РЕЗУЛЬТАТЫ МАТЧЕЙ. 1/2 ФИНАЛА
3 января. Россия - Финляндия 4:1 (1:1, 0:0, 3:0)
1:0 - Евгений Артюхин, 10:22
1:1 - Юсси Ниниимаки (Шён Бергенхэйм, Туомо Рууту), 18:28 (в большинстве)
2:1 - Юрий Трубачёв, 43:28
3:1 - Александр Пережогин (Игорь Григоренко), 44:05
4:1 - Игорь Григоренко, 47:22
Вратари: Андрей Медведев - Кари Лехтонен
Броски: 29 (10-10-9) - 27 (7-2-17). Штраф: 16:6
План финнов играть на котратаках и уповать в основном на своего
голкипера Кари Лехтонена работал в течении первых двух периодов. В
начале заключительной двадцатиминутке российской команде удалось его
разрушить благодаря быстрым трём голам в течении семи четырёх
минут. В дальнейшем сборная Финляндии бросила все силы на то чтобы
отыграться, но осталась у разбитого корыта не сумев восплоьзоваться
даже ни одним из трёх удалений россиян. . . В середине вторго периода
финская команда также безрезультатно провела 35 секунд при игре
впятером против троих.
The Gazette: Defending champions jump on miscues. Russia 4, Finland 1
Flames' pick Medvedev shuts door on Finnish snipers, stops 25 shots
Russia will get the chance to defend its World Junior Hockey Championship after beating Finland 4-1 in yesterday's semifinal.
The Russians advanced to tomorrow's final against Canada, which beat
the United States 3-2 last night in the other semifinal match.
Yuri Trubachev, Alexander Perezhogin, Igor Grigorenko and Moncton
Wildcats forward Evgeni Artyukhin scored for Russia in front of 10,527
at the Halifax Metro Centre.
Jesse Niinimaki, a first-round pick of the Edmonton Oilers, replied for
Finland, who will play in the bronze-medal match for the second
Finland's strategy was to play defensive hockey and wait for their chances on the power play.
"There is nothing new in this," said Russian coach Rafail Ishmatov.
"They attacked when they could and defended the rest of the time."
But the Finns were unable to convert a two-man advantage in the second
period and a three-man advantage late in the third with two Russians in
the penalty box and goaltender Kari Lehtonen on the bench.
Russia took advantage of two Finnish defensive mistakes early in the
third. Trubachev, a Calgary Flames draft pick, scored at 3:28 and
Perezhogin, property of the Canadiens, made it 3-1 at 4:05.
"We'd played two periods quite well and we thought if the situation was
even to start the third period we could win," said Finland coach Erkka
Westerlund. "But the Russians play so strong in one-on-one situations
and that was the turning point at the beginning of the period."
Lehtonen could not save the day for Finland as he had done during the
round-robin, allowing four goals on 29 shots. On Russia's fourth goal,
Grigorenko, drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, banked the puck off
Lehtonen's back and into the net.
Andrei Medvedev, a Calgary Flames draft pick, was not often challenged until late in the third period, stopping 25 shots.
Toronto Star: Another world junior championship tournament, another outstanding Russian team.
The Russians roared into the gold-medal game of this year's event
tomorrow (7 p.m., TSN) by handling the hardworking Finns 4-1 yesterday
afternoon at the Metro Centre, scoring twice in 37 seconds early in the
third period to clinch the victory.
It's the fifth time in six years the Russians have qualified to fight
for gold, winning twice and losing twice in those four previous
championship game outings. They'll play the Canadians, who got by the
U.S. 3-2 last night in the other semifinal.
Last year in the Czech Republic, Russia beat Canada 5-4 in the gold-medal game.
"I think this year's team is pretty much the same as last year," said Russian forward Igor Grigorenko. "It is quite powerful."
The Finns kept it close for two periods yesterday, battling to a 1-1
tie and keeping Russian teenage sensation Alexander Ovechkin well in
But the strapping Ovechkin found a way to make something happen,
stripping Finnish blue-liner Jussi Timonen of the puck high in the
offensive zone with three minutes gone in the third period and tipping
the puck to teammate Yuri Trubachev.
Trubachev beat standout Finnish goalie Kari Lehtonen high to the glove
side, and 37 seconds after that Alexander Perezhogin beat Lehtonen on a
breakaway to ice the game.
For Lehtonen, taken second overall in the NHL draft last June by
Atlanta, it was a weak finish to a tournament in which he was
considered to be of such quality that the Finns were mentioned as a
pre-tournament favourite to win gold.
He gave up nine goals in his final two starts, and yesterday he was mediocre at best, with three of the four goals questionable.
"But I don't believe any of the goals were easy," said Russian winger
Evgeni Artyukhin, who plays for the Moncton Wildcat juniors and scored
the game's first goal yesterday.
