Finland vs Canada Game Recap: Score, Line-up, Game Report, Statistics, Three Stars, Video Highlights, Social Media
|FINAL | 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase | Wednesday, July 31, 2019
USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth, MI
Forward lines and defense pairings – Finland:
[one_half]Petman – Siikanen – Oden
[one_half_last]Nousiainen – Thomson
Aleks Haatanen, Anton Lundell
Forward lines and defense pairings – Canada:
[one_half]Laferriere – Focht – Lavoie
[one_half_last]Tychonick – Woo
Kevin Bahl, Justin Barron, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Bowen Byram, Kirby Dach, Riley Damiani, Aidan Dudas, Nolan Foote, Benoit-Olivier Groulx, Alexis Lafreniere, Ryan Suzuki, Joe Veleno, Olivier Rodrigue, Hunter Jones
After downing Team USA 4-1 on Tuesday, Team Canada took to the ice again on Wednesday to face Team Finland, who came into the game with one win and one loss this week so far.
Finland did nothing short of dominate every aspect of the game for the first 26 minutes of this game. Defensively, Canada fell far short, and left their first goaltender, Colten Ellis (STL), out to dry. As goals against him piled up, Ellis’ rebound control deteriorated and led to additional goals for Finland.
Toni Utunen (VAN) started by burying a point shot less than two minutes into the game. Then Patrik Puistola (CAR) put the puck in back door on Ellis after a nicely threaded pass from Anttoni Honka (CAR).
Joonas Oden (2020 eligible) scored the first power play goal of the game off of a pass back from Honka that came from a no-look, cross-ice feed from Kristian Tanus (2020 eligible).
Lassi Thomson (OTT) continued the rout for Finland tapped in a rebound after Samuel Salonen (2020 eligible) pushed the loose puck into the open crease. Finally, Sampo Ranta (COL) potted another rebound to end the first period with a 5-0 Finland lead over Canada.
The second period began with two more goals by Finland to put the deficit at 7-0. The floodgates were officially open. But Canada stopped the bleeding and managed to get on the board with a wrister by Serron Noel (FLA). Noel scored again about three minutes later when he deflected Jonny Tychonick‘s (OTT) shot in the slot.
Canada also managed to score a power play goal before the end of the period, but that was the last time Justus Annonen (COL) would allow the puck to pass him in this game. Finland celebrated a resounding 8-3 victory at the final buzzer.
▲ Sampo Ranta, Anttoni Honka, Ville Heinola, Serron Noel
▼ Akil Thomas, Colten Ellis
|2 for 6||Power Play||1 for 2|
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