Game Report 2173 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: qplex
Date: Nov 3, 2018
GAME NOTES: SWEDES USE BIG THIRD TO BEAT FINNS IN U17 OPENER JASON LA ROSE QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Jesper Wallstedt was terrific in a 47-save performance, and Sweden scored four times in the third period to pull away for a 6-1 win over Finland in the tournament opener Saturday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Six different players scored for the Swedes, who beat their Nordic neighbours for the fifth time in seven all-time U17 meetings and avenged their preliminary-round loss from a year ago. Alexander Holtz finished with a goal and an assist, while Samuel Eriksson added two helpers. Erik Hedlund, William Hallén, Lucas Raymond, Zion Nybeck and Daniel Ljungman also found the back of the net. Holtz needed less than five minutes to open the scoring, racing away on the breakaway and tucking a backhand behind Finnish goaltender Joel Blomqvist for the lone goal of the first period. Hedlund doubled the lead at 7:22 of the second period, snapping a quick shot past Blomqvist, but Roby Järventie finished a pretty cross-ice feed from Oliver Suni to get Finland within one again after 40 minutes. The Finns held a 20-12 advantage in shots on goal in the third period, but it was the Swedes who lit up the scoreboard. Hallén restored the two-goal advantage at 2:43, beating Blomqvist after a turnover deep in the Finnish zone, and Raymond jumped on a rebound in close just past the midway mark of the final frame. Nybeck roofed a backhand in the slot for the 5-1 goal with five minutes left, before Ljungman redirected a Helge Grans shot with 95 seconds to go to finish the offensive festivities. The Swedes are back in action Monday night, taking on Canada Red at the qplex (7 p.m. AT), right after the Finns face Russia (12 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Sweden
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Blomqvist, Joel
G31  Väyrynen, Max
  Puutio, Kasper
  Lehmus, Joona
  Niemela, Topi
  Nyman, Luka
  Säkkinen, Iivari
 10  Viro, Eemil
 12  Hahl, Veikka
 13  Hirvonen, Roni
 15  Karnaranta, Valtteri
 20  Mäenpää, Juuso
 21  Määttä, Joel
 22  Niemi, Eero
 23  Raty, Aatu
 25  Suni, Oliver
 27  Seppälä, Jesse
 29  Korkalainen, Veeti
 32  Järventie, Roby
 34  Rafkin, Ruben
 35  Pärssinen, Jiri
 36  Sedoff, Christoffer
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd36 2:00 Holding 1:491 1:49
3rd34 2:00 Interference 6:291 6:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Clang, Calle
G30  Wallstedt, Jesper
  Andrae, Emil
  Eriksson, William
  Grans, Helge
  Nordlund, Theo
  Styf, Hugo
  Johannesson, Anton
  Kumlin, Axel
 12  Magnusson, Oskar
 14  Ljungman, Daniel
 15  Hedlund, Erik
 16  Torgersson, Daniel
 17  Hallén, William
 18  Ekmark, Elliot
 19  Stenman, Elias
 20  Nybeck, Zion
 21  Sohmer, Oscar
 22  Eriksson, Samuel
 23  Szurowski, Mateusz
 24  Holtz, Alexander
 27  Raymond, Lucas
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Holding 10:061 10:06
1st14 2:00 Interference 10:061 10:06
1st2:00 Cross-Checking 15:401 15:40
2nd2:00 Hooking 15:541 15:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd14:04  32-25-2            
                
                
                
                
                
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:53  24-19            
2nd7:22  15            
3rd2:43  17-23-22            
3rd10:42  27-24-2            
3rd14:58  20            
3rd18:25  14-5-22            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND0 / 4
SWEDEN0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND4 min / 2 inf
SWEDEN8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SWEDEN6 G + 7 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0101
SWEDEN1146
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Blomqvist (60:00) (L)98825/0:003rd/20:00
SWE - Wallstedt (60:00) (W)14132047/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:3:38 PM
  -  End:5:42 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Game Report.