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- December 2021: Dec. 18 (2024 and 2025) and 19 (2026)
Summer 2021: June 28 (2024) and 29 (2025 and 2026)
Location: American Heritage HS, FL (Winter)
- Each team plays three games with four 12-minute quarters. The top 40 players will be chosen to the All-Star Game.
- All games played on four turf fields with close proximity to each other.
- Every player receives a T-shirt, jersey and shorts.
- The most media coverage of any showcase, led by Matt Chandik. Chandik has nearly 10 years of lacrosse media experience and is tasked with formulating the prestigious NLF rankings. A star-studded team of photographers and videographers will be on site to help make this a one-of-a-kind showcase.
- Cost: $495
Refunds will not be given unless the player is injured and provides a doctor’s note confirming the injury. Once a player is committed to play in the event, he is expected to play, regardless of club or high school team schedule, commitment to other events, etc. There will be no refund issued for any reason within 96 hours of the event.
**MVP Connor Foley, goalie, Thayer (Mass. ) / Laxachusetts – Brown
*Jackson Greene, midfield, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / Team 91 Long Island Bandits – Harvard
*Andrew Greenspan, faceoff midfield, Brunswick (Conn.) / Prime Time – Notre Dame
Alec Gregorek, attack/midfield, Shoreham-Wading River (N.Y.) / Annapolis Hawks / Legacy – Navy
Will Pesanelli, midfield, Xaverian Brothers (Mass.) / Laxachusetts – Boston University
**Crandall Quinn, goalie, Forest Hills Central (Mich.) / Cherries – Michigan
**Jake Spallina, faceoff / midfield / SSDM, Mount Sinai (N.Y.) / Team 91 Long Island – Syracuse
Patrick Tuohy, midfield, St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) / Shore2Shore – Navy
*Denotes All-Star selection
**Denotes two-time All-Star selection
MVP Denotes All-Star Game MVP
2022 MAC Freedom Men’s Lacrosse Championship
2022 MAC Freedom Men’s Lacrosse Championship – Middle Atlantic Conference
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Northwestern Wins Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Title
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The No. 1 seeded Northwestern women’s lacrosse team won the 2021 Big Ten Tournament title after posting a 17-12 win over No. 2 seed Maryland in the championship game at Penn State’s Panzer Stadium in University Park, Pa. With Sunday’s win, Northwestern claimed the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the 2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament.
The Wildcats have now captured back-to-back Big Ten Tournament titles, having previously won the tournament in 2019 with a 16-11 win over Maryland. Northwestern finished the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record and earned the 2021 Big Ten Conference title for the first time in program history. With two wins in the Big Ten Tournament, Northwestern improves to 13-0 overall on the season. The Wildcats currently rank No. 2 in the nation in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.
Northwestern attacker Izzy Scane was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after scoring 11 goals in the Wildcats’ two tournament wins. Scane, who entered today’s championship game leading the country with 6.36 goals per game, scored nine goals in the Wildcats’ win over the Terrapins to tie the Big Ten Tournament record for most goals in a single game. The nine-goal record was set just two days ago by Rutgers’ Cassidy Spilis in the Scarlet Knight’s 24-14 loss to Northwestern in the semifinals.
Maryland was led in the title game by senior attacker Brindi Griffin’s five points on four goals and one assist. The Terrapins also received three-point performances from sophomore Libby May and senior Hannah Warther.
The entire 29-team field for the 2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament will be revealed during the NCAA Selection Show at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, May 9, on ESPNU.
The complete Big Ten All-Tournament Team is listed below.
2021 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse All-Tournament Team
Mackenzie Heldberg, Gr. , A, Johns Hopkins
Trinity McPherson, Sr., D, Johns Hopkins
Tori Barretta, Sr., D, Maryland
Lizzie Colson, Sr., D, Maryland
Grace Griffin, Sr., M, Maryland
Molly Garrett, Gr., M, Michigan
Brennan Dwyer, Sr., M, Northwestern
Jill Girardi, Sr., M, Northwestern
Kendall Halpern, Fr., M, Northwestern
Izzy Scane, Jr., A, Northwestern
Lindsay Epstein, Sr., M, Ohio State
Quinn Nicolai, Sr., M, Penn State
Marin Hartshorn, Jr., A, Rutgers
Cassidy Spilis, So., M, Rutgers
MVP: Izzy Scane, Jr., A, Northwestern
Boston College Downs Syracuse to Win First National Championship
2021 NCAA Tournament Bracket
TOWSON, Md. (theACC.com) – Boston College won its first national championship in program history Sunday, downing ACC rival Syracuse, 16-10, in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship Game at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland. Making their fourth straight NCAA title game appearance, the fourth-seeded Eagles (18-3) pulled away in the second half for the victory.
