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Five regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on December 27th. We take a look at all of them in this daily review on JHL official website.
JHC Spartak Moscow remained in St. Petersburg and once again lost to local Dynamo. First goal came ten minutes in and it was a one Andrei Skovronsky would like to have back – Veniamin Baranov skated into the zone and sent it past him with a direct shot. The goal stood after video review. Eight minutes into the second frame the puck bounced to Vladislav Baznayev’s stick and he fired it home from a great shooting area. This was the first career JHL goal for the 18-year-old defenseman.
Early in the third frame Dynamo converted on a powerplay – Pyotr Yakovlev converted on Kirill Tagirov’s penalty. The forward took two shots on the rebound without Spratak defensemen causing him any trouble and got it past Skovronsky. Home team made their fans worry late in regulation. Mikhail Shalagin and Mikhail Bulimov brought it back to within one. The red-and-white had just ten seconds to find the equalizer and they failed to do that. Dynamo take it 3-2 on home ice.
Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk faced Reaktor Nizhnekamsk on home ice. The game turned out to be a hard-fought one and of playoff caliber. Chelyabinsk got in the lead six minutes in. Ivan Shiryayev centered from behind the net and Platon Popov tapped it home at the far post. Yaroslav Ozolin couldn’t come across in time and Popov had no trouble putting it in. Nizhnekamsk got back even late in the second period of play. Alexei Puzanov received the puck from Andrei Chivilev from the left wing and wristed it home to make it a 1-1 hockey game.
Viktor Selivyorstov replaced Dmitry Sharov in goal in the third period. Home team created slightly more scoring chances but nothing changed on the board. Overtime solved nothing either and ‘Polar Bears’ prevailed in the shootout – Vladislav Kuliyev scored the winner.
Almaz Cherepovets got another win over Chayka in Nizhny Novgorod. Home team opened up the scoring – Nikita Tomilov got the marker. However, the visitors grabbed the lead soon after that as Pavel Zhirnov and Gleb Petrov found the back of the net. With seven seconds remaining on the clock Sergei Shushkov improved the lead to two goals for Cherepovets. Second period of play featured even more goals. Donat Stalnov scored for Nizhny Novgorod, Artyom Markov got one in for Almaz and two minutes later Vyacheslav Korotin made it a 1-goal game again.
The visitors enjoyed a very productive stretch after that as they scored three unanswered goals – Petrov got his second of the game, while Mikhail Kalashnikov added two tallies of his own. After that Alexander Yevdokimov got replaced by Daniil Andreyev between the pipes. That didn’t help home team as there was no stopping Cherepovets. Almaz scored four more goals. Petrov completed his hat-trick, Shushkov got his second of the game, while Kirill Nizhnikov and Vladislav Fyodorov chipped in one marker each. Nizhny Novgorod suffer a massive 11-3 loss on home ice.
SKA-1946 St. Petersburg faced Krylia SovSKA-1946 St. Petersburg faced Krylia Sovetov Moscow and this time the visitors managed to get a point. Six minutes into the game Timur Ibragimov put his individual skill on display and opened up the scoring. Early in the second period top-scorer of St. Petersburg Alexei Ozhgikhin took matters into his hands as he wonderfully sniped it on the short-side. The visitors got back even in a hurry – Yefim Mishkin and Nikita Kizikov forced ‘army men’ to call timeout.
The teams traded goals in the third frame. Danil Sharov once again put SKA-1946 in the lead, while ‘Soviet Wings’ got a marker from Kizikov again. ‘Army men’ won it overtime and it was no other but Ozhgikhin who scored 36 seconds into the extra period.
The game in Riga ended with the same final score but it was the visitors who were victorious in this one. HK Riga got in the lead with Renars Karkls’ marker but late in the second period of play SKA-Varyagi tied it up – Adel Galiullin found the back of the net with just three minutes remaining on the clock. Early in the third stanza Rudolfs Polcs improved home team’s lead to two goals but Riga failed to hold on to it. Alexander Gordin brought it back to a 1-goal differential and when the visitors pulled their netminder for the extra-attacker late in regulation Galiullin scored his second of the game and forced overtime. Ilya Altybarmakyan scored the overtime-winner and SKA-Varyagi enjoyed a 4-3 success on the road.