Cherepanov Scores but Russia Falls to the Czech Juniors
Thursday August 28th 2008, 10:29 pm

Alexei Cherepanov tallied the first goal of the game as the Russian junior team faced off in the final game of the Four Nations tournament in Brno, Czech Republic, but the home team rallied back with five straight goals to defeat Team Russia 5-3.  Yegor Dubrovsky, who started the tournament (and likely finished it) on a line with Cherepanov and Alexei Lazarev scored Russia’s remaining two goals.  The win gave the Czech junior squad the top spot in the tournament with 8 points, followed by Russia with 6, and Sweden with 4.  Team Finland was winless in the tournament.

A scoresheet from Russia’s first game vs. Finland finally turned up online, and it confirms that Cherepanov didn’t factor in the scoring, but was called for a hooking penalty early in the second period.  The scoresheet also reveals that coach Sergei Nemchinov has been using Cherepanov on the penalty kill — though only because it shows that he was on the ice for 2 of Finland’s three power play goals.

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    I’m interested in this development of Cherepanov as a player, adding PK to his skill-set. Seems reminiscent of when Dawes was sent down to the Pack last year and they had him working on the PK as part of him learning responsibility of a two-way player. I’d say that’s a good sign.

    Comment by Amos 08.29.08 @ 11:32 am



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