Game Report 1459 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Nov 6, 2015
GAME NOTES: BOUCHARD’S GOAL SENDS CANADA WHITE TO U17 GOLD MEDAL GAME STACIE COUCH DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Evan Bouchard (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) scored the game-winning goal on a two-man advantage with 11:09 to go, sending Canada White to the gold medal game at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 win over Sweden on Friday night. White will face off with Russia in the final in Saturday night (7:30 p.m. MT, live on TSN2). The game was as intense as it was fast from the first drop of the puck, with the teams combining for 24 shots in the first period alone – 14-10 in favour of the Canadians. The Swedes opened the scoring late in the first period while shorthanded; Rickard Hugg carried the puck down the right wing, paused at the half-boards and snapped a shot that went off a Canadian in front and past Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) at 17:07. Scott and Swedish counterpart Olle Eriksson Ek took over from there, although a defensive second period saw the teams manage just six shots apiece. White finally pulled even 6:34 into the third; just seconds after a power play ended, Bouchard danced around the top of the circles until he found a shooting lane, and Austen Keating (Guelph, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) redirected the shot past Eriksson Ek. Bouchard did it himself just 2:17 later with the Canadians enjoying a five-on-three, taking a feed from Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary, Alta./Spokane, WHL), and wiring a wrist shot over the glove of Eriksson Ek to put White ahead. The Swedes had Eriksson Ek on the bench for most of the final 90 seconds, but couldn’t beat Scott. The White goaltender finished with 24 saves, while Eriksson Ek turned in another solid performance, stopping 26 of the 28 shots he faced. Sweden will take on Canada Red for the bronze medal on Saturday afternoon at the Encana Events Centre (3 p.m. MT, live on TSN2).
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada White
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Eriksson Ek, Olle
  Björkman, Anton
  Brannstrom, Erik
  Liljegren, Timothy
  Markström, Karl
  Walfridsson, Sebastian
 10  Westerlund, Filip
 11  Aterius, Erik
 12  Elvenes, Lucas
 14  Widén, Jonathan
 15  Hugg, Rickard
 17  Emanuelsson, Jesper
 18  Johansson, Anton
 19  Leufvenius, Hugo
 20  Lundestrom, Isac
 21  Miketinac, Kalle
 22  Hellgren, Henrik
 23  Wennlund, Max
 26  Zetterlund, Fabian
 27  Sveningsson, Filip
 29  Tjernström, Max
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 6:111 6:1115:49
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 16:081 16:085:52
1st22 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 19:301 19:302:30
2nd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 2:13  2:1319:47
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 4:301 4:3017:30
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:451 7:4514:15
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 8:271 8:2713:33
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA WHITE LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Scott, Ian
  Bouchard, Evan
  Gourley, Jarrod
  Mitchell, Ian
  Groleau, Jérémy
  Mendel, Griffin
  Aucoin, Yan
  Meireles, Greg
 10  McLeod, Ryan
 11  Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
 12  Keating, Austen
 14  Struthers, Matthew
 15  Hamblin, James
 16  Davis, Brett
 17  Suzuki, Nick
 18  Thomas, Robert
 19  Vilardi, Gabriel
 20  Ostir, Hayden
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  Côté, Louis-Filip
 23  Roberts, Elijah
CANADA WHITE PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 1:231 1:230:37
2nd22 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:421 5:4216:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:07  15-6            
                
CANADA WHITE Goals CANADA WHITE PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd6:34  12-2-16            
3rd8:51 PP 2-11-6            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 0 / 2
CANADA WHITE 1 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 14 min / 7 inf
CANADA WHITE 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA WHITE 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1001
CANADA WHITE0022
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Eriksson Ek (58:33) (L)146626/0:003rd/18:33
WHT - Scott (60:00) (W)96924/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 9:00 PM
  -  End: 9:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.