Game Report 541 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Emera Centre Northside
Date: Jan 2, 2014
GAME NOTES: GOALTENDERS SHINE AS PACIFIC CLAIMS TOP SPOT IN GROUP B NORTH SYDNEY, N.S. – Pacific clinched first place in Group B and ended the reign of the defending gold medallists with a 3-1 win over Sweden in the preliminary round finale for both Thursday at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Adam Musil (Delta, B.C./Red Deer, WHL) scored once and added an assist for Pacific, as did Brad Morrison (Prince George, B.C./Prince George, WHL). It’s the first time Pacific has won its group since the 2006 tournament in Regina, Sask. Glenn Gawdin (Richmond, B.C./Swift Current, WHL) had the other goal for Pacific, while Filip Ahl answered for Sweden, which will not have the chance to defend the gold medal it won last year in Victoriaville, Que. The game was a goaltending showdown, with Sweden’s Felix Sandström and Pacific’s Zach Sawchenko (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) keeping the game tied at a goal apiece through two periods before Pacific pulled away early in the third. With the winner guaranteed a semifinal spot and the loser out of gold medal contention, both teams played on their heels for most of the opening period and the game headed into the first intermission tied 0-0. Ahl, the biggest player up front for the Swedes at six-foot-two and 207 pounds, opened the scoring just 1:26 into the second period, blasting a slap shot under the blocker of Sawchenko. Minutes later, after Ty Ronning (Burnaby, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) used his speed to earn a Pacific power play, Morrison banged in the rebound of a Jansen Harkins (North Vancouver, B.C./Prince George, WHL) shot from the point to tie the game. After earning an assist on the Morrison goal, Musil got one of his own 26 seconds after the puck dropped to start the third period, and Gawdin made it a two-goal game less than two minutes later, redirecting Harkins’ cross-crease pass. The teams crashed and banged their way through the last 18 minutes, but there would be no more scoring. Sawchenko did it all for Pacific; in addition to making 25 saves, he launched the offense by making beautiful stretch passes and helped out his defensive corps by cutting off Swedish passing lanes. Sandström made 37 stops in a losing cause; Pacific outshot Sweden 40-26. Pacific will meet Russia in the semifinals in North Sydney on Friday (7 p.m. AT), which follows Sweden meeting Ontario in the fifth-place game at the Emera Centre Northside (2 p.m. AT).
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Pacific
SWEDEN LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Sandstrom, Felix
G30  Hedström, Rasmus
  Anderberg, Alexander
  Alftberg, Philip
  Bouramman, Gustav
  Carlsson, Lucas
  Carlsson, Gabriel
  Larsson, Jacob
  Léman, Jonathan
 10  Dahlström, John
 11  Ahl, Filip
 12  Asplund, Rasmus
 13  Neubauer, Henrik
 14  Davidsson, Jonathan
 15  Emanuelsson, Einar
 16  Erixon, Oliver
 17  Grundstrom, Carl
 18  Maier, Andreas
 19  Ölund, Linus
 20  Eriksson, Joel Ek
 22  Kalte, Anton
 23  Magnusson, Philip
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 4:351 4:3517:25
1st16 2:00 Tripping minor 13:591 13:598:01
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 4:041 4:0417:56
2nd17 2:00 Slashing minor 8:261 8:2613:34
2nd17 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 16:271 16:275:33
3rd2:00 (auto) Charging minor 11:041 11:0410:56
3rd2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 12:031 12:039:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PACIFIC LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G McBride, Nick
G31  Sawchenko, Zach
  Guhle, Brendan
  Davis, Kevin
  Gatenby, Joe
  Reagan, Brady
  Reddekopp, Chaz
  Juulsen, Noah
  Wotherspoon, Parker
  Musil, Adam
 10  Gennaro, Matteo
 11  Ronning, Ty
 12  Chyzowski, Nick
 14  Gawdin, Glenn
 15  Shmyr, Braylon
 16  Comrie, Ty
 17  Merkley, Nick
 18  Estephan, Giorgio
 19  Benson, Tyler
 20  Morrison, Brad
 21  Soy, Tyler
 22  Hansen, Jannik
PACIFIC PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 9:121 9:1212:48
3rd2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 5:591 5:5916:01
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 19:041 19:042:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN Goals SWEDEN PLAYERS (plus) PACIFIC PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd1:26  11-5-22            
                
                
PACIFIC Goals PACIFIC PLAYERS (plus) SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd5:05 PP 20-22-9            
3rd:26  9-18            
3rd2:13  14-22-20            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN 0 / 3
PACIFIC 1 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN 14 min / 7 inf
PACIFIC 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
PACIFIC 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN0101
PACIFIC0123
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Sandstrom (59:04) (L)1216937/0:003rd/19:04
PAC - Sawchenko (60:00) (W)781025/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 6:00 PM
  -  End: 6:00 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.