West 6 – Finland 3

DE PAPE’S HAT TRICK LEADS WEST TO VICTORY

PORT ALBERNI, BC – Two games, two wins for West at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Captain Jordan De Pape scored three times – all on the power play – and added an assist as West moved to 2-0 in Group B with a 6-3 win over Finland on Tuesday at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.

With the Finns holding a 2-1 lead early in the second period, De Pape set up Nolan Zajac for the game-tying goal before completing his hat trick with a pair of markers 53 seconds apart, sending Finland to its second loss in as many games.

Quinton Howden and Mark Stone scored the other goals for West, while Teemu Rautianen, Teemu Pulkkinen and Mika Partanen replied for the Finns.

West will play its third game in as many days when it travels to Duncan to face Slovakia on Wednesday afternoon (2 p.m. PST), while the Finns will see action next on Thursday, taking on Quebec at the Comox Valley Sports Centre in Courtenay.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 05 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Alberni Valley Multiplex Location/Lieu Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Date Tue. Dec. 30, 2008 Time/Heure 02:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
WST 1 4 1 6
FIN 2 1 0 3

 

Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
07:10 FIN 25 Teemu Rautiainen (10 Mikael Kuronen) PP
12:44 WST 12 Jordan De Pape (14 Mark Stone, 20 Michael St. Croix) PP
16:39 FIN 22 Teemu Pulkkinen (3 Santeri Arousva) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
02:57 WST 20 Michael St. Croix (Too Many Men)
05:45 WST 19 Drew Czerwonka (Hooking)
07:59 FIN 15 Mikael Salmivirta (Roughing)
12:13 FIN 15 Mikael Salmivirta (Hooking)
15:58 WST 8 Jaden Schwartz (Tripping)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
06:58 WST 11 Nolan Zajac (14 Mark Stone, 12 Jordan De Pape) PP
07:58 WST 12 Jordan De Pape (14 Mark Stone, 20 Michael St. Croix) PP
08:51 WST 12 Jordan De Pape (14 Mark Stone, 11 Nolan Zajac) PP
11:31 WST 18 Quinton Howden (8 Jaden Schwartz)
15:10 FIN 28 Mika Partanen (26 Otto Raty, 15 Mikael Salmivirta)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:18 FIN 29 Konsta Makinen (Interference)
07:36 FIN 10 Mikael Kuronen (Tripping)
08:30 FIN 29 Konsta Makinen (Tripping)
16:09 WST 19 Drew Czerwonka (Hooking)
19:32 FIN 25 Teemu Rautiainen (Checking from Behind)
19:32 FIN 25 Teemu Rautiainen (10-Minute Misconduct)
19:58 WST 12 Jordan De Pape (High Sticking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
19:23 WST 14 Mark Stone SH EN

Penalties/Pénaltés :
12:57 WST 4 Kyle Krzyzaniak (Delay of Game)
18:27 WST 4 Kyle Krzyzaniak (Delay of Game)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
WST 1 Calvin Pickard On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
FIN 1 Sami Aittokallio On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
WST 11 13 7 31
FIN 14 13 16 43

 

Players of the Game/Joueur(se) du match
WST 12 Jordan De Pape
FIN 20 Teemu Pulkkinen

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre T.J. Luxmore
Lines People/Juges de lignes Frencis Trempe, Todd Morwood