Game Report 1910 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Key Bank Center
Date: Dec 26, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA DOUBLES UP FINNS IN WJC OPENER JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. - Boris Katchouk (Waterloo, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) and Taylor Raddysh (Caledon, Ont./Erie, OHL) paced the offence with a goal and an assist each, sending Canada's National Junior Team to a 4-2 win over Finland in its opener Tuesday at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Canadians scored three times in the first 13 minutes and rode stand-out penalty killing and the strong play of goaltender Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL), who finished with 29 saves. Canada quickly jumped out to a 2-0 lead; Katchouk scored first at 5:34, going to the net and tucking a shot around Finnish netminder Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, and Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) buried a Raddysh rebound on the power play just 27 seconds later. Aleksi Heponiemi got one back for Finland at 12:19, but Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) one-timed a feed from Jonah Gadjovich (Whitby, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) past Luukkonen only 33 seconds after that to restore the two-goal advantage after 20 minutes. Finland got within a goal again at 7:31 of the second period when a point shot from Henri Jokiharju deflected off the leg of Gadjovich and bounced past Hart, but that would be it for offence from the Finns, who managed just the single man-advantage goal on six chances. Raddysh, who scored five goals in seven games at the 2017 World Juniors, got his first of the 2018 tournament at 12:47 of the middle frame, corralling a bouncing puck and beating Luukkonen with a knuckleball from the high slot. Canada carried the play in the scoreless third period, outshooting Finland 15-8 for a 32-31 edge overall. The Canadians are right back to action Wednesday night, taking on Slovakia (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
G30  Lehtinen, Lassi
  Heiskanen, Miro
  Jääskä, Juha
  Salo, Robin
  Välimäki, Juuso
  Juolevi, Olli
  Kuokkanen, Janne
 12  Koivula, Otto
 13  Vesalainen, Kristian
 15  Koppanen, Joona
 20  Tolvanen, Eeli
 21  Nurmi, Markus
 22  Räsänen, Aapeli
 23  Vaakanainen, Urho
 27  Ikonen, Joni
 28  Jokiharju, Henri
 32  Heponiemi, Aleksi
 33  Innala, Jere
 34  Kupari, Rasmus
 36  Kotkansalo, Kasper
   
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Slashing 5:481 5:486:01
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 6:101 6:108:10
3rd21 2:00 Interference 11:491 11:4913:49
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Timmins, Conor
  Foote, Cal
  Makar, Cale
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Gadjovich, Jonah
 12  Katchouk, Boris
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Steenbergen, Tyler
 19  Batherson, Drake
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Howden, Brett
 23  Steel, Sam
 24  Formenton, Alex
 25  Kyrou, Jordan
 27  Thomas, Robert
 28  Mete, Victor
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 Hooking 3:221 3:225:22
1st17 2:00 Slashing 7:441 7:449:44
1st20 2:00 Tripping 16:161 16:1618:16
2nd12 2:00 Tripping 6:091 6:097:31
3rd16 2:00 Slashing 5:091 5:097:09
3rd24 2:00 Tripping 17:391 17:3919:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st12:19  32-6            
2nd7:31 PP 28-20-12            
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:34  12-27            
1st6:01 PP 23-16-25            
1st12:52  19-11-28            
2nd12:47  16-12            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND1 / 6
CANADA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND6 min / 3 inf
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1102
CANADA3104
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Luukkonen (58:11) (L)491528/0:003rd/18:11
CAN - Hart (60:00) (W)1110829/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.