IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 22 Dec 2009

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Canadaย 3-0 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Exhibition Game
Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Taylor Hall scored his second goal in as many games and Martin Jones stopped all 17 shots he faced to lead Canada to a 3-0 win over Finland in a world junior exhibition game Tuesday.

Defenceman Alex Pietrangelo and Brandon McMillan also scored for Canada, which beat Sweden 6-2 on Sunday in Regina. Jordan Eberle added a pair of assists.

Team Canada will return to Regina for its third and final pre-competition game against the Czech Republic Wednesday night before opening the world junior tournament on 26 Dec. against Latvia in Saskatoon.

Canada’s defence played well in front of Jones, not allowing Finland to mount much of an offensive attack throughout the game despite being short-handed nine times.

Finnish netminder Joni Ortio, a sixth round (171st overall) pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, stopped 21 of 24 shots he faced.

Jones, who’s used to playing at the Pengrowth Saddledome as a member of the Calgary Hitmen, was tested early in the first period though after Canadian forward Nazem Kadri took a charging penalty 12 seconds into the game. On the ensuing power play, Jones stood his ground at the top of his crease to stop a slap shot by Finnish forward Toni Rajala, who also plays in the WHL with the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Pietrangelo opened the scoring for Canada at 13:21 of the first period when he blasted a slap shot from the point into the top corner, blocker side behind Ortio, who was screened by Brandon McMillan on the play.

Early in the second period, Hall took a feed from Brandon Kozun, the second member of the Hitmen who cracked Team Canada’s roster, and roofed a shot over Ortio’s outstretched glove. Hall returned to action after sitting out the final two periods of the game against Sweden with a sore knee.

Finland appeared to score early in the third period when forward Teemu Hartikainen drove hard to the net and knocked the puck in with his skate. After a quick discussion between the on-ice officials, the puck was ruled to have been kicked in and the goal was disallowed.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:12 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Kadri, charging
01:21 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Rask, interference
04:32 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Kadri, tripping
09:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Vittasmรคki, interference
13:23 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Pietrangelo (Eberle, Schenn)
14:35 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ellis, interference
15:15 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Cormier, interference
15:15 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Hartikainen, roughing
16:09 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Nรคttinen, roughing
19:33 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Caron, holding

2nd Period
22:03 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Hall (Kozun, Scandella)
24:21 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Caron, kneeing
26:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Adam, high sticking
39:48 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Ikonen, hooking

3rd Period
51:49 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Teubert, hooking
54:51 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – McMillan (Eberle)
56:51 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, holding

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Jones (17-17)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย Ortio (21-24)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย 11+5+8 = 24
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 6+5+6 = 17

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Jake Allen, Martin Jones. Defence: Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Ryan Ellis, Travis Hamonic, Alex Pietrangelo, Marco Scandella, Colten Teubert. Forwards: Luke Adam, Gabriel Bourque, Jordan Caron, Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Nazem Kadri, Brandon Kozun, Brandon McMillan, Greg Nemisz, Brayden Schenn.
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Goaltenders: Joni Ortio, Petteri Similรค. Defence: Teemu Eronen, Tommi Kivistรถ, Aleksi Laakso, Jyri Niemi, Kristian Nรคkyva, Sami Vatanen, Veli-Matti Vittasmรคki. Forwards: Eero Elo, Mikael Granlund, Teemu Hartikainen, Jasse Ikonen, Pekka Jormakka, Jani Lajunen, Matias Myttynen, Joonas Nรคttinen, Iiro Pakarinen, Toni Rajala, Joonas Rask, Jere Sallinen, Matias Sointu.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
current champion
(
since 05 Jan 2008)
Last Title 12 Nov 2005
82 All-Time Wins
52
13 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 5 ties)
6 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN 5-0 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 22 Dec 1978 โ€“ EX โ€“ Savonlinna ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs.ย FIN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 7-3 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 21 Dec 2008 โ€“ EX โ€“ Mississauga ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 20 Dec 2009 โ€“ EX โ€“ Regina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-2 CZE ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ โ€“ 23 Dec 2009 โ€“ EX โ€“ Regina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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