2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #15
Quarter-final
Final
November 9, 2017 7:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
17
11
9
37
12
8
8
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
23
0 / 4
6

Game Story

WHITE DOWNS FINLAND, MOVES INTO SEMIS AT U17S

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canada White spread around the offence, getting goals from five players and points from 10 in a 5-1 quarter-final win over Finland on Thursday night at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Canadians will head back to Dawson Creek for a match-up with the United States in the semifinals on Friday (7 p.m. MT). The Americans had the edge in the prelims with a 4-3 overtime triumph.

Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 29 shots – 17-12 in favour of White.

It was the Finns who struck first just 97 seconds in when Wiljami Myllylä beat Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) with a quick shot right off the face-off, but that would be the lone puck to beat Gauthier.

Nicholas Porco (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) got White even before the end of the opening frame; Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) raced down the right wing and took the puck to the net, and Porco was there to clean up the rebound and tie the game.

Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) gave the Canadians the lead at 6:31 of the second period, beating Finnish netminder Kari Piiroinen with a quick shot from the slot, and Nathan Légaré (Saint-Eustache, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) drove hard to the net and tucked in the 3-1 goal in the final minute of the middle frame.

The offensive push continued in the third, with Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) scoring his fourth of the tournament to make it 4-1 just shy of the nine-minute mark of the final stanza.

Jaxon Bellamy (Hampton, N.B./Moncton, QMJHL) hit the empty net from centre ice in the final minute to provide the final margin of victory.

Finland will face off with Russia in the fifth-place game Friday at North Peace Arena (1:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Wiljami Myllylä

Assists: Jusso Pärssinen
01:37
GOAL
Goal: Nicholas Porco

Assists: Connor McMichael
13:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Keppen
Tripping (2:00)
13:59
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Antti Saarela
Boarding (2:00)
01:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicholas Porco
Hooking (2:00)
04:01
GOAL
Goal: Graeme Clarke

Assists: Samuel Poulin, Noah Laaouan
06:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Harrison Blaisdell (Served by Alex Swetlikoff)
Checking from Behind - Major (5:00)
08:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Harrison Blaisdell
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
08:43
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Légaré

Assists: Nathan Staios
19:08
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Pelletier

Assists: Ethan Keppen
08:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Jusso Pärssinen
Holding (2:00)
12:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Keppen
Roughing (2:00)
16:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Aarne Intonen
Roughing (2:00)
16:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Brewer
Holding (2:00)
17:56
GOAL (EN) (SH)
Goal: Jaxon Bellamy

Assists: Connor McMichael
19:34
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Kari Piiroinen

19:35

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Taylor Gauthier CAN-W 60 28 27 1 0.964
Kari Piiroinen FIN 57 36 32 4 0.889

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 2 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 11, 2017
4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 9 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2017
5 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 9, 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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