Just two regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on December 24th. Atlanty once again played hosts to Almaz, while Loko continued their stay in Nizhny Novgorod. We take a look at both of the matchups in this daily review on JHL official website.
Atlanty Moscow Region once again lost to Almaz Cherepovets on home ice. Home team was down 3-0 by just 16th minute of the game as Sergei Shushkov, Artyom Markov and Nikita Kolesnikov found the back of the net. Atlanty managed to get on the board as well before the first intermission – their top-scorer Sergei Goncharuk sent one past Cherepovets netminder. Atlanty brought the game back to even in the second frame – first Nikita Miller made it a 1-goal game and then midway through the period Damir Bilyalov made it 3-3.
After that the visitors grabbed the momentum and began buzzing around Yegor Sinegubkin’s net, which led to two more goals – German Grachyov and Pavel Zhirnov got the tallies. However, Mytischi fans didn’t see their team make another comeback in this one – Yegor Chizhikov set the final score. Notably, he got a shorthanded marker. Almaz Cherepovets take it 6-3 on the road.
Loko Yaroslavl once again topped Chayka in Nizhny Novgorod. Yaroslavl converted on their initial powerplay opportunity of the night. Donat Stalnov was barely getting comfortable in the penalty box as Roman Bychkov got it past Alexander Yevdokimov. Stepan Nikulin scored another one for the ‘railway men’ ten minutes in. The visitors got two more tallies in the second period of play. Daniil Tesanov got yet another powerplay goal and then he assisted on Igor Zenchikov’s marker a little later.
Home team managed to solve Vladislav Okoryak before the intermission as well – Denis Pochivalov made Yaroslavl pay for getting two penalties in a row. Chayka capitalized on another man-advantage early in the third stanza – Danil Roganov made it a 4-2 hockey game. Nine minutes into the period the ‘railway men’ restored the 3-goal margin – Ilya Chefanov beat Yevdokimov for the fifth time. That goal proved to be the last one of the game. Yaroslavl will now enjoy their holidays, while Nizhny Novgorod will have to play two more games against Almaz Cherepovets before they can do the same.