2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #17
Placement
Final
November 10, 2017 1:30 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
10
19
37
17
11
11
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
4
0 / 1
12

Game Story

RUSSIA HOLDS OFF FINLAND, TAKES FIFTH AT U17S

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ilya Safonov and Egor Afanasyev scored goals in the first period and added assists later on as Russia earned a 5-4 win over Finland in the fifth-place game Friday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

With little on the line but bragging rights, both teams turned their offences loose – final shots on goal favoured the Russians, 39-37.

Safonov was first on the scoresheet, converting a centering pass from Sergei Alkhimov at 8:39, and Afanasyev stripped a Finnish defender and went to the short side over the shoulder of goaltender Tomas Keinänen for the 2-0 goal at 17:08 of the opening period.

But the Finns answered in the second, tying the game before the midway mark.

Anton Lundell was first, tipping in a Santeri Hatakka point shot just 94 seconds into the middle frame, before Antti Saarela roofed it past Russian netminder Vladimir Sartakov at 9:46 to bring the Finns even.

Momentum quickly shifted back to the Russians, though, with a pair of goals – from Danila Khulapov and Ilya Nikolaev – in the final five minutes of the period restoring the two-goal lead after 40 minutes.

Finland struck quickly in the third when Kalle Loponen ripped a point shot past Sartakov on the power play, but Matvey Guskov got that back at 7:43, going upstairs on Keinänen to make it 5-3.

Oskari Oksanen replied just 1:04 after the Guskov goal to again pull the Finns to within one, but that would be as close as they would get. Finland had multiple chances in the dying minutes, including a pair of power plays, but couldn’t find a fifth goal.

Sartakov was the difference in the third period, making 17 of his 33 saves in the final 20 minutes.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Ilya Safonov

Assists: Sergei Alkhimov
08:39
GOAL
Goal: Egor Afanasyev

17:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Santeri Hatakka
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
18:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasily Podkolzin
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
18:11
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Anton Lundell

Assists: Santeri Hatakka
01:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasily Podkolzin
Interference (2:00)
07:44
GOAL
Goal: Antti Saarela

Assists: Patrik Puistola, Henri Nikkanen
09:46
GOAL
Goal: Danila Khulapov

Assists: Egor Afanasyev, Aleksandr Chernyi
15:00
GOAL
Goal: Ilya Nikolaev

Assists: Daniil Gutik, Vasily Podkolzin
17:59
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilia Mironov
Elbowing (2:00)
00:55
GOAL
Goal: Kalle Loponen (power play)

Assists: Antti Saarela, Leevi Aaltonen
01:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Santtu Hakanen
Hooking (2:00)
02:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasily Podkolzin
Slashing (2:00)
05:12
GOAL
Goal: Matvey Guskov

Assists: Sergei Alkhimov, Ilya Safonov
07:43
GOAL
Goal: Oskari Oksanen

Assists: Anton Lundell
08:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrii Tiuvilin
Charging (2:00)
14:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksandr Shaposhnikov
Roughing (2:00)
17:22

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Tomas Keinänen FIN 58 39 34 5 0.872
Vladimir Sartakov RUS 60 37 33 4 0.892

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 10, 2017
5 - 4 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 9, 2017
6 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2017
5 - 3 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
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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