2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #1
Final
November 2, 2014 3:00 pm EST
RBC Centre
Sarnia, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
1
5
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
16
7
5
28
8
8
11
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
12
1 / 4
16

Game Story

FINNS SPOIL START OF NEW ERA, BEAT CANADA WHITE IN U17 OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

SARNIA, Ont. – Pete Niemi scored the game-winning goal eight minutes into the second period – the second of five unanswered goals – to help Finland to a 5-1 victory over Canada White in the opening Group A game for both Sunday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The game was the first ever at the tournament to include a Canadian national team, after close to 30 years of regional representation for Canada at the under-17 level.

Otto Somppi, Janne Kuokkanen, Otto Mäkinen and Eetu Tuulola joined Niemi as goal scorers for Finland, which won just its third preliminary round game in 13 tries at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, dating back to the 2010 tournament in Timmins, Ont.

Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) scored the lone goal for the Canadians.

After an early Canadian goal was waved off due to goaltender interference, Jost put Canada White ahead at 11:27 of the opening period, snapping a shot past Finnish netminder Leevi Laakso on a Canadian power play.

But the Finns answered less than two minutes later, with Somppi jamming in a loose puck after a scramble in the Canadian crease to send the game to the first intermission tied 1-1.

Niemi gave the Scandinavians their first lead at 7:52 of the second, finishing off a two-on-one with Juha Jääskä, and Kuokkanen went low to the glove side on Canadian netminder Samuel Harvey (Alma, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) on a partial breakaway at 12:38 for a two-goal advantage.

Mäkinen capped an impressive period for Finland with just 2.5 seconds left in the middle frame, taking Harvey and the puck into the net after being pulled down by a Canadian defender.

Tuulola had the lone goal in the third period to round out the scoring.

Laakso earned the victory in the Finnish net with 27 saves, including a number of point-blank stops in the final five minutes, while Harvey turned away 23 of 28 in a losing cause for Canada White.

The Canadians are back on the ice Monday night at the RBC Centre when they face Canada Black in the preliminary round’s lone all-Canadian match-up (7 p.m. ET), while Finland meets Russia in Monday’s early game (3 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Howden
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristian Vesalainen
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Aapeli Räsänen
Roughing minor (2:00)
10:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Riku Sihvonen
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
10:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael O’Leary
Roughing minor (2:00)
10:35
GOAL
Goal: Tyson Jost (power play)

Assists: Alexander Katerinakis
11:27
GOAL
Goal: Otto Somppi

13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Gabriel Bilodeau
Tripping minor (2:00)
14:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Barron
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
19:25
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: David Quenneville
Roughing minor (2:00)
01:05
GOAL
Goal: Pete Niemi

Assists: Juha Jääskä, Oliver Felixson
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Barron
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
08:51
GOAL
Goal: Janne Kuokkanen

Assists: Emil Oksanen
12:38
GOAL
Goal: Otto Mäkinen

19:57
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicolas Hague
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
05:37
PENALTY
Penalty: David Quenneville
Tripping minor (2:00)
06:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Kluuskeri
(auto) minor (2:00)
09:06
GOAL
Goal: Eetu Tuulola

Assists: Kristian Vesalainen
12:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Otto Mäkinen
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Kluuskeri
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
15:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Leevi Laakso FIN 60 27 26 1 0.963
Samuel Harvey WHT 60 28 23 5 0.821

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 3 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2014
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 7, 2014
1 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2014
0 - 2 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 6, 2014
5 - 1 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Nov 6, 2014
4 - 2 W vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 4, 2014
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