Game Report 1456 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 6, 2015
GAME NOTES: ISIGUZO’S OT WINNER GIVES FINNS FIFTH WITH WIN OVER U.S. JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bernard Isiguzo jammed in the game-winner at 6:32 of overtime, giving Finland a 5-4 extra-time win over the United States in Friday’s fifth-place game at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. After an initial shot from Finnish defenceman Aleksi Anttalainen, Isiguzo drove to the net and poked the rebound past U.S. netminder Dylan St. Cyr for the deciding goal. Finland had another strong showing at the tournament – it was fourth last year in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont. – while the Americans sixth-place finish is their worst since they came ninth in 1997. Both teams came out with little to no regard for defence, combining for six goals and 26 shots in the first period. Teemu Engberg got the party started just 2:07 in, batting a bouncing puck past a surprised St. Cyr, but Sasha Chmelevski took advantage of a turnover at the offensive blue-line to equalize for the U.S. five minutes later. The Finnish floodgates opened from there, with three goals in the next 6:27. Kristian Vesalainen restored Finland’s lead at 8:17, walking into the slot and beating St. Cyr, and Eeli Tolvanen netted his tournament-leading ninth goal just 73 seconds later, going bar-down over the American netminder’s glove. Vesalainen’s second of the period made it 4-1 at 14:44 after Joni Ikonen circled the net before finding the big left winger standing all alone at the top of the U.S. crease. Undaunted, the Americans began to chip away at the lead; Scott Reedy pulled the U.S. back within two in the final minute of the opening frame, taking a cross-ice feed from Logan Hustsko and beating Finnish goaltender Lassi Lehtinen. Outshot 19-7 in the first period, the U.S. turned the tables in the second, holding a 13-7 advantage, and made it a one-goal game on the power play at 17:21 when Quinn Hughes stick-handled his way into the slot before beating Lehtinen. Reedy’s second of the game – a hard, low shot that richocheted off the far post and behind Lehtinen – tied the game with 4:37 to go and forced the extra period. Finland finished with a 40-29 advantage in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: United States
FINLANDE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Lehtinen, Lassi
  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 (auto) Holding minor 15:351 15:356:25
2nd11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:451 7:4514:15
2nd11 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 12:171 12:179:43
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 13:041 13:048:56
2nd13 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 15:271 15:276:33
2nd13 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 19:471 19:472:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  St. Cyr, Dylan
 34  Cassetti, Joey
 37  Tkachuk, Brady
 38  Slaggert, Graham
 39  Norris, Josh
 41  Maniscalco, Josh
 42  Dhooghe, Sean
 43  Hughes, Quinn
 44  Hutsko, Logan
 45  Knoepke, Nate
 46  Mismash, Grant
 48  Miller, Tommy
 49  Hernández, Randy
 51  Farrance, David
 52  Tortora, Jacob
 53  Barratt, Evan
 55  Kemp, Phil
 56  Gildon, Max
 57  Reedy, Scott
 58  Chmelevski, Sasha
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st41 2:00 Slashing minor 4:121 4:1217:48
1st46 2:00 Roughing minor 10:291 10:2911:31
1st43 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 12:061 12:069:54
2nd41 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 0:471 0:471:13
2nd53 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 19:591 19:592:01
3rd38 2:00 Slashing minor 1:291 1:290:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLANDE Goals FINLANDE PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:07  10            
1st8:17  23-3            
1st9:30  21-8-22            
1st14:44  23-13-9            
1st OT6:32  6-22            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) FINLANDE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:04  58            
1st19:24  57-44-56            
2nd17:21 PP 43-39-46            
3rd15:23  57-51            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLANDE 0 / 6
UNITED STATES 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLANDE 12 min / 6 inf
UNITED STATES 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLANDE 5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES 4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
FINLANDE40015
UNITED STATES21104
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
FIN - Lehtinen (63:28) (W)6125225/0:001st OT/3:28
USA - St. Cyr (63:28) (OTL)15710335/0:001st OT/3:28
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:30 PM
  -  End: 3:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Karlin Krieger
Referee: Ryan O'Keeffe
Linesman: Michael Daltry
Linesman: Michael McGowan
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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