Game Report 213 IIHF World Junior Championship
PLAYED AT: Bell Centre
Date: Jan 4, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA TOPS SWEDEN, WILL PLAY FOR WORLD JUNIORS GOLD DAVID BRIEN MONTREAL, Que. – Julien Gauthier (Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que./Val-d’Or, QMJHL) scored twice, while captain Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) and Anthony Cirelli (Woodbridge, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) added a goal and an assist each to allow Canada’s National Junior Team to top Sweden 5-2 on Wednesday and clinch a spot in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game. Canada will hit Montreal’s Bell Centre ice Thursday to play the United States in the final (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). The Americans topped the team 3-1 on New Year’s Eve and are coming off a 4-3 shootout win over Russia in the other semifinal. It was Connor Ingram (Imperial, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) who drew the start in Canada’s net, but he was quickly pulled in favour of Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, Alta./Everett, WHL) after surrendering two goals on Sweden’s first three shots. The move proved to pay off for head coach Dominique Ducharme and company, Hart making 28 saves for a shutout effort in his 51:55 of ice time. Joel Eriksson Ek netted the game’s first goal at 6:05 of the first period after firing a shorthanded wrist shot from the top of the circle, but Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) tied the game back up just 1:38 later after jumping on a loose puck. The tie game wouldn’t last, Sweden getting its lead back just 11 seconds later when Carl Grundstrom fanned on a shot that accidentally slid through the five-hole to end Ingram’s night. Cirelli would tie the game at 2-2 with 1:11 left before the first break thanks to a perfectly placed wrist shot that beat Sweden’s Felix Sandstrom over the shoulder. The red-and-white scored the only goal of the second period to take its first lead of the game after a rebound that sat in Sandstrom’s crease was poke-checked in by Gauthier. While playing at four-on-four, Canada took a 4-2 lead 7:38 into the final frame after Strome fired a wrist shot through a Matt Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL) screen. The team wrapped up its scoring with just under two minutes left in the game when Gauthier added an empty netter to register his second consecutive two-goal outing. Canada outshot Sweden 43-31 in the game to give the Scandinavians their first loss of the World Juniors, sending them to tomorrow’s bronze medal showdown against Russia (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m PT).
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Sandstrom, Felix
G30  Gustavsson, Filip
  Larsson, Jacob
  Bernhardt, David
  Gunnarsson, Kristoffer
  Kylington, Oliver
  Dahlin, Rasmus
  Carlsson, Gabriel
 11  Ahl, Filip
 14  Pettersson, Elias
 15  Andersson, Lias
 16  Grundstrom, Carl
 17  Karlstrom, Fredrik
 18  Asplund, Rasmus
 19  Nylander, Alexander
 20  Eriksson Ek, Joel
 23  Carlsson, Lucas
 24  Looke, Jens
 25  Ohlsson, Sebastian
 27  Dahlen, Jonathan
 28  Wingerli, Andreas
 29  Soderlund, Tim
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st25 2:00 Tripping 4:511 4:516:51
1st16 2:00 Cross-Checking 18:401 18:400:40
2nd16 2:00 Goaltender Interference 0:591 0:592:59
2nd23 2:00 Hooking 14:001 14:0016:00
3rd15 2:00 High-Sticking 2:241 2:244:24
3rd2:00 Holding 7:321 7:329:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ingram, Connor
G31  Hart, Carter
  Bean, Jake
  Juulsen, Noah
  Chabot, Thomas
  Myers, Philippe
  Fabbro, Dante
  Dubé, Dillon
 10  Clague, Kale
 11  Joseph, Mathieu
 12  Gauthier, Julien
 14  Barzal, Mathew
 15  Lauzon, Jérémy
 16  Raddysh, Taylor
 17  Jost, Tyson
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 19  Strome, Dylan
 20  McLeod, Michael
 21  Speers, Blake
 22  Cirelli, Anthony
 25  Roy, Nicolas
 27  Stephens, Mitchell
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Interference 9:211 9:2111:21
1st2:00 Kneeing 17:561 17:5619:56
2nd17 2:00 Hooking 6:231 6:238:23
3rd2:00 Tripping 6:531 6:538:53
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st6:05 SH 20-29            
1st8:05  16-19            
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st7:43  27-22            
1st18:49  22-10-5            
2nd12:02  12-18            
3rd7:38  19-3-2            
3rd18:02 EN 12-19-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN0 / 4
CANADA0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN12 min / 6 inf
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN2002
CANADA2125
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Sandstrom (57:45) (L)10161137/0:003rd/17:45
SWE - Sandstrom (0:19) (L)0011/18:033rd/18:22
SWE - Sandstrom (1:12) (L)0000/18:483rd/20:00
CAN - Ingram (8:05) 3003/0:001st/8:05
CAN - Hart (51:55) (W)1111426/8:053rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF World Junior Championship Game Report.