Game Report 2192 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 9, 2018
GAME NOTES: FINNS SCORE FIVE UNANSWERED, BEAT RED IN U17 SEMIFINALS JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Veeti Korkalainen tipped in the game-winning goal in the final minute of the second period, and Finland scored the final five goals to down Canada Red 5-2 on Friday and advance to the gold medal game at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Finns, who will face Russia for gold on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. AT, TSN), are into the final for the first time since they lost to Ontario in 1995. (Coincidentally, that was the only other year the tournament was hosted in New Brunswick.) Kasper Puutio was the lone Finnish skater to record multiple points, earning a pair of assists, while Joel Blomqvist finished with 29 saves to record the win between the pipes. The Canadian penalty kill was responsible for the opening goal; Matthew Maggio (Tecumseh, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) found Kyle McDonald (Ottawa, Ont./Windsor, OHL) alone in front, and he went back against Blomqvist’s momentum for a shorthanded goal and a 1-0 lead. Evan Vierling (Aurora, Ont./Flint, OHL) pushed the lead to two less than five minutes into the second period when his rebound bounced off a Finnish skate in front and squeezed through Blomqvist, but that would be it for offence from Red. Luka Nyman got the comeback started just over three minutes after the Vierling goal, blocking a shot at his own blue-line and racing the other way before going up and over the blocker of Canadian netminder Will Cranley (Peterborough, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), and Valtteri Kamaranta finished a pretty set-up from Topi Niemelä at 16:06 to tie the game. Korkalainen sent the Finns to the dressing room with their first lead, getting his stick on a shot from Puutio with just 46 seconds left in the middle frame. After managing just four shots on goal in the second period Red ramped up the offence in the third, directing 16 shots at Blomqvist, but none could beat the Finnish puck-stopper. Iivari Säkkinen added insurance five minutes into the final stanza, roofing a shot over Cranley from in tight, and Aatu Räty potted a last-minute empty-net goal to provide the final margin of victory. Red will have to bounce back quickly if it hopes to leave the Maritimes with a medal; it takes on Sweden in the bronze medal game Saturday afternoon (2:30 p.m. AT, TSN).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada Red
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Jarventie, Roby
 34  Rafkin, Ruben
 35  Pärssinen, Jiri
 36  Sedoff, Christoffer
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st13 2:00 Slashing 17:321 17:32
2nd13 2:00 Hooking 3:491 3:39
2nd27 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 15:38  15:38
3rd15 2:00 Interference 13:391 13:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA RED LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Garand, Dylan
G31  Cranley, Will
  Villeneuve, William
  Seed, Nolan
  Thompson, Jack
  Murray, Jake
  Guhle, Kaiden
  Greig, Ridly
  Bianconi, Michael
  McDonald, Kyle
 10  Desnoyers, Elliot
 12  Perreault, Jacob
 14  Halliday, Stephen
 15  Cormier, Lukas
 16  Maggio, Matthew
 17  Vierling, Evan
 18  Dufour, William
 21  Barnes, Josh
 22  Sourdif, Justin
 23  Shepard, Cole
 24  Jarvis, Seth
   
CANADA RED PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping 9:521 9:52
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 14:281 14:28
1st16 2:00 Interference 19:191 19:19
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 2:391 2:39
2nd2:00 Hooking 15:38  15:38
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA RED PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:27  6            
2nd16:06  15-5            
2nd19:14  29-2            
3rd5:01  7-12            
3rd18:24 EN 23-2            
CANADA RED Goals CANADA RED PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:21 SH 9-16-2            
2nd4:25  17-22-2            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 4
CANADA RED 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA RED 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 5 G + 4 A = 9 Pts
CANADA RED 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0325
CANADA RED1102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Blomqvist (60:00) (W)1031629/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-R - Cranley (57:00) (L)1012931/0:003rd/17:00
CAN-R - Cranley (1:36) (L)0000/18:243rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:07 PM
  -  End: 9:09 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.