2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Final
November 3, 2015 4:30 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
2
1
3
2
3
1
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
13
7
27
12
13
13
38

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
26
2 / 7
12

Game Story

TOLVANEN’S FOUR GOALS HELP FINNS TO PRELIM-ENDING WIN AT U17S

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Eeli Tolvanen was the story Tuesday afternoon, scoring four goals and adding an assist to lead Finland to a 6-3 win over Sweden in the preliminary round finale for both at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Finns finished the round robin with a 2-1 record, and wait for the result of Tuesday night’s game between Canada Red and Russia to find out who, when and where they’ll play their quarter-final on Thursday.

Sweden went without a win in the preliminary round, and will face the United States on Thursday.

It took just over six minutes for Finland to strike first; a weak wrist shot from Henri Jokiharju found its way through Swedish netminder Olle Eriksson Ek for an early lead.

Miro Heiskanen used his helmet to keep the puck in at the Swedish blue-line before feeding Tolvanen, who ripped a one-timer past Eriksson Ek to double the Finnish advantage on the power play at 17:47.

Just 24 seconds into the second period, Tolvanen’s wrist shot came off Eriksson Ek and onto the stick of Joni Ikonen, who poked the rebound home, and Tolvanen added his second at 12:13, finding a loose puck in a scramble in front of the Swedish goal and making it 4-0.

The Swedes refused to go away, though, and found the back of the net twice in quick succession to get back in the game; Timothy Liljegren got Sweden on the board only nine seconds after Tolvanen’s goal, popping the water bottle over the short-side shoulder of Finnish netminder Lassi Lehtinen, and Lucas Elvenes redirected a Sebastian Walfridsson shot past Lehtinen just 99 seconds later to make it a two-goal game.

But Tolvanen would strike again in the final minute of the middle frame, hammering in a cross-crease feed on the power play to finish his hat trick and send the Finns to the intermission up 5-2.

Goal No. 4 came just 29 seconds into the third as Tolvanen capitalized on a turnover in the Swedish zone and beat Eriksson Ek, who was under fire all afternoon; the Swedish netminder faced 38 shots.

Rickard Hugg added a consolation goal in the final three minutes for the Swedes.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Joni Ikonen
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
03:33
GOAL
Goal: Henri Jokiharju

06:11
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Erik Aterius)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
16:58
GOAL
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen (power play)

Assists: Miro Heiskanen
17:47
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Joni Ikonen

Assists: Eeli Tolvanen
00:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Sebastian Walfridsson
Roughing minor (2:00)
00:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Markström
Roughing after the whistle minor (2:00)
02:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Henri Jokiharju
Roughing after the whistle minor (2:00)
02:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Eero Teräväinen
Slashing minor (2:00)
04:24
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Max Tjernström)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
06:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Aatu Luusuaniemi
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:55
GOAL
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen

Assists: , Kristian Vesalainen
12:13
GOAL
Goal: Timothy Liljegren

Assists: Lucas Elvenes, Rickard Hugg
12:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Aatu Luusuaniemi
Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor (2:00)
13:45
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Elvenes (power play)

Assists: Sebastian Walfridsson, Timothy Liljegren
14:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Timothy Liljegren
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
14:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucas Elvenes
(auto) Charging minor (2:00)
17:59
GOAL
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen (power play)

Assists: Joni Ikonen, Miro Heiskanen
19:33
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen

Assists: Kristian Vesalainen
00:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksi Anttalainen
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
04:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Rickard Hugg
Slashing minor (2:00)
10:12
GOAL
Goal: Rickard Hugg

Assists: Hugo Leufvenius, Lucas Elvenes
17:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Markström (Served by Hugo Leufvenius)
(auto) Head Contact minor (2:00)
19:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Markström
(auto) Head Contact misconduct (10:00)
19:01

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olle Eriksson Ek SWE 60 38 32 6 0.842
Lassi Lehtinen FIN 60 27 24 3 0.889

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 4 - Assists 1 - Points 5
G 4 - A 1 - P 5
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 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

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Nov 5, 2015
5 - 4 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2015
6 - 3 W vs. SwedenSWE
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