2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

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2019 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #12
Final
December 23, 2018 7:00 pm PST
Rogers Arena
Vancouver, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
F
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
2
5
1
0
1
2

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
10
5
25
9
8
17
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
14
1 / 6
12

Game Story

CANADA DOWNED BY FINNS IN PRE-WJC FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Morgan Frost (Aurora, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) and Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) scored goals, but special-teams doomed Canada’s National Junior Team in a 5-2 loss to Finland in its final pre-tournament game Sunday ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The Finns scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded to spoil Canada’s first game at Rogers Arena in front of a red-and-white-clad crowd of more than 14,000.

Finland opened the scoring just past the midway mark of the first period when Otto Latvala followed up a Teemu Enberg opportunity and banged a rebound past Canadian goaltender Michael DiPietro (Amherstburg, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), but Frost rifled a wrist shot just under the cross-bar to get Canada even less than five minutes later.

The Finns took control in the second period, scoring early and late.

Linus Nyman gave the Scandinavians the lead for good just 3:49 into the middle frame, walking out from behind the net and patiently picking his spot over the short-side shoulder of DiPietro.

Anton Lundell doubled the advantage at 17:07, knocking a rebound five-hole on netminder Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL), who replaced DiPietro midway through the period.

The lead became three when Eeli Tolvanen wired a shot upstairs on Scott only 88 seconds into the third, but Hayton answered by finishing a tic-tac-toe passing play with Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) and Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) for a power-play goal to get Canada back within a pair.

The Canadians dominated the third period, outshooting Finland 17-5, but couldn’t get a bounce to go their way; more than one puck hopped over a Canadian stick in front of an yawning Finnish goal.

A late power play gave Canada hope, but Santeri Virtanen curled a shot into the empty net with 1.1 seconds to go to finish off the scoring.

With exhibition play done, the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship begins Wednesday when Canada opens defence of its gold medal against Denmark (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuli Vainionpaa
Roughing (2:00)
09:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Roughing (2:00)
09:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Urho Vaakanainen
Tripping (2:00)
10:19
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Otto Latvala

Assists: Teemu Engberg
10:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaapo Kakko
Interference (2:00)
13:07
GOAL
Goal: Morgan Frost

Assists: Nick Suzuki, Ty Smith
15:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Holding (2:00)
16:13
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Linus Nyman

Assists: Kaapo Kakko, Antonni Honka
03:49
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ian Scott

08:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Tripping (2:00)
16:36
GOAL
Goal: Anton Lundell (power play)

Assists: Jesse Ylonen, Kaapo Kakko
17:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Ville Heinola
Interference (2:00)
17:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Aleksi Anttalainen
High-Sticking (2:00)
18:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Suzuki
Holding (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen (power play)

Assists: Henri Jokiharju, Aleksi Heponiemi
01:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskar Laaksonen
Delay of Game (2:00)
05:39
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton (power play)

Assists: Cody Glass, Owen Tippett
06:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Morgan Frost
Tripping (2:00)
12:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Holding (2:00)
17:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Urho Vaakanainen
Hooking (2:00)
19:21
GOAL (EN) (SH)
Goal: Santeri Virtanen

19:59

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen FIN 60 34 32 2 0.941
Michael DiPietro CAN 28 15 13 2 0.867
Ian Scott CAN 27 9 7 2 0.778

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - PTS 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1

Previous Games

5 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
Dec 23, 2018
2 - 5 L v FinlandFIN
Dec 23, 2018
7 - 0 W @ DenmarkDEN
Dec 19, 2018
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Dec 21, 2018
5 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 19, 2018
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