Russian U-18 beat arch rival Americans

FEB.6 -- Konstantin Glazachev scored the go-ahead goal at 7:10 of the second period, as Russian 85 team defeated the United States 2-1 in their second contest at the Five Nations Cup in Czech Republic.

Alexander Naurov got his side on board just 2:44 into the opening period. However two minutes later Mac Mantha's squad equalized, as Drew Stafford beat Ruslan Sidikov who replaced Sergei Borisov in Russia's net.

Aside from Glazachev's winning tally, the second period was marked by a two-on-two brawl between Mike Brown, Adam Pineault, Konstantin Makarov and Dmitry Vorobiev. All four were ejected from the game.

Russia outshot USA 14-10 in the final period, but no goals were scored.

It was a second meeting between the two sides this season. In August during a tournament in Slovakia Vladimir Kryuchkov's team hammered Team USA 11-1.

Russia's next game against Finland is scheduled for Saturday.

Game summary:

USA vs RUSSIA  1-2 (1-1, 0-1, 0-0)

RUSSIA: Sidikov. Nosov - Pervyshin, Ezhov - Kosmachev, Vorobiev - Garipov, Panin - Misharin. Makarov - Pestunov - Chernykh. Glazachev - Ivanov - R.Petrov, D.Petrov - Shafigullin - Zhurun, Tolpeko - Loginov - Naurov.

First period:
0-1 RUS  2:44  Naurov,1 (Pestunov)
1-1 USA  5:30  Stafford (Hensick)
Penalties: Selden USA (cross-check) 9:27.

Second period:
1-2 RUS  7:10  Glazachev,3 (Panin, R.Petrov)
Penalties: Dowell USA (roughing) 11:41. D.Petrov RUS (roughing) 11:41. Robertson USA (cross-check) 12:46. Pestunov RUS (interference) 14:50. Pineault USA (roughing major, game misconduct) 17:58. Vorobiev RUS (roughing major, game misconduct) 17:58. Brown USA (roughing major, game misconduct) 17:58. Makarov RUS (roughing major, game misconduct) 17:58.

Third period:
Penalties: Maki USA (interference) 2:46. Naurov RUS (cross-check) 3:49.

Goalies: Holt 34/36 - Sidikov (W,1-0-0) 22/23.

USA   8  5 10 -- 23
RUS  12 10 14 -- 36

Power play: USA 0/2, Russia 0/3.
February 6. Krapuly. A - 330.

RSB (C) 2003