IHLC Results โ€“ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 8-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 31 Jul 2019

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 8-3 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
World Junior Summer Showcase
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Seven different Finnish players recorded multi-point games to lead Finland past Canada, 8-3, in Wednesdayโ€™s opening contest here at USA Hockey Arena.

Finland opened the scoring just 1:33 into the opening period off the stick of Toni Utunen. After Sampo Ranta held the puck in the offensive zone at the right point, he fired a saucer pass to Utunen who was waiting at the opposite end of the blue line before finding the top right corner with a wrist shot to give the Finns a 1-0 lead.

Finland doubled its lead at the 8:45 mark when Patrik Puistola beat Colten Ellis after a nice passing play from Kristian Tanus and Peetro Seppรคlรค.

Finland continued to apply pressure to the Canadians and nearly extended its lead to three just a minute later when Samuel Salonen found himself on a breakaway, but Ellis stood tall in the crease and made a glove save.

With 8:01 to play in the frame, Joonas Oden gave Finland a three-goal lead with a power play tally. After a tripping penalty was assessed to Canada, the ensuing power play started with Tanus controlling the puck at the right circle before feeding a pass across the seam to Honka. Looking to the back post, Anttoni Honka sent a pass through the crease the found Oden, who was waiting at the back door to finish the play.

Just 1:54 after the third goal, Finland added a fourth tally off the stick of Lassi Thomson. With under two minutes to play in the frame, Ranta tallied to push Finland’s lead to 5-0.

The Finns continued to apply pressure in the Canadian zone at the start of the second period and capitalized just 2:01 into the stanza to bring its advantage to six. Santeri Salmela controlled the puck at the centre point before firing a shot on goal that was tipped by Aku Rรคty into the back of the net.

After Canada was whistled for a high sticking penalty just 42 seconds after the goal, Finland went back to the power play where it would capitalize again to take a 7-0 lead off a one-timer slap shot from Honka.

Canada responded 3:18 later when Serron Noel took a pass from Jett Woo before making a nice move to the forehand and scoring Canadaโ€™s first goal of the contest. Noel then tallied again just four minutes after with a tip-in goal off a shot from Johnny Tychonick.

Connor McMichael added a third goal for Canada at the 19:02 mark of the second period. After Finland was assessed a penalty for tripping, McMichael took advantage of a turnover in the slot before firing a wrist shot past Annunen to close out the second stanza.

Utunen connected again in the third with 3:50 to play in regulation to account for the 8-3 final.

1st Period
01:33 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Utunen (Ranta)
08:45 –
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Puistola (Tanus, Seppรคlรค)
11:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN –ย Thomas, hooking
11:59 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PP GOAL –ย Oden (Honka, Tanus)
13:53 –
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Thomson (Salonen, Oden)
16:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Noel, high sticking
18:02 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Ranta (Saarela, Seppรคlรค)

2nd Period
22:01 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Rรคty (Salmela, Utunen)
22:43 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Schneider, interference
23:16 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PP GOAL – Honka (Heinola, Tanus)
26:34 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Noel (Woo)
29:41 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Noel (Tychonick, Thomas)
35:18 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – McBain, checking to the head minor + 10 min. misconduct
38:51 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Ranta, tripping
39:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – McMichael

3rd Period
40:26 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Schneider, high sticking
45:14 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ PEN – Killinen, holding
49:46 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Noel, elbowing
56:10 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GOAL – Utunen (Tanus, Puistola)

W: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Annunen (23-26)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Ellis (23-31), Gravel (6-6)

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 16+10+11 = 37
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 7+9+10 = 26

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Goaltenders: Justus Annunen, Jasper Patrikainen. Defence: Ville Heinola, Anttoni Honka, Elias Laitamรคki, Kim Nousiainen, Santeri Salmela, Peetro Seppรคlรค, Lassi Thomson, Toni Utunen. Forwards: Eemil Erholtz, Lenni Killinen, Otto Kivenmรคki, Joonas Oden, Mikko Petman, Patrik Puistola, Sampo Ranta, Aku Rรคty, Antti Saarela, Samuel Salonen, Patrik Siikanen, Kristian Tanus.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Colten Ellis, Alexis Gravel. Defence: Calen Addison, Declan Chisholm, Peter Diliberatore, Thomas Harley, Braden Schneider, Jonny Tychonick, Jett Woo. Forwards: Luka Burzan, Carson Focht, Gabriel Fortier, Liam Foudy, Mathias Laferriรจre, Raphaรซl Lavoie, Jack McBain, Connor McMichael, Allan McShane, Alex Newhook, Serron Noel, Akil Thomas, Philip Tomasino.

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FINLAND (C) vs. CANADA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
current champion
(since 04 Jan 2019)
Last Title 23 Dec 2018
73 All-Time Wins
9 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 5 ties)
14 wins
First IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย FIN 5-0 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย โ€“ 22 Dec 1978 โ€“ EX โ€“ Savonlinnaย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Previous IHLC Meeting (FIN vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย FIN 5-2 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย โ€“ 23 Dec 2018 โ€“ EX โ€“ Vancouverย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย FIN 6-5 CZEย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟย โ€“ 23 Jul 2019 โ€“ EX โ€“ Vierumรคkiย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FIN 6-5 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย โ€“ 02 Aug 2019 โ€“ WJS โ€“ Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: USA Hockey



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