Game Report 1462 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Oct 30, 2015
GAME NOTES: TOLVANEN SCORES OT WINNER, FINNS BEAT CZECHS IN WILD U17 EXHIBITION JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eeli Tolvanen ended a wild 63 minutes of hockey with the overtime winner, giving Finland an 8-7 win over the Czech Republic on Friday night in pre-tournament action ahead of the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Tolvanen took a pass from Santeri Hartikainen and found his way behind the Czech defence before beating goaltender Jakub Skarek under the blocker on the game’s 80th and final shot. The two teams combined for six goals in each of the first two periods, and the Czechs erased the game’s only two-goal advantage in the third period to force the extra frame. Tolvanen’s winner capped a four-point performance, Hartikainen added two goals and two assists, and Sami Moilanen scored twice and added a helper as the Finns earned the victory. Martin Kaut (two goals, one assist) and Martin Necas (one goal, two assists) led the Czechs, who held leads of 1-0, 3-2, 4-3 and 5-4, but needed a third-period comeback to get the game to overtime. Necas got the scoring started at 8:15, finishing a pretty give-and-go with Kaus, but Hartakainen answered less than three minutes later, stepping into the slot and beating Czech netminder Tomas Vomacka. Urho Vaakananinen gave the Finns their first lead at 15:30 when his point shot found its way up and over Vomacka, but Filip Zadina tied the game less than two minutes after that. A busy opening period ended with two goals 31 seconds apart, from Kaut and Finnish forward Aleksi Heponiemi, to send the game to the first intermission all even at 3-3. The back-and-forth contest continued in the second; twice the Czechs took the lead, from Ondrej Machala at 1:45 and Kaut at 7:23, but twice the Finns answered, from Moilanen at 6:56 and Hartikainen at 12:58, before Kristian Vesalainen and Moilanen gave Finland the first two-goal advantage late in the middle frame. Marek Skvrne got the Czech comeback started just 2:10 into the third, and Ostap Safin made it 7-7 with just 1:57 to go, treating the fans at North Peace Arena to free hockey. Both teams split the goaltending duties, and all four netminders were busy; Lassi Lehtinen stopped 16 of 21 in the Finnish goal before giving way to Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who turned away 16 of 18 to record the win. For the Czechs, Skarek was 11-for-15 after taking over for Vomacka, who made 22 saves on 26 shots. Finland opens the tournament Sunday night against Canada Red in Fort St. John (7:30 p.m. MT), while the Czechs meet the United States in their Sunday curtain-raiser in Dawson Creek (7:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Finland
Assistant Coach: Anssi Laine
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Skarek, Jakub
G Vomacka, Tomas
  Zelinger, Matyas
  Bednar, Ian
  Kvasnicka, David
  Bukac, Daniel
  Galvas, Jakub
  Mikyska, Dalimil
 11  Hrabik, Krystof
 12  Sedlak, Zdenek
 13  Pekar, Matej
 14  Novak, Matej
 15  Skvrne, Marek
 16  Svoboda, Matyas
 17  Kern, Jan
 18  Necas, Martin
 19  Safin, Ostap
 20  Toman, Radim
 21  Blumel, Matej
 22  Kaut, Martin
   
   
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 10:131 10:1311:47
2nd22 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 16:411 16:415:19
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 19:581 19:582:02
3rd22 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:591 5:5916:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
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
 19  Moilanen, Sami
 20  Talvitie, Aarne
 21  Tolvanen, Eeli
 22  Virtanen, Santeri
 23  Vesalainen, Kristian
 24  Nyman, Linus
 25  Heponiemi, Aleksi
 27  Räsänen, Eemeli
 29  Hartikainen, Santeri
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 17:521 17:524:08
2nd24 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 15:561 15:566:04
3rd19 2:00 Roughing minor 4:131 4:1317:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:15  18-22            
1st17:24  19-6            
1st18:47 PP 22-18-6            
2nd1:45  17-19            
2nd7:23  22-12-18            
3rd2:10  15            
3rd18:03  13-8-17            
                
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:03 PP 29-21-24            
1st15:30  11-21-29            
1st19:18 PP 25            
2nd6:56  19-8-5            
2nd12:58  29-25            
2nd14:48  23-21-19            
2nd17:40  19-23            
1st OT2:44  21-29            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 1 / 3
FINLAND 2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 8 min / 4 inf
FINLAND 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 7 G + 9 A = 16 Pts
FINLAND 8 G + 11 A = 19 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC32207
FINLAND34018
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CZE - Vomacka (30:40) 11110022/0:002nd/10:40
CZE - Skarek (31:36) (OTL)028111/10:401st OT/2:16
FIN - Lehtinen (29:03) 1240016/0:002nd/9:03
FIN - Luukkonen (33:13) (W)0111416/9:031st OT/2:16
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 5:30 PM
  -  End: 5:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Ryan O'Keeffe
Referee: Antoine Chagnon
Linesmen: Michael McGowan
Linesmen:
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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