Game Report 2194 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Harbour Station
Date: Nov 10, 2018
GAME NOTES: RUSSIANS HOLD ON, BEAT FINNS TO WIN U17 GOLD JASON LA ROSE SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Daniil Gushchin and Ignat Kokhanin scored goals in the second period, helping Russia to a 2-1 win over Finland on Saturday night and its fourth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians also stood atop the podium in 2000, 2012 and 2014. They have won a medal in seven of the last eight years. It was a defensive struggle from the drop of the puck; Russia needed 13 minutes to record its first shot of the game, and finished with just 16, while the Finns managed to direct 23 towards goaltender Yaroslav Askarov. They made one of their eight first-period shots count early; Eero Niemi jumped all over a Ruben Rafkin rebound and beat Askarov to give Finland a 1-0 lead just 4:14 in. But that would be the lone puck to beat Askarov, who earned a place on the tournament all-star team after finishing with a 1.40 goals-against average and .948 goals-against average, both tops among all netminders who played more than one game. Russia answered just shy of the five-minute mark of the second period when Gushchin battled through a pair of Finnish defenders and beat goaltender Joel Blomqvist upstairs for a shorthanded goal. Kokhanin added the game-winner late in the middle frame, forcing a turnover behind the net before barging his way in front and tucking a shot past Blomqvist. The Finns carried the play in the third period, outshooting Russia 10-4, but couldn’t find the game-tying goal. They came close in the dying seconds when a scrambled shot in front hit a Russian skate and trickled towards the goal-line, but Askarov made a desperation reach with his blocker to keep the puck out. Despite the loss, Finland earned its best U17 finish since taking silver in 1995. Askarov was joined on the all-star team by a pair of his teammates, defenceman Yan Kuznetsov and forward Vasili Ponomaryov. Defenceman Ryan O’Rourke (Canada Black) and forwards Connor McClennon (Canada White) and Lucas Raymond (Sweden) rounded out the team.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Russia
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
1st25 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 6:45  6:45
2nd21 2:00 High-Sticking 5:281 5:28
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 19:361 19:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Sharabarin, Semyon
G30  Askarov, Yaroslav
  Grushnikov, Artyom
  Kuznetsov, Yan
  Chayka, Daniil
  Gushchin, Daniil
  Didkovski, Ivan
  Zugan, Dmitri
 10  Vashchilin, Kirill
 11  Proskurnin, Andrey
 13  Ponomaryov, Vasili
 14  Buruyanov, Nikita
 16  Kuzmin, Daniil
 18  Tyutnev, Pavel
 19  Rychkov, Iliya
 20  Kirsanov, Kirill
 22  Khusnutdinov, Marat
 24  Khristanov, Daniil
 25  Kokhanin, Ignat
 26  Bakanov, Andrey
 27  Mukhamadullin, Shakir
 28  Pashin, Alexandr
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st27 2:00 Hooking 5:271 5:27
1st16 2:00 Hooking 6:45  6:45
2nd16 2:00 Interference 3:061 3:06
3rd13 2:00 Holding 11:291 11:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st4:14  22-34-21            
                
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:48 SH 6-22-2            
2nd16:32  25            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 3
RUSSIA 0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 6 min / 3 inf
RUSSIA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
RUSSIA 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1001
RUSSIA0202
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Blomqvist (58:25) (L)37414/0:003rd/18:25
RUS - Askarov (60:00) (W)751022/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:37 PM
  -  End: 9:42 PM
  -  Attendance: 2957 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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