Making their first title game appearance since 2014, the third-seeded Orange finished an impressive season with a 17-4 record.
Current ACC members have now won 16 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse titles. At least one ACC team has played in the national title game in 11 of the last 12 tournaments, and the ACC put two teams in the championship game for the fifth time (1998, 1999, 2013, 2014).
It is the sixth NCAA team title in Boston College athletics history and the first for a BC women’s program. The BC men’s hockey team has captured five national championships. Head coach Acacia Walker-Weinstein joins Jerry York and John “Snooks” Kelley as the only coaches in Boston College history to lead the Eagles to an NCAA championship.
Senior attacker Charlotte North led Boston College with six goals and set an NCAA record for single-season goals with 102. North was named the tournament MVP.
Jenn Medjid, Belle Smith, Courtney Weeks and Cara Urbank each scored two goals for BC, while Caitlynn Mossman recorded four assists and Rachel Hall made nine saves.
Following a back-and-forth first half, BC led 9-8 at the half but then held Syracuse without a second-half goal for more than 12 minutes in building a 12-8 lead. Maddy Baxter briefly slowed the BC run with a goal at the 17:44 mark, but the Eagles’ defense continued to clamp down and allowed just one more goal.
North broke the NCAA record for goals in a season with her 101st goal at the 16:39 mark of the second half, giving BC a 13-9 lead.
Sam Swart and Emma Ward led Syracuse with two goals each. With four saves Sunday, graduate student Asa Goldstock became Syracuse’s career leader in saves with 663, surpassing Liz Hogan (660).
2021 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship
Friday, May 28 – Semifinals
#4 Boston College 11, #1 North Carolina 10
#3 Syracuse 21, #2 Northwestern 13
Sunday, May 30 – Championship (Towson, Md. )
#4 Boston College 16, #3 Syracuse 10
2021 PLL Championship Game Preview
2021 PLL Championship Game Preview
Fri Sep 17 2021 | Nelson Rice | Pro
PHOTOS BY KEVIN P. TUCKER
Andy Towers and Jim Stagnitta would like anyone on hand at Audi Field this Sunday for the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League championship game or watching on TV to know one thing. This is not 2020. Yes, it is a rematch between the same two teams, but mostly in name only. Each squad has experienced significant changes that have allowed them to peak at the right time and find themselves facing each other again in the final game of the season.
They’re even vastly different teams than their last meeting, a Week 1 matchup in which the Whipsnakes prevailed 13-7.
While Josh Byrne and Dhane Smith’s combined 11 points led the Chaos to a win in the semifinals over the second-seeded Atlas, the squad has several new contributors, like Chase Fraser, Kyle Jackson, Chris Cloutier and Mac O’Keefe. The team’s offensive additions for 2021 accounted for 84 points in the regular season. On Sunday, the Chaos will only have eight players dress that played in last year’s championship game. Johnny Surdick, the 2019 first-round pick, has helped solidify the defense after the missing the 2020 Championship Series due to military commitments. One consistent theme, however, has been two-time goalie of the year and 2021 MVP finalist Blaze Riorden.
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The Whipsnakes boast the 2019 and 2020 MVPs, Matt Rambo and Zed Williams. Neither are up for the top honor this year, though they’ve looked the part recently — especially Williams, who has tallied 14 points in two playoff games and looks to have regained his Championship Series form. Rambo missed several games in the regular season due to a hand injury and was one of the main reason the Whipsnakes settled for the fifth seed. The semifinal win over the Waterdogs also represented the first game in the team’s three-year history that goalie Kyle Bernlohr did not start in the cage. Instead, Stagnitta turned to the 10-year veteran Brian Phipps, who after making the transition to the PLL, started on the Redwoods’ reserve roster.
