IHLC Results – Finland 4-3 Canada – 12 Nov 2017


🇫🇮 Finland
 4-3 Canada 🇨🇦
Karjala Tournament
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 12 November 2017

Gilbert Brulé and Maxim Noreau scored to give Canada’s National Men’s Team a pair of one-goal leads, but it dropped a 4-3 decision to Finland to close out the 2017 Karjala Cup on Sunday.

The Canadians finished with a win and two losses in the round-robin tournament, good for fourth place.

Matt Ellison did the work on the first goal, battling behind the net before finding Brulé in front to put the Canadians up 1-0 just 2:22 in, but Sakari Manninen got the Finns even 10 minutes later to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1.

Noreau restored the lead for Canada midway through the second period, hammering a point shot past Finnish netminder Eero Kilpeläinen for a power-play goal, only for the hosts to answer on a very late man advantage of their own; Sami Lepistö beat Ben Scrivens from the slot with just six seconds left in the middle frame, making it a 2-2 game after 40 minutes.

Finland took its first lead less than three minutes into the third period when a bouncing puck found Miro Heiskanen at the side of the net, but Christian Thomas jumped all over an offensive-zone turnover to bring the Canadians even at 6:25.

Eeli Tolvanen provided the winner for the Finns with less than eight minutes to go on another power play, walking in to the face-off dot and wiring a wrist shot over the blocker of Scrivens.

The Canadian puck-stopper was terrific in the dying minutes to keep his team within a goal, but Canada couldn’t find the equalizer.

Canada continues its Olympic preparations next month for the Channel One Cup in Moscow. It opens the tournament 13 Dec. against Korea, before games against the Czech Republic and the host Russians.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:22 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Brulé (Ellison, Wolski)
07:55 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Kinrade, delay of game
12:19 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Lajunen (Manninen, Pyörälä)
17:25 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lepistö, high sticking

2nd Period
27:42 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Ohtamaa, holding
29:36 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Noreau (Purcell)
33:09 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lepistö, roughing
33:09 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bourque, roughing
34:47 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Després, slashing
39:13 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bourque, cross checking
39:54 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Lepistö (Pyörälä)

3rd Period
42:48 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Heiskanen (Lajunen, Erkinjuntti)
46:25 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Thomas
52:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bourque, high sticking
52:36 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Tolvanen (Lepistö, Pyörälä)
58:49 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lepistö, tripping
59:20 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Lee, hooking

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇫🇮 Kilpeläinen (25-28)
L: 🇨🇦 Scrivens (26-30)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇫🇮 14+7+9 = 30
🇨🇦 10+7+11 = 28

ROSTERS
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Eero Kilpeläinen, Mikko Koskinen. Defence: Miro Heiskanen, Jyrki Jokipakka, Mikko Lehtonen, Sami Lepistö (C), Niko Mikkola, Atte Ohtamaa, Jesse Virtanen. Forwards: Marko Anttila, Antti Erkinjuntti, Julius Junttila, Petri Kontiola, Jarno Koskiranta, Jani Lajunen, Sakari Manninen, Mika Niemi, Jukka Peltola, Antti Pihlström, Mika Pyörälä, Veli-Matti Savinainen, Eeli Tolvanen.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Justin Peters, Ben Scrivens. Defence: Jesse Blacker, Simon Després, Chay Genoway, Geoff Kinrade, Chris Lee (A), Maxim Noreau, Karl Stollery. Forwards: Rene Bourque (C), Gilbert Brulé, Andrew Ebbett, Matt Ellison, Quinton Howden, Rob Klinkhammer, Brandon Kozun, Teddy Purcell, Mason Raymond, Nick Spaling, Christian Thomas, Linden Vey, Wojtek Wolski (A).

🇫🇮 FINLAND (C)
vs. CANADA 🇨🇦
current champion
(since 11 Nov 2017)
Last Title
21 May 2017
108 All-Time Wins
320
9 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 2 ties)
20 wins
First IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 11-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 10 Mar 1951 – WC – Paris 🇫🇷
Previous IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 5-2 FIN 🇫🇮 – 16 May 2017 – WC – Paris 🇫🇷
Last IHLC Game
🇫🇮 FIN 3-1 SWE 🇸🇪 – 11 Nov 2017 – KT – Helsinki 🇫🇮
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇿 CZE 3-2 FIN 🇫🇮 (OT) – 13 Dec 2017 – COC – Prague 🇨🇿

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Complete Hockey News IIHFHHOFIOC

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