Thursday, November 15, 2012

Game Report: Team Russia 5 Team WHL 2

RUS Mikhail Naumenkov (2) (Kirill Kapustin, Anton Shenfeld) 7:06
RUS Andrei Sigarev (2) (Alexander Khokhlachev) 19:50

WHL Ty Rattie (1) (Tyler Wotherspoon) 8:15
RUS Kirill Dyakov (1) (Kirill Kapustin, Mikhail Naumenkov) 8:43
RUS Alexander Khokhlachev (2) (Andrei Sigarev) 14:39

WHL Adam Lowry (1) (Colin Smith, Ty Rattie) 3:42 (PP)
RUS Yaroslav Kosov (1)  18:32 (EN)

Team Russia
Andrey Makarov 22/24

Team WHL
Laurent Brossoit 10/13
Eric Comrie 17/18

Team Russia
1. Alexander Khokhlachev C - Khokhlachev's best game the series. Really showed off his stick skill by depositing a goal at the mouth of the crease and had a dandy tip that hit the crossbar. He and Yakupov never really gathered chemistry together much in this tourney even though they were tied at the hip for most of it. A Bruins draft pick that should be known more for his deft offensive talent but is also a solid defender in his own right.
2. Mikhail Naumenkov D - Naumenkov was likely Team Russia's best defender over the tourney. Brings a little bit of everything type defender. Has some offensive ability with a crisp shot. Solid defender in his own zone. Doesn't mind the physical stuff. Added a goal and an assist tonight. Fully expect him to on the Team Russia squad for the World Junior Chamionships.

Team WHL
1. Ty Rattie RW - Rattie was the only player that could create anything offensively tonight. Used his speed on the rush to get the puck into the scoring areas. He really attacked the net tonight. Rattie a superb offensive player that is equal part playmaker as he is a sniper. Should be on the Team Canada World Junior Roster in December. Can be a roleplayer on Team Canada if they feel they have too many scorers as Rattie's game is diverse enough.
2. Eric Comrie G - Only played in half the game tonight, but that was plenty of time to showcase off his athleticism and his composure in the net. Comrie only gave up one goal in his half the game. Tried to keep the game close while Team WHL tried to get its offense in order. Team WHL's defense was poor tonight, especially defensively. Lots of blown coverages and turnovers. Plenty of point blank looks but Comrie was up to the challenge. Comrie is eligible for the 2013 draft and if he keeps up his numbers, he may get himself into the 1st round.


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