“There’s not many teams that have a backup that’s a championship caliber goalie,” Stagnitta said yesterday during the PLL Championship media day.
Other notable additions include Justin Guterding, who’s provided another scoring threat from the midfield after moving from his natural attack position. He was acquired via a trade with the Chrome.
“And as much as it’s Chaos, Whipsnakes [again], this team is not connected to last year’s Chaos team,” Towers said. “Last year’s team was its own unique body of work, totally independent of this team … our guys know that.”
Jack Rowlett vs. Zed Williams
Rowlett, a defensive player of the year finalist, largely silenced MVP finalists Grant Ament and Jeff Teat in the playoffs. Williams has been on a tear — notching 10 goals and 14 points in two wins. Rowlett notably was the one covering Williams when he exploded for five goals in the fourth quarter of the 2020 Championship Series final that lifted the Whips to back-to-back titles. It will be interesting to see how the Chaos deploy Rowlett with both Rambo and Williams on the Whipsnakes attack.
“All three of our guys at close defense can guard anybody in the world, to be completely honest,” Rowlett said in a video published by the PLL. “We could pick names out of a hat between those two and the three of us, and I think we have a good opportunity to win all of those matchups.”
Max Adler vs. Joe Nardella
Outside of Rambo and Riorden, who are roommates and play together on the Philadelphia Wings, Adler and Nardella might know their opponent’s tendencies better than any other matchup in the championship game. The faceoff specialists coach together with the Faceoff Factory, which Nardella founded, and are frequent training partners. They even helped each other dial in for the semifinals in Philadelphia.
“If you asked us how you wanted the season to play out, it would be to go against each other in the championship,” Adler told LSN’s Travis Eldridge.
The @PremierLacrosse Championship is going to be an all out war between Coaches @JNardss and @maxman_99
This Sunday make sure to tune into @NBCSports at 12PM (ET) for the Faceoff Factory Showdown of a lifetime. This is a battle at the X you do not want to miss pic.twitter.com/zpwHxXV2yu
— Faceoff Factory (@FaceoffFactory) September 16, 2021
Towers described Adler as the most improved player of the 2021 season. Nardella was the faceoff specialist of the year in 2020. While he hasn’t quite matched the otherworldly numbers he put up in Utah, Nardella did win nearly 60 percent of his draws against Jake Withers in the semis to give the Whipsnakes a possession advantage.
Blaze Riorden vs. Brian Phipps
These two won’t face off directly, unless Riorden tries for score like in his Albany days, but their performances will play a massive role on the outcome. Riorden, the MVP frontrunner, has the capacity to turn the outcome of the game in a matter of seconds with his point-blank stops and ability to immediately move the ball up field. Phipps made 13 saves in the semifinal, several of the spectacular variety, and seems to have gained the full trust of the Whipsnakes defense, despite his lack of playing time in the regular season.
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— Premier Lacrosse League (@PremierLacrosse) September 16, 2021
“Our guys realize that the only opinions that matter, as it relates to our team’s chances of success, are the opinions of the guys that go to practice, are in the locker room, and dress on game day,” Towers said on Wednesday of the team’s underdog status. “That’s only opinion we care about.”
|Attack:||Korgan Atillasoy, Josh Devine, Cole Turner, Nick Swartzendruber, Jamison Soeiro, Isiac Nafziger, Daniel Harvey,|
|Midfield:||Trent Evans, Justin Bainbridge, Alexander Scholl, Thomas White, Lucas Biddiscombe, Gage Parker, Connor Brown|
|Faceoff:||Owen Bosak, Benjamin Souder|
|LSM:||Hunter Holmes, Jake Lesher|
|Defense:||AJ Rosacker, Jackson Schools, Marcus Lemmon, Parker Waldman, Samuel Pikul, John Marcone, Patrick Obal|
|Goalie:||Griffin Umstead, Andrew Kramar, Bennett Hoopes|
|5||trent evans – 2022 MF – Offensive MVP|
|8||Owen Bosak – 2023 FOGO – Gold Standard Elite MVP|
|4||Marcus Lemmon – 2022 Defensive MVP|
Rumson’s Patrick Jamin is the 2021 Shore Conference Lacrosse MVP
It’s no surprise that a team that finished No. 1 in the Shore Conference and No. 5 in New Jersey is loaded with talent and impact players. Patrick Jamin was one of those players for Rumson-Fair Haven, a do-it-all senior midfielder who affected the game in countless ways.
