Game Report 2186 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 8, 2018
GAME NOTES: FINNS SHOCK WHITE IN SHOOTOUT, ADVANCE TO U17 SEMIS JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Joel Blomqvist finished with 43 saves in regulation and overtime, Roby Järventie scored the shootout winner and Finland upset previously-unbeaten Canada White 4-3 on Thursday afternoon to advance to the semifinals at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Finns saw a three-goal lead evaporate before Järventie, Aatu Räty and Jesse Seppälä all beat White goaltender Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Brantford, OJHL) to send the Nordic nation to the semis for the first time since 2014. It will face the winner of the Canada Red-United States quarter-final on Friday (time TBD). Räty got the shootout started with a goal before the next five shooters came up empty. Järventie put the Finns on the brink of a win, but Canadian captain Jake Neighbours (Airdrie, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) kept his team alive. Seppälä finished it one shot later, going five-hole on Lennox to clinch the win. Both teams came out full throttle, combining for 31 shots in an entertaining first period. It looked as if the Canadians would open the scoring when its vaunted power play went to work midway through the opening frame, but Blomqvist made five of his 14 stops to keep it scoreless. Räty broke through for the Finns just shy of the 17-minute mark, crashing the net to knock a rebound past Lennox, and he added a second goal in the dying seconds of the period on another second chance to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes. Seppälä extended the lead to three just 4:22 into the second period, tucking a loose puck around Lennox, but the Canadian goaltender settled in after that en route to a 35-save performance. Neighbours took over the rest of the middle frame; he snuck behind the Finnish defence and went five-hole on Blomqvist to get the Canadians on the board, and snapped in a quick shot right off a won face-off to make it a one-goal game after two periods. The Canadians swarmed Blomqvist in the third, getting chance after chance, but the puck-stopper kept the highest-scoring team from the preliminary round at bay, including a right pad stop off Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) that ranked as his best of the game. White finally got even with 55.3 seconds left and Lennox on the bench when Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) poked in a free puck for his tournament-leading seventh goal. Finland had the best chance of the 10-minute overtime when Kasper Puutio wired a slap shot off the post behind Lennox, but an entertaining game ultimately needed a shootout to decide it. The Finnish win marks the fourth year in a row that a fourth-place team has beaten a group winner in the quarter-finals. Canada White will play for fifth place Friday, against an as-yet-unknown opponent (time TBD).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada White
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Blomqvist, Joel
G31  Väyrynen, Max
  Puutio, Kasper
  Lehmus, Joona
  Niemelä, Topi
  Nyman, Luka
  Säkkinen, Iivari
 10  Viro , Eemil
 12  Hahl, Veikka
 13  Hirvonen, Roni
 15  Karnaranta, Valtteri
 20  Mäenpää, Juuso
 21  Määttä, Joel
 22  Niemi, Eero
 23  Raty, Aatu
 25  Suni, Oliver
 27  Seppäla, Jesse
 29  Korkalainen, Veeti
 32  Järventie, Roby
 34  Rafkin, Ruben
 35  Pärssinen, Jiri
 36  Sedoff, Christoffer
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st34 2:00 Cross-Checking 8:391 8:39
2nd35 2:00 Slashing 11:121 11:12
2nd29 2:00 Tripping 19:471 19:47
3rd2:00 Holding 5:161 5:16
3rd2:00 Interference 11:531 11:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Lennox, Tristan
G31  Cossa, Sebastian
  Power, Owen
  Renwick, Michael
  DesRoches, Charlie
  Poirier, Jérémie
  Prokop, Luke
  Evangelista, Luke
  Seeley, Ronan
 10  Rochette, Théo
 12  Veillette, William
 14  Butler, Cameron
 15  McClennon, Connor
 16  Robinson, Dylan
 17  Bourgault, Xavier
 18  Piercey, Riley
 19  Neighbours, Jake
 20  Tolnai, Cameron
 21  Perfetti, Cole
 22  Bourque, Mavrik
 23  Ambrosio, Colby
 24  Moore, Lleyton
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st16 2:00 Tripping 12:141 12:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:36  23-27-29            
1st19:22  23-27            
2nd4:22  27-29            
                
CANADA WHITE GoalsCANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd6:08  19-21-6            
2nd14:09  19-22            
3rd19:04  15-10-5            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND0 / 1
CANADA WHITE0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND10 min / 5 inf
CANADA WHITE2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
CANADA WHITE3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
FINLAND210014
CANADA WHITE021003
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
FIN - Blomqvist (70:00) (W)141411443/0:001st OT/10:00
CAN-W - Lennox (58:02) (SL)1579031/0:003rd/18:02
CAN-W - Lennox (10:56) (SL)00044/19:041st OT/10:00
SHOOTOUT
FINLAND shoots first for each round.
FINLANDCANADA WHITE
# SHOOTER
 23  Aatu Raty Goal
 25  Oliver Suni   --  
 13  Roni Hirvonen   --  
 32  Roby Järventie Goal
 27  Jesse Seppäla Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  21   Cole Perfetti
   --  15   Connor McClennon
   --  10   Théo Rochette
 Goal19   Jake Neighbours
TOTALS: 3 1
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:3:37 PM
  -  End:6:05 PM
  -  Attendance: 
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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