Game Summary
Finland 8 - Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 1
 

LEHKONEN’S FOUR POINTS LEAD FINLAND TO FIRST-EVER WSSC WIN

CALGARY, Alta. – Artturi Lehkonen and Jonatan Tanus began the inaugural World Sport School Challenge on a torrid pace, with four and three points respectively, as they led Finland’s national under-17 team to a convincing 8-1 win over the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in the first-ever WSSC game.

Finland came out firing in the first period, outshooting POE 12-2, but thanks to the solid play of goaltender Matt Mitchell, POE escaped the period with only a 1-0 deficit on a goal from Mikke Levo.

The second period was much of the same, as Finland outshot POE 12-4 and Artturi Lehkonen added two goals 22 seconds apart to put Finland up 3-0. Mitchell had another strong period and it served as inspiration for his team, as Dylan Bowen scored a late second period goal to put POE on the board.

The third period was all Finland, as it got goals from five different players in the last 10 minutes to round out the scoring, while outshooting POE 23-6 in the period and 47-12 overall.

Finland will look to continue its dominance when it faces Okanagan Hockey Academy in the feature game on Tuesday (5 p.m. MT), while Pursuit of Excellence will look to rebound against the hometown Edge School (5 p.m. MT).

 

Game Information
Game Number 01 Round Round Robin
Arena Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A City, Country Calgary, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 12/26/2011 Time 01:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Finland (FIN) 1 2 5 8
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy (POE) 0 1 0 1

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   04:27 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (7 Atte Makinen, 10 Aleksi Mustonen) PP

Penalties:
   02:03 POE 3 Riley Van Horne (Roughing)
   05:53 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (Hooking)
   09:22 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (Interference)

Second Period
Goals:
   10:33 FIN 12 Artturi Lehkonen (9 Jonatan Tanus, 8 Mika Ilvonen)
   10:55 FIN 12 Artturi Lehkonen (9 Jonatan Tanus)
   16:03 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (9 Josh Bowes, 15 Matt Saharchuk)

Penalties:
   00:00 FIN 22 Joonas Lyytinen (Holding)
   06:39 POE 19 Logan Mick (Too Many Men)
   07:24 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Roughing)
   07:24 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (Holding Opp. Stick)
   11:42 FIN 3 Alex Lintuniemi (Major - Checking to the Head)
   12:39 POE 8 Chris Koukis (Slashing)
   16:38 FIN 25 Timi Lahtinen (Interference)

Third Period
Goals:
   09:09 FIN 4 Mikke Levo (3 Alex Lintuniemi)
   13:35 FIN 10 Aleksi Mustonen (13 Joose Antonen)
   14:04 FIN 6 Matias Pulli (12 Artturi Lehkonen, 14 Jusso Ikonen) PP
   15:03 FIN 6 Matias Pulli (12 Artturi Lehkonen, 9 Jonatan Tanus) PP
   18:26 FIN 18 Aleksi Ainali (6 Matias Pulli)

Penalties:
   01:32 FIN 10 Aleksi Mustonen (Holding)
   01:32 FIN 10 Aleksi Mustonen (Holding)
   05:13 POE 18 Spencer Hewson (Holding)
   10:46 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Roughing)
   13:53 POE 14 Philip Siutz (Major - Checking to the Head)
   15:03 POE 6 Dylan Bowen (Slashing)
   18:04 POE 12 Jake MacLachlan (Tripping)
   18:49 POE 10 Steven Alldridge (Major - Checking to the Head)


Goaltenders
Finland
30 Kevin Lankinen On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy
31 Matt Mitchell On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Finland 12 12 23 47
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 2 4 6 12

Player of the Game
Finland 12 Artturi Lehkonen
Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy 31 Matt Mitchell
For more information:
Kevin Bathurst Manager, School Programs | Responsable, programme pour les écoles