Monday, November 15, 2010

Team OHL Stays Undefeated with 2-1 Shootout Win

Press Release

Three Ontario shooters scored in the shootout to lift Team OHL to a 2-1 win over Team Russia in Game 4 of the 2010 SUBWAY Super Series in front of a standing-room crowd of 4746 at the Sudbury Arena on Monday night.

Following shootout goals by Team OHL Captain Ryan Ellis and Russian forward Maxim Kitsyn, hometown hero Marcus Foligno buried a shot past Igor Bobkov to the excitement of the Sudbury crowd. JP Anderson stopped three Russian shooters and Joey Hishon of the Owen Sound Attack scored on his final attempt to put the game away.

The win brings Team OHL’s all-time record to 16-0 against Team Russia in this event, and knots the 2010 SUBWAY Super Series 2-2 heading into the final two games to be played Wednesday and Thursday out west.

After a scoreless first period, Team Russia striked first after relentless pressure and a series of chances when Artem Voronin converted a beautiful feed from Nikita Dvurechensky at 13:54 of the second period.

Trailing 1-0 early in the third period, the momentum shifted in favour of Team OHL as they battled back on the strength of a shorthanded goal by Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors forward and Player of the Game Casey Cizikas who picked up a loose puck and broke in alone on Bobkov making a nifty deke to beat the big goaltender to tie the game 1-1.

Mark Visentin of the Niagara IceDogs got the start in goal and stopped all 17 shots he faced. JP Anderson was kept busy in the shootout after being tested just five times with four saves in regulation. Bobkov earned Player of the Game honours for the second straight game for Russia with 38 saves despite the loss.

Before the game the Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club paid tribute to Honourary Captains Joe Bowen and Rob Faulds and raised a banner to the rafters recognizing them as ambassadors of the City of Sudbury and the Wolves organization.

(Nathan can be reached at

No comments: