Game Report 2715 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Canalta Centre
Date: Nov 7, 2019
GAME NOTES: U.S. PULLS AWAY TO BEAT FINNS, EARN SEMIFINAL SPOT JASON LA ROSE MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Chaz Lucius scored a hat trick, Sasha Pastujov added a goal and two assists and the United States doubled up Finland 8-4 on Thursday afternoon to punch its ticket to the semifinals at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Americans are back into the final four for the first time since winning their fifth gold medal in 2017. They will take on the winner of the Canada White-Canada Red quarter-final on Friday (time and location TBD). The final score was not indicative of the play on the ice, at least not through the first two periods. Lucius’ second of the goal of the game gave the U.S. a narrow 3-2 lead midway through the second, and it added four more in the first 13 minutes of the third. Justin Janicke opened the scoring 9:30 into the first period, chasing down a stretch pass that Finnish goaltender Paavo Kohonen charged but allowed to sneak through him for an easy tap-in. Viljami Juusola got that back for the Finns just 98 seconds later, throwing a shot from the point towards the net and past a surprised Kaidan Mbereko in the U.S. goal. Lucius got his first five minutes into the second period, gathering in a puck off the end-boards and going against the grain to beat Kohonen, but Viljami Marjala snapped a quick shot past Mbereko from the slot at 7:29 to tie the game again. Lucius put the Americans ahead for good on the power play, hammering a one-timer short side on Kohonen. The floodgates opened in the third as the Americans ratcheted up the offence. Dylan Duke made it 4-2 at 2:47, redirecting a waist-high shot from Pastujov in behind Kohonen, and Jack Hughes kept on a three-on-one to stretch the advantage to three at 7:31. After Liam Gilmartin buried a feed from Tyler Boucher at the side of the net for the 5-2 goal at 11:57, Lucius needed less than a minute to tip-in a gorgeous feed from Jack Devine for his hat-trick marker. Samu Tuomaala and Juusola sandwiched goals around one from Pastujov in the final five minutes to provide the final margin of victory. The U.S. pounded Kohonen with 19 shots in the third period and had a 35-29 edge overall. The Finns will wrap up their tournament Saturday morning (11 a.m. CT) in the seventh-place game.
Visiting Team: Finland
Head Coach: Petri Karjalainen
Assistant Coach: Marko Kauppinen
Home Team: United States
Head Coach: John Wroblewski
Associate Coach: Dan Hinote
Assistant Coach: Mike Leone
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kohonen, Paavo
G31  Helomaa, Juuso
  Heimosalmi, Aleksi
  Juusola, Viljami
  Lehikoinen, Atte
  Leppanen, Tomi
  Kuivas, Arttu
  Malinen, Aleksi
  Suomi, Jimi
 10  Vilen, Topias
 11  Lambert, Brad
 12  Huuhtanen, Niko
 16  Virolainen, Jere
 18  Marjala, Viljami
 19  Miettinen, Verner
 20  Mykrä, Otto
 21  Ruusunen, Rasmus
 22  Salminen, Samu
 23  Sandvik, Viljam
 24  Tuomaala, Samu
 26  Koivunen, Ville
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 Interference 9:481 9:4810:31
3rd12 2:00 Roughing 3:34  3:345:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Mbereko, Kaidan
G32  Homer, Gibson
 33  Gilmartin, Liam
 34  Hughes, Jack
 36  Pastujov, Sasha
 37  Brown, Caden
 39  Wilmer, Jeremy
 40  Hreschuk, Aidan
 42  Gallagher, Ty
 43  Hughes, Luke
 44  Behrens, Sean
 46  St. Louis, Ryan
 47  Martin, Jacob
 48  Savage, Red
 49  Devine, Jack
 51  Lucius, Chaz
 52  Saganiuk, Colby
 53  Boucher, Tyler
 56  Duke, Dylan
 58  Janicke, Justin
 60  Schmidt, Roman
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st42 2:00 Hooking 12:461 12:4614:46
2nd39 2:00 Face-off Violation 11:291 11:2913:29
3rd36 2:00 High-Sticking 3:061 3:065:06
3rd40 2:00 Cross-Checking 3:34  3:345:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:08  3-12-16            
2nd7:29  18-24            
3rd15:02  24-18-3            
3rd19:59  3-24-19            
                
                
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:30  58-53            
2nd4:53  51-40-39            
2nd10:31 PP 51-34-44            
3rd2:47  56-36-44            
3rd7:31  34-36            
3rd11:57  33-53-48            
3rd12:54  51-49-58            
3rd17:04  36-47-56            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 3
UNITED STATES 1 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 4 min / 2 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
UNITED STATES 8 G + 14 A = 22 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1124
UNITED STATES1258
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Kohonen (60:00) (L)851427/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Mbereko (60:00) (W)115925/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:08 PM
  -  End: 5:25 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.