Game Report 1445 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 2, 2015
GAME NOTES: FINNS COME ALIVE ON OFFENCE, BEAT RUSSIA FOR FIRST U17 WIN JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Jesse Koskenkorva and Eeli Tolvanen had two goals apiece, leading Finland past Russia 6-3 on Monday afternoon for its first victory at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. It’s the second year in a row the Finns have beaten the Russians in the preliminary round; they scored a 5-4 shootout win in the round robin in Sarnia, Ont., last November, but came out on the wrong end of a 6-1 score against Russia in the semifinals. Bernard Isiguzo and Kristian Vesalainen also scored for Finland, which held off comeback attempt after comeback attempt by the Russians, particularly in a back-and-forth second period. Tolvanen got the scoring started at the 12:24 mark of the first, taking a pass in the slot and snapping a quick shot off the far post and in past Russian netminder Arseni Akhmetov, and Koskenkorva’s first – he batted a rebound out of mid-air – doubled the advantage less than two minutes later. Trailing by two despite outshooting Finland 9-7 in the first period, the Russians cut the deficit in half just 4:53 into the second period when Yaroslav Alekseev drove the Finnish net and chipped the puck over a sprawling Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Koskenkorva got that back just 77 seconds later, restoring the two-goal lead and chasing Akhmetov, but Vladislav Kazamanov ripped a point shot past Luukkonen only 1:29 after that to make it a 3-2 game. The goal barrage continued at 9:03 when Tolvanen’s rocket on the power play beat Maxim Zhukov, quickly followed four minute later by a goal from Russian captain Klim Kostin, who brought the defending gold medallists within one again. In all, the teams combined for five goals in 8:26, and Finland took a narrow 4-3 advantage to the intermission. The Russians continued to buzz in the third period but could never find the game-tying goal, and Bernard Isiguzo snuck a shot under the arm of Zhukov at 6:14 to provide insurance for the Scandinavians. Kristian Vesalainen capped the scoring into an empty net in the final minute of play. Both teams are 1-1 and finish the preliminary round Tuesday at North Peace Arena; the Finns are up first, meeting Sweden in an all-Nordic match-up (2:30 p.m. MT), followed by Russia taking on Canada Red (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Russia
FINLANDE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
  Anttalainen , Aleksi
  Heiskanen, Miro
  Jokiharju, Henri
  Isiguzo, Bernard
  Teravainen, Eero
  Viitasalo, Nuutti
 10  Engberg, Teemu
 11  Vaakanainen, Urho
 12  Koskenkorva, Jesse
 13  Ikonen, Joni
 16  Luusuaniemi, Aatu
 20  Talvitie, Aarne
 21  Tolvanen, Eeli
 22  Virtanen, Santeri
 23  Vesalainen, Kristian
 24  Nyman, Linus
 25  Heponiemi, Aleksi
 27  Räsänen, Eemeli
 29  Hartikainen, Santeri
   
   
FINLANDE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 0:241 0:241:36
1st16 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 9:161 9:1612:44
1st13 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 14:45  14:457:15
1st2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 17:141 17:144:46
1st13 2:00 (auto) Checking from Behind minor 18:121 18:123:48
1st13 10:00 (auto) Checking from Behind misconduct 18:12  18:1211:48
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 18:44  18:443:16
3rd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 8:561 8:5613:04
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 17:001 17:005:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Akhmetov, Arseni
G30  Zhukov, Maxim
  Rodionychev, Dmitri
  Galeniuk, Danila
  Alexeev, Aleksander
  Kazamanov, Vladislav
  Rubinchik, Mark
  Demin, Pavel
  Bitsadze, Mikhail
 10  Lipanov, Alexey
 12  Alekseev, Yaroslav
 13  Statsenko, Alexey
 14  Svechnikov, Andrei
 15  Zenchikov, Igor
 16  Zaplatnikov, Yegor
 17  Slepets, Kirill
 18  Samorukov, Dmitri
 19  Chekhovich, Ivan
 24  Kostin, Klim
 25  Kovalenko, Nikolai
 27  Marushev, Maxim
 28  Osin, Aleksander
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 3:021 3:0218:58
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:45  14:457:15
2nd12 2:00 Tripping minor 8:271 8:2713:33
2nd12 2:00 Roughing minor 14:281 14:287:32
2nd24 2:00 Roughing minor 18:44  18:443:16
3rd12 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 1:421 1:420:18
3rd18 2:00 Slashing minor 11:121 11:1210:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLANDE Goals FINLANDE PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:24  21-23-16            
1st14:03  12-13-2            
2nd6:10  12-16-2            
2nd9:03 PP 21-3            
3rd6:16  6-13            
3rd19:37  20-3            
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) FINLANDE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:53  12-14            
2nd7:39  5-24            
2nd13:26  24-19            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLANDE 1 / 5
RUSSIA 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLANDE 26 min / 9 inf
RUSSIA 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLANDE 6 G + 9 A = 15 Pts
RUSSIA 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLANDE2226
RUSSIA0303
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Luukkonen (60:00) (W)971228/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Akhmetov (26:10) 5409/0:002nd/6:10
RUS - Zhukov (30:50) (L)06713/6:103rd/17:00
RUS - Zhukov (0:23) (L)0000/19:373rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:30 PM
  -  End: 4:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Quincy Evans
Referee: Liam Wadden
Linesman: Riley Fitzsimmons
Linesman: Dion Foster
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.