Just two regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on January 7th. Belye Medvedi enjoyed a blowout win over Omskie Yastreby, while Stalnye Lisy won again in Orenburg. We take a look at both matchups in this daily review on JHL official website.
Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk played hosts to Omskie Yastreby and didn’t show any hospitality. ‘Polar Bears’ opened up the scoring late in the first period of play. Konstantin Lukin went for a solo dash down the left wing, cut to the slot and beat the goaltender. After the game passed the halfway mark of the second period Ivan Shiryayev tapped Pyotr Yasinsky’s feed home backdoor. Three minutes later Lukin got his second of the game as he shoved his way to the hashmarks and sent it low-shelf.
Three minutes into the third stanza Danil Zinovyev got in on a breakaway, couldn’t get a good shot away but the puck still ended up in the net. Soon after that Vladislav Kuliyev converted on a powerplay and then Pyotr Yasinsky got another in on a man-advantage. Omskie yastreby showed some life only ten minutes later as Vladislav Vlasov capitalized on a powerplay opportunity. However, home team still had the last word in this one – Kirill Koshurnikov tapped it into the wide-open cage. Maxim Smelnitsky’s men enjoy a firm 7-1 win on home ice.
Sarmaty Orenburg faced Stalnye Lisy Magnitogrosk in the second game of the back-to-back series and lost again. Notably, the final score was the same. After a scoreless first period of play, Magnitogorsk had an excellent second frame. Being even on the shot-clock, the visitors scored three unanswered goals. Dmitry Sheshin got a pair of tallies, while Bairas Abdullin got another marker for Stalnye Lisy. Yuri Platonov further improved the lead in the third stanza. Orenburg found the back of the net 12 minutes into the period – Igor Novikov sent it past Alexei Schetilin. Magnitogorsk take it 4-1 and leave Orenburg with a maximum of four points.