Game Summary

Canada 2 - Finland 3 (overtime)

IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship
Semi-Final
Thursday, April 20, 2006
16:00 (local)
Angelholm, SWE
Angelholms Ishall

CANADA TO PLAY FOR BRONZE AFTER LOSING TO FINLAND IN SEMIS

ANGLEHOLM, SWEDEN -- Canada's Under 18 World Championship team lost 3-2 to Finland in overtime in Thursday's semi-final game, and will now play for a bronze medal on Saturday.

Canada opened the scoring, when Francois Bouchard scored 13:32 into the first period to take a 1-0 lead after the first.

With Canada's Justin Azevedo in the penalty box for tripping, Finland scored on the power play at 4:45 into the second period to tie the game at 1-1.  Canada took the lead again, this time with Ben Maxwell finishing the play, with assists from Bouchard and Cory Emmerton at 8:33, to make the score 2-1 after two periods of play.

Finland tied the game at 2-2 at 2:06 of the third period, when Joonas Jalvanti took a shot from the point that when over the glove hand shoulder of Canada's goaltender Jonathan Bernier.

Only 1:22 into overtime, Finland wrapped the puck around Bernier's net and slipped the puck past the goaltender's skate and post, to take a 3-2 overtime win for Finland and advance them to the gold medal game on Saturday.  With the loss, Canada moves onto the bronze medal game on Saturday, playing the loser of the USA/Czech Republic semi-final game which is played later today.

TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada, will broadcast both the bronze and gold medal games on Saturday.  Bronze medal game starts at 8am ET/5am PT, while the gold medal game begins at 12noon ET/9am PT.


Box Score CAN
1
1
0
0
2
Compte FIN
0
1
1
1
3

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
13.32 EQ Canada 16. BOUCHARD, Francois (6. SCHIRA, Craig)

Penalties/Pénalités:
06.48 2 min Canada 16. BOUCHARD, Francois Hooking
10.44 2 min Finland 26. WARN, Max Interference
14.02 2 min Finland 24. ANTONEN, Juuso Tripping
18.58 2 min Canada 25. AZEVEDO, Justin Elbowing
19.47 2 min Canada 3. CORRENTE, Matthew Roughing

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
24.45 1 - 1 PP1 Finland 16. NYHOLM, Robert
28.33 1 - 2 EQ Canada 10. MAXWELL, Ben (16. BOUCHARD, Francois) (26. EMMERTON, Cory)

Penalties/Pénalités:
22.53 2 min Canada 25. AZEVEDO, Justin Interference
38.06 2 min Canada 14. SHUTRON, Ben Roughing
38.49 2 min Finland 16. NYHOLM, Robert Interference

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
42.06 2 - 2 EQ Finland 25. JALVANTI, Joonas (4. MALKAMAKI, Miko) (27. JARVINEN, Jan-Mikael)

Penalties/Pénalités:
none/aucun

Overtime Period/Prolongation

Scoring/Buts:
61.22 3 - 2 EQ Finland 27. JARVINEN, Jan-Mikael (13. KEMPPAINEN, Joonas)

Penalties/Pénalités:
none/aucun


Goaltenders CAN 1. BERNIER, Jonathan
Gardiens de but FIN 30. HELENIUS, Riku

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p OT/P Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 12 9 16 2 39
Tirs au but FIN 13 13 19 3 48

Referee/Arbitre RITCHIE Robert (USA)
Linesmen/Juges des lignes KARLBERG Anders (SWE), FEOLA Peter (USA)

Attendance/Assistande 438

 

 

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