For a player of his caliber and influence, it’s conceivable – expected, really – that describing the impact he made for the Bulldogs would take a detailed, multi-layered response. For Rumson head coach Marc Moreau, however, it was actually pretty easy to describe what Jamin meant to his team.
“One word,” Moreau said.
The 2021 Shore Sports Network Boys Lacrosse Most Valuable Player, Jamin was omnipresent for Rumson in 2021. He did a little bit of everything to lead the Bulldogs to a 20-1 record, the Class B North division title, the program’s seventh Shore Conference Tournament championship, the program’s fifth NJSIAA state sectional title, and another distinction as the Shore Conference’s best boys lacrosse team. A fantastic two-way midfielder, Jamin played on the first offensive and first defensive midfield lines for RFH, played on the top extra-man opportunity unit, the top man-down unit, and the first face-off unit. He rarely came off the field, and when he did need a breather it was usually only for a minute or two.
All those responsibilities and shifts didn’t hold him back in the offensive end, either. It was quite the contrary as Jamin totaled career highs in goals and points, finishing with 50 goals and 44 assists for a team-high 94 points. He was third in the Shore and 14th in New Jersey in points.
“Every year he got a little better; a little better on offense, better at defense, better at being a vocal leader,” Moreau said. “And his senior year, he became really exceptional at everything.”
Jamin is obviously a highly-skilled player, but that wasn’t what made him the Shore Conference’s MVP.
“It’s really his will and his intestinal fortitude,” Moreau said. “He is not our most skilled offensive player, but he has a determination to be successful that is greater than everyone else on our team and probably the other team.”
“And he has a high lacrosse IQ. We don’t run set plays. We have sets and concepts out of those sets, but for them to be successful they need to be able to read and react. He’s the one doing that and doing it at a high level. He has a stat line that looks like he’s an attackman. He’s helping the other guys around him become better decision-makers, better finishers. It’s one thing to pass the ball to the right guy, but you have to do it at the right time and in the right spot. To have 44 assists for a midfielder is pretty remarkable.”
Another thing about Jamin is that he was incredibly consistent. Moreau could basically count on him for two goals and two assists per game. And late in games, he always knew No. 34 would have an extra gear when other players might be running on fumes.
“He plays so much of the game and what is so impressive is when you get into the fourth quarter there are guys who are tired and fight through it, but you can tell they’re tired,” Moreau said. “Their posture changes, their body language changes. His doesn’t change. He’s just as tired as everybody else in the fourth quarter but it never looks like it. He plays exactly like the first quarter when he was fresh as a daisy. To me, that stands out the most. He’s an elite athlete.”
‘Embrace the grind’ has been on a t-shirt or two for who knows how many athletic programs. It’s a mantra Jamin truly embraces and it’s evident by the decisions he makes. Also a standout wide receiver for Rumson’s powerhouse football team, Jamin has decided to continue his career at Middlebury College in Vermont in part because he will be allowed to play both football and lacrosse at the collegiate level.
“And throw in that it’s a demanding academic institution. They’re off the charts,” Moreau said. “But that’s what he is, he’s a grinder and he loves the grind. When you play high school sports you have way more practices than you have games and he never showed up to practice like it was the last place he wanted to be. He was always one of the first ones out on the field, organizing everybody into our stretching lines, things like that. ”
He led by example most of the time, but as a senior he became an extension of the coaching staff in terms of both strategy and motivation. He had the pulse of the team and of the coaches, and often took matters into his own hands.
“Luckily for us as coaches he’s been around for four years and he knows when we’re not playing well and when we’re getting fed up as coaches,” Moreau said. “On more than one occasion this year when we’d call a timeout or at the end of a quarter he’d look over to the four of us and say, ‘I got this’. As a coach, that’s invaluable. When the players are correcting themselves, ultimately that’s when they can become as successful as they can be.”
