Game Report 33 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: John Rhodes Community Centre
Date: Oct 27, 2016
GAME NOTES: ANNUNEN MAKES 33 SAVES AS FINNS BLANK CZECHS LEE BOYADJIAN SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Justus Annunen earned a 33-save shutout, and Finland beat the Czech Republic 3-0 in pre-tournament action Thursday ahead of the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. In a second period packed with penalties, Finland proved their special teams were just that, capitalizing on a two-man advantage late in the middle frame. Niklas Nordgren picked up the puck off a clean face-off win and walked into the slot, beating Czech goaltender Tomas Vlk to the glove side just four seconds after the second penalty was called. Although Czech Republic outshot Finland 11-8 in the first period, it was Finland with most of the momentum. Konsta Hirvonen fanned on a pass off a short two-on-one, and Arttu Nevasaari couldn’t beat Vlk on a breakaway from the blue-line. But penalties got the better of the Czech Republic in the second, opening the door for the Nordgren goal. Finland carried that momentum into the final 20 minutes, when Nordgren sent a perfect pass to Jesse Moilanen on the edge of the crease, and he gave Finland some breathing room and a 2-0 lead with just over 12 minutes to play. The Finns handed the Czech Republic a 5-on-3 power play in the dying minutes, leaning on Annunen to maintain the two-goal advantage. Between the saves and the penalty killers clearing the zone, Finland ran out the clock on the two-man advantage. There was another Finn in the box, however, when Vlk was pulled in favour of an extra attacker. Two-men down again, Finland cleared the zone, allowing Hirvonen to hit the empty net from the blue-line. Finland will open up the preliminary round against Canada Red on Sunday afternoon (12 pm. ET), while the Czech Republic will face the United States in its first game (7:30 p.m. ET). Both games are at the Essar Centre.
Visiting Team: Czech Republic
Home Team: Finland
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Vlk, Tomas
G Dostal, Lukas
  Kubicek, Simon
  Bernath, Filip
  Klejna, Frantisek
  Dluhos, Jan
 10  Lauko, Jakub
 11  Gajarsky, Adam
 13  Kaut, Martin
 14  Strondala, Vojtech
 15  Sklenar, Dominik
 16  Arnost, Dominik
 17  Zabransky, Libor
 18  Muller, Jakub
 19  Jenik, Jan
 20  Pavel, Ondrej
 21  Sik, Otakar
 22  Dajcar, Tomas
 23  Kowalczyk, Daniel
 24  Rehak, Frantisek
 25  Machala, Ondrej
 26  Koblizek, Tomas
CZECH REPUBLIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 Interference 2:24  2:240:00
2nd23 2:00 Hit to the Head 8:44  8:4410:44
2nd23 10:00 Hit to the Head 8:44  8:440:00
2nd22 2:00 Cross-Checking 14:27  14:2715:40
2nd10 2:00 Tripping 15:36  15:360:00
3rd21 2:00 Too Many Players 10:56  10:5612:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Nurmi, Kalle
G31  Annunen, Justus
  Salmela, Santeri
  Kukkonen, Miska
  Åkerman, Tobias
  Rannisto, Jasper
  Honka, Anttoni
 10  Kupari, Rasmus
 13  Hirvonen, Konsta
 15  Nordgren, Niklas
 18  Mäki, Eetu
 19  Matikainen, Kalle
 20  Kokkonen, Mikko
 21  Moilanen, Jesse
 22  Salonen, Samuel
 25  Seppälä, Peetro
 27  Tanus, Kristian
 29  Räsänen, Iivari
 32  Aaltonen, Leevi
 34  Nevasaari, Arttu
 35  Killinen, Lenni
 36  Kapanen, Karri
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st20 2:00 Hooking 6:59  6:598:59
2nd22 2:00 Too Many Players 4:34  4:346:34
2nd19 2:00 Holding 11:38  11:3813:38
3rd2:00 Holding 13:49  13:4915:49
3rd2:00 Roughing 14:19  14:1916:19
3rd25 2:00 Slashing 17:03  17:0319:03
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC Goals CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:40 PP 15-32            
3rd7:25  21-15            
3rd19:07 EN 13            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 / 0
FINLAND 1 / 0
PENALTY SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 20 min / 6 inf
FINLAND 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 G + A = 0 Pts
FINLAND 3 G + 2 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CZECH REPUBLIC0000
FINLAND0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CZE - Vlk (58:00) (L)810523/0:003rd/18:00
FIN - Annunen (60:00) (W)1191333/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:03 PM
  -  End: 6:18 PM
  -  Attendance: 150 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.