Thursday, November 8, 2012

Game Report: Team Russia 2 Team OHL 1

No Scoring

2. OHL Tyler Graovac (1) (Sean Monahan) 5:49 (SH)

3. RUS Anton Shenfeld (1) (Yaroslav Kosov, Andrei Sigarev) 12:41
3. RUS Maxim Shalunov (2) , 13:05

Team Russia
Igor Ustinski 23/24

Team OHL
Malcolm Subban 7/7
Jordan Binnington 8/10

Team Russia
1. Valeri Nichushkin RW - Even though he was held off the scoresheet, he was impressive tonight. Has unique blend of power, speed and reach. As left handed hot playing the right wing, it allows him to get his shots off quickly. Isn't shy about shooting as he rarely looks to pass. Is a bull when charging the net on the rush. Is decnet on the forecheck as well, using his speed to engage on defensemen. 2013 NHL Draft Eligible Player has Top 10 potential as long as his heart is set on playing in North America.
2. Igor Ustinski G - Ustinski is a diminutive goaltender that really played well tonight. Team OHL was buzzing around for the 2nd goal most of the net but Ustinski didn't give it up. Partly because of him, the other half because of his defense bend but don't break style. Impressed with moxie he played with tonight as he held things together long enough to allow his team to win it in the 3rd period.

Team OHL
1. Sean Monahan C - Monahan is the type of center I envision building a team around. A strong pivot that plays well in all zones, responsible with and without the puck. Is apt to make plays with and away from the puck. Setup a shorthanded goal by making a nice read on a steal and then setting up Tyler Graovac with a nice pass. Monahan should be a top 5 pick in the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft.
2. Malcolm Subban G - Subban did not get a lot of work tonight, facing only 7 shots in his half a game. Part of it was because Team OHL was dominate in the first half game and the other part was it looked like Subban was in the head of the Russian shooters as a lot of their shots went high and wise. Athetic, composed goaltender that should be the frontrunner to be the starting goaltender for the Team Canada Junior Team come December.

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