Just two regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on December 22nd. JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg faced Krylia Sovetov Moscow, while Krasnaya Armiya met HK Riga in Latvia. We take a look at both matchups in this daily review on JHL official website.
JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg played hosts to Krylia Sovetov Moscow. The visitors had the momentum on their side in the opening period of play and outshot the opposition but couldn’t convert it into any goals. As for Dynamo, they began filling the net after the first intermission. It all began with a marker by Danila Agalakov. After that St. Petersburg capitalized on their initial powerplay opportunity of the game (Maxim Mikhailov found the back of the net) and then Junior Hockey League top-scorer Anton Vasiliev took matters in his hands.
Dynamo got another goal on a man-advantage before the second intermission – Alexander Zhabreyev improved the lead to 4-0. ‘Soviet Wings’ did their best to turn things around but Kirill Ustimenko was flawless that day and stopped 37 shots en route to a shutout win. Anton Nazarevich set the final score at 5-0 late in regulation.
HK Riga got also blanked as they lost to Krasnaya Armiya Moscow on home ice. Riga spent most of the opening period in their defensive zone but the first goal of the game came only late in the second frame – Danila Khulapov put the red-and-blue on the board, while Konstantin Safonov picked up an assist. After Antons Trastašenkovs got a minor, Khulapov scored his second of the night on the ensuing powerplay nine minutes into the third period of play. Maxim Sorkin made it a 3-0 hockey game. Krasnaya Armiya’s Dmitry Lozebnikov enjoyed a great game in goal. Former Stalnye Lisy netminder stopped all 20 shots he had to face to earn his third shutout of the regular season.