Jamin finished his career with 206 points on 88 goals and 118 assists. Whatever he was asked to do, he did so at a high level. He played in all situations, made those around him better, made his coaches’ jobs a little easier, and did it for one of the best lacrosse programs in New Jersey.
That, in a nutshell, is an MVP.
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90,000 Matvey Michkov is 15 years old, and they are already talking about him in the NHL
He was the best at the Youth Olympics.It looks like the Russian will be the number one NHL draft pick in 2023.
Quite recently, the Russian U-16 team won the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland for the first time in history – the strongest tournament for hockey players under 16 years old. Looking at how the Russian guys skated over each of their rivals, the question arises – did the real Canadians, Finns and Americans play against us? Weren’t these games a farce that we see every two years at the Universiade? Let’s dispel the doubts of skeptics and confidently say “no” – it was not rivals who brought punching pears, but Russia raised an incredibly talented generation born in 2004.Of course, one could argue that the Canadians came to Switzerland without Shane Wright, one of the favorites of the 2022 Draft, who was not allowed to enter the tournament by the club, but the maple leaves had his main competitor Matthew Savoy in the lineup. All teams brought in the strongest hockey players of 2004, if possible.
But the striker, who was one of the youngest in the tournament, lit the brightest of all at the Olympics at the tournament – this is the Russian Matvey Michkov. In 4 games at the Games, he scored 14 (9 + 5) points, setting the Youth Olympics record in terms of points scored and became the unofficial MVP of the tournament. Michkov was so good throughout the tournament that at times it seemed as if he was the oldest in the tournament, and not vice versa.
Michkov is from Perm and started skating in his small homeland, but at the age of 9 he received an offer to move to the school of Yaroslavl Lokomotiv. And since then, no matter what tournament Matvey played, he constantly dominates at the peer level.If you just look at the number of points that Michkov is gaining, then you might think that this is some kind of machine that gains at least 5 points per game and mocks the opponent’s defense. In principle, it is. Even the Russian prodigy and the king of lacrosse Andrei Svechnikov, who at the age of 15, set record after record at the U-16 level, did not score so many points at his age. It is not surprising that even before the start of the Lausanne tournament, Michkov was awarded the status of a contender for the first number of the NHL Draft 2023 (!) Of the year – Matvey will be drafted a year later than his peers because of his birthday in December.
Even before the tournament, the scouts knew that Michkov was good, but they did not think that he was so good. Just look at how the Lokomotiv striker tears the opponent’s defense to shreds in the Moscow Championship, making the defenders of the best schools in the capital look helpless.
In fact, Svechnikov and Michkov have quite a lot in common. They both played at the Youth Olympics, they are both called the best Russian hockey players of their year of birth and the hopes of Russian hockey.But the main thing is that Matvey, like Andrei, does not have a quality in the game that too clearly prevails over everyone else – he is a hockey player who has everything in abundance. He has incredibly fast hands, he makes the right decisions instantly and perfectly chooses the moment to part with the puck. He does not have such large dimensions as Svechnikov, who for 18 years looked like a kind of peasant overgrown with meat, but even without them it is very difficult to wipe Matvey from the puck – this guy does not sag in a power struggle.In my opinion, Michkov’s most important merit is that he excellently emerges from care due to his amazing agility. He will not wait until he is left with clean ice, but will go and take the puck in the fight and beat the opponent on a handkerchief. Such a scattering of strengths is possessed only by truly elite strikers.
Next year Michkova is waiting for the MHL. Matvey would quite have reached the level of the youth team already now, but due to the age limit he will be able to play for Loko only next season.The Canadian CHL also has an entry age limit for newcomers, but in extremely rare cases, a special commission allows talent of Michkov’s level to get into the league a year earlier and gives hockey players an “exclusive” status. At one time, the CHL awarded this title to Jonathan Tavares, Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid, and this season gave the go-ahead to Shane Wright, who missed YOG because of his performances for Kingston. Why doesn’t the JHL include the same exception in its regulations?
