Finland 4 – Quebec 9

ASSELIN CONTINUES HOT STREAK TO LEAD QUEBEC TO WIN

COURTENAY, BC – He just keeps scoring, and scoring, and scoring.

Guillaume Asselin recorded his second hat trick in three days, giving him a tournament-co-leading six goals, as Quebec clinched third place in Group B with a 9-4 win over Finland. The win means the Canadian side will play in Saturday morning’s fifth-place game in Port Alberni.

Asselin scored twice in the second period – highlighting a four-goal frame by Quebec that turned a tight 2-1 game into a 6-1 runaway – and once more in the third to lead the way. Yoan Pinette added a pair of goals in the win and was joined on the scoresheet by Christopher Giroux, Stefan Fournier, Maximilien Le Sieur and Michael Beaudry. Cedrick Henley pitched in with four assists.

Teemu Pulkkinen, Jose Sneck, Teemu Rautianien and Eetu Koski scored the goals for Finland, which dropped to 0-3 and must win its final game to avoid its first winless preliminary round since the 2002 tournament in Selkirk, MB.

Quebec is off Friday, and will see action next in the fifth-place game on Saturday at the Alberni Valley Multiplex (11 a.m. PST). The Finns will wrap up their preliminary round schedule on Friday afternoon, taking on Slovakia in Port Alberni. (2 p.m. PST).


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 15 Round/Ronde Preliminary
Arena/Aréna Comox Valley Sports Centre Location/Lieu Courtenay, B.C., Canada
Date Thurs. Jan. 01, 2009 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
FIN 1 1 2 4
QUE 2 4 3 9

 

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

Goals/Buts :
00:12 FIN 22 Teemu Pulkkinen (25 Teemu Rautiainen, 27 Eetu Koski)
07:07 QUE 10 Yoan Pinette (8 Cédrick Henley, 18 Michaël Bournival)
09:30 QUE 12 Christopher Giroux (15 Maximilien Le Sieur, 5 Martin Lefebvre)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:18 FIN 29 Konsta Makinen (Tripping)
11:36 QUE 19 Olivier Croteau (Interference)
12:42 QUE 18 Michaël Bournival (Tripping)
18:01 QUE 2 Jérémie Blain (Interference)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
12:35 QUE 17 Guillaume Asselin (8 Cédrick Henley, 6 Samuel Carrier) PP
13:04 QUE 22 Stefan Fournier (12 Christopher Giroux, 10 Yoan Pinette)
13:37 FIN 20 Jose Sneck (12 Joonas Donskoi, 10 Mikael Kuronen)
14:00 QUE 17 Guillaume Asselin (8 Cédrick Henley, 18 Michaël Bournival) PP
15:37 QUE 15 Maximilien Le Sieur (12 Christopher Giroux, 20 Michael Beaudry)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
04:39 QUE 12 Christopher Giroux (Interference)
10:14 FIN 20 Jose Sneck (Slashing)
10:49 FIN 4 Miro Hovinen (Hooking)
13:47 FIN 27 Eetu Koski (Checking from Behind)
13:47 FIN 27 Eetu Koski (10-Minute Misconduct)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
01:11 QUE 20 Michael Beaudry (12 Christopher Giroux, 22 Stefan Fournier)
10:32 QUE 10 Yoan Pinette (8 Cédrick Henley, 21 Gabriel Desjardins) PP
15:49 FIN 25 Teemu Rautiainen (24 Markus Vastila, 22 Teemu Pulkkinen) PP
16:10 QUE 17 Guillaume Asselin (18 Michaël Bournival, 22 Stefan Fournier)
17:18 FIN 27 Eetu Koski (22 Teemu Pulkkinen, 12 Joonas Donskoi)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
01:47 QUE 4 Dylan Capstick (Hooking)
05:45 QUE 10 Yoan Pinette (Hooking)
08:33 FIN 2 Valtteri Autio (High Sticking)
13:49 QUE 14 Yasin Cissé (Roughing)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
FIN 31 Kristian Jarvinen On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
QUE 30 Louis Boileau-Domingue On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
FIN 13 3 21 37
QUE 15 19 17 51

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Brett Montsion
Lines People/Juges de lignes Jordan Browne, Cody Huseby