Junior Hockey League media relations department continues the review series, in which we take a look at every team of the 11th season. Today we’re going to talk about another traditional and consistent Western Conference favorite – JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg. The team went through another coaching change without a hitch. Dynamo made the playoffs with ease and beat Almaz Cherepovets in the opening round.
JHC DYNAMO ST. PETERSBURG
4th place in the West, 94 points in 64 games, 216 goals scored, 124 goals allowed
JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg went into Junior Hockey League’s 11th season with a new coach. Famed former hockey player Yegor Bashkatov, who had performed in KHL and Superleague, took the reins. Bashkatov also had a decent coaching experience as he had previously worked in JHL and knows the league well. St. Petersburg began the season with four consecutive wins, avoided serious lumps and several of their players were among the top in the league in various statistical categories. Dynamo hit the only rough path in October when the team lost five in a row. Notably, four of the losses took place at Dynamo’s home rink. This year’s playoff run looked very promising for St. Petersburg as they beat Almaz Cherepovets in the opening round. The team was supposed to face their rivals SKA-1946 but the post-season was cancelled.
JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg top players often make top tiers in individual statistics and this season was no exception. Starting goaltender Makar Chufarov was named Junior Hockey League netminder of the season and forward Dmitry Rashevsky beat Altay Ust-Kamenogorsk’s German Shaporev in goal-scoring race. Overall Rashevsky scored 44 goals in 61 games and went on to finish the regular season with 74 points. Alexander Zhabreyev scored almost 30 points less but he also played just 40 games. Pyotr Yakovlev, Sergei Bolshakov and JHL Challenge Cup participant Yegor Anisimov finished right behind him. Anisimov was also invited to KHL All-Star Game and won the fastest lap competition. Gleb Shaborshin led Dynamo defensemen in points with 5 goals and 15 assists in 64 games.
Top-scorer: Dmitry Rashevsky – 74 (44 goals, 30 assists) points
Top goal-scorer: Dmitry Rashevsky – 44 goals
Most assists: Alexander Zhabreyev – 36 assists
Top defenseman: Gleb Shaborshin – 20 (5 goals, 15 assists) points, plus-24
Starting goaltender: Makar Chufarov – 55 games, 33 wins, Goals Against Average – 1.69, Save Percentage – 0.926 on average per game
JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg dressed 45 players in the 2019-20 Parimatch Junior Hockey League regular season – 3 goaltenders, 14 defensemen and 28 forwards.
No player was dressed for all regular season games. Gleb Shaborshin, Timur Faizutdinov, Daniil Paranichev and Pyotr Yakovlev played 63 games.
The most productive line – Zhabreyev-Rashevsky-Kuznetsov. The line combined for 18 goals.
Sergei Bolshakov led JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg in penalty minutes with 91.
JHC Dynamo St. Petersburg opened scoring 38 times and allowed the first goal of the game on 26 occasions.
Average player age – 18 years and 303 days.