2018 World Championship. Finland U18 - Russia U18 - 5:4

In the third 2018 World Championship match, the under 18 Russian national team dropped a narrow 4:5 defeat to Finland.

Four goals were scored in a pulsating opening period, with Alexander Zhabreev and Kirill Marchenko hitting the target for Russia after Finland initially took the lead and then equalised.

Ivan Morozov and Pavel Dorofeev made it 4:2 in Russia's favour in the second period, but the Finns came roaring back. In a dramatic third period, the opponents managed to pull away and take a 5:4 lead which they would hold on to.

Russia U18 goalkeeper Amir Miftakhov was named our team's best player.

Match protocol:

Finland U18 - Russia U18 - 5:4 (2:2, 1:2, 2:0)


1:0 Nordgren (Kotkaniemi, Kakko), 04.52
1:1 Zhabreev (Zhuravlyov, Dorofeev), 06.09
1:2 Marchenko (Zhuravlyov), 08.12
2:2 Tanus (Honka, Ranta), 11.29
2:3 Morozov (Zhuravlyov, Zhabreev), 35.54
2:4 Dorofeev (Marchenko), 36.55
3:4 Ranta (Nevasaari, Kotkaniemi), 39.51
4:4 Seppala (Tanus), 47.20
5:4 Nordgren (Kokkonen, Kotkaniemi), 52.55

Goalkeepers: Annunen - Miftakhov


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