So far Michkov is not looking on the other side of the ocean, although the interest of Canadian youth clubs in him will certainly be huge.But does it make sense for him to go overseas so early? Matvey was very lucky with the system, in which he found himself as early as 9 years old. In Yaroslavl, one of the best, if not the best, school in the country, where they know how to develop young people, and most importantly, this is the KHL team, which relies on its own pupils. If Michkov also continues to progress and justify the advances that he was given after the YOG, he will certainly become the first hockey player in 2004 to play in the KHL. Potentially Michkov should become the first Russian to leave the NHL Draft under the first number since the days of Nail Yakupov.He has everything that is needed for this.
Victory in character. Russia made it to the final of the MFM-2020 – Hockey – LiveSport.Ru
The Russian national team defeated the Swedish national team in the semifinal match of the youth world championship. The main time of the meeting ended with a score of 4: 4. Egor Sokolov scored a double for the Russian team, Ivan Morozov and Alexander Khovanov also scored the puck each. The Swedes scored Rasmus Sandin (double), Samuel Fagemo and Nils Lundqvist.Morozov brought victory to his team in overtime.
Quick exchange of goals
Sport24 observer Dmitry Erykalov recalls the background of the confrontation between Russia and Sweden and marks the active start of the meeting.
“Not even a year has passed since the junior world championship in Sweden. This is not just a sign similar to what Ostrava saw today, but a meeting of old acquaintances. That only is Vasily Podkolzin, who scored to the hosts of the YChM in the final. The author of another puck, Maxim Groshev, is also in the youth team, however, only in the role of the thirteenth striker.
Or Lucas Raymond? This young man who shipped two goals to our junior, including the winning one in overtime, is right there. Even the goalkeeper duel Alnefelt vs Askarov from that April final. In general, all the familiar faces.
And from the very first minutes it became clear that this would not be a goalkeeper match. Askarov and his Swedish colleague managed to miss from the very first throw! Moreover, “Tre Kronur” opened the score already at the 16th second. An old problem let the Russian youth team down – throw-ins.Dmitry Voronkov lost a point to the Swedes, for which Bragin’s charges were immediately punished. And this was done by one of the leading defenders of the Swedish national team, Rasmus Sandin, who, due to an injury, risked missing the semifinals.
Russia – Sweden
Remembering those very numerous meetings with the Swedes, one could assume that by taking the lead, they would dry up the game. But not in the way the overwhelming majority of teams do it, but in a mocking way, in Swedish, with constant control of the puck.And try it then take it away.
The untimely deletion, which our guys played on the notes, prevented the Swedish plans. 1: 1! Ivan Morozov managed to score, who had no goals before the semifinals. Someday our leading center should have gotten lucky. ”
Gift from Heglander
The hockey department of Sport-Express rejoices at a lucky coincidence at the beginning of the match, when the Swedish team was left without a key player and in the minority.
“The second“ gift ”came from the leader of the Swedish national team, Nils Heglander.Before today’s game, he was one of the main contenders for the MVP title of the tournament. In the first game of the championship, the Swede repeated the goal of Andrey Svechnikov in the lacrosse style, scoring the puck in the match with the Finns (3: 2 OT). However, in the semifinals against the Russians, he let his team down very much.
Heglander played unexpectedly roughly, completely unforced fouls in the center of the site on the captain of our national team Grigory Denisenko. The Swede jumped and hit him in the head. Fortunately, the Lokomotiv forward did without injury and was able to continue the game.The Russians got five minutes of the majority and realized it pretty quickly – alas, only once. The goal was scored by Alexander Khovanov, making the score 2: 1. I was surprised that at the last minute of the majority, our coaching staff for some reason released the fourth top three.
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The Swedes panicked, began to make mistakes – their goalkeeper Hugo Alnefelt was especially fidgeting. His blunder led to the third goal, which was thrown by Yegor Sokolov. ”
The goalkeepers did not help… almost
The correspondent of “Championship” Elena Kuznetsova is surprised by the eventful first period, against the background of which the second was rather modest.
“Russia didn’t seem to notice the quick missed puck and made a powerful start. True, no one expected it to be so easy. Today both goalkeepers did not help out and both teams played poorly in the minority. Therefore, when the Russians began to retire, the Swedes immediately rushed in pursuit – Samuel Fagemo made the score 2: 3 with the most accurate throw in the nine.
