Game Report 1293 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Helsinki Ice Hall
Date: Dec 31, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA DROPS PRELIMS CLOSER TO SWEDEN WENDY GRAVES HELSINKI, Finland – Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) scored his first goal and Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL) his second, but penalty trouble proved to be the undoing of Canada’s National Junior Team, as it surrendered three power play goals and fell 5-2 to Sweden in its final preliminary round game of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL), Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) and Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) picked up assists. Mackenzie Blackwood (Thunder Bay, Ont./Barrie, OHL) took the loss in net. The first game between the two countries since 2011 was a penalty-filled affair, with the teams whistled for a combined 17 minors. Only 17 seconds into its first power play, Sweden struck. Blackwood stopped Dmytro Timashov’s shot on the rush but sent a big rebound out to an unmarked Alexander Nylander, who put the puck into an open net. Penalty trouble cost Canada again less than three minutes later. The team successful killed off a short Swedish two-man advantage, but only five seconds after Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) returned to the ice to make it a five-on-four, Gustav Forsling sent a screened wrist shot from the high slot past Blackwood low glove side. Stephens got one back for Canada late in the first. After cycling the puck along the boards, he sent it to Chabot at the blue line. The defenceman’s shot was stopped, but Stephens drove toward the net to pounce on the rebound. Sweden’s two-goal lead was restored at the 13:38 mark of the second period. Axel Holmstrom sent a cross-crease pass to Adrian Kempe, who one-timed it into the back of the net. The advantage became three seven minutes into the third. Blackwood made the initial save on a deflected point shot, but Anton Karlsson put in the rebound from the top of the crease. Canada’s troubled penalty kill got a boost midway through the period by erasing a two-man disadvantage that lasted 1:53. Shortly after, it was given its own five-on-three – and with it, its best chance to get back in the game. Only five seconds in Marner went top corner with a slap shot. But the team couldn’t cut the deficit down after that. Rasmus Asplund added an empty-netter with 11 seconds to go to wrap up the scoring. Canada finished in third place in Group A and next faces Finland in the quarter-finals on Saturday (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Sandstrom,, Felix
G30  Soderstrom, Linus
  Lagesson, William
  Larsson, Jacob
  Ollas Mattsson, Adam
  Englund, Andreas
  Pettersson, Marcus
  Forsling, Gustav
  Carlsson, Gabriel
 12  Forsbacka-Karlsson, Jakob
 16  Grundstrom, Carl
 17  Timashov,, Dmytro
 18  Asplund, Rasmus
 19   Nylander, Alexander
 20  Eriksson Ek, Joel
 21  Nylander, William
 23  Lindblom, Oskar
 24  Looke, Jens
 25  Holmstrom, Axel
 26  Ehn, Christoffer
 27  Karlsson, Anton
 29  Kempe, Adrian
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st29 2:00 Roughing minor 4:20  4:2017:40
1st2:00 Slashing minor 9:181 9:1812:42
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 5:40  5:4016:20
2nd16 2:00 Roughing minor 10:06  10:0611:54
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 10:061 10:0611:54
3rd16 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 12:561 12:569:04
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 14:051 14:057:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G McDonald, Mason
G29  Blackwood, Mackenzie
  Hicketts, Joe
  Fleury, Haydn
  Chabot, Thomas
  Hickey, Brandon
  Strome, Dylan
 11  Perlini, Brendan
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 13  Barzal, Mathew
 14  Chartier, Rourke
 16  Marner, Mitchell
 17  Konecny, Travis
 18  Virtanen, Jake
 19  Point, Brayden
 20  McKeown, Roland
 21  Beauvillier, Anthony
 22  Quenneville, John
 23  Sanheim, Travis
 24  Dermott, Travis
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
 28  Crouse, Lawson
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st20 2:00 Roughing minor 4:20  4:2017:40
1st18 2:00 Roughing minor 4:201 4:2017:40
1st14 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 5:031 5:0316:57
1st21 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 6:371 6:3715:23
1st28 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 16:131 16:135:47
2nd22 2:00 Roughing minor 5:40  5:4016:20
2nd27 2:00 Roughing minor 10:06  10:0611:54
2nd11 2:00 Slashing minor 13:001 13:009:00
3rd24 2:00 Slashing minor 9:361 9:3612:24
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 9:431 9:4312:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:37 PP 19-18-17            
1st7:08 PP 8-19-29            
2nd13:38 PP 29-25-8            
3rd7:09  27-9-24            
3rd19:49  18-6            
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st15:51  27-5            
3rd14:10 PP 16-2-9            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN3 / 7
CANADA1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN14 min / 7 inf
CANADA20 min / 10 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
CANADA2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN2125
CANADA1012
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Soderstrom (56:11) (W)512017/0:003rd/16:11
SWE - Sandstrom, (3:49) 0055/16:113rd/20:00
CAN - Blackwood (58:24) (L)106016/0:003rd/18:24
CAN - Blackwood (0:10) (L)001111/19:503rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:1:00 PM
  -  End:1:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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