Game Report 903 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: RBC Centre
Date: Nov 7, 2014
GAME NOTES: RUSSIA SCORES EARLY AND OFTEN, ROLLS PAST FINLAND INTO U17 FINAL JASON LA ROSE SARNIA, Ont. – Vladislav Sukhachyov stood tall between the pipes, stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced to lead Russia past Finland 6-1 on Friday night and into Saturday’s gold medal game at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians are into the final for the third time in four years, and will face the United States on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET, TSN2), looking for their second gold medal in that span. Dmitri Alexeyev, Dmitri Sokolov and Maxim Bain had a goal and an assist each for Russia, which avenged its 5-4 shootout loss to the Finns in Monday’s preliminary round meeting between the teams. Vitali Abramov, Vyacheslav Shevchenko and Nikita A. Popugayev also scored. Emil Oksanen had the lone goal for the Finns, who will meet Sweden in an all-Scandinavian bronze medal game on Saturday afternoon (1 p.m. ET, TSN2) at the RBC Centre in Sarnia. After falling behind 4-0 when the teams met Monday, the Russians struck quickly; Alexeyev’s point shot found its way underneath Finnish netminder Leevi Laakso at 2:49, and Bain doubled the lead just 80 seconds later. Finland got one back when Oksanen banged in a power play goal from in close at 6:31, but Abramov pushed the lead back to two at 10:21, making it a 3-1 game and chasing Laakso, who allowed three goals on five shots. The Russians dominated the second period, outshooting Finland 14-6 in the middle frame, and added two more goals late; Shevchenko found a loose puck to the right of goaltender Kimmo Rautiainen to make it 4-1, and Sokolov finished a pretty tic-tac-toe passing play with German Rubtsov and Alexander Podkorytov less than two minutes after that, sending Russia to the second intermission with a commanding four-goal lead. Finland started to push offensively in the third period, racking up 14 shots to Russia’s five, but couldn’t find a way past Sukhachyov, who made more than one “how did he do that” save in the game. Popugayev added the sixth and final goal with under two minutes to go, providing the final margin of victory. Despite coming out on the losing end, the Finns held the advantage in shots on goal, 31-28.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Finland
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Kalyayev , Maxim
G30  Sukhachyov , Vladislav
  Minulin , Artyom
  Yakovenko , Alexander
  Sergachyov , Mikhail
  Ryzhenkov , Pavel
  Alexeyev , Dmitri
  Zaitsev , Yegor
 10  Makeyev , Nikita
 11  Abramov , Vitali
 12  O. Popugayev, Nikita
 13  Shevchenko , Vyacheslav
 14  Shabanov , Mikhail
 15  Ivanov , Georgi
 17  Rubtsov , German
 19  Petkov, Kirill
 21  Podkorytov , Alexander
 22  Kuznetsov , Vladimir
 24  A. Popugayev , Nikita
 25  Mesheryakov , Mikhail
 26  Bain , Maxim
 27  Sokolov , Dmitri
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 6:041 6:0415:56
2nd2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 1:561 1:560:04
2nd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 5:041 5:0416:56
3rd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 12:311 12:319:29
3rd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 14:411 14:417:19
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd19 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 10:031 10:0311:57
3rd18 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:561 14:567:04
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st2:49  8-25-11            
1st4:29  26-8            
1st10:21  11            
2nd15:40  13-27-26            
2nd17:31  27-17-21            
3rd18:17  24-7-11            
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:31 PP 4-14-8            
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA0 / 2
FINLAND1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA10 min / 5 inf
FINLAND4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA6 G + 9 A = 15 Pts
FINLAND1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA3216
FINLAND1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Sukhachyov (60:00) (W)1061430/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Laakso (10:21) (L)2002/0:001st/10:21
FIN - Rautiainen (49:39) 412420/10:213rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:00 PM
  -  End:7:00 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.