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Four regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on November 11th, three of which were held in the Eastern Conference. We take a look at all of them in this daily JHL review.
Sibirskie Snaipery played hosts to Tolpar Ufa, who currently top the Eastern Conference, and defeated them 3-1. Late in the opening period of play Danil Davydov scored the first goal of the game. Notably, Novosibirsk took just four shots on net in the frame. Not even a minute into the 2nd period Nikita Chelbayev capitalized on his scoring chance and put another one past Yuri Groshev.
Ufa swapped the latter for Dmitry Braginsky but he also got scored on 13 minutes into the period – Alexei Krivchenkov found the back of the net. Tolpar managed to get it right back as Danila Bashkirov finally put the visitors on the board. Ufa had more than enough time to bring the game back to even. They did create a few good scoring chances but Novosibirsk pulled through and enjoyed a very important win of the top team of the conference.
The game between Kuznetskie Medvedi and Avto Yekaterinburg fruited way more goals, which often is the case with Novokuznetsk. Home team scored just once in the first period of play as Denis Sizikov found the back of the net, while Avto got two markers from Alexander Pavlenko and Daniil Zaitsev. Second period turned out to be a real shootout. Kuznetskie Medvedi pulled back even, then Yekaterinburg got in the lead twice but home team managed to tie it up again. After 40 minutes of play the teams were tied 4-4 and Avto’s Ilya Zakharov had a couple of markers in his pocket.
However, the ‘Bears’ failed to put up a fight in the third frame. Nine minutes into in Artyom Belotsky buried his own rebound on a 2-on-1 rush. Ivan Shirokalov set the final score with the empty-netter and Avto won the exciting game 6-3 on the road.
Snezhnye Barsy Astana hosted Altay Ust-Kamenogorsk just recently and now it was their turn to visit Eastern Kazakhstan. The teams traded goals in the opening period of play. Davyd Makutsky scored for Astana, while Nikolai Mayorov got one for the home side. Second frame proved to be rather eventful. Artur Gatiyatov answered to Altay’s second marker, which they got from German Shaporev, and then Altay grabbed the momentum, converting it into two goals past Denis Karatayev and Demid Yeremeyev, who had replaced the former. Shaporev got his second of the game, while Roman Yepishev chipped in another one. The score remained unchanged in the third stanza, despite Snezhnye Barsy taking three times as many shots as the opposition. Altay take this one 4-2 on home ice.
Almaz Cherepovets played hosts to Taifun Primorie Region for the second consecutive time and once again enjoyed a blowout win. Pavel Zhirnov was the only one who found the back of the net in the opening period of play but then Cherepovets burst with goals. Artyom Markov netted a shorthanded goal, while Vladislav Nikolayev got another one. Then Nikita Kolesnikov and Vladislav Fyodorov converted on two consecutive powerplay opportunities. Vladivostok team got only one goal from Nikita Malmygin.
Free-for-all hockey continued in the third stanza. Markov and Fyodorov got their second goals of the night each, while Taifun got a tally from Mark Voronin. Cherepovets finished the job with two more goals. Fyodorov completed his hat-trick, while Maxim Nevolin set the final score. Almaz win this one by a whopping total of 9-2.