Game Report 1938 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Key Bank Center
Date: Jan 5, 2018
GAME NOTES: STEENBERGEN SCORES LATE, CANADA WINS WJC GOLD JASON LA ROSE BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, Alta./Swift Current, WHL) picked a perfect time for his first goal of the tournament, scoring the winner with 1:40 remaining to give Canada’s National Junior Team a 3-1 win over Sweden on Friday night and its 17th gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship. With overtime looming, Drake Batherson (New Minas, N.S./Cape Breton, QMJHL) won a puck battle in the corner and fed Conor Timmins (Thorold, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL), who found Steenbergen for a redirection at the side of the net to ignite the pro-Canadian crowd of 17,544 at the KeyBank Center. Steenbergen, who skated as the 13th Canadian forward for most of the tournament, had been the lone forward not to find the back of the net before his late-game heroics. Sweden held a 16-9 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) held his ground and ensured the game got to the first intermission goalless. It took less than two minutes of the second period for Canada to open the scoring; Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) fed Dillon Dubé (Cochrane, Alta./Kelowna, WHL), and the Canadian captain went upstairs over the glove of Swedish netminder Filip Gustavsson for a 1-0 lead. The Swedes got even with just under seven minutes to go in the middle frame when Tim Soderlund went post and in past Hart for a shorthanded goal, sending the game to the third period tied 1-1. Both teams came close in the final stanza before the Steenbergen goal. Jesper Sellgren ripped a slap shot off the post behind Hart early in the third, and Taylor Raddysh (Caldeon, Ont./Erie, OHL) hit iron on a Canadian power play. Sweden put Gustavsson on the bench after the Canadians took the lead, and Alex Formenton (King City, Ont./London, OHL) hit the empty net with just over a minute to go for an insurance marker to officially get the party started. Hart ended up with 35 saves, and finished with a tournament-leading 1.81 goals-against average and .930 save percentage. He tied Jimmy Waite and Stéphane Fiset for most career wins by a Canadian goaltender at the World Juniors, with eight. Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./University of Massachusetts, HE), who co-led all defencemen in the tournament with eight points (three goals, five assists), was the lone Canadian named to the media all-star team. Canada will defend its gold medal on home ice in 2019 when Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., play host.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Larsson, Filip
G30  Gustavsson, Filip
G35  Eriksson Ek, Olle
  Lindstrom, Gustav
  Högberg, Linus
  Liljegren, Timothy
  Dahlin, Rasmus
  Soderlund, Tim
 10  Davidsson, Marcus
 12  Gustafsson, Glenn
 14  Pettersson, Elias
 16  Lindström, Linus
 17  Karlstrom, Fredrik
 19  Nylander, Alexander
 20  Lundestrom, Isac
 21  Boqvist, Jesper
 22  Jonsson Fjallby, Axel
 23  Sellgren, Jesper
 24  Andersson, Lias
 26  Brannstrom, Erik
 27  Moverare, Jacob
 28  Zetterlund, Fabian
 29  Steen, Oskar
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 3:461 5:46
2nd24 2:00 Interference 12:321 14:32
2nd2:00 Tripping 19:181 1:18
3rd2:00 Interference 10:541 12:54
3rd28 2:00 Tripping 14:041 16:04
3rd29 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 19:091 20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Point, Colton
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Timmins, Conor
  Foote, Cal
  Makar, Cale
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Gadjovich, Jonah
 12  Katchouk, Boris
 14  Comtois, Maxime
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Steenbergen, Tyler
 19  Batherson, Drake
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Howden, Brett
 23  Steel, Sam
 24  Formenton, Alex
 25  Kyrou, Jordan
 27  Thomas, Robert
 28  Mete, Victor
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Holding 7:431 9:43
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd13:07 SH 9-16-26            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:49  9-25-23            
3rd18:20  17-3            
3rd18:46 EN 24-28            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 0 / 1
CANADA 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 20 min / 6 inf
CANADA 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN0101
CANADA0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Gustavsson (58:27) (L)98724/0:003rd/18:27
SWE - Gustavsson (0:18) (L)0000/18:463rd/19:04
SWE - Gustavsson (0:51) (L)0000/19:093rd/20:00
CAN - Hart (60:00) (W)1681135/0:003rd/20:00
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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