2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #19
Place
Final (SO)
November 4, 2016 6:00 pm EST
John Rhodes Community Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
0
1
0
0
1
2
0
1
0
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
7
12
6
2
27
8
10
8
5
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
8
0 / 4
4

Game Story

FINNS FINISH ON A HIGH, BEAT CZECHS IN SEVENTH-PLACE SHOOTOUT

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Kristian Tanus and Leevi Aaltonen scored in the shootout, Kalle Nurmi stopped all four shooters he faced, and Finland closed out the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic on Friday night in the seventh-place game.

It’s the third time in their last five trips to the tournament that the Finns have finished seventh, while the Czechs made their fifth-consecutive appearance in the seven-eight game.

After the first four shooters came up empty, Tanus made a quick move and went five-hole on Czech goaltender Lukas Dostal, before Aaltonen went between the legs as well on the Finns’ fifth and final shot.

Scoring in regulation time was sparse, with both goaltenders taking over through the first 70 minutes; Dostal finished with 26 saves, while Finland netminder Kalle Nurmi stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced.

The only goals came 44 seconds apart early in the second period.

Finland got things started at 5:12, when Lenni Killinen floated into the slot and shoveled the rebound of a Karri Kapanen shot into the empty net behind Dostal, who had sprawled cross-crease to stop the initial shot.

But the Czechs replied less than a minute later; after cycling the puck down low for much of the shift, it was eventually worked back to the point and Tomas Dajcar, who went D-to-D to Libor Zabransky for a seeing-eye shot that beat Nurmi over the shoulder.

After a scoreless third the Finns had the best chance of the four-on-four overtime, only to have Nurmi turn away a two-on-one opportunity, one of his five saves in the extra period.

The Finnish goaltender stood tallest in the shootout, turning away Jakub Lauko, Vojtech Kropacek, Karel Plasek and Frantisek Klejna in succession, setting up the clinching goal from Aaltonen.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Dluhos
Hooking (2:00)
00:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Santeri Salmela
Interference (2:00)
05:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Jasper Rannisto
Interference (2:00)
16:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Lauko
Holding (2:00)
19:51
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Lenni Killinen

Assists: Karri Kapanen, Niklas Nordgren
05:12
GOAL
Goal: Ondrej Pavel

Assists: Libor Zabransky, Tomas Dajcar
05:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Jesse Moilanen
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:22
3rd Period
No Scoring
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Santeri Salmela
Interference (2:00)
08:53
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#34 Arttu Nevasaari shooutout attempt on #2 Lukas Dostal
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#13 Jakub Lauko shooutout attempt on #1 Kalle Nurmi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Niklas Nordgren shooutout attempt on #2 Lukas Dostal
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#15 Dominik Sklenar shooutout attempt on #1 Kalle Nurmi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#27 Kristian Tanus shooutout attempt on #2 Lukas Dostal
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#25 Karel Plasek shooutout attempt on #1 Kalle Nurmi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Samuel Salonen shooutout attempt on #2 Lukas Dostal
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Frantisek Klejna shooutout attempt on #1 Kalle Nurmi
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#32 Leevi Aaltonen shooutout attempt on #2 Lukas Dostal
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Kalle Nurmi FIN 70 31 30 1 0.968
Lukas Dostal CZE 70 27 26 1 0.963

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 4, 2016
1 - 2 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 4, 2016
1 - 3 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 3, 2016
1 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 3, 2016
2 - 4 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 1, 2016
8 - 2 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 1, 2016
Videos
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2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
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