2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #5
Preliminary
Final (SO)
November 4, 2019 12:00 pm CST
Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Swift Current, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
12
10
15
4
41
6
13
8
2
29

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
1 / 3
25

Game Story

FINNS TIE IT LATE, BEAT RUSSIA IN SHOOTOUT

JASON LA ROSE

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Brad Lambert and Verner Miettinen scored goals for Finland in the shootout, clinching a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Russia in Group B action Monday at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Finns trailed 4-2 early in the second period and 4-3 in the final minute of the third, but Samu Salminen converted a centering feed from Lambert with 47.2 seconds left to force overtime.

In the shootout, Lambert answered Fedor Svechkov in Round 2, and Miettinen undressed Pavel Kanaev – who replaced starter Valerii Brinkman for the shootout – for a beautiful goal on the fourth Finnish shot before Paavo Kohonen swept the puck off the stick of Nikita Chibrikov on the final Russian attempt to clinch the extra point.

The win gives the Finns a small measure of revenge after falling 2-1 to Russia in the gold medal game a year ago in Saint John, N.B.

Offence came early at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, with the two teams combining for three goals in a span of 97 seconds before the game reached the seven-minute mark.

Chibrikov got the Russians on the board first at 4:32, driving to the net and tucking a shot past Kohonen, but Topias Vilén jumped on a clearing attempt and beat Brinkman just 50 seconds later, and Viljam Sandvik forced a turnover behind the Russian net and set up Viljami Marjala to give Finland its first lead of the game at 6:05.

Svechkov pulled Russia even before the end of the opening frame, going low to the blocker side on Kohonen off a set-up from Danila Iurov.

Just as they did in the first period, the Russians struck quickly in the second; Vladislav Lukashevich roofed a shot through a maze of bodies at 3:46 to make it a 3-2 game, and Daniil Lazulin pushed the advantage to two with a gorgeous goal, dancing around a Finnish defender and slipping the puck around Kohonen at 5:15.

Miettinen got the comeback started for Finland midway through the middle stanza, roofing a feed from Lambert and setting up Salminen’s late heroics with Kohonen on the bench.

Despite the loss, Russia finished with a 41-30 advantage in shots, including 19-10 in the third period and overtime when they failed to beat Kohonen.

The Finns close out the preliminary round Tuesday night against Canada Red (7 p.m. MT), right after the Russians match up with Sweden (3 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Chibrikov

Assists: Daniil Lazutin
04:32
GOAL
Goal: Topias Vilén

05:22
GOAL
Goal: Viljami Marjala

Assists: Viljam Sandvik
06:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Arttu Kuivas (Served by Brad Lambert)
Boarding - Major (5:00)
09:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Arttu Kuivas
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
09:13
GOAL
Goal: Fedor Svechkov

Assists: Danila Iurov, Vladislav Lukashevich
14:35
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Vladislav Lukashevich

Assists: Matvei Nadvorniy, Ilia Ivantsov
03:46
GOAL
Goal: Daniil Lazutin

Assists: Nikita Chibrikov, Mikhail Berezovskiy
05:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilia Ivantsov
Hooking (2:00)
08:34
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Verner Miettinen

Assists: Brad Lambert, Viljami Marjala
10:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Danila Ganin
Hooking (2:00)
15:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Prokhor Poltapov
Interference (2:00)
10:19
GOAL
Goal: Samu Salminen

Assists: Brad Lambert, Viljami Juusola
19:13
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Paavo Kohonen

19:13
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#6 Ilia Ivantsov shooutout attempt on #1 Paavo Kohonen
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Viljami Marjala shooutout attempt on #29 Pavel Kanaev
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Fedor Svechkov shooutout attempt on #1 Paavo Kohonen
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 Brad Lambert shooutout attempt on #29 Pavel Kanaev
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Matvei Nadvorniy shooutout attempt on #1 Paavo Kohonen
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#26 Ville Koivunen shooutout attempt on #29 Pavel Kanaev
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#26 Aleksei Prokopenko shooutout attempt on #1 Paavo Kohonen
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Verner Miettinen shooutout attempt on #29 Pavel Kanaev
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Nikita Chibrikov shooutout attempt on #1 Paavo Kohonen
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Valerii Brinkman RUS 65 29 25 4 0.862
Paavo Kohonen FIN 63 41 37 4 0.902

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 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - 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

Previous Games

6 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2019
8 - 4 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2019
4 - 0 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 8, 2019
4 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2019
8 - 4 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 7, 2019
2 - 7 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 5, 2019
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.