2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
November 6, 2017 2:30 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
1
4
4
0
2
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
10
11
30
13
13
9
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 4
8
2 / 4
18

Game Story

GUSCHIN GETS HAT TRICK TO LEAD RUSSIA PAST FINNS AT U17S

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Danil Gushchin had a hat trick, and added an assist for good measure, helping Russia stay perfect at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-4 win over Finland on Monday.

The Russians scored early and often in the first period, with Vasily Podkolzin getting the festivities started just 36 seconds in after a neutral zone turnover.

Gushchin got his first of the game at 9:57 on the power play, beating Finnish goaltender Kari Piiroinen through a maze of bodies, and added a second with a shorthanded effort less than six minutes later, going five-hole on Piiroinen to make it 3-0.

Veeti Miettinen responded for the Finns on that same power play, going to the backhand in close, but Matvey Guskov netted a fourth Russian goal of the opening frame at 18:45, knocking in a rebound.

Tomas Keinänen replaced Piiroinen to start the second period, and the change seemed to spark the Finns.

Patrik Puistola cut the deficit to two midway through the middle frame, letting go a shot that handcuffed Russian netminder Vladimir Sartakov, and Antti Saarela converted a penalty shot at 14:55, beating Sartakov to the glove side to make it a one-goal game.

But there would be no game-tying goal; Egor Afanasyev banked the rebound of a Gushchin shot off Keinänen and in to give the Russians some breathing room, and although Henri Nikkanen got that back for Finland with less than four minutes to go, Gushchin finished his hat trick into an empty net in the dying moments to provide the final margin of victory.

Russia will look to finish a perfect preliminary round Tuesday against Canada Red (7 p.m. MT), after Finland closes its round-robin schedule in a meeting with Sweden (2:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Vasily Podkolzin

Assists: Daniil Gutik
00:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gutik
Hooking (2:00)
06:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Kalle Loponen
Hooking (2:00)
08:34
GOAL
Goal: Danil Gushchin (power play)

Assists: Artemii Kniazev, Egor Spiridonov
09:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gutik (Served by Egor Afanasyev)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
15:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gutik
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
15:26
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Danil Gushchin

Assists: Oleg Zaitsev, Daniil Zaruba
15:36
GOAL
Goal: Veeti Miettinen (power play)

Assists: Anton Lundell, Mikko Petman
16:40
GOAL
Goal: Matvey Guskov

Assists: Aleksandr Chernyi, Egor Afanasyev
18:45
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tomas Keinänen

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Sergei Alkhimov
Hooking (2:00)
07:45
GOAL
Goal: Patrik Puistola (power play)

Assists: Henri Nikkanen, Tomas Keinänen
09:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Wiljami Myllylä
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:14
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Antti Saarela (power play)

14:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Antti Saarela
Holding (2:00)
18:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kalle Loponen
Tripping (2:00)
06:37
GOAL
Goal: Egor Afanasyev (power play)

Assists: Danil Gushchin, Daniil Zaruba
07:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Artemii Kniazev
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
14:03
GOAL
Goal: Henri Nikkanen

Assists: Anton Lundell, Ville Heinola
16:06
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Danil Gushchin

18:50
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Tomas Keinänen

18:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Kari Piiroinen FIN 20 13 9 4 0.692
Tomas Keinänen FIN 39 21 20 1 0.952
Vladimir Sartakov RUS 60 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 3 - Assists 1 - Points 4
G 3 - A 1 - P 4
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 10, 2017
5 - 4 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 9, 2017
6 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2017
5 - 3 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 7, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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