Game Report 1297 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Hartwall Arena
Date: Jan 2, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY FINLAND IN WORLD JUNIORS QUARTER-FINAL DAVID BRIEN HELSINKI, Finland – Mitch Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL) scored twice on the power play in the third period, both times to tie the game, but Canada’s National Junior Team fell 6-5 to Finland in a Saturday quarter-final, ending its 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. It’s the first time since 1998, also in Helsinki, that Canada will not play for a medal at the world juniors. Lawson Crouse (Mt. Brydges, Ont./Kingston, OHL) had a goal and an assist, and Brayden Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) added two helpers, joining Marner as the only multi-point scorers. The Canadians started fast, taking a 2-0 lead before the game reached the 11-minute mark; Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) got a backhand by Finnish goaltender Veini Vehvilainen at 5:21, and Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) tucked in a shot to double the lead at 10:59. Finland cut the lead to 2-1 with 11 seconds left in the period when Patrik Laine hammered a one-timer that trickled through Canadian netminder Mackenzie Blackwood (Thunder Bay, Ont./Barrie, OHL). Antti Kalapudas brought the Finns even with 6:18 gone in the second period, but Canada retook the lead just 62 seconds later after Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) cut off a Finnish pass before feeding Crouse at the face-off dot. Crouse’s goal meant the end of the night for Vehvilainen, who was replaced by Kaapo Kahkonen after allowing three goals on just nine Canadian shots. The Finns struck back with a pair of goals before the end of the middle frame; Aleksi Saarela tied it at 15:44, banking a shot off Blackwood and in, and Julius Nattinen chipped a shot over the Canadian goaltender just 93 seconds after that to give the hosts their first lead. The goals came fast and furious to start the third, with three in the opening six minutes. Marner made it 4-4 at 3:14, sneaking his backhand just inside the post on a Canadian power play, but Sebastian Aho tied it 1:07 later, knocking a rebound past Blackwood. The man advantage worked to Canada’s favour again at 5:57 when Marner picked up a loose puck and snapped a perfect shot over the glove of Kahkonen, but Laine converted on a five-on-three at 14:10 to cap off a thrilling final 20 minutes. Despite the loss, Canada outshot the Finns 34-29.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G McDonald, Mason
G29  Blackwood, Mackenzie
  Hicketts, Joe
  Fleury, Haydn
  Chabot, Thomas
  Hickey, Brandon
  Strome, Dylan
 11  Perlini, Brendan
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 13  Barzal, Mathew
 14  Chartier, Rourke
 16  Marner, Mitchell
 17  Konecny, Travis
 18  Virtanen, Jake
 19  Point, Brayden
 20  McKeown, Roland
 21  Beauvillier, Anthony
 22  Quenneville, John
 23  Sanheim, Travis
 24  Dermott, Travis
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
 28  Crouse, Lawson
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 7:031 7:0314:57
2nd2:00 (auto) Charging minor 1:081 1:080:52
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 12:25  12:259:35
2nd11 2:00 Slashing minor 14:511 14:517:09
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 17:401 17:404:20
3rd18 2:00 Slashing minor 10:331 10:3311:27
3rd18 2:00 Tripping minor 10:331 10:3311:27
3rd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 13:391 13:398:21
3rd16 2:00 Roughing minor 16:241 16:245:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Kähkönen, Kaapo
G30  Vehvilainen, Veini
  Niku, Sami
  Keskitalo, Miro
  Juolevi, Olli
  Sopanen, Eetu
  Tuulola, Joni
  Mikkola, Niko
  Puljujarvi, Jesse
 10  Hintz, Roope
 12  Bjorqvist, Kasper
 13  Siikonen, Miska
 15  Rantanen, Mikko
 18  Saarijärvi, Vili
 19  Saarela , Aleksi
 20  Aho, Sebastian
 21  Kalapudas, Antti
 23  Repo, Sebastian
 24  Kapanen, Kasperi
 25  Nättinen, Julius
 28  Lammikko, Juho
 29  Laine, Patrik
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:391 10:3911:21
2nd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 12:25  12:259:35
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 1:291 1:290:31
3rd18 2:00 Tripping minor 5:241 5:2416:36
3rd29 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 9:381 9:3812:22
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 16:241 16:245:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:21  17-22-27            
1st10:59  9-12-28            
2nd7:20  28-18            
3rd3:14 PP 16-19-23            
3rd5:57 PP 16-19            
                
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st19:49  29-20-9            
2nd6:18  21-4-6            
2nd15:44 PP 19-9            
2nd17:17  25-19-4            
3rd4:21  20-9-29            
3rd14:10 PP 29-4-20            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA2 / 5
FINLAND2 / 8
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA18 min / 9 inf
FINLAND12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
FINLAND6 G + 11 A = 17 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2125
FINLAND1326
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Blackwood (58:53) (L)87823/0:003rd/18:53
FIN - Vehvilainen (27:21) 6006/0:002nd/7:21
FIN - Kähkönen (32:39) (W)0131023/7:213rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:11:00 AM
  -  End:11:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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