Game Report 2642 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Fjällräven Center
Date: Apr 27, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY SWEDES, WILL PLAY FOR U18 BRONZE JASON LA ROSE ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden – Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) scored twice, but a late goal left Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team with a back-and-forth 4-3 loss to Sweden in its semifinal Saturday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship. The Canadians will face the United States for bronze on Sunday (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT), looking for its first medal since it won bronze in 2015. Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) was solid once again in the Canadian goal, finishing with 26 saves. Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 23 shots, and both found the back of the net. Philip Broberg got the Swedes on the board at 11:47, jumping into the rush after a neutral zone turnover, before Zary took a pass from Philip Tomasino (Mississauga, Ont./Niagara, OHL) at the side of the net and stuffed in a power-play goal to tie it almost five minutes later. Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) gave Canada its first lead of the game just 87 seconds into the second period when he corralled a bouncing puck at the top of the crease and swept the 2-1 goal past Swedish goaltender Hugo Alnefelt, but Alexander Holtz got a seeing-eye shot through traffic and behind Gauthier to send the game to the intermission tied. The teams again traded goals midway through the third period, this time in quick succession. Holtz got his second of the game on a Swedish power play at 9:23, redirecting in pass from Tobias Bjornfot at the side of the net, only for Zary to tuck in a wraparound for his second 3:26 later to the tie game again. The Swedes took the lead for good with 2:31 to go when Albin Grewe outraced a Canadian defender and wired a shot upstairs on the short side past the glove of Gauthier. Canada pushed as it looked to erase its third one-goal deficit of the game, but it couldn’t put another puck behind Alnefelt, who made 31 stops. The Canadians outshot Sweden 34-30.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Alnefelt, Hugo
G30  Wallstedt, Jesper
G35  Clang, Calle
  Lyckasen, Albert
  Johansson, Albert
  Broberg, Philip
  Brannstam, Alex
  Söderström, Victor
  Bjornfo, Tobias
  Hedstrom, Ludvig
 11  Soderblom, Elmer
 12  Costmar, Arvid
 15  Andersson, Isac
 17  Lawner, Oscar
 18  Bjerselius, Oscar
 20  Henriksson, Karl
 22  Wahlgren, Max
 24  Grewe, Albin
 25  Holmstrom, Simon
 26  Raymond, Lucas
 27  Holtz, Alexander
 28  Sundsvik, Albin
 29  Nybeck, Zion
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Slashing 15:431 15:4316:14
2nd24 2:00 Slashing 17:121 17:12
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
G29  Maier, Nolan
  Schneider, Braden
  Korczak, Kaedan
  Harley, Thomas
  Vukojevic, Michael
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Tracey, Brayden
  Washkurak, Keean
  Légaré, Nathan
 10  Holloway, Dylan
 11  Pelletier, Jakob
 14  Rees, Jamieson
 15  Newhook, Alex
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Cozens, Dylan
 18  Zary, Connor
 19  Krebs, Peyton
 20  Spence, Jordan
 24  Hunt, Daemon
 26  Tomasino, Philip
 27  Poulin, Samuel
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd19 2:00 Holding 10:171 10:1712:17
2nd14 2:00 Hooking 19:461 19:461:46
2nd2:00 Roughing 20:001 20:002:00
3rd10 2:00 Roughing 3:461 3:465:46
3rd17 2:00 High-Sticking 7:281 7:28
3rd2:00 Hooking 13:381 13:38
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:47  4-20-25            
2nd13:55  27-26-20            
3rd9:23 PP 27-7-20            
3rd17:29  24-18-25            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:14 PP 18-26-4            
2nd1:27  15-17-19            
3rd12:49  18-16-14            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 1 / 6
CANADA 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1124
CANADA1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Alnefelt (60:00) (W)11101031/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Gauthier (58:34) (L)109726/0:003rd/18:34
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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