Game Report 56 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: John Rhodes Community Centre
Date: Nov 4, 2016
GAME NOTES: FINNS FINISH ON A HIGH, BEAT CZECHS IN SEVENTH-PLACE SHOOTOUT LEE BOYADJIAN SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Kristian Tanus and Leevi Aaltonen scored in the shootout, Kalle Nurmi stopped all four shooters he faced, and Finland closed out the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic on Friday night in the seventh-place game. It’s the third time in their last five trips to the tournament that the Finns have finished seventh, while the Czechs made their fifth-consecutive appearance in the seven-eight game. After the first four shooters came up empty, Tanus made a quick move and went five-hole on Czech goaltender Lukas Dostal, before Aaltonen went between the legs as well on the Finns’ fifth and final shot. Scoring in regulation time was sparse, with both goaltenders taking over through the first 70 minutes; Dostal finished with 26 saves, while Finland netminder Kalle Nurmi stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced. The only goals came 44 seconds apart early in the second period. Finland got things started at 5:12, when Lenni Killinen floated into the slot and shoveled the rebound of a Karri Kapanen shot into the empty net behind Dostal, who had sprawled cross-crease to stop the initial shot. But the Czechs replied less than a minute later; after cycling the puck down low for much of the shift, it was eventually worked back to the point and Tomas Dajcar, who went D-to-D to Libor Zabransky for a seeing-eye shot that beat Nurmi over the shoulder. After a scoreless third the Finns had the best chance of the four-on-four overtime, only to have Nurmi turn away a two-on-one opportunity, one of his five saves in the extra period. The Finnish goaltender stood tallest in the shootout, turning away Jakub Lauko, Vojtech Kropacek, Karel Plasek and Frantisek Klejna in succession, setting up the clinching goal from Aaltonen.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Czech Republic
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  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
 21  Moilanen, Jesse
 22  Salonen, Samuel
 25  Seppala, Peetro
 27  Tanus, Kristian
 29  Räsänen, Iivari
 32  Aaltonen, Leevi
 34  Nevasaari, Arttu
 35  Killinen, Lenni
 36  Kapanen, Karri
   
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Interference 5:571 5:577:57
1st2:00 Interference 16:511 16:5118:51
2nd21 2:00 Cross-Checking 16:221 16:2218:22
1st OT2:00 Interference 8:531 8:5310:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CZECH REPUBLIC LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Hooking 0:561 0:562:56
1st13 2:00 Holding 19:511 19:511:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd5:12  35-36-15            
                
CZECH REPUBLIC GoalsCZECH REPUBLIC PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd5:56  20-18-22            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND0 / 2
CZECH REPUBLIC0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND8 min / 4 inf
CZECH REPUBLIC4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CZECH REPUBLIC1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 SO Total
FINLAND010012
CZECH REPUBLIC010001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
FIN - Nurmi (70:00) (W)898530/0:001st OT/10:00
CZE - Dostal (70:00) (SL)7116226/0:001st OT/10:00
SHOOTOUT
FINLAND shoots first for each round.
FINLANDCZECH REPUBLIC
# SHOOTER
 34  Arttu Nevasaari   --  
 15  Niklas Nordgren   --  
 27  Kristian Tanus Goal
 22  Samuel Salonen   --  
 32  Leevi Aaltonen Goal
 SHOOTER
   --  13   Martin Kaut
   --  15   Dominik Sklenar
   --  25   Ondrej Machala
   --    Frantisek Klejna
TOTALS: 2 0
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
 FIN - 1 Nurmi Start:6:08 PM
 CZE - 10 Lauko End:8:45 PM
  -  Attendance: 
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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