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





Box Score Finland





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






Shots on Goal by Canada





Shots on Goal by Finland





Officials Referee Hirokazu Takahashi
Officials Linesmen Takayuki Matsuda, Hiroyuki Kaneiri

Attendance 3,100
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