2017-18 National Men's Team

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2017 Karjala Cup
Game #9
Final
November 12, 2017 10:30 am EST
Hartwall Arena
Helsinki, FIN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
10
7
10
27
14
7
9
30

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
12
2 / 5
8

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO FINNS IN KARJALA CUP FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

HELSINKI, Finland – Gilbert Brulé (Edmonton, Alta./Kunlun Red Star, KHL) and Maxim Noreau (Montreal, Que./SC Bern, NLA) scored to give Canada’s National Men’s Team a pair of one-goal leads, but it dropped a 4-3 decision to Finland to close out the 2017 Karjala Cup on Sunday.

The Canadians finished with a win and two losses in the round-robin tournament, good for fourth place.

Matt Ellison (Duncan, B.C./Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL) did the work on the first goal, battling behind the net before finding Brulé in front to put the Canadians up 1-0 just 2:22 in, but Sakari Manninen got the Finns even 10 minutes later to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1.

Noreau restored the lead for Canada midway through the second period, hammering a point shot past Finnish netminder Eero Kilpelainen for a power-play goal, only for the hosts to answer on a very late man advantage of their own; Sami Lepisto beat Ben Scrivens (Spruce Grove, Alta./Salavat Yulaev Ufa, KHL) from the slot with just six seconds left in the middle frame, making it a 2-2 game after 40 minutes.

Finland took its first lead less than three minutes into the third period when a bouncing puck found Miro Heiskanen at the side of the net, but Christian Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Wilkes Barre/Scranton, AHL) jumped all over an offensive-zone turnover to bring the Canadians even at 6:25.

Eeli Tolvanen provided the winner for the Finns with less than eight minutes to go on another power play, walking in to the face-off dot and wiring a wrist shot over the blocker of Scrivens.

The Canadian puck-stopper was terrific in the dying minutes to keep his team within a goal, but Canada couldn’t find the equalizer.

Canada continues its Olympic preparations next month for the Channel One Cup in Moscow. It opens the tournament Dec. 13 against Korea, before games against the Czech Republic and the host Russians.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Gilbert Brulé

Assists: Matt Ellison, Wojtek Wolski
02:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Geoff Kinrade
Delay of Game (2:00)
07:55
GOAL
Goal: Sakari Manninen

Assists: Mika Pyorala, Jesse Virtanen
12:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Sami Lepisto
High-Sticking (2:00)
17:25
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Atte Ohtamaa
Holding (2:00)
07:42
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Maxim Noreau

Assists: Ted Purcell
09:36
PENALTY
Penalty: René Bourque
Roughing (2:00)
13:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Sami Lepisto
Roughing (2:00)
13:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Després
Slashing (2:00)
14:47
PENALTY
Penalty: René Bourque
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:13
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Sami Lepisto

Assists: Mika Pyorala
19:54
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Miro Heiskanen

Assists: Jani Lajunen, Antti Erkinjuntti
02:48
GOAL
Goal: Christian Thomas

06:25
PENALTY
Penalty: René Bourque
High-Sticking (2:00)
12:02
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Eeli Tolvanen

Assists: Sami Lepisto, Mika Pyorala
12:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Sami Lepisto
Tripping (2:00)
18:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Chris Lee
Hooking (2:00)
19:20

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Ben Scrivens CAN 58 30 26 4 0.867
Eero Kilpelainen FIN 60 27 24 3 0.889

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 12, 2017
4 - 3 W v Canada CAN
Nov 12, 2017
0 - 2 L v SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2017
3 - 1 W v SwedenSWE
Nov 11, 2017
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Nov 8, 2017
3 - 2 W v RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 2017
Videos
Photos
2019 MWC: FIN 3 – CAN 1 (Gold Medal)
Theodore scored, but Canada was left with silver in Bratislava.
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Matt Murray stopped 40 shots to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – SUI 2 OT (Quarter-final)
Severson tied it late and Stone scored in OT to give Canada the win.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – USA 0 (Preliminary)
Murray stopped 28 shots to backstop Canada to top spot in Group A.
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