Finland 6 – Atlantic 9

ATLANTIC CLAIMS NINTH WITH BIG WIN OVER FINLAND

NANAIMO, BC – It may not have been the game they wanted to be playing in, but Atlantic made sure it finished its 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in style.

Sean Couturier scored a hat trick and added two assists and Ben Duffy had a goal and three helpers as Atlantic took home ninth place with a 9-6 win over Finland in a goal-fest at Frank Crane Arena. The win spared Atlantic what would have been its first last-place finish since 2001.

Brandon Hynes, Patrick Downe, Garrett Clarke, Brandon Gormley and Morgan Ellis also scored for the Canadian side, which scored its most goals in one game since a 7-2 win over the Czech Republic at the 2005 tournament in Lethbridge, AB.

The Finns got goals from Joonas Donskoi, Markus Vastila, Mikael Salmivirta, Valtteri Autio, Tomi Iso-Mustajarvi and Teemu Pulkkinen in their biggest offensive outburst of the tournament, but still finished 0-5 for the first time since 2002.


Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Game #/No. de match 25 Round/Ronde 9th Place
Arena/Aréna Frank Crane Arena Location/Lieu Nanaimo, B.C., Canada
Date Sat. Jan. 03, 2009 Time/Heure 07:00 PM PT

 

Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
FIN 1 2 3 6
ATL 4 3 2 9

 

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

Goals/Buts :
05:12 FIN 12 Joonas Donskoi (22 Teemu Pulkkinen)
07:14 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (11 Sean Couturier, 2 Nathan Beaulieu) PP
09:05 ATL 11 Sean Couturier (19 Alex Noel)
11:37 ATL 14 Ben Duffy (16 Stephen MacAulay) PP
18:40 ATL 4 Patrick Downe (14 Ben Duffy, 12 Josh Currie)

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:59 FIN 10 Mikael Kuronen (Bench - Coach)
10:14 FIN 4 Miro Hovinen (Holding)
15:00 ATL 2 Nathan Beaulieu (Interference)

Second Period/Deuxieme Période

Goals/Buts :
02:22 FIN 24 Markus Vastila (28 Mika Partanen, 12 Joonas Donskoi)
04:05 ATL 11 Sean Couturier (14 Ben Duffy, 8 Brandon Gormley) PP
05:18 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke PP
09:52 FIN 15 Mikael Salmivirta (19 Pyry Niemi)
20:00 ATL 8 Brandon Gormley (14 Ben Duffy) PP

Penalties/Pénaltés :
03:12 FIN 24 Markus Vastila (Tripping)
04:31 FIN 4 Miro Hovinen (Interference)
07:01 FIN 29 Konsta Makinen (Interference)
19:32 FIN 3 Santeri Arousva (Cross Checking)

Third Period/Troisième Période

Goals/Buts :
01:15 FIN 2 Valtteri Autio (22 Teemu Pulkkinen, 25 Teemu Rautiainen)
02:59 ATL 11 Sean Couturier (16 Stephen MacAulay, 19 Alex Noel)
05:50 FIN 23 Tomi Iso-Mustajarvi (12 Joonas Donskoi, 24 Markus Vastila)
12:19 FIN 22 Teemu Pulkkinen (12 Joonas Donskoi)
19:32 ATL 5 Morgan Ellis (11 Sean Couturier) EN

Penalties/Pénaltés :
05:03 ATL 3 Garrett Clarke (Delay of Game)
13:28 FIN 28 Mika Partanen (Hooking)
14:33 FIN 22 Teemu Pulkkinen (Roughing)
14:33 ATL 15 Brandon Hynes (Roughing)
15:13 ATL 19 Alex Noel (Holding)
16:20 ATL 21 Kody Orr (Holding)

 

Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but
FIN 31 Kristian Jarvinen On 1/00:00 Off 2/07:55
1 Sami Aittokallio On 2/07:56 Off 3/20:00
ATL 30 Joey Yetman On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

 

Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
FIN 9 4 8 21
ATL 12 11 10 33

 

Officials/Officiels
Referee/Arbitre Don Howell
Lines People/Juges de lignes Andy Fleck, Ron Dietterle