2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #5
Preliminary
Final
November 5, 2018 12:00 pm AST
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Quispamsis, N.B.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
11
12
27
6
6
8
20

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
20
0 / 5
12

Game Story

LATE WINNER HELPS FINNS EDGE RUSSIA AT U17 CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Valtteri Karnaranta buried a rebound with just three minutes to go, sending Finland into the win column at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 victory over Russia on Monday afternoon.

With overtime looming, good work behind the net by Eero Niemi produced a quick shot from Joel Määttä, and Karnaranta was all over the second chance in the slot to put the Finns up for good.

Roni Hirvonen had the other goal for Finland and Max Väyrynen made 26 saves, none bigger than a right pad stop off a streaking Marat Khusnutdinov with 32 seconds to go and Russian netminder Semyon Sharabarin on the bench for an extra attacker.

Neither team mustered much in the way of shots in the first period – the Finns held a 6-4 advantage – but both managed a goal.

Hirvonen knocked in a centering pass from Oliver Suni just past the 12-minute mark before Ivan Didkovski took a long stretch pass from Artyom Grushnikov and beat Väyrynen past the blocker five minutes later.

Power-play futility was the story of the second period; the teams combined for five man advantages in the middle frame, but neither could break the deadlock. The Russians had the best chance, enjoying a two-man advantage for 1:56 late in the second period and early in the third, but came up empty.

Finland closes out the preliminary round Tuesday night against Canada Red (7:30 p.m. AT), while Russia takes on Sweden in its prelim finale in the matinee (12 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Buruyanov
Tripping (2:00)
02:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Ignat Kokhanin
Interference (2:00)
11:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Eero Niemi
Hooking (2:00)
12:01
GOAL
Goal: Roni Hirvonen

Assists: Oliver Suni, Kasper Puutio
12:11
GOAL
Goal: Ivan Didkovski

Assists: Artyom Grushnikov, Kirill Kirsanov
17:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Määttä
Tripping (2:00)
18:32
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jiri Pärssinen
Hooking (2:00)
03:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Zugan (Served by Daniil Chayka)
Boarding (2:00)
10:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Zugan
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
10:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Yan Kuznetsov
Roughing (2:00)
14:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Eero Niemi
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Joona Lehmus
Tripping (2:00)
19:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ruben Rafkin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
07:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrey Proskurnin
Tripping (2:00)
11:45
GOAL
Goal: Valtteri Karnaranta

Assists: Joel Määttä, Eero Niemi
17:00

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Semyon Sharabarin RUS 59 20 18 2 0.900
Max Väyrynen FIN 60 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 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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2018
1 - 2 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 10, 2018
6 - 4 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 9, 2018
5 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 9, 2018
5 - 0 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 8, 2018
4 - 3 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 8, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.