Game Report 59 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
PLAYED AT: Essar Centre
Date: Nov 5, 2016
GAME NOTES: SWEDES EDGE CANADA BLACK, WIN SECOND U17 GOLD MEDAL JASON LA ROSE SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Adam Bokvist scored the game-winning goal on the power play early in the third period, sending Sweden to a 2-1 win over Canada Black in the gold medal game Saturday night at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. It’s the second U17 gold for the Swedes, who also topped the podium in 2013 in Victoriaville, Que. The game was a battle of the goaltenders, with Swedish netminder Olof Lindblom – who was named to the tournament all-star team following the game – and Canadian counterpart Jacob Ingham (Barrie, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) going save-for-save while combining to stop 61 of the 63 shots they faced. Most of the offence came at five-on-five; the game included just three minor penalties – two called against Canada Black, and one against the Swedes. Sweden held a 17-10 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but it was the Canadians who found the scoreboard first; Eli Zummack (Kelowna, B.C./Okanagan, BCMML) showed off a deft touch, redirecting a shot from Black captain Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) through Lindbom at 15:44. That would stand up until just shy of the midway mark of the second when Linus Nässén made a quick cut into the slot and shot across his body, sneaking the puck past the outstretched glove of Ingham. Bokvist netted the winner 3:50 into the third period with Adam McMaster (Beamsville, Ont./North Bay, OHL) off for slashing; the Swedish defenceman beat Ingahm with a wrist shot from the blue-line that made its way through a sea of bodies in front. Canada Black earned its lone power play midway through the final frame but couldn’t find a way past Lindbom, who made 10 of his 27 saves in the third. The Swedes are the third team in a row to win gold after losing two of three preliminary-round games, following Russia in 2014 and Canada White last year, but the first in tournament history to take the top prize after back-to-back losses to open the tournament. The gold medal game featured three of the six players named to the all-star team – Smith, Lindbom and Swedish forward Samuel Fagemo were joined by defenceman Jett Woo (Canada White), and forwards Joel Farabee (United States) and Andrey Svechnikov (Russia).
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada Black
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Lindbom, Olof
G30  Jägbring, Lucas
  Bokvist, Adam
  Fransson, William
  Johansson, Filip
  Andersson, Axel
  Lundmark, Simon
  Sandin, Rasmus
 10  Ginning, Adam
 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 OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd10 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 7:581 7:589:58
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA BLACK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ingham, Jacob
G30  Jones, Hunter
  Comrie, Sean
  Smith, Ty
  Corcoran, Connor
  Florchuk, Eric
  Wouters, Chase
  Foote, Nolan
 10  Burzan, Luka
 11  Vallati, Giovanni
 12  Baker, Dawson
 14  Popowich, Tyler
 15  Zummack, Eli
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Kemp, Brett
 20  Chisholm, Declan
 21  Lalonde, Owen
 22  Coxhead, Andrew
 23  Addison, Calen
 24  Dudas, Aidan
 25  McMaster, Adam
CANADA BLACK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 4:061 4:066:06
3rd25 2:00 Slashing 2:491 2:493:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA BLACK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd8:56  25-5            
3rd3:50 PP 3-23-21            
CANADA BLACK GoalsCANADA BLACK PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st15:44  15-4-23            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN1 / 2
CANADA BLACK0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN2 min / 1 inf
CANADA BLACK4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA BLACK1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN0112
CANADA BLACK1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Lindbom (60:00) (W)981027/0:003rd/20:00
CAN-B - Ingham (57:39) (L)1711533/0:003rd/17:39
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
 SWE - 25 Nässén Start:6:08 PM
 CAN-B - 9 Foote End:9:43 PM
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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