Five goals in one period only. Before the match, both teams said that the game of the special teams would be a key factor. And, apparently, the winner should have been the one who will move away less.
The second period began with two unrealized deletions, on one side and on the other. And then the Swedes have already punished – Khovanov received “2 + 10” for a blow to the head, and Rasmus Sandin equalized the score.
Russia – Sweden
Our team could have taken the lead again, but with the score 3: 3, Alnefelt made a brilliant save after Marchenko’s throw.The case when the entire Russian team was ready to celebrate the goal, and the puck did not cross the goal line. It is curious that in the final of the junior world championship – 2019 Alnefelt already made fantastic rescues in the match with Russia, in particular at the very end of the third period with a score of 3: 3. ”
Nervous third period
The author of Allhockey Vladislav Utkin admits that in the third period the Russians had a hard time and the team was on the verge of defeat.
“What attracted attention was a rather huge number of lost face-offs.The Swedes acted much better at the point, which was of great help to them. The beginning of the third period did not bring us anything good. Again removal and again missed washer.
Maxim Sorkin grabbed Berggren with a stick, and this led to a goal against our goal. Lundqvist managed to accurately hit the blue line, and Askarov, in front of whose goal the opponent created crazy traffic, did not reach the puck. As a result, the goalkeeper, who saved 16 of 20 shots, was replaced by Amir Miftakhov.
In order to recoup, the Russian national team had about fifteen minutes.Fortunately, six were enough for Valery Bragin’s team to complete this task. And again, as in the case of the third goals, it was not without help from Anlefelt. Yegor Sokolov, who had already upset the Swedish goalkeeper in this match, rolled onto the goal from the left edge and sent the puck from an acute angle to the goal. Goalkeeper “Tre Kronur” missed into the near corner, this goal is largely on his conscience.
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Almost immediately, Russia had another supermoment.Kirill Marchenko left the goal and threw Anlefelt, but Gustafsson literally raked the puck off the goal line, as our Zhuravlev did in the second period ”.
Morozov scored the puck, and Sokolov was recognized as the best
Observer “Sovetsky Sport” Vladislav Domrachev is looking for a reshuffle in the coaching staff of the Russian national team and praises Bragin’s charges, who have stood in overtime.
“The opponents rolled into overtime. Before which the TV crew took a close-up view of the Russian coaching staff – Bragin, Larionov, Boykov.Where is Khabibulin? Really fired for being muddled with goalkeepers? It is high time. The appointment of this slippery character, who twice refused to play for the Russian national team, caused bewilderment.
By the way, Valery Bragin was famous for his ability to distort the goalkeepers in time, not trusting the goalkeeper coaches. But that’s a different topic. We will return to it later.
To confront the Swedes in the “3 by 3” format is like death. But ours with the magnificent Miftakhov survived. And Morozov, who did not score either in the group or in the quarterfinals, led the Russian national team to the final.
Russia – Sweden
The best among ours was … no, not Askarov, but Sokolov, who, like Morozov, made a double.
We are waiting for an opponent. The last time Russia played the golden match was in Helsinki 2016 and lost in overtime to the hosts. ”
Almost like Kovalchuk in Quebec
The author of the blog “Rud Bullitt” Anton Rudnev pays tribute to the author of the winning puck in the Russian national team.
“In the 3rd minute of overtime against the Swedes, Ivan Morozov took the puck on his blue line, bypassed the opponent and threw Hugo Alnefelt under the trap.The Russian national team rushed to hug behind the Swedish gate, Valery Bragin and Alexander Boykov celebrated their next exit to the final, and Igor Larionov and Nikolai Khabibulin were the first in their coaching career.
Ivan Morozov – second-line center fighter; he was transferred there before the match with Germany. He started the tournament in the third three – with Podkolzin and Marchenko: but the St. Petersburg team did not play – they do not often come out together in SKA-Neva, so the initial coaches scheme did not work.
