Game Report 1454 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 5, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA WHITE COMES BACK IN THIRD TO BEAT FINNS IN U17 QUARTERS JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – James Hamblin (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) scored twice in the third period to spark Canada White to a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Finland in a Thursday night quarter-final at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The win sends White back to Dawson Creek, where it will meet Sweden in Friday’s semifinals (7 p.m. MT). Gabe Vilardi (Kingston, Ont./Windsor, OHL) added the game-winning goal with just over seven minutes left, and Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) also scored for White. It didn’t take long to get the crowd at North Peace Arena into the game; Tippett picked up a loose puck and wired a wrist shot over the short-side shoulder of Finnish netminder Lassi Lehtinen just 4:05 in. The Finns responded early in the second period when Kristian Vesalainen blocked an Elijah Roberts (Brampton, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) shot at the Finnish blue-line and took off on a two-on-one, feeding tournament leading scorer Eeli Tolvanen for the tying goal at 3:51. Vesalainen did the scoring himself to give Finland its first lead 12 minutes into the middle frame, spinning in the slot and slipping a shot past Canadian goaltender Ian Scott on a Finnish power play. White continued to pepper Lehtinen with shots through the second and third periods, racking up 24 in the final 40 minutes – and 34 overall – but it took a pair of late power plays to turn the tide. Hamblin brought the Canadians even at 9:25 of the third, redirecting a point shot from Tippett with the man advantage, and Vilardi picked up his own rebound and snuck a backhand past Lehtinen on another power play to put White ahead for good. The Canadian captain jumped on a turnover in the neutral zone and found the empty net with 1:15 left. The loss means Finland will stay in Fort St. John and take on the powerhouse United States, which was shocked by Sweden in its quarter-final, in Friday’s fifth-place game (1:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada White
Home Team: Finland
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Scott, Ian
  Bouchard, Evan
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Mitchell, Ian
  Groleau, Jérémy
  Mendel, Griffin
  Aucoin, Yan
  Meireles, Greg
 10  McLeod, Ryan
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Keating, Austen
 14  Struthers, Matthew
 15  Hamblin, James
 16  Davis, Brett
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Thomas, Robert
 19  Vilardi, Gabriel
 20  Ostir, Hayden
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Côté, Louis-Filip
 23  Roberts, Elijah
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st11 2:00 Tripping minor 8:501 8:5013:10
1st2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 10:501 10:5011:10
1st12 2:00 Roughing minor 19:12  19:122:48
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 10:191 10:1911:41
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLANDE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Lehtinen, Lassi
  Anttalainen, Aleksi
  Heiskanen, Miro
  Jokiharju, Henri
  Isiguzo, Bernard
  Teräväinen, 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st27   (auto) Hooking 10:27 *10:279:33
1st2:00 Tripping minor 16:591 16:595:01
1st11 2:00 Roughing minor 19:12  19:122:48
2nd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 1:211 1:210:39
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 13:341 13:348:26
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:511 7:5114:09
3rd23 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 12:421 12:429:18
3rd22 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 13:551 13:558:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE GoalsCANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus)FINLANDE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:05  21            
3rd9:25 PP 15-21            
3rd12:55 PP 19-8-11            
3rd18:45  15            
FINLANDE GoalsFINLANDE PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd3:51  21-23            
2nd11:55 PP 23-13            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WHITE2 / 6
FINLANDE1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE8 min / 4 inf
FINLANDE14 min / 7 inf (8)
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE4 G + 3 A = 7 Pts
FINLANDE2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WHITE1034
FINLANDE0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WHT - Scott (60:00) (W)912829/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Lehtinen (58:34) (L)812828/0:003rd/18:34
FIN - Lehtinen (0:09) (L)0000/18:453rd/18:54
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:9:00 PM
  -  End:9:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Liam Wadden
Referee: Kevin Maille
Linesman: Dion Foster
Linesman: Jesse Marquis
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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