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Four regular season games took place in Junior Hockey League on February 2nd. We take a look at all of them in this daily review on JHL official website.
Taifun Primorie Region faced Chayka Nizhny Novgorod and enjoyed one the most blowout wins in franchise history. Home team established a firm lead in the opening period of play as they scored five unanswered goals on Nizhny Novgorod – Alexander Klisunov, Pavel Ponosov, Ivan Lapshin, Yaroslav Sergiyevsky and Yuri Zholobov found the back of the net. Chayka allowed three more goals early in the second frame and only then they got a tally of their own as Alexei Smirnov got one in.
Primorie Region were up 7-0 at the point and they weren’t done yet either as they engaged in free-wheeling brand of hockey. Bunov and Sergiyevsky got their second goals of the game before the second intermission. Nizhny Novgorod got three tallies in the third period but let in two more late in regulation. Ponosov became the third player in the game to score twice and Leonid Pasmanik added a marker of his own. Taifun enjoy a win in one of their most high-scoring games of the season as they take it 11-4 on home ice.
Amurskie Tigry played hosts to Atlanty Moscow Region in Khabarovsk and also got a win, albeit a more modest one. The visitors opened up the scoring just three minutes in as Sergei Dudkin found the back of the net. However, that was the only goal they could get in this one. Despite outshooting the opposition, Atlanty saw the game turn around in a span of just 12 seconds in the next frame. First Alexei Bozunov got a minor penalty and Ivan Belyakov converted on the ensuing powerplay. And in the very next shift Nikita Meretsky put the ‘Tigers’ in the lead. A small brawl took place late in the second. The visitors failed to find the equalizer and Amurskie Tigry won 2-1 on home ice.
Avto Yekaterinburg faced Ladiya in Togliatti in the second game of the back-to-back series. All goals were scored in the second period of play. Danil Glukhikh got the first one three minutes into the frame as he pounced on the rebound and buried it. Artyom Belotsky drew an assist on the play. Glukhikh scored his second of the game just a few shifts later as Yekaterinburg converted on a delayed penalty call.
Togliatti got a goal back shortly after that. Andrei Grishakov drew a defenseman on himself, passed it to Yegor Alexeyev, who tapped it into the wide open net to make it a 2-1 hockey game. Last tally of the matchup was a bit fluky – Ivan Petrakov took a harmless-looking shot but the puck deflected up in the air off a defenseman and parachuted behind Arseny Nikonorov and went over the goal-line. Avto Yekaterinburg win a tough game on the road 3-1.
Second part of the Green Rivalry was taking place in Kazan as local Irbis hosted Tolpar Ufa. Unlike the day before, in which the fans were treated to just a single goal, this time around the teams put together a high-scoring game. Ufa won the opening period of play 2-0 as Emmanuil Shafeyev and Gleb Letov found the back of the net. Kazan turned things around in the second frame.
Dmitry Muzhikov started it with a powerplay tally. Home team gained confidence after that and went on to score two more goals – Danila Pyanov got them both. Tolpar had the momentum on their side in the third stanza but failed to find the equalizer. Savely Kuvardin put an end to it with the empty-netter late in regulation and Irbis won 4-2 on home ice.