Game Report 796 IIHF World Championship
PLAYED AT: Chizhovka-Arena
Date: May 20, 2014
GAME NOTES: WARD’S THREE POINTS HELP CANADA CLINCH GROUP A DAVID BRIEN MINSK, Belarus – Joel Ward (North York, Ont./Washington, NHL) scored twice on the power play and added an assist and James Reimer (Morweena, Man./Toronto, NHL) made 14 saves to propel Canada to a 3-2 win over Norway in Tuesday’s preliminary round finale at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. The victory is Canada’s sixth in a row, and clinches first place in Group A. Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL) scored the other goal for Canada. Norway’s goals came from defencemen Anders Bastiansen and Mads Hansen, while goaltender Steffen Soberg was stellar despite taking the loss, making 39 saves. The Norwegians opened the scoring 13 minutes into the first period, with Bastiansen converting on a power play, the lone goal in a period that saw Canada outshoot Norway 15-5. After failing on its four chances in the opening frame, the Canadian power play finally made good on the man advantage early in the second; Ward tipped in a Ryan Ellis (Freelton, Ont./Nashville, NHL) point shot to tie the game. Norway responded less than 10 minutes later when Hansen snapped a shot past Reimer’s glove, but Canada answered back before the end of the period thanks to Scheifele, who buried the rebound of a Kevin Bieska (Grimsby, Ont./Vancouver, NHL) shot for the 2-2 goal. Tied going into the third period despite outshooting the Norwegians 28-11 through the first 40 minutes, Canada finally took its first lead just past the midway mark of the final frame, scoring again on the power play. Ward took a pretty pass from Jonathan Huberdeau (St-Jérôme, Que./Florida, NHL) and beat Soberg from in close for the game-winning goal, his second of the game and sixth of the tournament. Ward’s six goals leaves him tied with Cody Hodgson (Markham, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) for the team lead. “He’s had timely goals for us over here,” assistant coach Peter DeBoer said of Ward. “The whole story behind this guy is phenomenal since he was a late draft pick in junior and undrafted in the NHL. “He’s a great story for kids across Canada to never lose hope of playing at a higher level.” Canada will wait for the final preliminary round games to conclude Tuesday before finding out if it faces Finland or Latvia in Thursday’s quarter-finals. “I think we feel our game is in a good place right now and we’re feeling confident obviously,” said DeBoer. “It doesn’t matter who you draw as your opponent, we have to be constantly be ready to play another 2-1 game if we have to. There are no easy games.”
Visiting Team: Norway
Home Team: Canada
NORWAY LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Haugen, Lars
G34  Volden, Lars
G70  Soberg, Steffen
  Sorvik, Daniel
  Holos, Jonas
  Hansen, Mads
 11  Stene, Andreas
 13  Olden, Sondre
 17  Espeland, Stefan
 18  Lovlie, Jonas Djupvik
 19  Skroder, Per-Age
 20  Bastiansen, Anders
 21  Ask, Morten
 22  Roymark, Martin
 23  Trygg, Mats
 24  Martinsen, Andreas
 26  Forsberg, Kristian
 28  Roest, Niklas
 29  Dahlstrom, Robin
 33  Bryhnisveen, Nicolai
 40  Olimb, Ken Andre
 42  Odegaard, Henrik
 46  Olimb, Mathis
 47  Bonsaksen, Alexander
NORWAY PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Tripping minor 1:361 1:360:24
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 14:311 14:317:29
1st47 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 17:381 17:384:22
1st2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 19:021 19:022:58
2nd23 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 2:131 2:1319:47
3rd28 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 2:491 2:4919:11
3rd19 2:00 Roughing minor 8:521 8:5213:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Scrivens, Ben
G34  Reimer, James
G35  Peters, Justin
  Bieksa, Kevin
  Ellis, Ryan
  Garrison, Jason
  Turris, Kyle
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 11  Huberdeau, Jonathan
 19  Hodgson, Cody
 20  Brouwer, Troy
 21  Read, Matt
 23  Monahan, Sean
 24  Rielly, Morgan
 25  Chimera, Jason
 27  Coburn, Braydon
 29  MacKinnon, Nathan
 42  Ward, Joel
 43  Kadri, Nazem
 44  Gudbranson, Erik
 55  Scheifele, Mark
 57  Myers, Tyler
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st29 2:00 Slashing minor 13:001 13:009:00
3rd2:00 Roughing minor 16:441 16:445:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
NORWAY Goals NORWAY PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:05 PP 20            
2nd12:16  8-46-33            
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) NORWAY PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd3:36 PP 42-4-23            
2nd16:25  55-3-42            
3rd10:43 PP 42-11            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
NORWAY 1 / 2
CANADA 2 / 7
PENALTY SUMMARY
NORWAY 14 min / 7 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
NORWAY 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
NORWAY1102
CANADA0213
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
NOR - Soberg (57:45) (L)15111339/0:003rd/17:45
CAN - Reimer (60:00) (W)45413/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 5:45 AM
  -  End: 5:45 AM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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