IHLC Results – Finland 2-1 Canada (OT) – Aug. 3, 2016

 Finland 2-1 Canada  (OT)
National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

In the day’s first matchup at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, Finland came from behind to defeat Canada, 2-1, in overtime from a goal by Arttu Ruostalainen.

Canada opened the scoring with 5:07 remaining in the first period when Travis Konecny collected a pass from Tyson Jost, skated down the right wall and fired a wrist shot over the right pad of Finnish goaltender Veini Vehviläinen.

After a scoreless middle period, Finland evened the score with 7:19 left in the third period with Ruotsalainen collecting an assist on the game-tying goal.

Just 1:22 into the extra frame, Ruotsalainen snuck a puck past Cormier for the game-winning tally. Vehviläinen made 34 saves in the victory.

1st Period
05:05 –  PEN – Howden, interference
07:44 –  PEN – Leskinen, tripping
14:53 –  GOAL – Konecny (Jost)

2nd Period
20:27 –  PEN – Je. Mattila, hooking
28:38 –  PEN – McLeod, elbowing
32:12 –  PEN – team, too many players
35:29 –  PEN – Leskinen, holding

3rd Period
40:39 –  PEN – Dubois, tripping
45:32 –  PEN – Saarijärvi, slashing
49:55 –  PEN – Vesalainen, tripping
52:41 –  GOAL – Tolvanen (Ruotsalainen)

61:22 –  GOAL – Ruotsalainen (Björkqvist)

W:  Vehviläinen (34-35)
L:  Ingram (13-13), Cormier (5-7)

 5+9+5+1 = 20
 12+9+13+1 = 35

Goaltenders: Markus Ruusu, Veini Vehviläinen. Defence: Miro Heiskanen, Henri Jokiharju, Otto Leskinen, Jesper Mattila, Jarkko Parikka, Vili Saarijärvi, Juuso Välimäki. Forwards: Kasper Björkqvist, Henrik Borgström, Erik Embrich, Janne Kuokkanen, Otto Mäkinen, Julius Mattila, Julius Nättinen, Aapeli Räsänen, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Otto Somppi, Sami Tavernier, Eeli Tolvanen, Teemu Väyrynen, Kristian Vesalainen.
Goaltenders: Evan Cormier, Connor Ingram. Defence: Thomas Chabot, Jakob Chychrun, Samuel Girard, Connor Hobbs, Noah Juulsen, Jérémy Roy. Forwards: Anthony Beauvilier, Lawson Crouse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Brett Howden, Mathieu Joseph, Tyson Jost, Keegan Kolesar, Travis Konecny, Michael McLeod, Nicolas Roy, Zach Senyshyn, Tyler Soy.

current champion
Last Title 08/05/2015
64 All-Time Wins
7 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 5 ties)
13 wins
First IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. CAN)
finland-11 FIN 5-0 CAN canada1965-11 – 12/22/1978 – EX – Savonlinna finland-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. CAN)
canada1965-11 CAN 3-0 FIN finland-11 – 12/22/2009 – EX – Calgary canada1965-11
Last IHLC Game
finland-11 FIN 4-3 RUS russia-11 (OT) – 01/05/2016 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11 goldmedal
Next IHLC Game
finland-11 FIN 2-1 USA usa-11 – 08/05/2016 – NJC – Plymouth usa-11

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