Finland narrowly defeats Canada Red

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Finland kept their lead throughout today’s game against Canada Red in the World Under-17 Hockey challenge. They won 3-2.

Canada had the pressure on for most of the first despite getting few shots on net. Finland received several penalties but Canada could not capitalize on them. By the end of the first Finland did regain some control. Shots were 7-6 in their favour.

An early holding penalty in the second cost Canada a goal at 17:27 by Arttu Nevasaari.

Canada had a good scoring chance at 11:51 which led to a penalty and power play for them. They still could not capitalize.

They held consistent pressure throughout the second and were winning in shots 8-6 for the second.

An early penalty to Canada in the third almost cost them a goal but they were able to kill it off.

Shortly after a wrist shot by Riley Stotts at 14:53 tied the game. It was assisted by Josh Tarzwell.

Finland quickly countered with a goal by Arttu Nevasaari at 13:56

At 7:18 a goal by Niklas Nordgren made it 3-1.

With 5 minutes to go a penalty to Finland led to a power play goal by Ryan Merkley which was unassisted at 4:11.

Canada called at timeout with 1:17 left to play and pulled their goalie for the extra skater. It wasn’t enough though to give them a tying goal.

Arttu Nevasaari was the player of the game for Finland and Nathan Dunkley was the player of the game for Canada.