About the League
At the end of every month Junior Hockey League selected top players in every position in each conference. The process carried on through the Kharlamov Cup Playoffs as well, as we selected top three players after every round. It’s time to summarize. We present to you the 2018-19 JHL All-Star team. We have taken into consideration regular season and playoff performances, productivity and plus/minus. Players who have been named top in their position throughout the year have also made the team. We’re taking a look at the second 5-man unit in the third edition of the series.
2nd 5-man unit
Anton Vasiliev (JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg)
Anton Nazarevich (JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg)
Sergei Goncharuk (Atlanty Moscow Region)
Gleb Kozhemyakin (Russkie Vityazi)
Veniamin Baranov (JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg)
“Anton duo” of JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg make the second line of our all-star team. As the matter of fact, Dynamo is well represented on the chart. Not only Vasiliev led the league in scoring, he had his records in goals and points, which weren’t updated for a while. On top of that he won the 2019 JHL Challenge Cup as a member of Team West and participated in KHL All-Star Game. Vasiliev scored 96 points in 57 regular season games.
Anton Nazarevich led the league in goals for a long time in the jubilee season, only to get surpassed by Spartak’s Mikhail Shalagin right at the end. Overall Nazarevich scored 45 goals in 64 games and added 28 assists for a whopping total of 73 points. He also won his second JHL Challenge Cup in Nizhnekamsk. Dynamo was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by then reigning and future champions Loko Yaroslavl, but Nazarevich also had a goal in the post-season.
Sergei Goncharuk is a Togliatti native. He has played for several Junior Hockey League teams in his career. This past season he was the most productive as he spent it with Atlanty Moscow Region. Goncharuk had a stellar performance as he scored 53 points in 53 games. Notably, he was named the top forward of September in the Western Conference for two consecutive seasons. Along with Dmitry Silantyev, Goncharuk was a true leader of Atlanty.
Gleb Kozhemyakin has led Russkie Vityazi defensemen in scoring for two consecutive seasons. He scored 28 points in 38 regular season games. He also played 11 games in the Kontinental Hockey League with Vityaz Podolsk and scored his first career point as he picked up an assist. Kozhemyakin was named the top defenseman of November in the Western Conference. In the playoffs he played for Vityaz’s KHL and major junior team.
Veniamin Baranov has been the most productive defenseman in the jubilee season. U18 IIHF World Championship bronze medalist was also invited to U20 Team Russia camp for the World Juniors but didn’t make the final cut. Nevertheless, Baranov was named the top defenseman of the Western Conference twice – in September and February. He scored 35 points in 52 games and went on to be selected as the top defenseman of the league. Baranov also made his VHL debut as he played nine games for Dynamo St. Petersburg.