Хроника Хоккея
2003-2004

ЧЕМПИОНАТ МИРА СРЕДИ МОЛОДЕЖИ ДО 20 ЛЕТ 2004 ГОДА. 
РЕЗУЛЬТАТЫ МАТЧЕЙ. ФИНАЛ

Зак Паризе
04.01.2004. Россия - Словакия 3:2 (0:0, 2:1, 1:1)
1:0 - Казионов (Крикунов), 22:55
2:0 - Семин (К.Корнеев), 23:58
2:1 - Фабри (Булик), 38:19 в большинстве
3:1 - Овечкин (К.Корнеев, Пестунов), 49:12 в большинстве
3:2 - Фабри (Месарош, Ружичка), 50:41
Броски: 28-21 (8-2, 14-7, 6-12). Штраф: 33-14.
Вратари:Худяков – Гавлат

Победным для россиян, занявших в итоге лишь пятое место, стал шестой гол на турнире Алексндра Овечкина, отличившегося на 10-й минуте третьего периода при игре в большинстве. . . Константин Корнеев закончил матч с двумя результативными передачами.

05.01.2004. За 3-4 места. Финляндия - Чехия 2:1 (0:0, 0:1, 2:0)
Финляндия: Туконен (53), Окса (57)
Чехия: Вондрачек (33)

Броски: 30-17. Вратари: Тойвонен – Шварц.

Снова добившись успеха под занавес матча, сборная Финляндии вырвала победу, а с ней третий год подряд добилась бронзовых медалей.

05.01.2004. За 1 место. Канада – США 3:4 (1:1, 2:0, 0:3)
Канада: Доус (4, 21), Стюарт (33)
США: Фритцши (9), О`Салливан (45, 55), Кеслер (47)
Броски: 30-28. Вратари: Флери - Монтоя.

Канадцы лихо начали игру, открыв счёт с первого броска. Позволив затем американцам сравнять счёт, они снова вышли вперед в начале второго периода и вели 3:1 перед заключительной третью, упустив при этому пару великолепных возможностей, чтобы увеличить своё преимущество.  Однако затем сборная США показала, что недаром её называли главным конкурентом на золотые медали – на 45-й минуте Патрик О`Салливан (выбран на драфте 2003 года “Миннесотой Уайлд” во втором раунде) сократил счёт до 3:2 точным броском в ближний верхний от Марка Андре Флери угол. Спустя всего две минуты, оставленный в одиночестве на пятачке канадцев Раян Кеслер выравнивает результат 3:3, и на конец за 5:12 до конца основного времени Флери неудачно откидывает шайбу от своих ворот во время прорыва О`Салливана, попадает в своего же защитника, после чего шайба скользит прямо в ворота “кленовых листьев”. В итоге, впервые в истории чемпионатов мира среди молодёжи первое место досталось сборной США.



USA Today: Patrick O'Sullivan is an example of how to overcome adversity. Off the ice, his family situation is not great. There is a restraining order against his father after years of physical abuse. His unsettled home life scared a few teams off at the NHL draft last year. Projected to be a first-round selection, he nearly slipped to the third round and was drafted No. 56 by Minnesota.
He has also had troubles on the ice. He was sent home for a couple of weeks last year by Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League. He's back with the team and life is much calmer.
Throughout his ordeals, hockey has been his constant.
O'Sullivan scored two goals in the third period Monday to propel a three-goal rally that gave the USA its first gold medal at the world junior hockey championships with a 4-3 victory against Canada.
He pulled the USA within 3-2 at 4:39 of the third with a blistering wrist shot that froze goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and breezed over his left shoulder. O'Sullivan's second, at 14:48, wasn't a thing of beauty. He was racing a Canadian defenseman to a loose puck. Fleury tried to clear it but hit teammate Braydon Coburn and deflected into the net for the winner.
"It was an unfortunate bounce and to have it come down to that goal makes it even worse," Canadian forward Anthony Stewart said. "To have it come down to that feels pretty cheap."
The goal was easily the biggest tally of O'Sullivan's career, and the victory was especially sweet, considering what he has been through.
"I had some tough times, no doubt, but that stuff is in the past," said a grinning O'Sullivan, the gold medal around his neck. "I am just excited to be playing, and winning this tournament is a highlight of my life."
When the final buzzer sounded, the Americans mobbed goalie Al Montoya, who was named to the All-Star team along with tournament MVP Zach Parise.
Coach Mike Eaves shook every player's hand, thanking them for delivering USA Hockey's first gold medal in 28 years of the world junior tournament.
"Being able to hug each one of them and look them in the eye, what an amazing experience for them," he said. "This is so hard to win. Being a champion doesn't happen very often and more times than not you are on the losing team, so it is a special moment."
Canada's last world junior title win was in 1997, when it beat the Americans 2-0. The players took Monday's loss hard.
"I didn't miss it (the gold medal) by much last year, and to miss it again with a great team, it is tough," said Fleury, who was on loan from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The win was made all the sweeter for the 10 U.S. players who lost 3-2 to Canada in the semifinals a year ago.
"It has been a long wait, long wait to get revenge, but it is sweet," Parise said. "It is sweet revenge, and it was a great game."
Pointing to his gold medal, he said: "This is going to get framed and go on my wall."
The Canadians seemed to have the game under control going into the third period. They had a 3-1 lead and had dominated the Americans in the middle period.
Forward Drew Stafford said there was no sense of panic in the U.S. room. Eaves said few words.
"He said our best is yet to come. He told us we needed to relax and get our forecheck going and play how we know how to play," Stafford said. "It is an unbelievable feeling right now ... all the work you put in. Some say it is a tournament, but it is really a marathon. You play your heart out every game."
Added Montoya: "This is a team that never gives up, and that is how we played all tournament. We came in after the second period, and we said it is only two goals and we came back.
"We never gave up, and that is the team we have."



Первая страничка молодежных чемпионатов мира 2004 года
КАРТА ТУРНИРА
Подгруппа А - подробнее
Россия, Словакия, США, Швеция. Австрия
Подгруппа В - подробнее
Канада, Финляндия, Чехия, Швейцария, Украина
За 7-10 места - подробнее
Швейцария, Швеция, Австрия, Украина
1/4 финала - подробнее
Финляндия - Россия
Словакия - Чехия
1/2 финала - подробнее
Канада - Чехия
США - Финляндия
Финал - подробнее
За 5 место. Россия - Словакия
За 3 место. Финляндия - Чехия
За 1 место. Канада - США
Страничка статистики

Молодежные чемпионаты мира (до 20 лет) 2004 года.