Game Report 1221 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Bossard Arena
Date: Apr 21, 2015
GAME NOTES: SECOND PERIOD OUTBURST LEADS CANADA OVER FINNS AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE ZUG, Switzerland – Tyler Benson (Edmonton, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) capped a three-goals-in-seven-minutes spurt with the game-winner late in the second period, and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team finished a perfect preliminary round at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship with a 3-2 win over Finland on Tuesday. The victory gives Canada top spot in Group B, and sets up a quarter-final against Sweden or Slovakia on Wednesday, depending on the outcome of the Sweden-Russia game later Tuesday. Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) and Thomas Chabot (Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) had a goal and an assist each for Canada, which trailed 2-0 after 20 minutes before taking over. The Finns grabbed an early lead just nine minutes in when Aleksi Saarela knocked a rebound past Canadian goaltender Evan Cormier (Bowmanville, Ont./Saginaw, OHL), and Patrik Laine doubled the advantage in the final minute of the opening frame, converting on a two-on-one opportunity. Canada finally solved the Finnish PK – which had not allowed a goal in 14 chances through three games. First it was Barzal, taking a feed from Chabot and rifling a wrist shot over the glove of Finnish netminder Veini Vehvilainen just shy of the midway mark of the second period to make it 2-1. Barzal returned the favour on another man advantage just 66 seconds later, slipping a pass to Chabot, whose low shot glanced off theleg of a Finnish penalty killer and just inside the post past Vehvilainen, tying the game. Benson gave Canada the lead for good at 16:21, driving the net and sneaking the puck through the legs of Vehvilainen for his first goal of the tournament. Cormier was solid again in picking up his second win in as many starts; he finished with 31 saves, turning aside all 21 shots he faced over the last 40 minutes. Canada kept Finland’s deadly power play at bay; the Finns went goalless on five chances, after scoring eight times on 22 opportunities – a tournament-leading 36.4% success rate – in its first three games.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Vehvilainen, Veini
G30  Heljanko, Christian
G31  Viksten, Nico
  Niemeläinen, Markus
  Mattila, Jesper
  Leskinen, Otto
  Välimäki, Juuso
  Saarijärvi, Vili
 11  Björkqvist, Kasper
 12  Salo, Robin
 14  Niemela, Joonas
 15  Palmu, Petrus
 16  Ruotsalainen, Arttu
 18  Saarela , Aleksi
 19  Tammela, Jonne
 20  Tavernier, Sami
 21  Puljujarvi, Jesse
 24  Vainio, Veeti
 25  Nättinen, Julius
 27  Laine, Patrik
 28  Mattila, Julius
 29  Piiponen, Topi
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st21 2:00 Roughing minor 1:58  1:580:02
2nd20 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:061 7:0614:54
2nd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:271 8:2713:33
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 10:211 10:2111:39
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 5:071 5:0716:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Cormier, Evan
G30  Sawchenko, Zachary
  Bear, Ethan
  Chabot, Thomas
  Brisebois, Guillaume
  Roy, Jérémy
  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
  Beauvillier, Anthony
 10  Noel, Nathan
 11  Roy, Nicolas
 12  Harkins, Jansen
 13  Knott, Graham
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Gawdin, Glenn
 18  Sideroff, Deven
 19  Soy, Tyler
 21  Benson, Tyler
 22  Howden, Brett
 23  Stephens, Mitchell
 26  Wotherspoon, Parker
 27  Spencer, Matthew
 28  Capobianco, Kyle
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st13 2:00 Slashing minor 1:58  1:580:02
1st23 2:00 Slashing minor 6:521 6:5215:08
1st12 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 14:321 14:327:28
2nd12 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 5:171 5:1716:43
2nd26 2:00 Slashing minor 20:001 20:002:00
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 8:071 8:0713:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:03  18-9-15            
1st19:32  27-21-18            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd9:49 PP 14-4            
2nd10:55  4-14            
2nd16:21  21-15            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 5
CANADA 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND2002
CANADA0303
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Vehvilainen (60:00) (L)7141132/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Cormier (60:00) (W)10101131/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 9:45 AM
  -  End: 9:45 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.