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Eight regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on the last day of November. It all began in Chekhov where Russkie Vityazi were looking to bounce back from losing to Krylia Sovetov the day before. We take a look at all of the matchups in this daily review on JHL official website.
The teams traded goals in the opening period of play. Notably, the markers came just 14 seconds apart. Vitaly Lebyodkin scored first and in the very next shift Chekhov team got back even as Grigory Khrapsky found the back of the net. The teams were tied after the second frame as well but scored even more goals. ‘Soviet Wings’ had the lead twice as they got tallies from Semyon Solovyov and Ildar Kashafetdinov, while Dmitry Gavrilovich netted two for Russkie Vityazi.
Maxim Vyatkin converted on a powerplay to put Moscow back in the lead but it didn’t help them win. Home team got a goal on a man-advantage as well – Gleb Kozhemyakin hit the twine. And then Nikita Goncharov sniped one past Artyom Melnikov three minutes into overtime to win it for Russkie Vityazi.
Sibirskie Snaipery beat Atlay Ust-Kamenogorsk on home rink. Ivan Shulga opened up the scoring 12 minutes in. Second period of play proved to be rather eventful. First Daniil Lapin sent another one past Andrei Shutov and then the visitors got it back just a few seconds later as Roman Yepishev found the back of the net. Soon after that Temirlan Amangeldy got a minor for tripping but he didn’t stay in the penalty box for long as Nikita Shashkov converted on the ensuing powerplay and sent the teams to the dressing-rooms with the ‘Snipers’ leading 3-1. Third stanza changed nothing in the big picture as Altay took just six shots on net and Sibirskie Snaipery set the final score at 4-1. Timofey Aksyonenko got the last marker of the game.
Kuznetskie Medvedi lost another one on home ice as this time Alexander Kitov’s men fell to Snezhnye Barsy Astana. However, Novokuznetsk got off to a decent start – Ilya Zhitnikov opened up the scoring 16 minutes in. But just two minutes later Maxim Mukhametov jammed it in from the slot past Yan Sinkevich. Snezhnye Barsy grabbed the lead in the second period – Daniyar Gabdullin one-timed it home off a great assist from behind the net by Aziz Seytanov.
Home team brought it back to even midway through the third period. Denis Sizikov got in on a breakaway and put between the wickets of Demid Yeremeyev. The game went to overtime but it solved nothing. The fate of the game was decided in the shootout and Snezhnye Barsy won it in the 18th round – Sayan Daniyar scored the winner.
Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk once again defeated Irbis Kazan in a tough game. However, this time Magnitogorsk were victorious in regulation. Kazan’s initial marker of the night had to be video reviewed but it counted in the end. Home team got back even with a goal by Yuri Platonov, who had the scored the shootout-winner the day before. ‘Steel Foxes’ got in the lead before the intermission as Timur Khairllin found his target with a shot from the slot.
All other goals were scored in the second frame. Ruslan Gospodynko made it a 3-1 hockey game but it took Irbis just over a minute to tie it up – Airat Vildanov scored twice. Konstantin Dubin won it for Magnitogorsk as he tipped a point shot into the net. Stalnye Lisy take it 4-3 on home ice.
Sarmaty Orenburg faced Ladiya Togliatti in the second game of the back-to-back series and this time the visitors struck first – Semyon Zhuravlyov found himself all alone in the slot and he backhanded it into the back of the net. Ladiya improved their lead to 2-0 early in the second period of play as Vladimir Krotov scored a beautiful goal. He also got a bit lucky on the play. Krotov took a backhand shot and the puck went bardown. Orenburg did their best to get back in the game in the third stanza but they lacked discipline. After a series of unnecessary penalties Daniil Valiullov set the final score at 3-0. Gleb Bannikov stopped all 28 shots he had to face for a shutout win.
Mamonty Yugry, who are on top of the Western Conference in prospect points, played hosts to Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk. The visitors got off to a decent start – Arkady Aksyonov sent one past Konstantin Kuzmaul just four minutes into the opening period of play. Khanty-Mansiysk spent a lot of time in the offensive end and took a lot of shots, which is usual for them, but they managed to get back even only midway through the second frame. Alexander Belyayev converted on Denis Neroyev’s penalty, who had gotten a minor for sailing the puck over the glass.
Mamonty Yugry got their first lead of the game early in the third period – Ivan Savchik beat Dmitry Sharov. Chelyabinsk sent the game to overtime with a powerplay marker – Kirill Koshurnikov made it a 2-2 hockey game. It went to the shootout and Belye Medvedi had the upper hand in it.
First period of play between Tyumensky Legion and Omskie Yastreby ended with a 1-1 tie. Matvey Zaseda converted on a the very first powerplay of the game and then Andrei Timofeyev brought it back to even. Home team got in the lead 12 minutes into the second period – Mikhail Shabanov finished off a great passing play with a gorgeous wrist-shot. The ‘Hawks’ leveled it again five minutes later – they made a triangular passing play on a powerplay and Maxim Melnikov tapped it home. The score remained unchanged in the third stanza and overtime solved nothing either It went to the shootout and Tyumensky Legion won it. Mikhail Suslikov scored the winner.
Last game of the day took place in Stupino, Moscow Region where HC Kapitan failed to beat JHC Spartak Moscow. Mikhail Shalagin got two tallies in this one – first he opened up the scoring midway through the first period of play and then he tapped it home on a powerplay in the second. Georgy Merkulov brought Stupino back to within one but Oleg Korchagin restored the 2-goal margin before the intermission. Artyom Maltsev got an untimely penalty late in regulation and the red-and-white made him pay for that – Zakhar Shablovsky set the final score. JHC Spartak Moscow take it 4-1 on the road.