Russia takes Game 6 to force tiebreaker; Foote clinches Series for Team CHL

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — They needed two shootouts to decide the winner of the annual Canada-Russia Series.

Russia beat Team WHL 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday in Game 6 of the Series, forcing a sudden death shootout to determine the victor with both teams having three wins and nine points.

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In the end it was the Canadian Hockey League skaters that won the series 10-9 when Nolan Foote clinched the second shootout.

Foote had a pair of goals while Ryan Chyzowski also scored in Game 6 for the Western Hockey League All-Stars. Joel Hofer stopped 29-of-32 shots.

Lev Komissarov, Ilya Kruglov and Zakhar Shablovskii scored in regulation time for Russia, which got 27 saves from Daniil Isayev.

Team WHL took the first meeting Wednesday 2-1 in overtime, while Russia split two games against both Team QMJHL and Team OHL for identical 3-3 records.

Four games in the series were decided by overtime or shootout.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 14, 2019.

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