As has become their trademark in recent years, the Russians were
extremely efficient defensively, with Leaf draft pick Maxim Kondratiev
strong on the blue line and rotund Calgary draft Andrei Medvedev
effective in net when he had to be.
Ovechkin flattened Finland's top blue-liner, Joni Pitkanen, just 10
seconds into the game, and for the first half of the period it appeared
the Finns were going to be run out of the rink.
Just past the 10-minute mark, Artyukhin cut right to left diagonally
through the neutral zone on a solo dash, then slashed the other way in
the Finnish zone to beat two defenders and lift a backhander over
Lehtonen's left shoulder on the short side.
The Finns soon began to generate some chances, however, mostly off
Russian defensive-zone turnovers, although they misfired badly on a
golden 4-on-3 power play without managing a single shot.
Just past the 17-minute mark, Lehtonen made a brilliant save on
Perezhogin cutting across the goal crease, and an instant later
Perezhogin hooked down a Finnish defender to give the Finns another
A minute later, Jesse Niinimaki beat Medvedev from the left circle to
tie the game 1-1, a score that would last into the third period.
After scoring 21 goals in their four round-robin games in the weaker
Pool A, the Russians at first seemed frustrated by their inability to
penetrate the Finnish zone.
3 января. Канада – США 3:2 (1:1, 1:0, 1:1)
1:0 – Натан Паетш (Кайл Уэллвуд), 4:24
1:1 – Эрик Нистрём (Зак Паризе), 9:12 (в меньшинстве)
2:1 – Пьерр-Марк Бушард (Карло Колайаково, Пьерр-Александр Паренто), 37:26 (в большинстве).
2:2 - Раян Кеслер (Джэймс Уиснеуски, Марк Стюарт), 41:06 (в большинстве 5 на 3)
3:2 – Джефф Войуитка (Маттью Стаян, Джордин Туту), 51:40
Вратари: Марк-Андре Флери – Роберт Гоепферт
Броски: 42 (14-14-14) – 15 (5-7-3). Штраф: 20-16.
Gazette: Revenge is so sweet, especially when it comes to international hockey.
Canada will get the opportunity to exact some measure of revenge
against the Russians - its most heated on-ice rival - tomorrow night in
the gold-medal game of the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Canada guaranteed its participation in the game last night by defeating
the United States 3-2 in a semifinal before a boisterous and patriotic
capacity crowd of more than 10,000 spectators at the Halifax Metro
Russia, the defending tournament champs, defeated Finland 4-1 earlier in the day in the other semifinal.
Defenceman Jeff Woywitka, who plays for Red Deer of the Western Hockey
League, sent Canada to the final by scoring the winning goal at 11:40
of the third period.
Woywitka, a draft choice of the National Hockey League's Philadelphia
Flyers, scored on a low shot from the slot. It was his first goal of
The crowd, many of whom were dressed in either red or white - this
country's colours - and waved Canadian flags, started making noise
during the pre-game warmup, banging together thunder sticks that have
been distributed throughout the 11-day tournament and chanting "Go
At the conclusion the delirious fans screamed: "We want gold."
The crowd erupted fewer than five minutes into the game when Nathan
Paetsch, a draft choice of the NHL's Washington Capitals, opened the
scoring, beating goaltender Robert Goepfert with a shot from the
Eric Nystrom, whose NHL rights belong to the Calgary Flames, tied the
score at 9:12 of the first period while the Americans were shorthanded.
The Canadians continued to control the play, only to be denied
repeatedly by Goepfert, a Pittsburgh Penguins draft choice who played
for Providence College.
But Canada solved the mystery at 17:26 of the second period, while on
the power-play. Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau and Pierre-Marc Bouchard,
second cousins who grew up in the same Boucherville neighbourhood,
teamed up for the goal; Bouchard converting Parenteau's pass.
Canada ran into penalty trouble at the end of the period when it received three successive minors in 48 seconds.
Ryan Kesler, who's eligible for this June's draft, tied the score early
in the third period while the Americans had a two-man advantage.
The Canadian juniors have been waiting a year to atone for last year's
demoralizing 5-4 loss to the Russians in the final of the tournament
that was played in the Czech Republic. The Canadians blew a 3-1 lead in
Canada will be seeking its 11th junior title, its first since 1997.
Первая страничка молодежных чемпионатов мира 2003 года
|Подгруппа А - подробнее
Россия, Швейцари, США, Словакия, Белоруссия
|Подгруппа В - подробнее
Канада, Финляндия, Чехия, Швеция, Германия
|За 7-10 места - подробнее
Швейцария, Швеция, Германия, Белоруссия
|1/4 финала - подробнее
США - Чехия
Финляндия - Словакия
|1/2 финала - подробнее
Россия - Финляндия
Канада - США
|Финал - подробнее
За 5 место. Словакия - Чехия
За 3 место. США - Финляндия
За 1 место. Канада - Россия