Game Summary
Shattuck-St. Mary's 5 - Finland 3
 

RASKOB’S NATURAL HAT TRICK LEADS SHATTUCK TO INAUGURAL WSSC GOLD

CALGARY, Alta. – Willie Raskob’s natural hat trick turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead and Shattuck-St. Mary’s scored three times on the power play as it won the inaugural gold medal at the World Sport School Challenge with a 5-3 win over Finland.

The loss was the first for the Finns, who had entered with a perfect 4-0 record – including a win over Shattuck – and had outscored its opposition 36-7.

After a tight-checking opening half of the first period it was the Finns who hit the scoreboard first just shy of the 13-minute mark, as Jimi Kuronen converted a power play opportunity for the Scandinavians.

But Shattuck pulled even on a power play of its own, with Raskob beating netminder Ville Husso with just 18 seconds to go in the opening 20 minutes.

Raskob continued to wield a hot stick early in the second, giving Shattuck its first lead just 39 seconds into the period, and completed his natural hat trick at 9:56 on another power play.

Zach Stepan made it a three-goal game just 60 seconds later, chasing Husso from the Finnish net.

The Finns got to within two late in the second period thanks to a beautiful individual effort by Artturi Lehkonen, and made it a one-goal game less than four minutes into the third, again off the stick of Lehkonen.

But that would be as close as the Scandinavians would get, as Hunter Fejes scored into an empty net with 58 seconds left to clinch it for Shattuck, which will take the gold medal south of the border to Faribault, Minn.

 

Game Information
Game Number 16 Round Gold Medal
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/31/2011 Time 03:00 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Shattuck-St. Mary's (SSM) 1 3 1 5
Finland (FIN) 1 1 1 3

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   12:50 FIN 2 Jimi Kuronen (18 Aleksi Ainali, 9 Jonatan Tanus) PP
   19:42 SSM 22 Willie Raskob (14 Tyler Vesel, 15 Zach Stepan) PP

Penalties:
   11:54 SSM 19 Carter Lukenda (Tripping)
   15:02 FIN 9 Jonatan Tanus (Interference)
   17:56 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (Checking to the Head)
   19:24 FIN 3 Alex Lintuniemi (Checking to the Head)
   19:24 SSM 20 Ryan Schwalbe (Slashing)

Second Period
Goals:
   00:39 SSM 22 Willie Raskob (14 Tyler Vesel, 15 Zach Stepan) PP
   09:56 SSM 22 Willie Raskob (14 Tyler Vesel, 2 John Draeger) PP
   10:56 SSM 15 Zach Stepan (17 Max Becker, 2 John Draeger) PP
   17:51 FIN 12 Artturi Lehkonen (9 Jonatan Tanus) PP

Penalties:
   09:29 FIN 9 Jonatan Tanus (Checking to the Head)
   10:30 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (Checking to the Head)
   11:09 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (Hooking)
   12:58 SSM 4 Noah Henry (Hooking)
   17:02 SSM 3 Matt McArdie (Checking to the Head)
   18:47 SSM 2 John Draeger (Closing Hand on Puck)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:39 FIN 12 Artturi Lehkonen (14 Jusso Ikonen)
   19:02 SSM 18 Hunter Fejes  EN

Penalties:
   10:51 SSM 22 Willie Raskob (Spearing)


Goaltenders
Shattuck-St. Mary's
1 Kyle Hayton On 1/00:00
Finland
1 Ville Husso On 1/00:00 Off 2/10:56
30 Kevin Lankinen On 2/10:57 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Shattuck-St. Mary's 18 18 4 40
Finland 15 17 10 42

Player of the Game
Shattuck-St. Mary's 12 Artturi Lehkonen
Finland 22 Willie Raskob
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles