Game Report 884 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: RBC Centre
Date: Nov 2, 2014
GAME NOTES: FINNS SPOIL START OF NEW ERA, BEAT CANADA WHITE IN U17 OPENER JASON LA ROSE SARNIA, Ont. – Pete Niemi scored the game-winning goal eight minutes into the second period – the second of five unanswered goals – to help Finland to a 5-1 victory over Canada White in the opening Group A game for both Sunday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The game was the first ever at the tournament to include a Canadian national team, after close to 30 years of regional representation for Canada at the under-17 level. Otto Somppi, Janne Kuokkanen, Otto Mäkinen and Eetu Tuulola joined Niemi as goal scorers for Finland, which won just its third preliminary round game in 13 tries at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, dating back to the 2010 tournament in Timmins, Ont. Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) scored the lone goal for the Canadians. After an early Canadian goal was waved off due to goaltender interference, Jost put Canada White ahead at 11:27 of the opening period, snapping a shot past Finnish netminder Leevi Laakso on a Canadian power play. But the Finns answered less than two minutes later, with Somppi jamming in a loose puck after a scramble in the Canadian crease to send the game to the first intermission tied 1-1. Niemi gave the Scandinavians their first lead at 7:52 of the second, finishing off a two-on-one with Juha Jääskä, and Kuokkanen went low to the glove side on Canadian netminder Samuel Harvey (Alma, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) on a partial breakaway at 12:38 for a two-goal advantage. Mäkinen capped an impressive period for Finland with just 2.5 seconds left in the middle frame, taking Harvey and the puck into the net after being pulled down by a Canadian defender. Tuulola had the lone goal in the third period to round out the scoring. Laakso earned the victory in the Finnish net with 27 saves, including a number of point-blank stops in the final five minutes, while Harvey turned away 23 of 28 in a losing cause for Canada White. The Canadians are back on the ice Monday night at the RBC Centre when they face Canada Black in the preliminary round’s lone all-Canadian match-up (7 p.m. ET), while Finland meets Russia in Monday’s early game (3 p.m. ET).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada White
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Rautiainen, Kimmo
G30  Laakso, Leevi
  Almari, Niclas
  Felixson, Oliver
  Oksanen, Emil
  Niemeläinen, Markus
  Pynnönen, Jarkko
  Reunanen, Tarmo
  Kluuskeri, Jan
 10  Vesalainen, Kristian
 11  Sihvonen, Riku
 13  Jääskä, Juha
 14  Mäkinen, Otto
 15  Koppanen, Joona
 18  Kuokkanen, Janne
 19  Tuulola, Eetu
 20  Niemi, Pete
 21  Nurmi , Markus
 22  Räsänen, Aapeli
 23  Salo, Robin
 24  Somppi, Otto
 28  Vaakanainen, Urho
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 3:56  3:5618:04
1st22 2:00 Roughing minor 10:35  10:3511:25
1st11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 10:351 10:3511:25
3rd2:00 (auto) minor 9:061 9:0612:54
3rd14 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:251 14:257:35
3rd2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 15:581 15:586:02
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Harvey, Samuel
G31  Kubic, Ryan
  Anderson, Josh
  Green, Luke
  Middleton, Keaton
  Hague, Nicolas
  Quenneville, David
  O’Leary, Michael
  Bilodeau, Gabriel
 10  Jost, Tyson
 11  Kyrou, Jordan
 12  Maher, Jordan
 14  Pezzetta, Michael
 15  Balmas, Mitchell
 16  Kaspick, Tanner
 17  Salinitri, Anthony
 18  Raddysh, Taylor
 19  Barron, Travis
 20  Katerinakis, Alexander
 21  Ang, Jonathan
 22  Howden, Brett
   
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st22 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 3:171 3:1718:43
1st2:00 Roughing minor 10:35  10:3511:25
1st2:00 Tripping minor 14:411 14:417:19
1st19 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 19:251 19:252:35
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 1:051 1:050:55
2nd19 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 8:511 8:5113:09
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 5:371 5:3716:23
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 6:471 6:4715:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:23  24            
2nd7:52  20-13-3            
2nd12:38  18-4            
2nd19:57  14            
3rd12:03  19-10            
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:27 PP 10-20            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 7
CANADA WHITE 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA WHITE 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 5 G + 4 A = 9 Pts
CANADA WHITE 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1315
CANADA WHITE1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Laakso (60:00) (W)781126/0:003rd/20:00
WHT - Harvey (60:00) (L)154423/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 3:00 PM
  -  End: 3:00 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.