Game Report 2721 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Date: Nov 9, 2019
GAME NOTES: FINNS USE EARLY ONSLAUGHT TO DOWN BLACK, TAKE SEVENTH JASON LA ROSE SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Jere Virolainen led the way with two goals and an assist, six players scored goals and 15 recorded points to help Finland to a 7-4 win over Canada Black in the seventh-place game Saturday afternoon at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Otto Mykrä chipped in three helpers for the Finns, who scored three goals in the first four minutes and five in the opening 20 to take control early before holding off Black late in the final game at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex. Verner Miettinen got the scoring started just 95 seconds after the puck dropped, tapping in a cross-crease pass from Samu Salminen, and Otto Mykrä took advantage of a turnover in the Canadian zone to set up Virolainen just 15 seconds after that. Atte Lehikoinen got a point shot through traffic at 3:31 to chase Canadian goaltender William Blackburn (Jonquière, Que./Jonquière, LHMAAAQ), who allowed three goals on just four shots before giving way to Ben Gaudreau (Corbeil, Ont./Sarnia, OHL). Tomi Leppänen went low to the glove side to make it 4-0 at 10:46, and Viljami Juusola beat Gaudreau over the glove from the point on the power play at 14:55 to send the Finns to the intermission up big. Blackburn returned to the Black goal for the start of the second period and his team dominated play; it outshot Finland 21-6 but could only get one goal closer. Brandt Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Barrie, OHL) got the middle frame started right for the Canadians when he redirected in a centring pass from James Malatesta (Kirkland, Que./Quebec, QMJHL) just 13 seconds into the period, and Max McCue (Sudbury, Ont./London, OHL) squeezed a shot through Finnish netminder Paavo Kohonen midway through the stanza. But Samu Tuomaala pushed the lead back to four for the Scandinavians less than a minute after the McCue marker, lasering a wrist shot over the glove of Blackburn. The Canadians looked set to mount a late comeback when Danny Zhilkin (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Zach Dean (Mount Pearl, N.L./Gatineau, QMJHL) tallied just 24 seconds apart early in the third period, but Virolainen cleaned up a loose puck in front of the Black net to quiet the momentum and Salminen finished the scoring on the power play with under five minutes left. Kohonen was terrific between the pipes, posting 41 saves in the win.
Visiting Team: Finland
Head Coach: Petri Karjalainen
Assistant Coach: Marko Kauppinen
Home Team: Canada Black
Head Coach: Jody Hull
Assistant Coach: Steve Hartley
Assistant Coach: Dylan Hunter
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Kohonen, Paavo
G31  Helomaa, Juuso
  Heimosalmi, Aleksi
  Juusola , Viljami
  Lehikoinen, Atte
  Leppänen, Tomi
  Kuivas, Arttu
  Malinen, Aleksi
 11  Lambert, Brad
 12  Huuhtanen, Niko
 13  Järvelä, Juho
 16  Virolainen, Jere
 18  Marjala, Viljami
 19  Miettinen, Verner
 20  Mykrä, Otto
 22  Salminen, Samu
 23  Sandvik, Viljam
 24  Tuomaala, Samu
 26  Koivunen, Ville
   
   
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 Tripping 5:431 5:435:43
2nd26 2:00 Hooking 7:441 7:449:44
2nd12 2:00 Roughing 12:421 12:4214:42
3rd12 2:00 Roughing 11:01  11:0113:01
3rd22 2:00 Slashing 12:141 12:1414:14
3rd12 2:00 Interference 18:571 18:5720:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Blackburn, William
G31  Gaudreau, Benjamin
  Ceulemans, Corson
  Langlois, Jérémy
  Clarke, Brandt
  Bentham, Nolan
  Whynot, Cameron
  Grubbe, Jayden
 10  Tschigerl, Sean
 11  Malatesta, James
 12  Wright, Shane
 14  Del Mastro, Ethan
 16  L'Heureux, Zachary
 17  Zhilkin, Danny
 18  Uchacz, Kai
 19  Lawrence, Kaleb
 20  McCue, Max
 21  Winterton, Ryan
 22  Dean, Zach
 23  Boutin, Olivier
 24  McCallum, Landon
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Roughing 6:511 6:518:51
1st2:00 Elbowing 13:161 13:1614:55
2nd2:00 Interference 16:571 16:5718:57
3rd20 2:00 Roughing 11:01  11:0113:01
3rd12 2:00 Spearing 13:011 13:0115:01
3rd12 2:00 Spearing 15:011 15:0117:01
3rd12 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 15:01  15:0120:00
3rd24 2:00 Boarding 17:441 17:4419:44
3rd24 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 17:44  17:4420:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:35  19-22-26            
1st1:50  16-20            
1st3:31  4-11-16            
1st10:46  5-11-20            
1st14:55 PP 3-12-23            
2nd11:05  24-12-6            
3rd7:30  16-20-13            
3rd15:02 PP 22-2-26            
CANADA BLACK GoalsCANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd:13  5-11-22            
2nd10:16  20-24-6            
3rd5:00  17-22            
3rd5:24  22-12-5            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND2 / 6
CANADA BLACK0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND12 min / 6 inf
CANADA BLACK34 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND8 G + 15 A = 23 Pts
CANADA BLACK4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND5128
CANADA BLACK0224
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Kohonen (60:00) (W)1319941/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-B - Blackburn (3:31) 1001/0:001st/3:31
CAN-B - Gaudreau (16:29) (L)4004/3:311st/20:00
CAN-B - Blackburn (40:00) 05712/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:3:08 PM
  -  End:5:17 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.