Black Hawks Wrap Up Exhibition Play in Moscow
Thursday August 16, 2012
Waterloo Black Hawks players look on during their exhibition game against Russian junior team HC MVD. (USHL Images)
Team finishes 1-1-0 during its stay in Moscow
by Tim Harwood, Waterloo Black Hawks
The Waterloo Black Hawks finished the exhibition portion of their Russian travel schedule with a 4-2 loss against HC MVD Thursday afternoon at Balashikha Arena in the Moscow suburb of Balashikha
Following a scoreless first period, the teams steadily accumulated penalty minutes in the second, leading to a pair of power play goals for each side. MVD got the first two early in the frame. The opening score was poked in by Dmitry Markovin on a rebound at 1:53. Less than a minute later and back on the advantage, Roman Kobelev blasted a shot into the net from the right point.
Waterloo’s quick recovery began with a five-on-three advantage. Ryan Papa delivered a pass across the slot to Vince Hinostroza who hit the net as goalie Ivan Bocharov was moving from left to right. With the first MVD penalty taken off the board, the Hawks cashed in during the remaining power play time when a puck caromed into the net off the skate of Kyle Schmidt.
MVD reassumed the lead late in the third on a power play goal after the Hawks believed they had scored. Jabbing the puck toward the goal line, Justin Kloos was called for slashing. After the penalty, a three-on-two rush led to a score by Aleksey Belanov. Ilya Shipov added a shorthanded empty net goal with 18 seconds remaining.
HC MVD is the junior affiliate of the KHL’s Dynamo Moscow. Two members of their 2011-2012 team were promoted directly to the parent club for this season, while several others were assigned to Dynamo Balashikha, an intermediate affiliate.
The Black Hawks travel to Omsk to begin their Junior Club World Cup slate Sunday against Czech side HC Energie.
Waterloo 0 2 0 - 2
HC MVD 0 2 2 - 4
First Period-Scoring: none; Penalties: Schmidt (holding) 4:57, Dmitry Boychuk (boarding) 14:06, Stanislav Matveev (tripping) 16:26, Rob Click (hooking) 19:58.
Second Period-Scoring: 1. Markovin (Alexandr Lupatyuk, Dmitry Sidlyalov) pp. 1:53, 2. Kobelev (Vladimir Dychenko) pp. 2:38, 3. Hinostroza (Papa, Blake Winiecki) pp. 8:02, 4. Schmidt (Eric Schurhamer) pp. 9:16. Penalties: Ian McCoshen (tripping) 2:34, Dychenko (slashing) 4:26, Matias Cleland (roughing) 4:26, Kobelev (slashing) 6:50, Sidlyalov (tripping) 7:52, Josh Nenadal (charging) 12:26, Mikhail Sentyurin (tripping) 16:48, Kobelev (boarding) 17:25, McCoshen (slashing) 17:37, Mark Lipkan (high sticking) 19:23.
Third Period-Scoring: 5. Belanov (Dychenko, Shipov) pp. 16:08, 6. Shipov (una) shg. EN 19:42; Penalties: Justin Kloos (hooking) 4:10, Kevin Duane (slashing) 6:44, Winiecki (tripping) 8:28, Cleland (tripping) 12:03, HVC bench minor (too many men) 13:43, Kloos (slashing) 15:37, Aleksandr Komisarchuk (delay of game) 17:26, Matveev (elbowing) 18:36.
Note: Shots on goal are not currently available
Head Coach P.K. O'Handley talks about the game against HC MVD
Forward Kyle Schmidt talks about the game and the experiences of being in Moscow
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.