Game Summary
Canada 5 - Finland 4
 

U18's HOLD OFF FINNS

DRESDEN, Germany - Colin Smith scored the winner with less than five minutes left in regulationasCanadaedged Finland 5-4 at the world under-18 hockey championship Saturday.

Finland led 3-2 with less than 10 minutes to play before Nick Cousins and Mark Scheifele scored40secondsapart to put Canada up by one. Smith added Canada's third unanswered goal four minutes later.

It stood up as the winner after Finland's Olli Maatta scored a power-play goal in the finaltwominutes.

Smith called the game a step forward for the team's chances at the tournament.

"Obviously the first game was 5-0 (against the Czech Republic) and a good confidence booster,''saidSmith,``but I think this game, just knowing we can come back, is a huge stepping stone for when wegetdeeper."

Eric Locke and Ryan Murphy also scored for Canada as the team stayed undefeated through two games.

Joel Armia and Maatta each scored twice for Finland (1-1).

Malcolm Subban had another quality start in goal for Canada with 34 saves. Finnish goalie SamuPerhonenwasalso a factor, stopping 30 shots.

Canadian coach Mike Williamson said he tried to focus his team before the big third period.

"We played pretty well tonight but we didn't seem to quite have the jump and got away from ourgameplanalot,'' said Williamson. "For a 5-4 hockey game both goalies played incredible, and again (Subban)stoodtallwhen it was 3-2 and 3-3 and gave us a chance to get that one.

"I thought we were a little bit loose today. The Finns have a good hockey team. They're very,veryskilled.... It could have gone either way."

Williamson said the team will have a light day Sunday to recuperate before facing Norway (0-2)onMonday.Canada will also play Sweden in round-robin play before the start of the medal round.

 

Game Information
Game Number 10 Round Preliminary
Arena Energie Verblund Arena City, Country Dresden, GER
Month / Day / Year 04/16/2011 Time 01:30 PM ET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 1 1 3 5
Finland (FIN) 0 2 2 4

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   03:24 CAN 15 Eric Locke  (14 Ryan Murphy) PP

Penalties:
   03:09 FIN 24 Teemu Henritius (Cross Checking)
   06:13 CAN 24 Mark McNeill (Slashing)
   11:28 FIN 16 Heikki Liedes (Roughing)
   11:28 CAN 16 Charles Simard-Hudon (Holding)
   16:24 CAN 15 Eric Locke  (High Sticking)
   16:24 FIN 3 Henri Auvinen (High Sticking)

Second Period
Goals:
   03:27 FIN 23 Joel Armia (12 Miro Aaltonen, 10 Toni Kallela) PP
   11:56 FIN 4 Olli Maata (10 Toni Kallela, 23 Joel Armia)
   17:46 CAN 14 Ryan Murphy (14 Ryan Murphy, 17 Colin Smith)

Penalties:
   00:36 FIN 28 Aleksi Salonen (Roughing)
   01:40 CAN 3 Slater Koekkoek  (Holding)
   04:41 FIN 3 Henri Auvinen (High Sticking)
   05:18 CAN 20 Brett Ritchie (Roughing)
   05:18 FIN 8 Joonas Valkonen (Roughing)
   13:51 FIN 18 Teuvo Teräväinen (Hooking)
   15:44 CAN 5 Ryan Murray (Holding)
   19:00 CAN 15 Eric Locke  (High Sticking)

Third Period
Goals:
   01:06 FIN 23 Joel Armia  PP
   10:05 CAN 23 Mark Scheifele (8 Cody Ceci)
   10:45 CAN 19 Nick Cousins (5 Ryan Murray)
   14:44 CAN 17 Colin Smith 
   18:05 FIN 4 Olli Maata (22 Markus Granlund, 23 Joel Armia) PP

Penalties:
   00:32 CAN 17 Colin Smith (Slashing)
   06:06 FIN 3 Henri Auvinen (Cross Checking)
   07:51 CAN 7 Daniel Catenacci (Hooking)
   11:50 CAN 19 Nick Cousins (10-Minute Misconduct)
   17:12 CAN 23 Mark Scheifele (Delay of Game)
   19:57 CAN 17 Colin Smith (Roughing)


Goaltenders
Canada
30 Malcolm Subban On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Finland
1 Samu Perhonen On 1/00:00 Off 3/19:18

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 8 11 10 29
Finland 9 16 19 44

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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations