Game Summary

Team Pacific 5 - Finland 1

Round Robin
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Regina, SK
Brandt Arena

PACIFIC STORMS PAST FINLAND IN OPENING GAME

By Keith Borkowsky

REGINA — Harri Sateri could not steal a win from Team Pacific at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge’s opening round robin game Thursday.

The Finnish goalie saw 46 shots but could not hold off Pacific’s sharpshooters in a 5-1 loss.

Centreman Dustin Sylvester backhanded a rebound past Finland goalie Harri Sateri, giving them a 1-0 lead at the 3:27 mark of the opening frame. Eric Doyle and Dana Tyrell were given assists.

It didn’t take long for Finland to get on the scoreboard. Lassi Kokkala fired a shot from the faceoff circle. Pacific goalie Tyson Sexsmith attempted a stick save, but wound up deflecting the shot into his own goal at the 5:22 mark of the period. Assists went to Jesse Laaksonen and Joonas Jarvinen.

First period pressure led to more scoring chance sin the second frame for Pacific. Zach Boychuk tapped in a cross-crease pass from Thomas Hickey to give Western its second goal at the 3:24 mark. Sylvester picked up the other assist.

Colton Grant’s low shot between Sateri’s legs gave Pacific a 3-1 lead at the 7:13 mark of the second period. Defenceman Nick Ross and Hickey earned assists.

Brandon Sutter added more insurance with a late third-period goal. He broke in alone on Sateri and fired a wrist shot over the goalie’s glove into the top corner at the 13:59 mark. Tyler Ennis and Tyrell assisted.

Pacific capped off its scoring with a goal from Dana Tyrell, assisted by Ross.

Finland’s Nestori Lahde was awarded a penalty shot late in the third period, but missed the net.

Players of the game:
Pacific: Thomas Hickey
Finland: Lassi Kokkala


Box Score PAC
1
2
2
5
Compte FIN
1
0
0
1

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
3:27 PAC - 15 Sylvester (2 Doyle, 14 Tyrell)
5:22 FIN - 11 Kokkala (20 Laaksonen, 4 Jarvinen)

Penalties/Pénalités:
8:10 PAC - 8 Ross - Kneeing
8:24 PAC - 5 Kerr - High Sticking
15:50 PAC - 5 Kerr - Misconduct 10 min
15:50 PAC - 8 Ross - Holding

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
3:24 PAC - 9 Boychuk (7 Hickey, 15 Sylvester)
7:13 PAC - 10 Grant (8 Ross, 7 Hickey)

Penalties/Pénalités:
0:58 PAC - 9 Boychuk - Tripping
6:45 FIN - 16 Paunio - Tripping
10:56 FIN - 25 Lahde - Hooking
19:10 PAC - 18 Ennis - Slashing

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
13:59 PAC - 17 Sutter (18 Ennis, 14 Tyrell)
18:06 PAC - 14 Tyrell (8 Ross)

Penalties/Pénalités:
2:09 PAC - 8 Ross - Holding the Stick
6:12 FIN - 19 Poysti - Interference
11:36 PAC - 8 Ross - Holding
15:40 FIN - bench - Too Many Men (2 min)
18:59 FIN - 2 Kluuskeri - Interference


Goaltenders WST Sexsmith
Gardiennes de but FIN Säteri

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal WST

-

-

-

46

Tirs au but FIN

-

-

-

15


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance -
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