Game Report 466 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
PLAYED AT: Slovnaft Arena
Date: Aug 11, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA BEATS SWEDEN, MOVES INTO HLINKA FINAL JASON LA ROSE BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Serron Noel (Ottawa, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) broke open a tie game with just under 12 minutes to go, and Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team advanced to the gold medal game at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup with a 4-1 semifinal win over Sweden on Friday. The Canadians, in search of their ninth gold medal in 10 years at the annual tournament, will travel to Breclav to face the co-host Czech Republic in the final on Saturday (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT). The teams met in a pre-tournament game last Saturday, with Canada earning a 3-1 victory. Special teams were the name of the game early in the semifinal, with the Canadians and Swedes getting three chances apiece on the power play in the first period. Despite the opportunities, the game went to the first intermission scoreless. It stayed that way until the late minutes of the second, when both teams converted with the man advantage. Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) was first for Canada at 15:34 of the middle frame, taking a pass from Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) and snapping a shot far-side on Swedish netminder Olof Lindbom, but Lukas Wernblom redirected a shot past Canadian goaltender Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) to tie the game with just three seconds left in the period. Noel gave Canada back the lead for good at 8:36 of the third, taking up residence at the top of the crease and tapping in a short feed from Jack McBain (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL). Just after the Canadians killed the ninth and final Swedish power play, Benoît-Olivier Groulx (Gatineau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) found the five-hole on Lindbom to provide a little bit of breathing room with less than three minutes to go. Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) finished the scoring into an empty net with 35 seconds remaining. Canada spread around the scoring, with 10 players recording points; only Groulx, who set up Dudas in addition to his insurance goal, had more than one.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Sweden
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Gravel, Alexis
G31  Rodrigue, Olivier
  Bahl, Kevin
  Smith, Ty
  Addison, Calen
  Dobson, Noah
  Merkley, Ryan
  Woo, Jett
  Veleno, Joe
 14  McIsaac, Jared
 16  Thomas, Akil
 17  Fortier, Gabriel
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Groulx, Benoit-Olivier
 20  McBain, Jack
 21  Hayton, Barrett
 22  Noel, Serron
 25  Dudas, Aidan
 26  MacDonald, Anderson
 27  Burzan, Luka
 28  Shepard, Jackson
 29  Foote, Nolan
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Hooking 5:191 5:197:19
1st25 2:00 Slashing 9:011 9:0111:01
1st20 2:00 Tripping 14:581 14:5816:58
2nd27 2:00 Slashing 4:391 4:396:39
2nd20 2:00 Charging 7:411 7:419:41
2nd2:00 Slashing 18:511 18:5119:58
3rd22 2:00 Elbowing 0:541 0:542:54
3rd2:00 Tripping 9:241 9:2411:24
3rd2:00 Charging 14:151 14:1516:15
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lindbom, Olof
G30  Hellsten, Jakob
  Granberg, Fredrik
  Boqvist, Adam
  Fransson, William
  Johansson, Filip
  Andersson, Axel
  Sandin, Rasmus
 10  Ginning, Adam
 11  Bäck, Oskar
 12  Lilja, David
 13  Gustafsson, David
 15  Hållander, Filip
 16  Fagemo, Samuel
 17  Berggren, Jonatan
 20  Eriksson, Albin
 21  Olofsson, Jacob
 22  Finn Olsson, Dennis
 23  Wernblom, Lukas
 25  Nässén, Linus
 26  Westfält, Marcus
 27  Jakobsson, Carl
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Roughing 2:201 2:204:20
1st10 2:00 Slashing 6:311 6:318:31
1st11 2:00 Slashing 10:581 10:5812:58
2nd2:00 Slashing 1:411 1:413:41
2nd2:00 Interference 10:541 10:5412:54
2nd23 2:00 Roughing 13:541 13:5415:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd15:34 PP 16-5-7            
3rd8:36  22-20-14            
3rd17:27  19-9-3            
3rd19:25 EN 25-19            
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd19:57 PP 23-10-5            
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 6
SWEDEN 1 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 18 min / 9 inf
SWEDEN 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
SWEDEN 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0134
SWEDEN0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Rodrigue (60:00) (W)771024/0:003rd/20:00
SWE - Lindbom (59:00) (L)610622/0:003rd/19:00
SWE - Lindbom (0:34) (L)0000/19:263rd/20:00
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