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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Team Russia Sweeps Team QMJHL

Team Russia went a perfect 2-0 by beating Team QMJHL 4-3 in front of 3,335 fans at the Marcel-Dionne Centre.
Crowd favourite Jonathan Brunelle gave Team QMJHL a 1-0 lead at 4:08 in the first period by letting a soft wrist-shot go from the top of the face-off circle which nevertheless caught Emil Garipov completely off guard. The Russians countered only a few minutes later with Vladimir Malinovskiy pushing his own rebound past a sprawling Maxime Clermont.
Ryan Kavanagh gave the lead back to Team QMJHL at 3:14 in the second period after beating Garipov with a hard slap shot, but the lead would again be very short lived. Nikita Dvurechensky registered back-to-back goals before the midway point of the second frame to give the Russians a 3-2 lead. Head coach André Tournigny took the opportunity to make a change in goal, bringing in Quebec Remparts netminder Louis Domingue.

Full story and game summary is available here.

Tonight i'll be in London for the first game against the OHL all-stars and will tweet updates and pictures throughout the night and post them for you here tomorow.

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