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He scored his first goals today, in the semifinals (and two at once). And both had a huge impact on the game. Russia conceded in the first seconds – in such a situation it was very easy to swim, and it was Morozov’s goal that brought us back into the game. Well, the second is clear – in overtime, victorious. That is, it turned out roughly like Kovalchuk in Quebec-2008, only not in the final, but in the semifinals. ”
Russia as Canada
The author of “Sport Day by Day” Anton Kudinov believes that the Russian team may not have enough emotions for the final match.
“The semifinals were generally reminiscent of the Russia – Canada matches. Only now Russia was in the role of Canada. A total advantage in shots, a large number of unrealized chances and multiple chances to show off for the opponent’s goalkeeper. Sweden, on the other hand, tried, fought back, showed character, but in the end it was left without strength – in recent years, our “youth team”, if it loses to the Canadians, is approximately in such conditions.
However, the game with Sweden must be thrown out of my head.Remember the group stage defeat of Canada? The next day, in the game with the United States, the Russians lacked emotion and energy. At the youth level, this is even more important. The semi-final with Sweden, obviously, also took a lot.
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Therefore, the fans again need to be prepared that we will not see a third such flash at this tournament. We looked at the games with Canada and Sweden, and now we are tolerant and crawling towards gold on moral and strong-willed. There is a chance that you won’t be able to crawl.Especially if the second finalist does not have to spend so much energy in the semifinals.
In a word, the final will be interesting and difficult. And I really want a happy ending. The current youth team deserves it. ”
Miftakhov did not disappoint
The author of “Sport-Express” Igor Eronko considers the replacement goalkeeper in the Russian national team a little belated, but completely justified.
“Yaroslav Askarov still did not come to his senses. And he did not come close to showing the game that he always presented for the national teams.He is not ready mentally for such stressful situations. Despite the fact that he is incredibly gifted both physically and in terms of game intelligence. His time will come, and against the Swedes it was scary after each throw. Especially after the rescue of Zhuravlev, who pulled the puck crawling over the line from the empty net.
I must say that the coaching staff was pretty naughty, clearly not having a plan for goalkeepers. For some reason, Miftakhov was thrown for two matches in a day, and then seemed to be disappointed. Despite the fact that he gave only one reason.And that’s understandable. It is curious that Bragin repeatedly got involved in discussions with Khabibulin during the meeting. But with the replacement they reached the fourth goal.
Goalkeepers of the Russian national team
No, Askarov had good saves, but he too often lost sight of the puck. How he lost her before Lunkdvist’s goal was already a very bad symptom. Well, on the other hand, we decided on the main one for the final! And what a handsome man Miftakhov – after the release he waited nine and a half minutes for the first throw. And then he dragged the iron moment – Gustafsson was left completely alone on a penny. “
Blockbuster on ice
The author of the blog “Ovechkin and Gray Hair” Nikita Petukhov urges not to devalue the importance of the victory over Sweden and pays tribute to the rival of the Russians.
“I can already see how they write on the Internet – we were MUCH better the whole match. We had to win 5: 1, but not that all. It would be strange to crush the Swedes like that – and not win.
This is some kind of new Russian habit – to finish off an opponent after the game. When we lost to the Finns in the semifinals of the 2019 World Cup, the head coach said that the opponent played so boringly that we, Russia, would never play like that.Now – we were MUCH better than the Swedes.
Friends, let’s not discount our defeats – and our victories. Today our team in an outstanding style, in an outstanding match, beat an outstanding team that deserved the final just as much as we did.
Therefore – a few offers of respect from a person who does not want to work in the Russian Ice Hockey Federation someday. It seems to me that after such matches it is necessary: the Swedes got 5 + 20, lost their player, grabbed an offensive mistake from the goalkeeper and were forced to return to the game against a fast, strong and stifling team.They did not betray themselves, collected all the chances in the majority (their scheme is the best in the tournament), did not miss anything else and even came out ahead.
Russian national team
They were faithful to their style to the last and wanted to win, not deviating from it a single step. This is what the best do.
And now – about the Russian national team, standing, with glasses of champagne (I just had it in store since the New Year) and with tears of happiness in my eyes. Not because we just reached the final, but because they did it in a way that they hadn’t done for a long time: they flew head-on to the elite team, showed style, gave a level and eventually won.It was not a cowardly and patient hockey, it was a show with lights, machine guns and racing cars.