In the most attended of the games so far for the World Under17 Hockey Challenge, Russia was crushed by a shoot out, the second of the day after Sweden’s win, 3-2 to Team Canada Black.
The shots were about even. The penalties were even.
Andrey Svechnikov opened the scoring for Russia assisted by Aleksandr Khovanov.
Chase Wouters quickly tied it up assisted by Eric Florchuk.
Then halfway through the second the Russians took the lead again by Svechnikov assisted by Gregori Denisenko.
Early in the third Team Canada tied it by a goal from Adam McMaster assisted by Declan Chisholm.
The fans were on the edge of their seats for most of the third and in the overtime period but by the time of the shootout, fans on both sides were standing.
The shootout went for five rounds, with Team Canada staying ahead ’til the end.
Off to the gold medal game with Sweden tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Essar Centre.