IHLC Results – United States 4-3 Finland – Aug. 4, 2017


 United States
 4-3 Finland 
National Junior Evaluation Camp
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth 
Friday, August 4, 2017

Adam Fox scored twice and David Farrance netted the game-winner with 6:10 to play as Team USA erased a two-goal deficit to beat Finland, 4-3, here tonight at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase at USA Hockey Arena.

The U.S. will return to action tomorrow night when it takes on Canada at USA Hockey Arena in the final game of the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase.

Fox opened the scoring 3:46 into the game by taking a pass from Ryan Poehling and firing the puck past Finland’s goaltender Lassi Lehtinen.

Joey Anderson nearly doubled the U.S. lead with seven minutes left in the period when Trent Frederic sent him a cross-ice pass that sprung him on a breakaway, but his chance was turned aside.

In the middle period, Finland tallied three unanswered goals before the U.S. connected late to bring the score to 3-2. The scoring began when Robin Salo sent a shot through traffic and past U.S. goaltender Jake Oettinger 4:28 into the period. A close-range goal by Otto Koivula 3:40 later gave Finland a 2-1 lead before Janne Kuokkanen doubled Finland’s lead at the 14:29 mark.

Then, with 1:03 remaining in the stanza, Fox tallied his second of the game when he tucked a shot into the upper left corner.

The U.S. tied the contest with 9:34 to play when Riley Tufte finished a point-blank attempt off a centering pass by Patrick Harper.

Farrance put Team USA ahead for good when he carried the puck end-to-end and slid a breakaway attempt past Lehtinen with 6:10 remaining.

Oettinger finished with 37 saves to earn the victory in goal for the U.S.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:46 –  GOAL – Fox (Poehling, Tkachuk)
08:11 –  PEN – Laavainen, hooking
15:17 –  PEN – Gerlach, boarding

2nd Period
22:27 –  PEN – A. Räsänen, hooking
24:28 –  GOAL – Salo (Välimäki)
28:08 –  GOAL – Koivula (Ikonen)
34:29 –  GOAL – Kuokkanen
38:57 –  GOAL – Fox (Poehling)
39:06 –  PEN – Kotkansalo, hooking

3rd Period
50:26 –  GOAL – Tufte (Harper, Poehling)
53:19 –  PEN – Kuokkanen, hooking
53:50 –  PP GOAL – Farrance
58:51 –  PEN – Tufte, hooking

GOALTENDERS
W:  Oettinger (37-40)
L:  Lehtinen (17-21)

SHOTS ON GOAL
 6+6+9 = 21
 9+15+16 = 40

ROSTERS
 Goaltenders: Jake Oettinger, Dylan St. Cyr. Defence: Mikey Anderson, Sean Day, David Farrance, Adam Fox, Phil Kemp, Luke Martin. Forwards: Joey Anderson, Jack Badini, Sasha Chmelevski, Logan Cockerill, Sean Dhooghe, Trent Frederic, Max Gerlach, Tim Gettinger, Patrick Harper, Josh Norris, Ryan Poehling, Brady Tkachuk, Riley Tufte.
Goaltenders: Lassi Lehtinen, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Defence: Kasper Kotkansalo, Roope Laavainen, Markus Niemeläinen, Eemeli Räsänen, Robin Salo, Urho Vaakanainen, Juuso Välimäki. Forwards: Joni Ikonen, Jere Innala, Juha Jääskä, Otto Koivula, Joona Koppanen, Janne Kuokkanen, Eetu Luostarinen, Otto Mäkinen, Sami Moilanen, Markus Nurmi, Aapeli Räsänen, Aarne Talvitie, Jerry Turkulainen.

UNITED STATES (C) vs. FINLAND 
current champion
(since 
01/05/2017)
Last Title 11/05/2016
35 All-Time Wins
66
7 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
10 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. FIN)
finland-11 FIN 8-1 USA usa-11 – 12/27/1980 – WJC – Landsberg am Lech germany1920to33and49-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. FIN)
finland-11 FIN 2-1 USA usa-11 – 08/05/2016 – NJC – Plymouth usa-11
Last IHLC Game
usa-11 USA 3-2 SWE sweden-11 – 08/02/2017 – NJC – Plymouth usa-11
Next IHLC Game
usa-11 USA 7-5 CAN canada1965-11 – 08/05/2017 – NJC – Plymouth usa-11

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockey – IIHFHHOFIOC

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