Game Report 50 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Essar Centre
Date: Nov 3, 2016
GAME NOTES: SWEDES HANG ON TO BEAT U.S., ADVANCE TO U17 SEMIFINALS LEE BOYADJIAN SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Carl Jakobsson and Jacob Olofsson scored early in the third period, and Sweden survived a frantic finish to edge the United States 4-3 on Thursday afternoon and move into the semifinals at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. With the win, Sweden will face the winner of the Canada White-Canada Red quarter-final on Friday. The U.S. will wait on the results from the other quarters to learn who they will face in a placement game. It’s the second year in a row Sweden has topped the U.S. in the quarter-finals; after nine consecutive tournaments with a medal, the Americans will go back-to-back years without for the first time since 2004-05. After the teams spent the opening minutes of the game trading chances, Sweden was first on the board after Jonatan Berggren found a rebound at the side of the net and beat U.S. goaltender Keegan Karki to the near post for a 1-0 lead just 6:16 in. The Swedes ran into penalty trouble (for the first time) in the second period, handing the U.S. five opportunities on the power play in the middle frame, leading to a 15-3 advantage in shots on goal. But Olof Lindbom and the penalty-killing unit kept the Americans at bay, including during 30 seconds of five-on-three time, and Sweden doubled its lead before the end of 40 minutes. Coming off the side boards, David Gustafsson ripped a quick shot past Keegan Karki with less than three minutes to go in the middle frame, opening up a 2-0 advantage. But the Scandinavians weren’t finished yet. Just over a minute into the third, Jakobsson picked up a turnover at the U.S. blue line and deked out Karki for his second of the tournament to make it 3-0, and Olofsson blocked a shot at his own blue-line and raced away to beat Karki for the 4-0 goal. The Americans quickly turned the momentum to their favour, though, and Erik Middendorf got the U.S. on the board five minutes into the final frame, redirecting a feed from Patrick Giles past Lindbom. Penalties came back to bite the Swedes again, and Bode Wilde got a shot through traffic on an American power play at 16:45 to make it a two-goal game, before Joel Farabee gathered in a wide shot off the end-boards and beat Lindbom with 43 seconds left on another man advantage, setting up a tense final few seconds. Karki went to the bench again in the dying moments, but the U.S. couldn’t register another shot, and a valiant comeback attempt fell a single goal short.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: United States
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Lindbom, Olof
G30  Jägbring, Lucas
  Bokvist, Adam
  Fransson, William
  Johansson, Filip
  Andersson, Axel
  Lundmark, Simon
  Sandin, Rasmus
 11  Bäck, Oskar
 12  Lilja, David
 13  Gustafsson, David
 16  Fagemo, Samuel
 17  Berggren, Jonatan
 19  Höglander, Nils
 21  Olofsson, Jacob
 23  Wernblom, Lukas
 24  Hedman, Linus
 25  Nässén, Linus
 26  Westfält, Marcus
 27  Jakobsson, Carl
   
   
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Roughing 18:431 18:430:00
2nd19 2:00 Interference 3:481 3:485:48
2nd2:00 Tripping 6:111 6:118:11
2nd12 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 9:28  9:2811:28
2nd2:00 Hooking 12:471 12:4710:47
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 14:101 14:1016:10
3rd2:00 Tripping 11:071 11:0713:07
3rd17 2:00 Holding 15:311 15:3116:45
3rd2:00 Roughing 18:131 18:1319:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Ullan, Ryan
G35  Karki, Keegan
 32  DeBoer, Jack
 33  Goldowski, Jake
 34  Jenkins, Blade
 36  Giles, Patrick
 37  Wise, Jake
 38  Gruden, Jonathan
 39  Wahlstrom, Oliver
 40  Janicke, Trevor
 41  Pivonka, Jake
 42  Middendorf, Erik
 43  Weiss, Tyler
 44  Farabee, Joel
 45  King, D.J.
 47  Stastney, Spencer
 49  Emberson, Ty
 50  Miller, K’Andre
 51  MacKinnon, Will
 52  Wilde, Bode
 55  Krygier, Christian
 56  Semik, Jacob
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st52 2:00 Cross-Checking 3:401 3:405:40
1st43 2:00 Holding 10:291 10:2912:29
1st39 2:00 Tripping 13:081 13:0815:08
2nd40 2:00 Holding 9:28  9:2811:28
3rd43 2:00 High-Sticking 7:391 7:399:39
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:16  17-23-11            
2nd17:34  13-26-16            
3rd1:07  27-25            
3rd2:33  21            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd5:01  42-36            
3rd16:45 PP 52-47-37            
3rd19:17 PP 44-52            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 0 / 4
UNITED STATES 2 / 8
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 18 min / 9 inf
UNITED STATES 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
UNITED STATES 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN1124
UNITED STATES0033
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Lindbom (60:00) (W)6151132/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Karki (56:19) (L)122923/0:003rd/16:19
USA - Karki (0:42) (L)0000/19:183rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
 SWE - 1 Lindbom  Start: 12:10 PM
 USA - 52 Wilde  End: 2:14 PM
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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