World Championship. Russia U18 - Belarus U18 - 4:1
In Slovakia, Russia U18 played against Belarus at the World Championship.
Despite being firm favourites for the match, our players fell behind to a Belarusian goal midway through the second period. That came as a shock, but Russia had the right response. Ivan Chekhovich and Kirill Slepets netted quickfire goals after, giving Russia a lead before the third frame.
Fortunately, Russia's class told in the final period. Andrei Svechnikov and Ivan Chekhovich scored further goals, completing a 4:1 victory!
Russia U18 - Belarus U18 - 4:1 (0:0, 2:1, 2:0)
0:1 Anosov, 26.12
1:1 Chekhovich (Lipanov), 28.11
2:1 Slepets, 29.28
3:1 Svechnikov (Rubinchik), 50.11
4:1 Chekhovich (Samorukov), 55.11
Goalkeepers: Ustimenko - Grishchenko
Shots on target: 34 - 32
Penalty minutes: 16 - 12
Faceoffs: 36 - 25
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