2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #19
Placement
Final
November 9, 2019 3:00 pm CST
Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Swift Current, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
1
2
8
0
2
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
10
6
9
25
13
21
11
45

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 6
12
0 / 5
34

Game Story

FINNS USE EARLY ONSLAUGHT TO DOWN BLACK, TAKE SEVENTH

JASON LA ROSE

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Jere Virolainen led the way with two goals and an assist, six players scored goals and 15 recorded points to help Finland to a 7-4 win over Canada Black in the seventh-place game Saturday afternoon at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Otto Mykrä chipped in three helpers for the Finns, who scored three goals in the first four minutes and five in the opening 20 to take control early before holding off Black late in the final game at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex.

Verner Miettinen got the scoring started just 95 seconds after the puck dropped, tapping in a cross-crease pass from Samu Salminen, and Otto Mykrä took advantage of a turnover in the Canadian zone to set up Virolainen just 15 seconds after that.

Atte Lehikoinen got a point shot through traffic at 3:31 to chase Canadian goaltender William Blackburn (Jonquière, Que./Jonquière, LHMAAAQ), who allowed three goals on just four shots before giving way to Ben Gaudreau (Corbeil, Ont./Sarnia, OHL).

Tomi Leppänen went low to the glove side to make it 4-0 at 10:46, and Viljami Juusola beat Gaudreau over the glove from the point on the power play at 14:55 to send the Finns to the intermission up big.

Blackburn returned to the Black goal for the start of the second period and his team dominated play; it outshot Finland 21-6 but could only get one goal closer.

Brandt Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Barrie, OHL) got the middle frame started right for the Canadians when he redirected in a centring pass from James Malatesta (Kirkland, Que./Quebec, QMJHL) just 13 seconds into the period, and Max McCue (Sudbury, Ont./London, OHL) squeezed a shot through Finnish netminder Paavo Kohonen midway through the stanza.

But Samu Tuomaala pushed the lead back to four for the Scandinavians less than a minute after the McCue marker, lasering a wrist shot over the glove of Blackburn.

The Canadians looked set to mount a late comeback when Danny Zhilkin (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Zach Dean (Mount Pearl, N.L./Gatineau, QMJHL) tallied just 24 seconds apart early in the third period, but Virolainen cleaned up a loose puck in front of the Black net to quiet the momentum and Salminen finished the scoring on the power play with under five minutes left.

Kohonen was terrific between the pipes, posting 41 saves in the win.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Verner Miettinen

Assists: Samu Salminen, Ville Koivunen
01:35
GOAL
Goal: Jere Virolainen

Assists: Otto Mykrä
01:50
GOAL
Goal: Atte Lehikoinen

Assists: Brad Lambert, Jere Virolainen
03:31
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Benjamin Gaudreau

03:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Kai Uchacz
Roughing (2:00)
06:51
GOAL
Goal: Tomi Leppänen

Assists: Brad Lambert, Otto Mykrä
10:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Whynot
Elbowing (2:00)
13:16
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Viljami Juusola

Assists: Niko Huuhtanen, Viljam Sandvik
14:55
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: William Blackburn

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Brandt Clarke

Assists: James Malatesta, Zach Dean
00:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Atte Lehikoinen
Tripping (2:00)
05:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Ville Koivunen
Hooking (2:00)
07:44
GOAL
Goal: Max McCue

Assists: Landon McCallum, Nolan Bentham
10:16
GOAL
Goal: Samu Tuomaala

Assists: Niko Huuhtanen, Arttu Kuivas
11:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Niko Huuhtanen
Roughing (2:00)
12:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Whynot
Interference (2:00)
16:57
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Danny Zhilkin

Assists: Zach Dean
05:00
GOAL
Goal: Zach Dean

Assists: Shane Wright, Brandt Clarke
05:24
GOAL
Goal: Jere Virolainen

Assists: Otto Mykrä, Juho Järvelä
07:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Niko Huuhtanen
Roughing (2:00)
11:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Max McCue
Roughing (2:00)
11:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Samu Salminen
Slashing (2:00)
12:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Wright
Spearing (2:00)
13:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Wright (Served by Landon McCallum)
Spearing (2:00)
15:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Shane Wright
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
15:01
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Samu Salminen

Assists: Aleksi Heimosalmi, Ville Koivunen
15:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Landon McCallum (Served by Danny Zhilkin)
Boarding (2:00)
17:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Landon McCallum
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
17:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Niko Huuhtanen
Interference (2:00)
18:57

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Paavo Kohonen FIN 60 45 41 4 0.911
William Blackburn CAN-B 43 19 13 6 0.684
Benjamin Gaudreau CAN-B 16 6 4 2 0.667

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
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

Previous Games

8 - 4 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2019
4 - 8 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 9, 2019
4 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2019
4 - 8 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2019
2 - 7 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 5, 2019
5 - 4 W vs. United StatesUSA
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.