Game Summary

Nagano Cup (pre-competion)
February 7, 2003
Tokyo, Japan

The 2002 Allan Cup Champion Saint-Georges Garaga had its first taste of international hockey on Friday in a tune-up game for the Nagano Cup, losing 5-3 to Team Finland in Morioka, Japan.

Finland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead as Canada was still adjusting to the international ice surface and a strict referee.  Niko Kantelinen and Mikko Pukko had staked Finland to a lead as the game was just five minutes old.  Dominic Maltais cut the lead to 2-1 with an even-strength goal for Canada, with an assist from Karl Fleury.

And with two minutes to play in the first period, Frédéric Vermette evened the score, converting a Joel Prpic pass.

Finland outshot Canada 13-7 in the second period but only managed one goal on Guy Moore, who was stellar in Canada’s net.  Kantelinen, with his second goal, managed to solve Moore at 17:55 and Finland had a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes of play.

Kantelinen completed his hat trick in the third period on a powerplay, as Finland made it 4-2.  A goal by Claude Morin at 13:53 for Canada cut the lead to 4-3 but Finland’s Tommi Hannus restored their two-goal advantage at 18:47, giving the Finnish side a 5-3 victory.

Finland outshot Canada 35-20.  Netminder Guy Moore was named Canada’s Player of the Game.


Game Summary
Box Score Canada

2

0

1

3

Box Score Finland

2

1

2

5


First Period / 1re période

Scoring/Buts :
00:25 FIN Kantelinen (Niinikoski)
05:06 FIN Pukka (Kinnunen) SH/DN
11:46 CAN Parent (Fleury)
18:04 CAN Vermette (Prpic)

Penalties/Pénalités :
01:15 CAN Maltais (HI-ST)
04:16 FIN Hannus (INTRF)
07:24 FIN Hakkarainen (HI-ST)
15:11 CAN Maltais (SLASH)
18:28 FIN Kantelinen (HOOK)

Second Period / 2e période

Scoring/Buts :
37:55 FIN Kantelinen

Penalties/Pénalités :
20:46 CAN Maltais (HI-ST)
23:10 CAN Laflamme (ELBOW)
25:31 CAN Laflamme (HOLD)
31:46 FIN Pesonen (SLASH)
33:03 FIN Pukka (BOARD)
34:55 CAN Grégoire (CROSS)

Third Period / 3e période

Scoring/Buts :
44:04 FIN Kantelinen (Hakkarainen, Niinikoski) PP/AN
53:53 CAN Morin (Prpic, Gosselin)
58:47 FIN Jarvinen (Schantz)

Penalties/Pénalités :
41:24 CAN Maltais (ELBOW)
41:24 FIN Schantz (INTRF)
42:46 CAN Bench Minor (TOO-M)
45:03 FIN Kantelinen (HI-ST)
47:36 CAN Parent (HI-ST) 4 min.
47:40 CAN Cloutier (SLASH)
47:40 FIN Kantelinen (UN-SP)
50:14 CAN Maltais (UN-SP)
50:14 FIN Schantz (UN-SP)
52:35 FIN Saavinen (INTRF)
52:40 CAN Maltais (HI-ST)
57:12 CAN Bourdeau (SLASH)
57:12 FIN Kantelinen (SLASH)
59:50 CAN Morin (SLASH)

Goaltenders Canada Guy Moore
Goaltenders Finland Carl Grahn

   

First

Second

Third

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

7

6

7

20

Shots on Goal by Finland

12

13

10

35


Officials Referee Hirokazu Takahashi
Officials Linesmen Takayuki Matsuda, Hiroyuki Kaneiri

Attendance 3,100
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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations