Perhaps too busy catching up with his countrymen, Sokolov declined to give post-game interviews. But Wolves head coach Cory Stillman, who served as an assistant for Team OHL, didn’t mind talking about with his scoring star.
Sokolov scores for Russia, but OHL prevails
Super Series: DiPietro, Suzuki lead OHL past Russia 4-2
Nick Suzuki (Vegas Golden Knights) had two goals and an assist, and Conor Timmins (Colorado Avalanche) had a goal and two assists. Michael DiPietro (Vancouver Canucks) had 23 saves.
Russia went ahead 2-1 on Sokolov’s goal 8:29 of the second period, but Timmins tied it with a power-play goal at 11:53.After a pair of failed OHL clearing attempts, Sudbury Wolves star Dmitry Sokolov drifted through the slot and took a pass from Artyom Manukyan to beat DiPietro under the crossbar at 8:29.
A team of all-stars from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will host the Russians on Tuesday in Charlottetown and in Moncton on Thursday.
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Carson spoke about what he will take from the experience.2017 CHL Canada-Russia series standingsTeam OHL outshot Russia 14-7 in the second for a two-period total of 27-19 as the game entered the third period in a 2-2 tie.
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Craig Hamilton Business & Accounting Services“We didn’t want to come here and go down 0-2 against the Russians, so it was good to get the job done tonight,” said Suzuki post-game. “I thought the whole team worked really hard and we got the result we wanted.”
Sukhachev provided some timely saves in the latter half of the first period, stopping Gadjovich on a backhand opportunity before getting a little help from his post as Jonathan Ang (Peterborough Petes) struck iron inside the final minute.
Kevin Bahl of the Ottawa 67’s also scored for Team OHL.
“I hope after playing this game, I can kind of take that pace of the game and bring it back to the games coming up here, and the rest of the season,” said Carson.
Dmitry Sokolov of Team Russia in action during the CIBC Canada Russia Series in Sudbury, Ont. on Monday November 13, 2017. Gino Donato/Sudbury Star/Postmedia NetworkMonday, November 13, 2017 11:27:42 EST PMCarson enjoyed the experience and hoped to use it to jump-start the rest of his season.
Please confirm your details below. Already have an account? Sign In.The series shifts to PEI tonight knotted at 6-6.