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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Canada 5 Finland 4

Canada improved to 2-0 in Group B at the IIHF World Under 18 tournament in Germany today with a 5-4 victory over Finland who dropped to 1-1. Malcolm Subban made 34 saves for Canada while Samu Perhonen made 30 for Finland.

Eric Locke score the only goal of the first period on the powerplay with the assist going to Ryan Murphy. Finland would out shoot Canada 9-8 in the period while going 0/1 on the powerplay. Canada was 1/1.

In the second period, Joel Armia tied the game at 1-1 when he scored on the powerplay at 3:24. Miro Aaltonen and Toni Kallela would assist. Armia and Kallela would then team up to set up Olli Maata at 11:56 to put Finland up 2-1. Murphy would tie it with an assist by Colin Smith at 17:46 to close out the second period. Finland would outshoot Canada again, this time 16:11. Both teams went 0/3 on the powerplay.

Armia would score an unassisted powerplay goal just 1:06 into the third period to make it 3-2. Canada would respond by scoring twice in 40 seconds to take the lead.

Mark Scheifele scored from Cody Ceci at the 10:05 mark. That was immediately followed up by a Nick Cousins goal with the assist going to Ryan Murray. Colin Smith would get an unassisted marker at 14:44 to put Canada up 5-3. Maata would score with 1:55 remaining to make it close. Armia and Markus Granlund would get the assists.

Canada will face Norway on Monday at 1:30 EDT followed by the preliminary finale Tuesday vs Sweden which will be televised on TSN.

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