Game Report 904 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: RBC Centre
Date: Nov 8, 2014
GAME NOTES: SWEDES WIN ALL-SCANDINAVIAN SHOWDOWN, BEAT FINNS FOR U17 BRONZE JASON LA ROSE SARNIA, Ont. – William Fällström scored the game-winning goal late in the second period, helping Sweden past Finland 3-1 in Saturday afternoon’s bronze medal game at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The medal is the fifth all-time at the under-17 tournament for the Swedes; they won gold in 2013, silver in 1988 and 1997, and bronze in 2010 and this year. Linus Weissbach and Oskar Steen joined captain Fällström on the scoresheet for Sweden, which scored once in each period and needed just 18 shots on goal to return to the podium after a one-year absence. Filip Gustavsson had another strong start in the Swedish goal, finishing with 25 saves as his team was outshot 26-18. Riku Sihvonen had the lone goal for Finland, which came up short in its quest to win its first U17 medal since 1998, and its first at a full-field tournament since taking silver in 1995. The Swedes got the all-important first goal just 2:06 in; Weissbach walked out of the corner and let go a wrist shot that found its way through traffic, and up and over the far-side shoulder of Finnish goaltender Kimmo Rautiainen. Fällström doubled the lead at 13:33 of the middle frame, taking a pass from Jesper Bratt on a three-on-one break and ripping a slap shot low to the blocker side of Rautiainen. The Finns finally solved Gustavsson just shy of three-minute mark of the third period; Aapeli Räsänen dropped to Sihvonen, who rifled a wrist shot off the post and in past the blocker of the Swedish netminder. But Steen got the lead back to two with six minutes to go, taking a shot that ricocheted off the back end of a Finnish defenceman and bounced past Rautiainen to give the Swedes breathing room and cap the scoring. Both teams were stagnant with the man advantage; Sweden finished 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Finns went without a goal in four chances.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Finland
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gustavsson, Filip
G30  Lundh, Gusten
  Andersson, Alexander
  Cederholm, Jacob
  Deutsch, David
  Horrsell, Oliver
  Moverare, Jacob
  Thilander, Adam
  Högberg, Linus
 12  Bratt, Jesper
 13  Fällström, William
 14  Karlsson, Pontus
 16  Nylander, Alexander
 17  Olsson, Oliver
 18  Davidsson, Marcus
 19  Sethsson, Albin
 20  Steen, Oskar
 22  Wahlgren, Tim
 23  Weissbach, Linus
 26  Andersson, Lias
 27  Krekula, Simon
 28  Lindström, Linus
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 14:361 14:367:24
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 7:301 7:3014:30
2nd28 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 18:401 18:403:20
3rd20 2:00 Tripping minor 3:471 3:4718:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st28 2:00 Tripping minor 17:151 17:154:45
3rd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 6:481 6:4815:12
3rd13 2:00 (auto) Goaltender Interference minor 11:381 11:3810:22
3rd18 2:00 Tripping minor 16:251 16:255:35
3rd22 2:00 Tripping minor 19:071 19:072:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:06  23-28-27            
2nd13:33  13-12            
3rd14:01  20-26-19            
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd2:49  11-22            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 0 / 5
FINLAND 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 8 min / 4 inf
FINLAND 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
FINLAND 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1113
FINLAND0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Gustavsson (60:00) (W)710825/0:003rd/20:00
FIN - Rautiainen (60:00) (L)74415/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 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.