2013 WJC Blog: Day 10

Friday, 01.04.2013 / 12:31 PM
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2013 World Junior Championship Blog
2013 WJC Blog: Day 10
2013 World Junior Championship
Team Finland Schedule
12/26 Latvia W 5-1
12/28 Czech Republic L 1-3
12/30 Switzerland W 5-4 (SO)
12/31 Sweden L 4-7
1/2^ Germany W 8-0
1/4^ Slovakia W 4-0
^ Relegation Round

Ville Pokka’s Finland squad skated past Slovakia with a convincing 11-4 win Friday, successfully avoiding relegation and guaranteeing a spot in next year’s World Junior Championship. The Islanders second-round draft pick in 2012 recorded a pair of assists in the win.

Finland took a 3-0 lead into the second period, a frame in which they outscored the Slovaks 4-3. Pokka’s helpers came just two minutes apart early in the middle stanza.

Slovakia cut the lead to 7-4 early in the third, but Finland pulled away with four straight tallies down the stretch to secure the victory.

Pokka finishes the tournament with two goals, four assists and a team-leading plus-10 rating in six games.

BOX SCORE - FINLAND 11 SLOVAKIA 4

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STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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