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Tjutin Helps Russia Repeat at 2003 World Juniors

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


COMPLETE 2003 WJC COVERAGE

Fedor Tjutin assisted on Yuri Trubachev's game-winning goal with 8:51 remaining in the third period to lift Russia to their second consecutive World Junior Championship gold medal finish. The Russian squad, who posted a perfect 6-0-0 mark in the tournament, edged Canada 3-2 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Tjutin finished with three assists and 12 penalty minutes in six games with Russia. He was also a member of last year's Russian gold medal squad, collecting one goal and two penalty minutes in seven games. Russia's win last year also came against Canada, a 5-4 decision.

The 6-2, 207-pound defenseman has notched one goal and one assist, along with 14 points in nine games with Kazan of the Russian Elite League this season. Tjutin tied for third overall among OHL defensemen in scoring with 59 points (19 goals, 40 assists) in 53 games with Guelph last season.

In the Bronze Medal match earlier in the day, Finland skated past the United States, 3-2, for their second consecutive third place finish.
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