Canada 8 - Sweden 2

Under-18 Junior World Cup
Round Robin
August 11, 2004
Piestany, SVK

Canada secured a spot in the semi-final today with a lopsided victory over the Swedes.  Canada killed off 9 of 11 penalties while scoring one shorthanded goal to defeat Sweden 8-2. 

Brendan Mikkelson was Canada's player of the game scoring a highlight real, coast to coast goal in the second period.  Canada’s goal scorers were Little (2), McNeil, Parent, Cote, Mikkelson, Bass and Adam Hobson.

Team Canada will face the home town Slovaks tomorrow to finalize the placings heading into the crossover games. Slovakia will need the Swiss to knock off the Swedes if they hope to play in the semi-finals.  In the other pool, it is shaping up as a Canada vs Russia semi-final with the Czech’s favoured to win their pool.

The weather in Slovakia has been very warm and the ice conditions have made play difficult.  Team Canada has played very strong as a team and continue to improve day by day.

Following tomorrows game, the team will enjoy a day off in the Slovak capital of Bratislava before playing the semi-final on Saturday.

Box Score CAN
4
2
2
8
Compte SWE
1
1
0
2

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
CAN, Patrick McNeill (Devin Setoguchi, Brock Bradford) 4:55
CAN, Ryan Parent (Dan Bertram) 14:17
CAN, Bryan Little (Andrew Cogliano) 16:57 SH
SWE, Fredrik, Pettersson 17:34 PP
CAN, Brendan Mikkelson 18:38

Penalties/Pénalités:
CAN, Dan Bertram (charging) 2:32
CAN, Patrick McNeill (interference) 5:24
CAN, Cody Bass (holding) 9:51
SWE, Fredrik, Pettersson (charging) 12:26
CAN, Daniel Ryder (slashing) 12:56
CAN, Devin Setoguchi (hooking) 16:13
SWE, Andreas Thuresson (slashing) 19:11

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
SWE, Niklas Hjalmarsson (Mattias Ritola) 28:35 PP
CAN, Marc-Andre Cote 34:45
CAN, Brendan Mikkelson (2) 36:49

Penalties/Pénalités:
CAN, Cody Bass (high sticking) 27:01
CAN, Ryan Parent (cross checking) 27:27
SWE, Christopher Bjork (charging) 27:27
CAN, Ryan O’Marra (hooking) 29:46
CAN, Ryan Wilson (interference) 37:16

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
CAN, Bryan Little (2) (Andrew Cogliano, Brock Bradford) 45:20 PP
CAN, Adam Hobson  45:41

Penalties/Pénalités:
SWE, Alexander Ribbenstrand (roughing) 41:55
SWE, Hjalmar Tornqvist (hooking) 44:21
CAN, Cal Clutterbuck (charging) 47:25
CAN, Devin Setoguchi (elbowing) 52:43
SWE, Andreas Thuresson (holding) 56:07
CAN, Gilbert Brule (roughing) 52:43
CAN, Cal Clutterbuck (cross checking) 57:22
SWE, Alexander Ribbenstrand (roughing) 57:22

Goaltenders CAN Ryan Mior
Gardiennes de but SWE Joel Gistedt

Shots on Goal Team

1 p

2 p

3 p

Final

Shots on Goal CAN

11

11

9

31

Tirs au but SWE

7

7

7

21


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance -
For more information:
Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations

WORLD CHAMP

SUMMER DEV CAMP