Game Report 424 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: North Peace Arena
Date: Nov 9, 2017
GAME NOTES: WHITE DOWNS FINLAND, MOVES INTO SEMIS AT U17S JASON LA ROSE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canada White spread around the offence, getting goals from five players and points from 10 in a 5-1 quarter-final win over Finland on Thursday night at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Canadians will head back to Dawson Creek for a match-up with the United States in the semifinals on Friday (7 p.m. MT). The Americans had the edge in the prelims with a 4-3 overtime triumph. Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 29 shots – 17-12 in favour of White. It was the Finns who struck first just 97 seconds in when Wiljami Myllylä beat Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) with a quick shot right off the face-off, but that would be the lone puck to beat Gauthier. Nicholas Porco (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) got White even before the end of the opening frame; Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) raced down the right wing and took the puck to the net, and Porco was there to clean up the rebound and tie the game. Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) gave the Canadians the lead at 6:31 of the second period, beating Finnish netminder Kari Piiroinen with a quick shot from the slot, and Nathan Légaré (Saint-Eustache, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) drove hard to the net and tucked in the 3-1 goal in the final minute of the middle frame. The offensive push continued in the third, with Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) scoring his fourth of the tournament to make it 4-1 just shy of the nine-minute mark of the final stanza. Jaxon Bellamy (Hampton, N.B./Moncton, QMJHL) hit the empty net from centre ice in the final minute to provide the final margin of victory. Finland will face off with Russia in the fifth-place game Friday at North Peace Arena (1:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada White
Home Team: Finland
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
G30  Lemieux, Jonathan
  Schneider, Braden
  Pelletier, Thomas
  Bellamy, Jaxon
  Lee, Jake
  Porco, Nicholas
  Brewer, Mitchell
  Keppen, Ethan
 10  Barlage, Logan
 11  McMichael, Connor
 12  Blaisdell, Harrison
 14  Poulin, Samuel
 15  Bouchard, Connor
 16  Clarke, Graeme
 17  Swetlikoff, Alex
 19  Carroll, Joe
 20  Légaré, Nathan
 21  Morgan, Cody
 22  Pelletier, Jakob
 24  Staios, Nathan
 25  Laaouan, Noah
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping 13:591 13:5915:59
2nd2:00 Hooking 4:011 4:016:01
2nd12 5:00 Checking from Behind 8:431 8:4313:43
2nd12 10:00 Game Misconduct 8:43  8:4320:00
3rd2:00 Roughing 16:30  16:3018:30
3rd2:00 Holding 17:561 17:5619:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd15 2:00 Boarding 1:331 1:333:33
3rd37 2:00 Holding 12:401 12:4014:40
3rd34 2:00 Roughing 16:30  16:3018:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:04  7-11            
2nd6:31  16-14-25            
2nd19:08  20-24            
3rd8:53  22-9            
3rd19:34 EN.SH 4-11            
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:37  29-37            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA WHITE 0 / 2
FINLAND 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE 23 min / 6 inf
FINLAND 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA WHITE 5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
FINLAND 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA WHITE1225
FINLAND1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN-W - Gauthier (60:00) (W)118827/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Piiroinen (57:02) (L)169732/0:003rd/17:02
FIN - Piiroinen (0:25) (L)0000/19:353rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.