2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #11
Preliminary
Final
November 5, 2019 7:00 pm CST
Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Swift Current, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
0
4
3
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
17
12
12
41
15
18
6
39

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 9
33
1 / 5
38

Game Story

RED ROLLS PAST FINNS IN PRELIM FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Nathan Gaucher (Richelieu, Que./Quebec, QMJHL) scored twice, both in a four-goal second period, and added two assists to pace Canada Red to a 7-2 win over Finland to close out the Group B schedule Tuesday at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The victory puts Red in second place in its group, and means it will face either Canada White or the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals on Thursday. The Canadians and Czechs met later Tuesday in the Group A finale.

Zachary Bolduc (Bécancour, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) also had a pair of goals for Red, which did all its damage in the final 40 minutes.

The lone goal of the first period came off the stick of Niko Huuhtanen, who spun in the slot and beat Canadian goaltender Thomas Milic (Coquitlam, B.C./Burnaby Winter Club, CSSHL) at the 12:09 mark.

Gaucher got Red even three minutes into the second period, crashing the net and batting in an Olivier Nadeau (Lac-Etchemin, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) rebound, but Viljami Juusola got a point shot through traffic and past Milic to restore the Finnish advantage.

A three-goals-in-four-minutes spurt put the Canadians in control, starting with Logan Stankoven (Kamloops, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) redirecting in a set-up from Joshua Roy (Saint-Georges, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) at 7:36.

Bolduc got his first at 8:57, snapping a quick shot past the blocker of Finnish netminder Juuso Helomaa, and Gaucher walked into the high slot and wired a shot upstairs on Helomaa at 11:31 to make it a 4-2 game after 40 minutes.

The offensive onslaught continued for Red in the third; Wyatt Johnston (Toronto, Ont./Windsor, OHL) stretched the lead at three at 5:48, catching Helomaa looking the wrong way, and Bolduc jumped on a loose puck after a Finnish defender fanned on a clearing attempt to net his second on the power play with just over five minutes left.

Conner Roulette (Winnipeg, Man./Seattle, WHL) finished the scoring into an empty net in the final minute.

Both goaltenders were busy; Milic made 39 saves to record the victory, while Heloma stopped 32 of 38 in a losing cause.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Allan
Interference (2:00)
03:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Jere Virolainen
Interference (2:00)
07:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Holmes
Hooking (2:00)
08:08
GOAL
Goal: Niko Huuhtanen

Assists: Samu Salminen, Jere Virolainen
12:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Wyatt Johnston (Served by Dovar Tinling)
Checking from Behind (2:00)
18:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Wyatt Johnston
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
18:29
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Gaucher

Assists: Olivier Nadeau, Braeden Kressler
02:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Francesco Pinelli
Tripping (2:00)
05:33
GOAL
Goal: Viljami Juusola

Assists: Brad Lambert, Viljami Marjala
06:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Samu Salminen
Tripping (2:00)
06:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Conner Roulette
Tripping (2:00)
07:21
GOAL
Goal: Logan Stankoven

Assists: Joshua Roy, Olen Zellweger
07:36
GOAL
Goal: Zachary Bolduc

Assists: Nathan Gaucher, Evan Nause
08:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Brad Lambert
Roughing (2:00)
09:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Joshua Roy
Hooking (2:00)
10:12
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Gaucher

Assists: Connor Lockhart
11:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Joshua Roy
Bench Minor (2:00)
18:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Samu Salminen
Hooking (2:00)
19:29
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Nause (Served by Peter Reynolds)
Boarding (2:00)
03:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Nause
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
03:16
GOAL
Goal: Wyatt Johnston

Assists: Dovar Tinling
05:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Juho Järvelä (Served by Niko Huuhtanen)
Checking from Behind - Major (5:00)
12:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Juho Järvelä
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
12:47
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Zachary Bolduc

Assists: Nathan Gaucher, Connor Punnett
14:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Gaucher
Tripping (2:00)
15:40
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Conner Roulette

Assists: Josh Bloom
19:20
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Juuso Helomaa

19:21

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Juuso Helomaa FIN 57 38 32 6 0.842
Thomas Milic CAN-R 60 41 39 2 0.951

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

8 - 4 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2019
6 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Nov 9, 2019
4 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2019
2 - 3 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 7, 2019
2 - 7 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 5, 2019
7 - 2 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2019
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.