IHLC Results – Finland 2-1 United States – Aug. 5, 2016

 Finland 2-1 United States 
National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Erik Foley scored for the second straight game, but the U.S. fell to Finland, 2-1 here tonight at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Both teams traded chances early in the first period and while the United States nearly converted on a power play, Finland entered the first intermission with a 1-0 lead off a goal by Eeli Tolvanen.

Finland extended its lead to 2-0 with 4:29 left in the middle stanza when Sami Tavernier’s shot slipped past Jake Oettinger.

Foley brought the United States back within one 3:17 later when he back-handed a pass from Christian Fischer for a power play goal.

Despite outshooting Finland, 14-5, in the final frame, the United States was unable to find the equalizing goal. Oettinger finished with 25 saves in the loss.

1st Period
09:09 –  PEN – Tavernier, holding
11:24 –  GOAL – Tolvanen (Björkqvist, Nättinen)
12:41 –  PEN – Kunin, high sticking

2nd Period
24:03 –  PEN – Saarijärvi, boarding
29:46 –  PEN – Laczynski, high sticking
31:41 –  PEN – Vesalainen, tripping
35:31 –  GOAL – Tavernier (Tolvanen)
36:28 –  PEN – Yamamoto, tripping
38:40 –  PEN – Ju. Mattila, tripping
38:48 –  PP GOAL – Foley (Fischer, Krys)

3rd Period
44:09 –  PEN – Ahcan, holding
59:01 –  PEN – Tolvanen, delay of game

W:  Vehviläinen (30-31)
L:  Oettinger (25-27)

 11+11+5 = 27
 10+7+14 = 31

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, Julius Mattila, Otto Mäkinen, Julius Nättinen, Arttu Ruotsalainen, Aapeli Räsänen, Otto Somppi, Sami Tavernier, Eeli Tolvanen, Kristian Vesalainen, Teemu Väyrynen.
Goaltenders: Jake Oettinger, Tyler Parsons. Defence: Jack Ahcan, Nick Boka, Casey Fitzgerald, Adam Fox, Chad Krys, Luke Martin, Jack Sadek. Forwards: Kieffer Bellows, Brock Boeser, Logan Brown, Alex DeBrincat, Christian Fischer, Erik Foley, Trent Frederic, Luke Kunin, Tanner Laczynski, Tom Novak, Jack Roslovic, Troy Terry, Kailer Yamamoto.

current champion
Last Title 12/31/2014
65 All-Time Wins
10 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
6 wins
First IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. USA)
finland-11 FIN 8-1 USA usa-11 – 12/27/1980 – WJC – Landsberg am Lech germany1920to33and49-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. USA)
usa-11 USA 2-1 FIN finland-11 (SO) – 12/26/2014 – WJC – Montréal canada1965-11
Last IHLC Game
finland-11 FIN 2-1 CAN canada1965-11 (OT) – 08/03/2016 – NJC – Plymouth usa-11
Next IHLC Game
sweden-11 SWE 3-2 FIN finland-11 (SO) – 08/06/2016 – NJC – Plymouth usa-11

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