Game Report 2617 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: A3 Arena
Date: Apr 18, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA COMES BACK TO BEAT FINNS IN U18 OPENER JASON LA ROSE UMEÅ, Sweden – Brayden Tracey (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) scored twice in the third period to complete the comeback and help Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 5-3 win over Finland in the curtain-raiser for both teams Thursday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship. The Canadians trailed 3-0 just 61 seconds into the second period before rattling off five unanswered goals to open with three points against the defending gold medallists. Tracey tied the game early in the third period on the power play, showing off slick hands in tight to tuck a shot around Finnish goaltender Roope Taponen, and he one-timed home a feed from Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) with 5:29 left to give the Canadians their first lead at 4-3. Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL), Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) and Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) also scored for Canada, which got 39 saves from netminder Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL). The Finns were quick to find the scoreboard in the first period, netting a pair of goals before the 12-minute mark. Aky Räty opened the scoring at 7:27 when his quick shot from the slot hit the skate of Canadian defenceman Michael Vukojevic (Oakville, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) and eluded Gauthier, and Antti Saarela converted on a five-on-three at 11:59 to make it 2-0. Gauthier was terrific in the opening 20 minutes, making 18 saves to keep his team close. Anton Lundell stretched the Finnish lead to three at the 1:01 mark of the second period, but that would be the last puck to beat Gauthier. Rees started the comeback less than four minute later when he raced away on a shorthanded breakaway and beat Taponen on the backhand, and Newhook wired a wrist shot through traffic five minutes after that to make it a one-goal game. Tracey did the damage in the third period before Krebs found the empty net in the final minute to clinch the win. Canada has a short turnaround before it is back on the ice at A3 Arena; it takes on Switzerland on Friday (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT) as Group A play continues in Umeå.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Taponen, Roope
G30  Piiroinen, Kari
  Kokkonen, Mikko
  Loponen, Kalle
  Rasanen, Livari
  Niemelä, Topi
  Hatakka, Santeri
  Tuomisto, Antti
 10  Aaltonen, Leevi
 15  Saarela, Antti
 18  Petman, Mikko
 19  Miettinen, Veeti
 20  Lundell, Anton
 21  Raty, Aku
 22  Simontaival, Kasper
 24  Raty, Aatu
 25  Heinola, Ville
 32  Tieksola, Tuukka
 34  Intonen, Aarne
 35  Parssinen , Juuso
 36  Puistola, Patrik
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Hooking 15:421 15:4217:42
2nd25 2:00 Holding 10:101 10:1012:10
2nd2:00 Roughing 14:27  14:27
2nd25 2:00 Interference 16:401 16:4018:40
3rd15 2:00 Late Hit 3:361 3:36
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 19:011 19:01
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
G30  Lemieux, Jonathan
  Schneider, Braden
  Korczak, Kaedan
  Harley, Thomas
  Vukojevic, Michael
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Tracey, Brayden
  Washkurak, Keean
  Légaré, Nathan
 10  Holloway, Dylan
 11  Pelletier, Jakob
 14  Rees, Jamieson
 15  Newhook, Alex
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Cozens, Dylan
 18  Zary, Connor
 19  Krebs, Peyton
 20  Spence, Jordan
 24  Hunt, Daemon
 27  Poulin, Samuel
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Slashing 10:111 10:1111:59
1st2:00 Hooking 11:001 11:0013:00
2nd2:00 Hooking 4:411 4:416:41
2nd14 2:00 Slashing 14:27  14:27
3rd18 2:00 Tripping 0:281 0:282:28
3rd14 2:00 Tripping 9:021 9:0211:02
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:27  21            
1st11:59 PP 15-22            
2nd1:01  20-32-7            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:55 SH 14            
2nd9:42  15-3            
3rd3:57 PP 7-19            
3rd14:31  7-18            
3rd19:29 PP 19-10            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 1 / 5
CANADA 2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 4 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND2103
CANADA0235
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Taponen (59:20) (L)12141036/0:003rd/19:20
FIN - Taponen (0:31) (L)0000/19:293rd/20:00
CAN - Gauthier (60:00) (W)1891239/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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