Game Report 419 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 7, 2017
GAME NOTES: FINNS PULL AWAY, BEATS SWEDES TO FINISH U17 PRELIMS JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Patrik Puistola had a goal and two assists – all in a four-goal third period – and Finland scored six times unanswered in the final 30 minutes for a 6-1 win over Sweden in the final preliminary-round game for both Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Finns closed the round robin with two wins in three games, and will wait for the result of the Canada Red-Russia game later in the day to find out who and when they’ll play in the quarter-finals Thursday. The lone goal of the first period came courtesy of the Wahlgren twins, with Joel setting up Max for a one-handed poke through the legs of Finnish netminder Kari Piiroinen to put the Swedes up 1-0 after 20 minutes. Henri Nikkanen answered for the Finns midway through the second period, jumping on a turnover in the Swedish zone and beating goaltender Hugo Alnefelt from a bad angle, and Wiljami Myllylä buried a centering pass from Santtu Hakanen at 18:18 to send Finland to the dressing room with its first lead. The Finnish offence continued to roll in the third period, racking up 21 shots. Puistola added insurance at 8:35 on the power play, surprising Alnefelt with a quick shot that found the five-hole, and he set up Mikko Petman less than three minutes later, with Petman knocking in a rebound for a 4-1 lead. Nikkanen got his second of the game with six-and-a-half minutes left, finding a loose puck in the slot and beating Alnefelt, before Anton Lundell added a sixth with 4:36 remaining to provide the final margin of victory. Sweden finished the preliminary round winless, having been outscored 17-4 in three games. It will travel to Dawson Creek to face the winner of the Canada Black-United States game in its Thursday quarter-final.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Finland
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Alnefelt, Hugo
G30  Ward, Matteus
  Popovic, Alexander
  Broberg, Philip
  Lundqvist, Alexander
  Söderström, Victor
  Björnfot, Tobias
  Sjölund, Samuel
  Hedstrom, Ludvig
 11  Soderblom, Elmer
 12  Costmar, Arvid
 13  Olofsson, Albin
 14  Gunler, Noel
 16  Karlström, David
 17  Wahlgren, Joel
 18  Bjerselius, Oscar
 21  Larsson, Anton
 22  Wahlgren, Max
 24  Grewe, Albin
 26  Andersson, Simon
 28  Sundsvik, Albin
   
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Holding 1:371 1:373:37
1st22 2:00 Tripping 13:221 13:2215:22
2nd28 2:00 Tripping 4:291 4:296:29
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 8:011 8:018:35
3rd14 2:00 Slashing 17:271 17:2719:27
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Keinänen, Tomas
G31  Piiroinen, Kari
  Loponen, Kalle
  Räsänen, Iivari
  Holtinkoski, Aapo
  Hatakka, Santeri
  Tuomisto, Antti
  Koskenkorva, Samu
 10  Aaltonen, Leevi
 12  Nikkanen, Henri
 15  Saarela, Antti
 18  Petman, Mikko
 19  Miettinen, Veeti
 20  Lundell, Anton
 21  Räty, Aku
 23  Hakanen, Santtu
 25  Heinola, Ville
 27  Oksanen, Oskari
 29  Myllylä, Wiljami
 34  Intonen, Aarne
 36  Puistola, Patrik
 37  Pärssinen, Jusso
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st19 2:00 Tripping 15:501 15:5017:50
2nd10 2:00 Boarding 8:441 8:4410:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st13:08  22-17            
                
                
                
                
                
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd10:18 SH 12            
2nd18:18  29-23-37            
3rd8:35 PP 36-3-10            
3rd11:11  18-36            
3rd13:37  12-36-18            
3rd15:24  20-19            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN0 / 2
FINLAND1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN10 min / 5 inf
FINLAND4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
FINLAND6 G + 8 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1001
FINLAND0246
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Alnefelt (60:00) (L)8111736/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Piiroinen (60:00) (W)8131132/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.