Game Report 2453 IIHF World Junior Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Rogers Arena
Date: Dec 23, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA DOWNED BY FINNS IN PRE-WJC FINALE JASON LA ROSE VANCOUVER, B.C. – Morgan Frost (Aurora, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) and Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) scored goals, but special-teams doomed Canada’s National Junior Team in a 5-2 loss to Finland in its final pre-tournament game Sunday ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Finns scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded to spoil Canada’s first game at Rogers Arena in front of a red-and-white-clad crowd of more than 14,000. Finland opened the scoring just past the midway mark of the first period when Otto Latvala followed up a Teemu Enberg opportunity and banged a rebound past Canadian goaltender Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), but Frost rifled a wrist shot just under the cross-bar to get Canada even less than five minutes later. The Finns took control in the second period, scoring early and late. Linus Nyman gave the Scandinavians the lead for good just 3:49 into the middle frame, walking out from behind the net and patiently picking his spot over the short-side shoulder of DiPietro. Anton Lundell doubled the advantage at 17:07, knocking a rebound five-hole on netminder Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL), who replaced DiPietro midway through the period. The lead became three when Eeli Tolvanen wired a shot upstairs on Scott only 88 seconds into the third, but Hayton answered by finishing a tic-tac-toe passing play with Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) and Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) for a power-play goal to get Canada back within a pair. The Canadians dominated the third period, outshooting Finland 17-5, but couldn’t get a bounce to go their way; more than one puck hopped over a Canadian stick in front of an yawning Finnish goal. A late power play gave Canada hope, but Santeri Virtanen curled a shot into the empty net with 1.1 seconds to go to finish off the scoring. With exhibition play done, the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship begins Wednesday when Canada opens defence of its gold medal against Denmark (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
G31  Lindberg, Filip
  Laaksonen, Oskar
  Utunen, Toni
  Anttalainen , Aleksi
  Vaakanainen, Urho
 10  Heponiemi, Aleksi
 12  Vainionpaa, Samuli
 13  Puustinen, Valtteri
 15  Jokiharju, Henri
 18  Engberg, Teemu
 19  Kupari, Rasmus
 20  Tolvanen, Eeli
 21  Latvala, Otto
 22  Virtanen, Santeri
 23  Nyman, Linus
 24  Kakko, Kaapo
 25  Talvitie, Aarne
 27  Ylonen, Jesse
 28  Moilanen, Sami
 29  Lundell, Anton
 34  Heinola, Ville
 36  Honka, Antonni
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 Roughing 9:18  9:1811:18
1st2:00 Tripping 10:191 10:2612:19
1st24 2:00 Interference 13:071 13:0715:07
2nd34 2:00 Interference 17:311 17:3119:31
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 18:321 18:321:32
3rd2:00 Delay of Game 5:391 5:396:43
3rd2:00 Hooking 19:211 19:21
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G DiPietro, Michael
G31  Scott, Ian
  Bouchard, Evan
  Brook, Josh
  McIsaac, Jared
  Mitchell, Ian
  Dobson, Noah
  Glass, Cody
  Veleno, Joe
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Bowers, Shane
 16  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Phillips, Markus
 20  Leason, Brett
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Lafreniere, Alexis
 23  Studnicka, Jack
 24  Smith, Ty
 26  Frost, Morgan
 27  Hayton, Barrett
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Roughing 9:18  9:1811:17
1st2:00 Holding 16:131 16:1318:13
2nd24 2:00 Tripping 16:361 16:3617:07
2nd17 2:00 Holding 20:001 20:001:26
3rd26 2:00 Tripping 12:391 12:3914:39
3rd24 2:00 Holding 17:271 17:2719:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:26 SH 21-18            
2nd3:49  23-24-36            
2nd17:07 PP 29-27-24            
3rd1:26 PP 20-15-10            
3rd19:59 EN.SH 22            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st15:06  26-17-24            
3rd6:43 PP 27-8-21            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 2 / 5
CANADA 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 14 min / 7 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CANADA 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1225
CANADA1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Luukkonen (60:00) (W)881632/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - DiPietro (28:55) 94013/0:002nd/8:55
CAN - Scott (27:20) (L)0437/8:553rd/16:15
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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