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U20 Olympic Team Russia played an exhibition game against HC Sochi as part of its camp. Junior Team Russia enjoyed a 3-2 win.
Just as in the previous game Team Russia opened up the scoring and once again it was Yegor Afanasyev who found the back of the net. Sochi tied it up only late in the second period. Amir Garayev, who lead HC Kapitan Stupino in scoring in the past two seasons, scored his first goal for men’s team. Eight minutes into the third stanza Matvei Guskov put Russia in the lead but soon after that Gordeyev brought it back to even. A little more than a minute after that Guskov scored his second of the game to win it for the ‘Olympians’.
U20 Olympic Team Russia will face HC Sochi one more time as the teams will clash on August 4th at Sochi Hockey Open.
HC Sochi – U20 Olympic Team Russia – 2-3 (0-1; 1-0; 1-2)
July 31st. Sochi, Russia. DS Bolshoi
0-1 – Afanasyev (Kirsanov, Firstov) – 17-09 PPG
1-1 – Garayev (Ostrovsky, Konnov) – 34-39
1-2 – Guskov (Firstov) – 47-22
2-2 – Gordeyev – 53:21
2-3 – Guskov (Safonov) – 54-14
Goalkeepers: Lassinantti, Akhmetov – Skotnikov