Game Report 1226 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Bossard Arena
Date: Apr 23, 2015
GAME NOTES: STEPHENS’ THREE POINTS LEAD CANADA TO SEMIS AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE ZUG, Switzerland – Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) led the way with two goals and an assist, helping Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to the semifinals at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship with a 5-3 quarter-final win over Sweden on Thursday. The Canadians will face the United States in a Saturday semifinal in Zug (time to be determined). Jansen Harkins (North Vancouver, B.C./Prince George, WHL), Deven Sideroff (Summerland, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) and Graham Knott (Holland Landing, Ont./Niagara, OHL) had the other goals for Canada, which is among the final four teams at the world championship for the fifth year in a row. Knott finished with a goal and two assists, Harkins had a goal and a helper, and Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) chipped in with two assists to tie U.S. forward Auston Matthews for the tournament scoring lead with 12 points. Harkins got the scoring started just 5:11 in, taking a pass from Ethan Bear (Ochapowace, Sask./Seattle, WHL) and wiring a wrist shot to the short-side on Swedish goaltender Felix Sandstrom, and Stephens’ first made it 2-0 just 56 seconds later. The Swedes got one back when Lucas Carlsson blasted a point shot past Canadian netminder Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) on the power play at 7:11, but Sideroff restored the two-goal lead in the last minute of the period, scoring from in close to make it 3-1 after 20 minutes. Sweden again cut the lead to one early in the second period when Joel Eriksson took advantage of a turnover in the Canadian zone to score shorthanded. Stephens answered late in the middle frame, taking a pass from Knott, spinning in the slot and roofing a shot over the blocker of Sandstrom to put Canada back up by two heading to the third period. Canada missed a glorious opportunity to put the Swedes away when it failed to score on 1:34 two-man advantage, before Sweden got back within one with 4:26 left on the luckiest of bounces. With Sawchenko on the bench on a delayed Swedish penalty, Knott’s pass back to the point hopped over Bear’s stick and slid the length of the ice into the empty net, gifting the Swedes the 4-3 goal. But Knott got it right back on the ensuing power play, redirecting a feed from Stephens past Sandstrom just 22 seconds after his own goal, and rounding out the scoring. The Swedes held a slight advantage in shots on goal, 38-34.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Marmenlind, Daniel
G29  Sandstrom, Felix
G30  Werner, Adam
  Younan, Alexander
  Carlsson, Lucas
  Kylington, Oliver
  Larsson, Jacob
  Léman, Jonathan
  Dahlen, Jonathan
 10  Dahlstom, John
 11  Ahl, Filip
 12  Asplund, Rasmus
 14  Davidsson, Jonathan
 17  Grundstrom, Carl
 18  Zetterberg, Lukas
 19  Ölund, Linus
 20  Looke, Jens
 21  Ohlsson, Sebastian
 22  Olhaver, Gustav
 24  Lindström, Linus
 25  Carlsson, Gabriel
 27  Lindgren, Jesper
 28  Eriksson, Joel
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 16:561 16:565:04
2nd12 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 1:251 1:250:35
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 19:441 19:442:16
3rd17 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 6:471 6:4715:13
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding the Stick minor 7:131 7:1314:47
3rd17 2:00 Roughing minor 15:341 15:346:26
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Cormier, Evan
G30  Sawchenko, Zachary
  Bear, Ethan
  Chabot, Thomas
  Brisebois, Guillaume
  Roy, Jérémy
  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
  Beauvillier, Anthony
 10  Noel, Nathan
 11  Roy, Nicolas
 12  Harkins, Jansen
 13  Knott, Graham
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Gawdin, Glenn
 18  Sideroff, Deven
 19  Soy, Tyler
 21  Benson, Tyler
 22  Howden, Brett
 23  Stephens, Mitchell
 26  Wotherspoon, Parker
 27  Spencer, Matthew
 28  Capobianco, Kyle
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Slashing minor 6:311 6:3115:29
2nd18 2:00 Tripping minor 6:231 6:2315:37
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 12:521 12:529:08
3rd18 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 17:081 17:084:52
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:11 PP 5-21-19            
2nd2:51 SH 28-17            
3rd15:34  17            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st5:11  12-2            
1st6:07  23-13-14            
1st19:26  18-12-11            
2nd17:23  23-13-14            
3rd15:56 PP 13-23-7            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 1 / 4
CANADA 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 3 G + 3 A = 6 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1113
CANADA3115
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Sandstrom (60:00) (L)149629/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Sawchenko (60:00) (W)12121135/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 10:00 AM
  -  End: 10:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.