Game Report 2206 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
PLAYED AT: Rogers Place
Date: Aug 8, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA SURVIVES WILD THIRD PERIOD, BEATS SWEDES FOR FIRST PLACE JASON LA ROSE EDMONTON, Alta. – Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) scored a power-play goal with 2:26 to go, sending Canada atop Group A at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a 4-3 win over Sweden on Wednesday night. The teams combined to score three goals in just over four minutes late in the third, with the Canadians taking the lead and the Swedes tying it before Byram hammered a point shot through traffic and under the arm of Swedish goaltender Jesper Wallstedt for the winner. The victory means Canada will face the United States in the second semifinal Friday (7 p.m. MT), right after Sweden takes on Russia (3 p.m. MT). The Canadians dominated the shot clock in the first period, outshooting Sweden 12-2, but both teams found the scoreboard in the opening 20 minutes. Lucas Raymond was first for the Swedes, tapping in a cross-crease feed from Alexander Holtz, but Josh Williams (Langley, B.C./Medicine Hat, WHL) one-timed in a one-touch pass from Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont./Barrie, OHL)to pull the boys in black even three minutes later. Alexis Lafrenière (St-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) netted the lone goal in the second period, picking up a rebound off the end-boards and beating a sprawling Wallstedt for the 2-1 marker. The Swedes answered eight minutes into the third period when Holtz gathered in a pass in the slot and whipped a quick shot over the glove of Canadian netminder Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Saskatoon, WHL) to tie the game. With the minutes ticking away it was Matthew Robertson (Sherwood Park, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) who restored the Canadian advantage, pinching in off the blue-line and finding space over the short-side shoulder of Wallstedt, but Elmer Söderblom redirected a Tobias Björnfot shot past Maier to even things up again with 4:16 left. That set up the Byram heroics, which in turn led to a hectic finish. A late Canadian penalty gave the Swedes hope and Wallstedt went to the bench for a six-on-four advantage, but Maier and the penality-killing unit did their jobs to lock down the three points.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Alnefelt, Hugo
G30  Wallstedt, Jesper
  Lyckåsen, Albert
  Johansson, Albert
  Broberg, Philip
  Lundqvist, Alexander
  Björnfot, Tobias
  Hedström, Ludvig
 11  Söderblom, Elmer
 12  Costmar, Arvid
 14  Sjöberg, Carl
 15  Andersson, Isac
 16  Wahlgren, Joel
 17  Åström, Filiph
 18  Bjerselius, Oscar
 19  Grönhagen, Jacob
 20  Henriksson, Karl
 22  Wahlgren, Max
 24  Grewe, Albin
 26  Raymond, Lucas
 27  Holtz, Alexander
   
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Late Hit 3:121 3:125:12
2nd 2:00 Face-off Violation 15:011 15:0117:11
2nd12 2:00 Holding 18:031 18:030:03
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 16:321 16:3217:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
G30  Maier, Nolan
  Barron, Justin
  Robertson, Matthew
  Byram, Bowen
  Vukojevic, Michael
  Korczak, Kaedan
  Schneider, Braden
  Guenette, Maxence
  Clarke, Graeme
 10  Rees, Jamieson
 11  Lafrenière, Alexis
 12  Pelletier, Jakob
 14  Mutala, Sasha
 15  Williams, Josh
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Dach, Kirby
 18  Krebs, Peyton
 19  Poulin, Samuel
 20  Holloway, Dylan
 22  Cozens, Dylan
 24  Parent, Xavier
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st14 2:00 Hooking 12:261 12:2613:37
2nd2:00 High-Sticking 0:361 0:362:36
2nd2:00 Slashing 6:441 6:448:44
2nd2:00 Tripping 10:341 10:3412:34
3rd2:00 Slashing 15:081 15:0815:44
3rd10 2:00 Holding 18:341 18:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st13:37 PP 26-27-11            
3rd7:58  27-26            
3rd15:44 PP 11-7-27            
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st15:34  15-16-6            
2nd12:51  11-2-17            
3rd13:09  3-16-10            
3rd17:34 PP 4-11-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN2 / 6
CANADA1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN8 min / 4 inf
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
CANADA4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1023
CANADA1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Wallstedt (58:34) (L)11101031/0:003rd/18:34
CAN - Maier (60:00) (W)111618/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:08 PM
  -  End:9:28 PM
  -  Attendance: 
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Game Report.