Game Report 1463 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Encana Events Centre
Date: Oct 30, 2015
GAME NOTES: GOALTENDING, POWER PLAY LEAD SWEDES PAST CANADA BLACK STACIE COUCH DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Swedish goaltenders Olle Eriksson Ek and Arvid Söderblom combined to stop 36 of the 37 shots they faced, helping Sweden past Canada Black 5-1 in pre-tournament play ahead of the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Friday night. Sweden did most of its damage on the power play, converting three times with the man advantage. Erik Brännström led the way with a pair of goals, and Timothy Liljegren added a goal and a helper. Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) had the lone Canadian goal in the third period. Sweden took early advantage of Canada Black’s penalty problems; Jesper Emanuelsson ripped a shot past Canadian goaltender Alex D’Orio (Sherbrooke, Que./Magog, LHMAAAQ) on a two-on-one midway through the opening period, and Liljegren made it 2-0 at even strength less than two minutes later. Another late Swedish power play led to another goal; Isac Lundeström made it a three-goal game with an outside shot at 19:03 of the opening frame, capping a period that saw the Swedes hold an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal. Canada Black hit the ice harder in the second period, but couldn’t beat Eriksson Ek, who stopped everything he faced before giving way to Söderblom, and couldn’t stay out of the penalty box; the Canadians took four of the five minors called in the stanza. Brännström took advantage of the third of those four for a 4-0 Swedish lead, and he added his second goal five minutes later, tapping a shot past Jacob McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) for an unassisted effort. Both teams came out firing in the third period, combining for 31 shots in the final frame, but only one found the back of the net; Mattheos ended the Swedish shutout bid on a Canadian power play at 10:34, taking a pass from Hayden Davis (Hamilton, Ont./Niagara, OHL) and going top shelf from in close. The Canadians had their chances to get closer in the dying minutes, including a late five-on-three; the best chance came off the stick of Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, N.S., Waterloo, USHL), who had an open net to shoot at, but Söderblom robbed him when he slid across the crease to make a huge glove save. Canada Black finished with a 37-20 advantage in shots, including 33-19 in the final 40 minutes. The Swedes kick off their schedule Sunday afternoon against defending gold medallist Russia in Fort St. John, B.C. (2:30 p.m. MT), while Canada Black faces Canada White in an all-Canadian opener Sunday in Dawson Creek (2:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Canada Black
Home Team: Sweden
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  McGrath, Jacob
G31  D’Orio, Alex
  Chainey, Jocktan
  Crête-Belzile, Antoine
  Kneen, Nolan
  Krief, Alexander
  Davis, Hayden
  Jones, Ben
  Leschyshyn, Jake
  Veleno, Joseph
 10  Walford, Scott
 11  Gilmour, Brady
 12  Mattheos, Stelio
 14  Rasmussen, Michael
 16  Bowers, Shane
 17  Levin, David
 18  Strome, Matthew
 19  Paterson, Josh
 20  Holt, Dawson
 21  Voyer, Alex-Olivier
 22  Brahaney, Jakob
 23  Durandeau, Arnaud
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 8:111 8:1113:49
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 8:571 8:5713:03
1st14 2:00 Tripping minor 18:051 18:053:55
2nd20 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 3:431 3:4318:17
2nd20 2:00 Roughing minor 9:11  9:1112:49
2nd17 2:00 Slashing minor 11:481 11:4810:12
2nd2:00 Slashing minor 16:081 16:085:52
3rd 2:00 Too Many Men on the Ice minor 2:551 2:5519:05
3rd2:00 (auto) Charging minor 19:471 19:472:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Eriksson Ek, Olle
G30  Söderblom, Arvid
  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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st10 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 1:291 1:290:31
2nd18 2:00 Roughing minor 9:11  9:1112:49
3rd10 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:271 7:2714:33
3rd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 10:131 10:1311:47
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 16:361 16:365:24
3rd23 2:00 Roughing minor 17:291 17:294:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK GoalsCANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd10:34 PP 12-6            
                
                
                
                
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st9:30 PP 17-15-10            
1st11:03  6-10            
1st19:34 PP 20-6            
2nd13:02 PP 4-21-27            
2nd18:08  4            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA BLACK1 / 5
SWEDEN3 / 8
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK18 min / 9 inf
SWEDEN12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA BLACK1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SWEDEN5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA BLACK0011
SWEDEN3205
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
BLK - D’Orio (31:48) (L)8109/0:002nd/11:48
BLK - McGrath (28:12) 031316/11:483rd/20:00
SWE - Eriksson Ek (31:48) (W)4004/0:002nd/11:48
SWE - Söderblom (28:12) 0151732/11:483rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:5:30 PM
  -  End:5:30 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.