Game Report 1619 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Ralph Engelstad Arena
Date: Apr 23, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS IN SHOOTOUT, WILL PLAY FOR U18 BRONZE JASON LA ROSE GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) tied the game with 5:16 to cap a wild third period, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team came up one goal short in a 6-5 shootout loss to Sweden in a Saturday semifinal at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. The loss means the Canadians will meet the United States, which was upset by Finland in the other semifinal, for the bronze medal on Sunday (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT). Jakob Chychrun (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) led the way offensively for the Canadians, scoring once and adding two assists in regulation time, while Brett Howden (Oakbank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) had Canada’s lone goal in the shootout. The Swedes struck first in the shootout, with Lias Andersson beating Canadian goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick (Lower Sackville, N.S./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) after Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) had missed the net on Canada’s first attempt. After Will Bitten (Ottawa, Ont./Flint, OHL) and Jesper Bratt both failed to score in Round 2, Howden kept the Canadians alive, only for Linus Lindstrom to beat Fitzpatrick for the winner. It’s the third year in a row the Canadians have fallen in the semifinals; they rebounded to win the bronze medal in 2014 and 2015. Canada got the start it wanted in the first period, with Pascal Laberge (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) pouncing on his own rebound for a 1-0 lead on the power play just 2:20 in. But Tim Wahlgren tipped in the tying goal at 16:35, and Oskar Steen gave Sweden the lead just 77 seconds into the second period, marking the first time in the tournament Canada had trailed. David Quenneville (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) snuck a shot through Swedish netminder Filip Gustavsson to bring Canada even at 8:11, but Tim Soderlund restored the Swedish advantage just 1:31 later, setting up a busy final 20 minutes. Andersson put Sweden up by two at 7:50 of the third, but Chychrun knocked in a centering pass from Jost 44 seconds later to make it 4-3. The assist gave Jost 15 points in the tournament (six goals, nine assists), passing Connor McDavid (14 in 2013) for the most by a Canadian at one U18 world championship. Elias Pettersson looked to have put the final nail in the Canadian coffin with a goal that needed video review at 12:28, but Bitten and Kyrou scored 1:59 apart to force overtime, and cap a five-goals-in-6:54 stretch. Canada finished with a massive 59-34 edge in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Gustavsson, Filip
G29  Eriksson Ek, Olle
G30  Larsson, Filip
  Cederholm, Jacob
  Moverare, Jacob
  Danielsson, Hugo
  Thilander, Adam
  Sellgren, Jesper
 10  Bokvist, Jesper
 11  Nylander, Alexander
 12  Bratt, Jesper
 14  Brannstrom, Erik
 15  Hugg, Rickard
 16  Jonsson Fjallby, Axel
 17  Lundestrom, Isac
 18  Davidsson, Marcus
 19  Liljegren, Timothy
 20  Steen, Oskar
 21  Pettersson, Elias
 22  Wahlgren, Tim
 23  Soderlund, Tim
 26  Andersson, Lias
 28  Lindström, Linus
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Slashing minor 0:281 0:281:32
2nd14 2:00 Roughing minor 6:18  6:1815:42
2nd26 2:00 Roughing minor 6:26  6:2615:34
2nd26 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 10:441 10:4411:16
2nd14 2:00 Slashing minor 17:381 17:384:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Fitzpatrick, Evan
G30  Skinner, Stuart
  Hall, Connor
  Fabbro, Dante
  Chychrun, Jakob
  Katchouk, Boris
  Jost, Tyson
  Shaw, Mason
  Laberge, Pascal
 10  Howden, Brett
 11  Malenstyn, Beck
 12  Comtois, Maxime
 14  Bitten, William
 15  Gregor, Noah
 17  Phillips, Markus
 18  Quenneville, David
 20  Stanley, Logan
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  McLeod, Michael
 23  Morrison, Cameron
 25  Kyrou, Jordan
 26  Hague, Nicolas
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Slashing minor 18:321 18:323:28
2nd10 2:00 Slashing minor 6:18  6:1815:42
2nd14 2:00 Slashing minor 6:26  6:2615:34
2nd18 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 19:281 19:282:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:35  22-14-10            
2nd1:17  20-12-6            
2nd9:42  23-15-16            
3rd7:50  26-6-11            
3rd12:28  21            
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st2:20 PP 9-5            
2nd8:11  18-22            
3rd8:34  5-7            
3rd12:45  14-8-5            
3rd14:44  25-6-26            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN0 / 2
CANADA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN10 min / 5 inf
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
CANADA5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 SO Total
SWEDEN1220016
CANADA1130005
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 OT2 Tot. On Off
SWE - Gustavsson (65:16) (W)1122138054/0:001st OT/5:16
CAN - Fitzpatrick (65:16) (SL)13763029/0:001st OT/5:16
SHOOTOUT
SWEDEN shoots first for each round.
SWEDENCANADA
# SHOOTER
 26  Lias Andersson Goal
 12  Jesper Bratt   --  
 28  Linus Lindström Goal
 SHOOTER
   --    Tyson Jost
   --  14   William Bitten
 Goal10   Brett Howden
TOTALS: 2 1
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:8:00 PM
  -  End:8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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