Wednesday, November 10, 2010

PRE-GAME: Subway Super Series - Game 2

GAME DAY

What: 2010 Subway Super Series – Game Two
Who: Team Russia vs Team QMJHL
When: 8:00 PM AST
Where: Marcel Dionne Centre, Drummondville, Que.

ROUND TWO
After defeating the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League All-Stars on Monday night in Saint John, the Russian junior squad will look to go 2-0 on their east coast venture. Game Two of the 2010 Subway Super Series is tonight in Drummondville beginning at 8:00 pm.

A powerful third period propelled the Russians to a 5-4 victory at Harbour Station, their first win in the Super Series since 2008. Only once have the Russian selects won both games against the QMJHL which was back in 2004 in Quebec City and Montreal. Both were shootout wins.

Monday’s match was a back-and-forth affair with neither team ever holding a two goal lead. It was also quite physical compared to the normal Quebec league action. Maxim Kitsyn had two goals and an assist to lead the way for Russia. Nathan Beaulieu and Philipp Danault each had a goal and assist for the Canadians.

The game will once again feature four Saint John Sea Dogs players. Beaulieu will join his forward teammates Zach Phillips and Jonathan Huberdeau on the Canada side. Stanislav Galiev will sport a Russian jersey.

Each Sea Dog player played well in Game One. Along with Beaulieu’s goal and assist, Huberdeau added a helper. Galiev missed the net on a breakaway.

Going in 0-2 in this event would be a bit embarrassing for the QMJHL given the dominance that the other CHL leagues have had in recent years. They won’t want that to happen tonight.

VISITING TEAM: Team Russia
Record: 1-0-0-0
All-Time vs CHL: 7-36
All-Time vs QMJHL: 6-9
Fun Fact: Russia has won Game Two of the Subway Super Series twice in the tournaments history.
Roster:

Forwards:
Stanislav Bocharov (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Anton Burdasov (Traktor, Chelyabinsk)
Nikita Dvurechensky (OHK Dynamo)
Denis Golubev (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Sergey Kalinin (Avangard, Omsk)
Maxim Kitsyn (Metallurg, Novokuznetsk)
Alexey Kruchinin (VMF, Sankt-Peterburg)
Vladimir Malinovskiy (Metallurg, Magnitogorsk)
Artemiy Panarin (Vityaz, Chekhov)
Daniil Sobchenko (Lokomotiv, Yaroslavl)
Artem Voronin (Spartak, Moscow)
Pavel Zdunov (Metallurg, Magnitogorsk)

Defencemen:
Zakhar Arzamastsev (Metallurg, Novokuznetsk)
Georgy Berdyukov (SKA, Sankt-Petersburg)
Maxim Berezin (Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk)
Mikhail Grigoryev (Ak Bars, Kazan)
Maxim Ignatovich (Sibir, Novosibirsk)
Nikita Pivtsakin (Avangard, Omsk)
Andrey Sergeev (Neftekhimik, Nizhnekamsk)
Yuri Urychev (Lokomotiv, Yaroslavl)

Goaltenders:
Emil Garipov (Neftyanik, Almetyevsk)
Dmitry Shikin (Amur, Khabarovsk)

QMJHL Games:
Stanislav Galiev (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Artem Sergeyev (Val d’Or Foreurs)
HOME TEAM: Team QMJHL
Record: 0-1-0-0
All-Time vs Russia (CHL): 36-7
All-Time vs Russia (QMJHL): 9-6
Fun Fact: This is the second straight year that this event will be played in Drummondville. Team QMJHL won last season 3-1 in Game One.
Roster (for tonight’s game only):

Goaltenders
Louis Domingue (QUE)
Maxime Clermont (GAT)

Defensemen
Nathan Beaulieu (SNB)
Nicolas Deslauriers (GAT)
Brandon Gormley (MON)
Ryan Kavanagh (RIM)
Jean-Philippe Mathieu (DRU)
Xavier Ouellet (MTL)
Charles-Olivier Roussel (MTL)

Forwards
Guillaume Asselin (CHI)
Louis-Marc Aubry (MTL)
Michaƫl Bournival (SHA)
Jonathan Brunelle (DRU)
Sean Couturier (DRU)
Phillip Danault (VIC)
Jonathan Huberdeau (SNB)
Brandon Hynes (VIC)
Louis Leblanc (MTL)
Jonathan Lessard (BAT)
Philippe Paradis (PEI)
Trevor Parkes (MTL)
Zach Phillips (SNB)
ON THE TV AND INTERWEBS
Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet and RDS beginning at 8:00 pm. It will also be streamed on Sportsnet.ca.

THE RINK
Arena: Marcel Dionne Centre
Capacity: 4,000
Year Built: 1963
QMJHL Arena Guide


NEXT SUPER SERIES GAME
The Super Series moves to Ontario for games in London tomorrow and in Sudbury on Monday Nov. 15. The series concludes in the Western Hockey League with games in Kamloops, BC on Wednesday Nov. 17 and in Prince George, BC the following night.

NOTE: All records from Wikipedia.

Photo/Image Credits: Marc Henwood/Station Nation, Marc Henwood/Station Nation, CBC

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