Game Report 2214 IIHF U18 World Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Trakor Ice Arena
Date: Apr 16, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES FINNS FOR SECOND PRE-WORLDS WIN JASON LA ROSE CHELYABINSK, Russia – Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) and Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) scored 1:23 apart in the second period, and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team held off a third-period push to earn a 3-2 pre-tournament win over Finland on Monday ahead of the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship. The Canadians finished their two-game exhibition schedule with a perfect record; they blanked Slovakia 5-0 in their opener Sunday. Cameron Hillis (Oshawa, Ont./Guelph, OHL) got the scoring started just past the midway mark of the first period, finding the back of the net for the second time in as many days to send Canada to the dressing room up one after one. Lafrenière doubled the lead at 10:14 of the second period off a set-up from Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL), and Smith made it 3-0 at 11:37. The Finns, who have won gold and silver at the last two U18 world championships, made it interesting in the third, getting goals from Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Niklas Nordgren to make it a one-goal game with just under 14 minutes to go, but Canadian goaltender Colten Ellis (Port Hawkesbury, N.S./Rimouski, QMJHL) closed the door the rest of the way. Canada will make the 312-kilometre trip south to Magnitogorsk for the preliminary round; it opens up against the United States – the defending gold medallist – on Thursday (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ellis, Colten
G29  Maier, Nolan
  Bahl, Kevin
  Robertson, Matthew
  Byram, Bowen
  Tychonick, Jonathan
  Smith, Ty
  Merkley, Ryan
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 12  Clarke, Graeme
 14  Fonstad, Cole
 15  Hillis, Cameron
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Foudy, Liam
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 20  McBain, Jack
 21  Krebs, Peyton
 22  Wouters, Chase
 23  Dach, Kirby
 26  Noel, Serron
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Slashing 1:311 1:31
1st15 2:00 Slashing 6:191 6:19
1st2:00 Hooking 16:521 16:52
2nd20 2:00 Hooking 7:191 7:19
2nd2:00 Interference 9:251 9:25
2nd20 2:00 Roughing 11:471 11:47
3rd2:00 Holding 3:121 3:12
3rd17 2:00 Hooking 18:371 18:37
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Huhtamaa, Jere
G30  Patrikainen, Jasper
G31  Annunen, Justus
  Salmela, Santeri
  Heinola, Ville
  Laitamäki, Elias
  Thomson, Lassi
  Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
 10  Kupari, Rasmus
 12  Aaltonen, Leevi
 13  Hirvonen, Konsta
 15  Nordgren, Niklas
 19  Killinen, Lenni
 20  Kokkonen, Mikko
 21  Moilanen, Jesse
 22  Lundell, Anton
 23  Petman, Ville
 24  Ranta, Sampo
 25  Seppälä, Peetro
 27  Tanus, Kristian
 28  Siikanen, Patrik
 29  Nousiainen, Kim
 32  Suhonen, Pekka
 33  Kakko, Kaapo
 34  Nevasaari, Arttu
 35  Immonen, Severi
 36  Honka, Anttoni
 37  Utunen, Toni
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st37 2:00 Interference 0:571 0:57
1st2:00 Holding 17:501 17:50
2nd24 2:00 Interference 9:321 9:32
2nd2:00 Hooking 10:441 10:44
2nd19 2:00 Hooking 15:561 15:56
3rd37 2:00 Holding 15:431 15:43
3rd2:00 Slashing 19:351 19:35
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:22  15-16-2            
2nd10:14  11-18-5            
2nd11:37 PP 6-7            
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd4:13 PP 9-33-36            
3rd6:15  15-20            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 7
FINLAND 1 / 8
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 16 min / 8 inf
FINLAND 14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
FINLAND 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1203
FINLAND0022
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Ellis (60:00) (W)0000/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Annunen (58:37) (L)0000/0:003rd/18:37
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship - Pre-tournament Game Report.