Game Report 2058 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Arena Metallurg
Date: Apr 24, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA TOPS SWEDEN IN OT THRILLER AT U18 WORLDS JESSICA GOWANS MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) netted the game-winner 2:27 into overtime to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Sweden on Tuesday at the IIHF U18 World Championship. The win finishes an unbeaten preliminary round for the Canadians, clinches first place in Group A and sets up a quarter-final date with the Czech Republic on Thursday (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT). Parked in front of the net with Canada on the power play in the extra period, Lafrenière took a pass from Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph OHL) and swept in the winner on the 40th Canadian shot of the game. Lafrenière finished with a goal and an assist, Merkley had two helpers, while Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) and Chase Wouters (Lloydminster, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) had the other goals for Canada. Sweden struck first when Adam Boqvist beat Canadian goaltender Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) just past the midway mark the opening frame. Canada had its chances in the period, but was unable to solve Swedish netminder Olof Lindbom, and went into the first intermission trailing 1-0. Lavoie got Canada on the board in the second, finishing off a pretty passing play between Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) to tie the game. The Canadians continued to pressure throughout the middle stanza, but were unable to break the deadlock. Canada took its first lead of the game eight minutes into the third period. Merkley found Wouters on an odd-man rush and he tipped it home for the 2-1 lead. Sweden tied the game with less than two minutes left thanks to a power-play goal by Boqvist.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Sweden
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Ellis, Colten
G29  Rodrigue, Olivier
G30  Mandolese, Kevin
  Bahl, Kevin
  Robertson, Matthew
  Byram, Bowen
  Tychonick, Jonathan
  Smith, Ty
  Merkley, Ryan
  Veleno, Joe
 10  Thomas, Akil
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 14  Fonstad, Cole
 15  Hillis, Cameron
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Foudy, Liam
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Dudas, Aidan
 20  McBain, Jack
 22  Wouters, Chase
 24  McIsaac, Jared
 25  Lavoie, Raphael
 26  Noel, Serron
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Holding 0:301 0:302:30
1st26 2:00 Elbowing 4:281 4:286:28
1st15 2:00 Slashing 9:18  9:1811:18
2nd20 2:00 High-Sticking 3:171 3:175:17
3rd18 2:00 Interference 17:23  17:23
3rd15 2:00 Tripping 18:081 18:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lindbom, Olof
G29  Wallstedt, Jesper
G30  Eliasson, Jesper
  Granberg, Fredrik
  Boqvist, Adam
  Björnfot, Tobias
  Johansson, Filip
  Andersson, Axel
  Lundkvist, Nils
 10  Ginning, Adam
 11  Bäck, Oskar
 12  Lilja, David
 13  Gustafsson, David
 16  Fagemo, Samuel
 17  Berggren, Jonatan
 19  Höglander, Nils
 21  Olofsson, Jacob
 22  Pasic, Nikola
 23  Wernblom, Lukas
 24  Grewe, Albin
 25  Nässén, Linus
 26  Westfält, Marcus
 27  Jakobsson, Carl
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Cross-Checking 9:18  9:1811:18
1st26 2:00 Slashing 14:381 14:3816:38
2nd2:00 Roughing 4:251 4:256:25
2nd10 2:00 Tripping 18:001 18:0020:00
3rd11 2:00 High-Sticking 4:361 4:366:36
3rd24 2:00 Interference 10:521 10:5212:52
3rd23 2:00 Roughing 17:23  17:23
1st OT17 2:00 Holding 0:471 0:47
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd6:39  25-24-18            
3rd8:15  22-11-7            
1st OT2:27 PP 11-7-9            
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:27  3-16-21            
3rd18:26 PP 3-7            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 6
SWEDEN 1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
SWEDEN 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SWEDEN 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA01113
SWEDEN10102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Rodrigue (62:27) (W)9910129/0:001st OT/2:27
SWE - Lindbom (62:27) (OTL)111212237/0:001st OT/2:27
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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