Game Summary
Shattuck-St. Mary's 3 - Finland 4
 

FINNS SURVIVE SCARE FROM SHATTUCK, FINISH PRELIMS PERFECT

CALGARY, Alta. – Saku Kinnunen scored shorthanded with eight minutes to go, giving Finland a 4-3 victory over Shattuck-St. Mary’s and wrapping up a perfect preliminary round at the 2011 World Sport School Challenge.

The win means the Finns will enjoy a bye Thursday and play in a Friday semifinal, while Shattuck will take on Pursuit of Excellence in Thursday’s late quarter-final (5 p.m. MT).

Special teams were the story for both teams, with five of the game’s seven goals scored either on the power play or shorthanded, including Shattuck’s two first period goals, from Hunter Fejes and Zach Stepan, that gave it a surprising 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

But the Finns showed why they were the tournament’s top team through the first two days, getting a goal from Timi Lahtinen and two from Julius Honka to turn a two-goal deficit into a one-goal lead just 11:29 into the second period.

But Shattuck refused to go away, as Jake Montgomery tied the game just 54 seconds after Honka’s second goal, sending it to the dressing room deadlocked at 3-3 after 40 minutes.

The Sabres continued their momentum early in the third, creating a pair of power play opportunities, but Kinnunen jumped on a loose puck in the Shattuck zone and slipped a backhand past Kyle Hayton for the game’s final goal, leaving the Finns a perfect 3-0.

 

Game Information
Game Number 08 Round Round Robin
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/28/2011 Time 05:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Shattuck-St. Mary's (SSM) 2 1 0 3
Finland (FIN) 0 3 1 4

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   05:59 SSM 18 Hunter Fejes (20 Ryan Schwalbe, 4 Noah Henry) PP
   14:59 SSM 15 Zach Stepan (22 Willie Raskob, 2 John Draeger) PP

Penalties:
   05:52 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (Slashing)
   06:10 SSM 9 Nick Petrella (Interference)
   09:41 SSM 4 Noah Henry (Checking to the Head)
   14:09 FIN 2 Jimi Kuronen (Holding)
   14:31 FIN 8 Mika Ilvonen (Checking to the Head)
   17:12 FIN 13 Joose Antonen (Slashing)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:49 FIN 25 Timi Lahtinen (18 Aleksi Ainali, 28 Niko Ojamaki)
   06:11 FIN 5 Julius Honka (9 Jonatan Tanus, 18 Aleksi Ainali) PP
   11:29 FIN 5 Julius Honka (12 Artturi Lehkonen, 8 Mika Ilvonen) PP
   12:23 SSM 8 Jake Montgomery (9 Nick Petrella, 15 Zach Stepan)

Penalties:
   03:26 FIN 13 Joose Antonen (Too Many Men)
   05:42 SSM 22 Willie Raskob (Holding)
   11:22 SSM 2 John Draeger (Hooking)
   15:27 SSM 17 Max Becker (Checking to the Head)
   19:44 FIN 9 Jonatan Tanus (Checking to the Head)

Third Period
Goals:
   12:02 FIN 23 Saku Kinnunen  SH

Penalties:
   07:30 FIN 7 Atte Makinen (Interference)
   11:26 FIN 22 Joonas Lyytinen (Tripping)
   13:03 SSM 22 Willie Raskob (High Sticking)
   15:32 FIN 13 Joose Antonen (Boarding)


Goaltenders
Shattuck-St. Mary's
1 Kyle Hayton On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00
Finland
30 Kevin Lankinen On 1/00:00 Off 3/60:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Shattuck-St. Mary's 16 12 9 37
Finland 7 11 3 21

Player of the Game
Finland 5 Julius Honka
Shattuck-St. Mary's 15 Zach Stepan
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles