Junior Hockey League media relations department continues the Room To Grow series, in which we take a look at every team of the 11th season. Taifun Primorie Region had a decent potential to make the playoffs, but unnecessary losses led them only to tying franchise record as the team finished 12th in the Western Conference.
Taifun Primorie Region
12th place in the Western Conference, 55 points in 64 games, 174 goals scored, 197 goals allowed
Primorie Region’s inaugural season still remains the most successful in franchise history as Taifun finished 12th. Despite missing the playoffs this year, the team finished higher in regular season standings than the previous season and was able to put up a good fight against Junior Hockey League’s top clubs. Vladivostok struggled heavily gaining points but their fans still have something good to look back on. For example, beating Moscow and St. Petersburg JHC Dynamo as well as JHC Spartak Moscow and Krasnaya Armiya Moscow on home ice, and also a sweep against HK Riga in the season-series.
Two Ivans provided the fire-power for Primorie Region this year – Lapshin and Bunov. It was captain Bunov who was invited to Junior Hockey League Challenge Cup. However, he was unable to win the coveted trophy. Leonid Pasmanik was right behind the duo points-wise after joining Vladivostok from Chelyabinsk last season. Artyom Tereschenko and Yegor Dolotov stood out among Taifun defensemen. Yegor Sinegubkin played the most games among goaltenders. He previously played for JHC Spartak Moscow and JHC Atlant Moscow Region. Former Sarmaty Orenburg netminder Ivan Gamov played almost twice fewer games as well as Dmitry Sharov, who joined Primorie Region mid-season from Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk.
Top-scorer: Ivan Lapshin – 44 (26 goals, 18 assists) points
Top goal-scorer: Ivan Lapshin – 26 goals
Most assists: Leonid Pasmanik – 27 assists
Top defenseman: Artyom Tereschenko – 23 (4 goals, 19 assists) points, minus-6
Starting goaltender: Yegor Sinegubkin – 36 games, 12 wins, Goals Against Average – 2.72, Save Percentage – 0.920 on average per game
Taifun Primorie Region dressed 44 players for the 2019-20 Parimatch Junior Hockey League season, including 5 goaltenders, 14 defensemen and 25 forwards.
Most productive line – Drobin-Bunov-Pasmanik. The trio combined for 24 goals.
Taifun Primorie Region scored the first goal of the game 22 times and allowed the first goal of the game on 42 occasions.
Artyom Tereschenko led the team in penalty minutes with 78.
Average player age – 18 years and 350 days.