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Seven regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on January 27th. We take a look at all of them in this daily review on JHL official website.
Omskie Yastreby enjoyed a solid win in Novosibirsk as they beat local Sibirskie Snaipery, who seem to hit a slump. The visitor scored as many as three unanswered goals in the opening period of play – Bogdan Denisevich, Ilya Badanin and Artyom Dmitrichev found the back of the net. After the ‘Snipers’ allowed the second goal, Shamil Shmakov was replaced by Vladislav Scherbakov, but the ‘Hawks’ didn’t go easy on him either.
Home team outshot the opposition in the second frame but just as Makar Nikishanin got a minor penalty, Omskie Yastreby improved their lead to 4-0 – Alexei Zubov converted on the ensuing powerplay. Kirill Kazakov scored the final goal of the game. Georgy Romanov stopped all 33 shots he had to face en route to his third shutout of the year.
‘Bear’ rivalry ended with another blowout as Chelyabinsk defeated Novokuznetsk. Home team got off to a decent start as Artyom Morozov opened up the scoring but Vladislav Kuliyev borught it back to even just ten seconds later. ‘Polar Bears’ went on to get two more tallies in the second period of play – Kuliyev got his second, while Alexander Abramov put the visitors in the lead early in the stanza.
Third frame proved to be high-scoring. Danil Zinovyev and Kirill Koshurnikov got a goal each past Stanislav Baryshnikov, who had replaced Yan Sinkevich in the period. Yegor Vernigor got a tally back for Kuznetskie Medvedi but it only spurred Chelyabinsk on. Maxim Shabanov and Platon Popov got a marker each and thus set the final score. Belye Medvedi win 7-2 on the road.
Another blowout win was registered in Almetyevsk as local Sputnik, who are desperate for points, lost to Stalnye Lisy Magnitogorsk. The game was rather rough. After Nikita Rozhkov opened up the scoring, a fight broke out between Danil Pyatin and Ainur Vadigullin. In the end, both players got game misconducts, while Maxim Fadeyev and Mark Yanchevsky got a double-minor for roughing each. The game carried on down the path. A brawl early in the second period turned into another fight – German Belyayev got a 5-minute major and a game misconduct for kneeing and Yanchevsky converted on the ensuing powerplay.
Yuri Platonov scored a hat-trick in the third stanza, while home side had trouble on the offense. Konstantin Dubin set the final score late in regulation. Stalnye Lisy beat Sputnik 6-0 in Almetyevsk. Alexei Schetilin stopped 23 shots, while the teams combined for 159 penalty minutes.
Chayka Nizhny Novgorod, who had recently lost every hope of making the playoffs this year, faced Atlanty Moscow Region. The visitors still have a weak chance of competing for the Kharlamov Cup. First period of play featured a lot of shots but the teams found the back of the net only in the second frame. Andrei Smirnov opened up the scoring, while Vyacheslav Korotin tied it up. Mytischi got their second lead of the game as Dmitry Silantyev hit the twine on a powerplay.
To Nizhny Novgorod’s credit, they didn’t give up and tied the game up shorthanded after getting a bench minor for too many men on the ice – Korotin scored his second of the night. Overtime solved nothing and home team prevailed in the shootout. No other but Korotin scored the winner.
SKA-1946 St. Petersburg enjoyed another win. This time the top team of the Western Conference beat Taifun Primorie Region on home ice. The game was prefaced with a minute of silence in memory of Leningrad siege victims as the city is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its liberation. To Primorie Region’s credit, they played well and tied the game up twice. Yegor Gurzanov and Artyom Nikolayev found the back of the net for St. Petersburg. Nikita Ivashkin got a tally for Taifun as he scored from the slot and Alexander Avksentyev roofed it past Pavel Davydyuk early in the second frame. Davydyuk was playing his first Junior Hockey League game.
Dmitry Ovechkin put the ‘army men’ in the lead midway through the second period of play and home team never let slip away from them since. Kirill Marchenko set the final score four minutes into the third, while Evgeny Tsaryuk and Artyom Nikolayev picked up assists on the play. SKA-1946 take it 4-2 on home ice.
Snezhnye Barsy Astana faced Mamonty Yugry, who have clinched a playoff berth with a win the day before. Khanty-Mansiysk dominated in the opening period of play but they managed to find the back of the net only late in the second frame – Denis Latyshevich sent one past Denis Karatayev. Plexiglass shattered at Barys-Arena late in the period and after the necessary 15-minute break Sergei Golodnyuk improved the visiting team’s lead. Late in regulation Golodnyuk scored on the empty net and Mamonty Yugry enjoyed a solid 4-1 win on the road.
In the final game of the game, which was taking place in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, Altay played hosts to Tyumensky Legion. A fluke goal happened nine minutes in. Andrei Lagunov put the puck on net off the boards from a negative angle and the puck went in off Nikolai Dryomin. Home team converted on a powerplay midway through the second period – Nikolai Mayorov roofed it to give Ust-Kamenogorsk a 2-0 lead.
Only after Nikita Nazarenko scored another one for Altay, the visitors found the back of the net as well – Pavel Ushakov rolled behind the net and jammed it home on the wraparound. That was the only goal Tyumensky Legion could score in this one. Nikolai Mayorov set the final score off assist by German Shaporev. Altay Ust-Kamenogorsk take it 4-1 on home ice.