2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #17
Final (OT)
November 6, 2015 3:30 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
4
0
0
1
5
2
1
1
0
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
19
7
10
4
40
8
13
6
2
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
12
1 / 6
12

Game Story

ISIGUZO’S OT WINNER GIVES FINNS FIFTH WITH WIN OVER U.S.

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bernard Isiguzo jammed in the game-winner at 6:32 of overtime, giving Finland a 5-4 extra-time win over the United States in Friday’s fifth-place game at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

After an initial shot from Finnish defenceman Aleksi Anttalainen, Isiguzo drove to the net and poked the rebound past U.S. netminder Dylan St. Cyr for the deciding goal.

Finland had another strong showing at the tournament – it was fourth last year in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont. – while the Americans sixth-place finish is their worst since they came ninth in 1997.

Both teams came out with little to no regard for defence, combining for six goals and 26 shots in the first period.

Teemu Engberg got the party started just 2:07 in, batting a bouncing puck past a surprised St. Cyr, but Sasha Chmelevski took advantage of a turnover at the offensive blue-line to equalize for the U.S. five minutes later.

The Finnish floodgates opened from there, with three goals in the next 6:27.

Kristian Vesalainen restored Finland’s lead at 8:17, walking into the slot and beating St. Cyr, and Eeli Tolvanen netted his tournament-leading ninth goal just 73 seconds later, going bar-down over the American netminder’s glove.

Vesalainen’s second of the period made it 4-1 at 14:44 after Joni Ikonen circled the net before finding the big left winger standing all alone at the top of the U.S. crease.

Undaunted, the Americans began to chip away at the lead; Scott Reedy pulled the U.S. back within two in the final minute of the opening frame, taking a cross-ice feed from Logan Hustsko and beating Finnish goaltender Lassi Lehtinen.

Outshot 19-7 in the first period, the U.S. turned the tables in the second, holding a 13-7 advantage, and made it a one-goal game on the power play at 17:21 when Quinn Hughes stick-handled his way into the slot before beating Lehtinen.

Reedy’s second of the game – a hard, low shot that richocheted off the far post and behind Lehtinen – tied the game with 4:37 to go and forced the extra period.

Finland finished with a 40-29 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Teemu Engberg

02:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Maniscalco
Slashing minor (2:00)
04:12
GOAL
Goal: Sasha Chmelevski

07:04
GOAL
Goal: Kristian Vesalainen

Assists: Miro Heiskanen
08:17
GOAL
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen

Assists: Eero Teräväinen, Santeri Virtanen
09:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Grant Mismash
Roughing minor (2:00)
10:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Hughes
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
12:06
GOAL
Goal: Kristian Vesalainen

Assists: Joni Ikonen, Nuutti Viitasalo
14:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksi Anttalainen
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
15:35
GOAL
Goal: Scott Reedy

Assists: Logan Hutsko, Max Gildon
19:24
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Maniscalco
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
00:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Urho Vaakanainen
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
07:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Urho Vaakanainen
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
12:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Eemeli Räsänen
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
13:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Joni Ikonen
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
15:27
GOAL
Goal: Quinn Hughes (power play)

Assists: Josh Norris, Grant Mismash
17:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Joni Ikonen
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
19:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Barratt
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
19:59
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Graham Slaggert
Slashing minor (2:00)
01:29
GOAL
Goal: Scott Reedy

Assists: David Farrance
15:23
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Bernard Isiguzo

Assists: Santeri Virtanen
06:32

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Lassi Lehtinen FIN 63 29 25 4 0.862
Dylan St. Cyr USA 63 39 35 4 0.897

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - 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

5 - 4 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 6, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 6, 2015
2 - 4 L vs. Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 5, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 2015
6 - 3 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 3, 2015
6 - 1 W @ Canada BlackBLK
Nov 3, 2015
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