Game Report 304 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: ZS Poprad
Date: Apr 18, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA DOUBLED UP BY FINNS IN PRELIM FINALE AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE POPRAD, Slovakia – MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) scored once and added an assist, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team dropped a 6-3 decision to Finland to close out the preliminary round Tuesday at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship. The loss means Canada finishes second in Group A, and will play Russia, Sweden or the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals on Thursday, depending on results from other games Tuesday. Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) and Jett Woo (Winnipeg, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who were outshot 34-20 by the Finns. An early penalty put the Canadians in a quick hole, with Kristian Vesalainen scoring on the power play just 56 seconds after the puck dropped, but Studnicka finished off a smart play by Josh Brook (Roblin, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) to get Canada even less than three minutes later. Both teams came out firing, combining for 22 shots in the opening period, but the game went to the first intermission tied 1-1. The Finns started to pull away in the second period; Vesalainen struck again 30 seconds into the middle stanza, and Miro Heiskanen snapped a quick shot far-side on Canadian goaltender Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) before Santeri Virtanen converted a shorthanded breakaway for a 4-1 lead at 12:37. Woo pulled one back for Canada late in the second, beating Finnish netminder Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen through a screen with 1:22 left, making it a 4-2 game after 40 minutes. But whatever momentum the Canadians had disappeared 84 seconds into the third period when Teemu Engberg restored the three-goal lead for the Finns and chased Scott, who gave way to Jake McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./Sudbury, OHL). Entwistle got a bounce off a Finnish stick to score on the power play just past the midway point of the period, but Vesalainen finished his hat trick into an empty net with 1:38 to go to cap the scoring.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Finland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Scott, Ian
G30  McGrath, Jacob
  Brook, Josh
  Mitchell, Ian
  Smith, Ty
  Chainey, Jocktan
  Woo, Jett
  Ratcliffe, Isaac
 10  Schnarr, Nate
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Mattheos, Stelio
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 15  Olson, Kyle
 16  Thomas, Akil
 18  Glass, Cody
 21  Dellandrea, Ty
 22  Studnicka, Jack
 23  Noël, David
 24  McIsaac, Jared
 26  Entwistle, MacKenzie
 27  Hawel, Liam
 28  Strome, Matthew
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Goaltender Interference 0:131 0:130:56
1st24 2:00 Slashing 0:561 0:562:56
1st14 2:00 Tripping 5:271 5:277:27
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 2:081 2:084:08
3rd27 2:00 Charging 3:391 3:395:39
3rd11 2:00 Slashing 5:171 5:177:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
G30  Lehtinen, Lassi
  Utunen, Toni
  Anttalainen , Aleksi
  Teravainen, Eero
  Isiguzo, Aarre
  Vaakanainen, Urho
  Aalto, Santeri
 10  Vesalainen, Kristian
 13  Ikonen, Joni
 18  Engberg, Teemu
 19  Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
 21  Latvala, Otto
 22  Virtanen, Santeri
 25  Talvitie, Aarne
 27  Räsänen, Eemeli
 29  Ylonen, Jesse
 32  Koskenkorva, Jesse
 33  Heiskanen, Miro
 34  Kupari, Rasmus
 36  Maansaari, Olli
   
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st36 2:00 Slashing 12:441 12:4414:44
2nd34 2:00 Hooking 10:571 10:5712:57
2nd27 2:00 Slashing 15:561 15:5617:56
3rd10 2:00 Tripping 10:271 10:2711:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st3:55  22-2            
2nd18:38  8-26-28            
3rd11:18 PP 26            
                
                
                
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:56 PP 10            
2nd:30  10-7-33            
2nd6:56  33-29            
2nd12:37 SH 22            
3rd1:24  18-19            
3rd18:22 EN 10-18            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
FINLAND 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
FINLAND 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
FINLAND 6 G + 5 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1113
FINLAND1326
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Scott (41:24) (L)1111022/0:003rd/1:24
CAN - McGrath (16:06) 0066/1:243rd/17:30
CAN - McGrath (1:37) 0000/18:233rd/20:00
FIN - Luukkonen (60:00) (W)93517/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship Game Report.