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|
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période|
|Second Period/Deuxieme Période|
|Third Period/Troisième Période|
|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|
|Lines People/Juges de lignes||Andy Fleck, Ron Dietterle|