Game Report 508 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Malmo Arena
Date: Jan 4, 2014
GAME NOTES: CANADA TO PLAY FOR BRONZE AT WORLD JUNIORS AFTER 5-1 SEMIFINAL LOSS TO FINLAND THE CANADIAN PRESS MALMÖ, Sweden – Canada will go without a gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship for a fifth consecutive year. Frustrated by a dogged defensive team and drawn into individualistic play and bad penalties, Canada was beaten 5-1 by Finland in the semifinals on Saturday. “Everything from penalties to neutral zone play to turnovers, we just got beat fair and square,” team captain Scott Laughton (Oakville, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) said. “It's not like we deserved to win.” Canada will play for bronze on Sunday against Russia, which lost 2-1 to host Sweden. Canada lost the bronze-medal game to the Russians last year in Ufa to end a run of 14 years of finishing in the top three. “It's a game less than 24 hours later and you've got to do your country proud,” added Laughton. “It's tough we're not playing for the gold, but we're still looking to get a medal and get back on track.” Sweden will play Finland in an all-Nordic gold medal game. Joni Nikko, Artturi Lehkonen and Rasmus Ristolainen scored in the second period for Finland. Jonathan Drouin (Huberdeau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) replied for Canada, but Finland captain Teuvo Teralainen scored on a penalty shot at 16:49 of the third and then scored into an empty net to seal the victory. The Finns got the first goal on a lucky bounce. Julius Honka of the Swift Current Broncos dumped the puck in and saw it take a strange bounce off a gap in the Zamboni entrance door. Nikko pounced on the puck to beat an otherwise sharp Zachary Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Halifax, QMJHL). After Lehkonen scored, Drouin got a goal back as he scooped up a loose puck and shot into an open side with Anthony Mantha (Longueuil, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) clogging up the front of the net. Ristolainen then roofed a shot from close range for a 3-1 lead. The large contingent of red-and-white clad Canadian fans in the crowd of 11,544 at Malmö Arena kept the noise level high through a desperate third period, but Juuse Saros shut the door. In the third period, Derrick Pouliot (Weyburn, Sask./Portland, WHL) hauled down Henrik Haapala on a breakaway. Despite Canadian protests, Teravainen took the penalty shot because Haapala claimed he had injured his right hand. The Finns, who finished seventh last year, are assured of ending a seven-year medal drought. They have not won this tournament since 1998. “We had everybody together - we were team with a big T,” said Honka. “It will be nice to play in the final.”
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Juvonen, Janne
G30  Husso, Ville
G31  Saros, Juuse
  Valtteri, Paprikka
  Lehtonen, Mikko
  Ristolainen, Rasmus
  Makinen, Atte
  Lindell, Esa
  Maenalanen, Saku
  Honka, Julius
 10  Ikonen, Juuso
 11  Nikko, Joni
 12  Pokka, Ville
 13  Leskinen, Ville
 14  Nattinen, Topi
 15  Vainio, Juuso
 18  Kinnunen, Saku
 19  Vainonen, Mikko
 20  Teravinen, Teuvo
 21  Mustonen, Aleksi
 22  Ikonen, Henri
 24  Kapanen, Kasperi
 25  Haapala, Henrik
 26  Kulmala, Rasmus
 28  Lehkonen, Artturi
 29  Rauhala, Otto
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 1:371 1:370:23
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:171 7:1714:43
2nd11 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 17:241 17:244:36
2nd21 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 19:191 19:192:41
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 4:081 4:0817:52
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Paterson, Jake
G31  Fucale, Zach
  Pelech , Adam
  Bigras, Chris
  Ekblad, Aaron
  Morrissey, Josh
  Reinhart, Griffin
 10  Hudon, Charles
 11  Horvat, Bo
 14  Leier, Taylor
 15  Pouliot, Derrick
 16  Rychel, Kerby
 17  McDavid, Connor
 19  Petan, Nic
 21  Laughton, Scott
 22  Gauthier, Frédérik
 23  Reinhart, Sam
 24  Dumba, Mathew
 25  Anderson, Josh
 26  Lazar, Curtis
 27  Drouin, Jonathan
 28  Mantha, Anthony
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st24 2:00 Tripping minor 8:181 8:1813:42
2nd22 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:041 5:0416:56
2nd19 10:00 (auto) misconduct 7:17  7:172:43
2nd31 2:00 Tripping minor 9:081 9:0812:52
2nd27 2:00 (auto) Checking to Head/Neck minor 12:031 12:039:57
2nd27 10:00 (auto) misconduct 12:03  12:0317:57
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 15:291 15:296:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:19  11            
2nd6:10 PP 28-8-20            
2nd15:36  5-19-25            
3rd16:48 PS 20            
3rd19:11  20-12            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd11:24  27-26            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 1 / 5
CANADA 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 30 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 5 G + 5 A = 10 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0325
CANADA0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Saros (60:00) (W)761023/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Fucale (57:43) (L)79218/0:003rd/17:43
CAN - Fucale (0:47) (L)0000/19:133rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.