U20 4 Nations Tournament, Finland (November 8th): Sweden - Russia 0:3 (0:2, 0:1, 0:0) Goals: Knyazev (Petrov), Perezhogin (Taratukhin, Korzunov) s.h., Taratukhin (Perezhogin) p.p.;
Recap: The tone of the game was set by the duo from Mostovik Kuragan, Calgary Flames prospect Andrei Taratukhin and the Montreal Canadiens prospect Alexander Perezhogin. Taratukhin scored the safety goal on the power play, while Perezhogin scored a goal short handed. Igor Knyazev opened the scoring.
U20 4 Nations Tournament, Finland (November 9th): Finland - Russia 3:2 (0:0, 0:2, 3:0) Goals: Grigorenko p.p., Grigorenko (Perezhogin,Taratukhin), Ruutu (Pilman) p.p.,Immonen (Jokinen), Jokinen (Pitkanen, Koivisto);
Recap: Igor Grigorenko once again proved Russia's top offensive weapon. two thirds of Avangard's junior line, Alexander Perezhogin and Andrei Taratukhin assisted Grigorenko on his second goal.
"Team Russia lineup:
"Team Russia barely won the friendly match against its younger adversary, Team Russia Under 20.
Russian U20 Junior National Team Coach, Vladimir Plyuschev, anounced the 25 canditates for the team that will be competing for the 22 spots on the team that will attend the 4 Nations Tournament in Finland. The candidates were:
Goalies: Andrei Medvedev (Spartak), Sergei Mylnikov (THK Tver), Maxim Koryakin (HC CSKA)
Defensemen: Anton Volchenkov (Soviet Wings), Denis Grebeshkov (Lokomotiv), Igor Knyazev, Vladimir Korsunov, Andrei Zabolotnev (all from Spartak), Yevgeniy Petrov (HK LIpetsk), Maxim Kondratiev (Lada), Vladimir Gusev (Sibir)
Forwards: Alexander Frolov, Sergei Soin (both Soviet Wings), Alexander Tatarinov, Ivan Nepriayev, Alexander Suglobov (all Lokomotiv), Yuri Trubachev (Severstal), Ruslan Zainullin, Albert Vishnyakov (both Ak Bars), Alexander Taratukhin, Alexander Perezhogin (both Mostovik), Igor Grigorenko (Lada), Vladimir Gorbunov (HC CSKA), Alexander Svitov, Konstantin Baranov (both Avangard)