Sweden 2, Canada West 0

SWEDEN INTO WJAC SEMIFINALS AFTER BLANKING CANADA WEST

LANGLEY, B.C. – Mathias Israelsson turned aside all 37 shots he faced for Sweden’s second shutout in as many days and the power play scored both goals as the Swedes moved into the semifinals at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-0 win over Canada West on Tuesday night.

Mathiasson’s shutout follows a clean sheet by Oscar Dansk in Monday’s 1-0 win over the United States. Overall, Swedish goaltenders are a perfect 81-for-81 through two games, and will get two days of rest before Friday’s semis.

Erik Karlsson scored on the power play eight minutes into the first period and Jesper Pettersson added the insurance goal with the man advantage early in the third as the Swedes – who had never won a preliminary round game in their two previous WJAC appearances – claimed first place in Group A.

Sean Maguire (Powell River, B.C./Powell River, BCHL) was solid in the Canada West goal, making 28 saves, but was the hard-luck loser thanks to Israelsson’s performance.

Sweden will not see the ice at the Langley Events Centre again until Friday, when it faces a to-be-determined opponent in the semifinals, while Canada West closes preliminary round play Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. PT) in a battle for second place against the United States.

Game Information
Game Number 04 Round Preliminary
Arena Langley Events Centre City, Country Langley, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/08/2012 Time 07:30 PM PT
Attendance ---- Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Sweden (SWE) 1 0 1 2
Canada West (CAN W) 0 0 0 0

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   07:52 SWE 23 Erik Karlsson (4 Calle Andersson) PP 

Penalties: 
02:42 CAN W 16 Brandon Morley (Elbowing) 
06:46 CAN W 15 Aaron Hadley (Interference) 
08:36 SWE 15 Ludvig Nilsson (Roughing) 
09:09 SWE 5 Linus Arnesson (Slashing) 
09:09 CAN W 26 Travis St. Denis (Slashing) 
13:47 SWE 5 Linus Arnesson (Hooking)

Second Period

Goals: 
   None

Penalties: 
04:26 CAN W 4 Sam Jardine  (Holding) 
05:55 SWE 18 Victor Gustavsson (Interference) 
07:35 CAN W 3 Luke Juha (Holding) 
12:14 SWE 4 Calle Andersson (Roughing) 
17:44 CAN W 22 Evan Richardson (Roughing) 
17:44 SWE 13 Tobias Törnkvist (Roughing) 
18:31 CAN W 26 Travis St. Denis (Cross Checking)

Third Period

Goals: 
   02:57 SWE 6 Jesper Pettersson (3 Ludwig Bystrom) PP 

Penalties: 
01:03 CAN W 12 Colton Parayko (Roughing) 
04:59 CAN W 9 Carson Cooper (Roughing) 
04:59 SWE 6 Jesper Pettersson (Roughing) 
07:13 CAN W 4 Sam Jardine  (Slashing) 
11:23 SWE 6 Jesper Pettersson (Holding) 
18:29 SWE 6 Jesper Pettersson (Boarding)


Goaltenders
Sweden 30 Mathias Israelsson On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Canada West 31 Sean Maguire On 1/00:00 Off 2/00:20

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Sweden 11 7 12 30
Canada West 12 14 11 37

Player of the Game
Sweden 6 Jesper Pettersson
Canada West 9 Carson Cooper
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2013
3:00 p.m. AT WST2 5 - WST1 2
Preliminary
7:30 p.m. AT EST 4 - HST 2
Preliminary
Friday, May 17, 2013
  OFF DAY  
Saturday, May 18, 2013
2:00 p.m. AT CEN 4 - WST2 5 (OT)
Semifinal
6:00 p.m. AT HST 3- WST1 2 (OT)
Semifinal
Sunday, May 19, 2013
7:00 p.m. AT HST 1 - WST2 3
Championship



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