Russia beats Canada 6-5 to win 2013 WJC Bronze Elena Rusko Russia beats Canada 6-5 to win 2013 WJC Bronze

The host Team Russia with seven current and former CHL players captured Bronze at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 6-5 overtime win over Team Canada in Ufa.


Congratulations to the following Canadian Hockey League players on Team Russia:

Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec Remparts)

Nikita Kucherov (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)

Andrei Makarov (Saskatoon Blades)

Artem Sergeev (Val-d’Or Foreurs)

Daniil Zharkov (Belleville Bulls)


In addition, Alexander Khokhlachev is a former member of the Windsor Spitfires, and Nail Yakupov is a former member of the Sarnia Sting.  An additional 15 players on Team Russia competed in the 2012 SUBWAY Super Series.


Canadian captain and former Red Deer Rebel Ryan Nugent-Hopkins capped off an impressive World Juniors with a goal and three assists to give him 15 points for the tournament, tied for the fourth best single-year performance in Team Canada history.


Ryan Murphy (Kitchener Rangers) had a goal and two assists and Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs) and Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts) finished with a goal and a helper each for the Canadians, who outshot Russia 45-25 and did most of the damage on the power play, going four-for-five with the man advantage. Brett Ritchie (Niagara IceDogs) scored the other goal for Canada.


Yakupov was named Best Player for Russia with two goals.


Makarov earned the win in goal with 40 saves.  Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack) got the start for Canada allowing three goals on five shots before Malcolm Subban allowed three goals on 20 shots.


Entering this year, Canada had medalled at a record 14 consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010 and 2011 and bronze medals in 2000, 2001 and 2012.


Game Summary


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League Schedules
Saturday February 28
BLB at SHE 4:00 EST
DRU at VDO 4:00 EST
CAP at CHI 4:00 EST
CHA at MON 6:00 EST
GAT at SNB 6:00 EST
SHA at ROU 7:00 EST
NB at NIA 7:00 EST
OSH at BELV 7:05 EST
KGN at PBO 7:05 EST
OTT at PLY 7:05 EST
LDN at SAG 7:11 EST
MISS at BAR 7:30 EST
ERIE at OS 7:30 EST
REG at MJ 8:00 EST
MH at SC 8:00 EST
KTN at BDN 8:30 EST
LET at RD 9:00 EST
VAN at KAM 10:00 EST
PG at EVT 10:05 EST
CAL at KEL 10:05 EST
POR at SEA 10:05 EST
TC at SPO 10:05 EST

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