second Junior Club World Cup in franchise history. They had won the trophy the first time in 2011 in Omsk.

Ocelari Trinec from Czech Republic won bronze at the tournament. In the 3rd place game ‘Metallurgs’ beat Kazakhstan’s Snezhnye Barsy 6-4. Astana couldn’t repeat the result they show the year before and ended up finishing 4th.

Host team of the tournament, Avto Yekaterinburg, got eliminated in the quarterfinal as they lost to MODO in overtime. Avto beat Swiss Davos in the 5th place game. Krasnaya Armiya was the most productive team of the Junior Club World Cup as they scored 33 goals in 6 games.

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Group А

Group В

     Avto (Yekaterinburg, Russia)      

Krasnaya Armiya (Moscow, Russia)

«Давос» (Швейцария)

MODO (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden)

   Jokerit (Helsinki, Finland)    

    Snezhnye Barsy (Astana, Kazakhstan)    

HK Riga (Riga, Latvia)

Ocelari (Trinec, Czech Republic)


Winner: Krasnaya Armiya (Moscow, Russia)
2nd place: MODO (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden)
3rd place: Ocelari (Trinec, Czech Republic)

Top-scorer – Mikhail Mescheryakov (Krasnaya Armiya) – 15 (5 goals, 10 assists) points
Most goals – Pavel Podluboshnov (Krasnaya Armiya) – 7 goals
Most assists – Mikhail Mescheryakov (Krasnaya Armiya) – 10 assists
Top defenseman – Artyom Chmykhov (Krasnaya Armiya) – 7 (1 goal, 6 assists) points

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