Russia taunts Team USA bench after eliminating them from World Juniors


Russia eliminated reigning gold medal winners Team USA from the World Junior Championships in the quarterfinals of the tournament on Thursday morning, topping the Americans by a score of 5-3. The Russians moved to 5-0 against America in WJC elimination games but they didn’t exactly act like they had been there before.

After scoring the empty-netter that sealed USA’s fate, Russia’s Pavel Buchnevich skated by the US bench and taunted them with a celebration before being stuck in the face with the stick of Ryan Hartman at the end of the Americans’ bench.


A coach or trainer on the Russian bench then also proceeded to taunt the USA bench with an obscene gesture, one that may see him in a bit of trouble from the IIHF.


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Pete Blackburn
Founder & lead editor of The Nosebleeds. Journalism graduate of Endicott College, Class of 2013. Boston born & raised.