2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Final
November 4, 2014 7:00 pm EST
Sarnia Arena
Sarnia, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
1
4
1
0
2
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
10
6
24
5
13
8
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
24
0 / 6
10

Game Story

CANADA BLACK SURVIVES LATE PUSH, BEATS FINNS FOR FIRST U17 WIN

JASON LA ROSE

SARNIA, Ont. – Sam Steel (Sherwood Park, Alta./Regina, WHL) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (Rimouski, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) had a goal and an assist each, and Canada Black turned back a comeback attempt in the dying minutes to beat Finland 4-3 on Tuesday for their first win at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Despite the result, the Finns finished atop Group A with a 1-1-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, while the Canadians sit at the bottom of the group at 1-0-1-1, although just a single point separated all four teams.

Canada Black will now face the unbeaten United States in Thursday’s early quarter-final in Lambton Shores, Ont. (3 p.m. ET), while Finland will take on winless Slovakia at the RBC Centre in Sarnia (3 p.m. ET).

Kale Clague (Lloydminster, Alta./Brandon, WHL) and Cliff Pu (Vaughan, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) had the other goals for Canada Black, which led 4-1 with under four minutes to go before the Finns scored two late goals to make things interesting.

Otto Mäkinen, Janne Kuokkanen and Emil Oksanen scored for Finland, which suffered its first loss.

It took only 2:32 for Black to open the scoring; Dubois found a loose puck to the left of Finnish netminder Leevi Laakso and roofed a shot from in close, exciting the pro-Canadian crowd at Sarnia Arena.

But the Finns answered back less than three minutes later when Mäkinen beat Canadian goaltender Stuart Skinner (Edmonton, Alta./Lethbridge, WHL) with a quick shot from the slot, sending the game to the first intermission tied 1-1.

Both goaltenders were busy in the second period – Finland outshot Canada Black 13-10 – but it wasn’t until the 15:36 mark, when Clague ripped a shot from the point with the Canadians enjoying a two-man advantage, that one team broke the deadlock.

Pu made it a two-goal game shortly after the second half of the extended power play had ended, tipping a Jake Bean (Calgary, Alta./Calgary, WHL) shot underneath the arm of Laakso to give Canada Black a 3-1 advantage.

Steel scored what seemed to be just another insurance goal with 5:51 to go, banging in a pass from Dubois at the side of the net, but late goals from Kuokkanen and Oksanen made it the game-winner.

The Canadian penalty kill came up big, keeping Finland without a goal in six power play opportunities, as did its goaltender; Skinner finished with 24 saves to record his first win.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Assists: Christopher Paquette, Pascal Laberge
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Bean
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
05:29
GOAL
Goal: Otto Mäkinen

Assists: Janne Kuokkanen, Niclas Almari
05:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Pete Niemi
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
11:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Saigeon
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
14:41
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Janne Kuokkanen
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
02:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Pierre-Luc Dubois
(auto) Charging minor (2:00)
08:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Benson
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Markus Niemeläinen
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
14:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Felixson
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
15:27
GOAL
Goal: Kale Clague (power play)

Assists: Samuel Girard, Sam Steel
15:36
GOAL
Goal: Cliff Pu

Assists: Jake Bean
17:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Félix Lauzon
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
17:45
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Pascal Laberge
Roughing minor (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Nother
(auto) Checking from Behind minor (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Nother
(auto) Checking from Behind misconduct (10:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Eetu Tuulola
Roughing minor (2:00)
11:50
GOAL
Goal: Sam Steel

Assists: Pierre-Luc Dubois
14:09
GOAL
Goal: Janne Kuokkanen

Assists: Otto Somppi, Jan Kluuskeri
16:59
GOAL
Goal: Emil Oksanen

Assists: Urho Vaakanainen
17:35

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Stuart Skinner BLK 60 26 23 3 0.885
Leevi Laakso FIN 59 24 20 4 0.833

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Nov 7, 2014
1 - 3 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2014
1 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 6, 2014
1 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2014
4 - 3 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 4, 2014
5 - 1 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Nov 6, 2014
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