2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
November 7, 2017 2:30 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
0
2
4
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
13
11
33
8
13
21
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
1 / 5
4

Game Story

FINNS PULL AWAY, BEATS SWEDES TO FINISH U17 PRELIMS

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Patrik Puistola had a goal and two assists – all in a four-goal third period – and Finland scored six times unanswered in the final 30 minutes for a 6-1 win over Sweden in the final preliminary-round game for both Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Finns closed the round robin with two wins in three games, and will wait for the result of the Canada Red-Russia game later in the day to find out who and when they’ll play in the quarter-finals Thursday.

The lone goal of the first period came courtesy of the Wahlgren twins, with Joel setting up Max for a one-handed poke through the legs of Finnish netminder Kari Piiroinen to put the Swedes up 1-0 after 20 minutes.

Henri Nikkanen answered for the Finns midway through the second period, jumping on a turnover in the Swedish zone and beating goaltender Hugo Alnefelt from a bad angle, and Wiljami Myllylä buried a centering pass from Santtu Hakanen at 18:18 to send Finland to the dressing room with its first lead.

The Finnish offence continued to roll in the third period, racking up 21 shots.

Puistola added insurance at 8:35 on the power play, surprising Alnefelt with a quick shot that found the five-hole, and he set up Mikko Petman less than three minutes later, with Petman knocking in a rebound for a 4-1 lead.

Nikkanen got his second of the game with six-and-a-half minutes left, finding a loose puck in the slot and beating Alnefelt, before Anton Lundell added a sixth with 4:36 remaining to provide the final margin of victory.

Sweden finished the preliminary round winless, having been outscored 17-4 in three games. It will travel to Dawson Creek to face the winner of the Canada Black-United States game in its Thursday quarter-final.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Philip Broberg
Holding (2:00)
01:37
GOAL
Goal: Max Wahlgren

Assists: Joel Wahlgren
13:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Wahlgren
Tripping (2:00)
13:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Veeti Miettinen
Tripping (2:00)
15:50
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Sundsvik
Tripping (2:00)
04:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Leevi Aaltonen
Boarding (2:00)
08:44
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Henri Nikkanen

10:18
GOAL
Goal: Wiljami Myllylä

Assists: Santtu Hakanen, Jusso Pärssinen
18:18
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Max Wahlgren)
Too Many Players (2:00)
08:01
GOAL
Goal: Patrik Puistola (power play)

Assists: Kalle Loponen, Leevi Aaltonen
08:35
GOAL
Goal: Mikko Petman

Assists: Patrik Puistola
11:11
GOAL
Goal: Henri Nikkanen

Assists: Patrik Puistola, Mikko Petman
13:37
GOAL
Goal: Anton Lundell

Assists: Veeti Miettinen
15:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Noel Gunler
Slashing (2:00)
17:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Hugo Alnefelt SWE 60 42 36 6 0.857
Kari Piiroinen FIN 60 33 32 1 0.970

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2017
1 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2017
6 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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