2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #1
Final
November 2, 2017 2:30 pm PST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
13
7
34
13
9
15
37

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
10
0 / 5
20

Game Story

WILD COMEBACK GIVES FINNS EXHIBITION WIN OVER BLACK

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Henri Nikkanen tied the game with 1:08 remaining and won it 45 seconds after that, leading Finland to a wild 4-2 pre-tournament win over Canada Black on Thursday in advance of the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Finns trailed 2-0 with six minutes to go thanks to a pair of Sasha Mutala (Vancouver, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) goals for the Canadians, but battled back with a frantic finish.

The teams combined for 27 shots in the first period – 14-13 in favour of Black – but Mutala was the lone scorer, netting the 1-0 goal with 17 seconds left in the opening frame.

He added a second at 11:53 of the third to double the Canadian lead, but Samu Koskenkorva cut the advantage in half and got the Finns on the board just over two minutes later.

Finnish goaltender Tomas Keinänen went to the bench with 1:36 to go, setting up the tying goal from Nikkanen at 18:52. He got the winner less than a minute later, and Anton Lundell added an insurance marker eight seconds after that to provide the final margin of victory.

Finland gets its schedule started against Canada Red in the tournament opener in Fort St. John on Sunday afternoon (2:30 p.m. MT), while Canada Black takes on Canada White in Dawson Creek (2:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jusso Pärssinen
Hit to the Head (2:00)
01:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jusso Pärssinen
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
01:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Reid
Interference (2:00)
03:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Santeri Hatakka
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacson Alexander
Slashing (2:00)
11:20
GOAL
Goal: Sasha Mutala

Assists: Kirby Dach
19:43
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sasha Mutala
Interference (2:00)
08:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Santeri Hatakka
Charging (2:00)
11:06
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Roman Basran

11:07
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tomas Keinänen

13:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikko Petman
Hooking (2:00)
17:28
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacson Alexander
Holding (2:00)
04:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamieson Rees
Tripping (2:00)
08:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Lundell
Slashing (2:00)
09:50
GOAL
Goal: Sasha Mutala

Assists: Kirby Dach, Massimo Rizzo
11:53
GOAL
Goal: Samu Koskenkorva

Assists: Ville Heinola, Patrik Puistola
14:11
GOAL
Goal: Henri Nikkanen

Assists: Patrik Puistola, Leevi Aaltonen
18:52
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tomas Keinänen

18:52
GOAL
Goal: Henri Nikkanen

Assists: Patrik Puistola, Anton Lundell
19:37
GOAL
Goal: Anton Lundell

Assists: Aarne Intonen
19:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nolan Maier CAN-B 31 21 21 0 1.000
Roman Basran CAN-B 28 16 12 4 0.750
Kari Piiroinen FIN 33 21 20 1 0.952
Tomas Keinänen FIN 26 13 12 1 0.923

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 21 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
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 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 2, 2017
4 - 2 W vs. Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 2, 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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