Game Summary

Canada 0 - Sweden 2

IIHF World Men's Under-18 Championship
Preliminary Round
Saturday, April 15, 2006
19:45 (local)
Halmstad, SWE
Sannarpshallen

HALMSTAD, SWEDEN -- Team Canada suffered its first loss of the preliminary round of the 2006 Under 18 Championship on Saturday, running into a hot goaltender and losing to Sweden by the score of 2-0.

The game consisted of a lot of penalties (19 minors for Canada and 14 minors for Sweden) and a goaltender's battle at both ends of the ice. Canada started the game slow, not taking the body as it had done in past games.

Canada outshot Sweden in every period, 15:13 in the first, 16:7 in the second and 14:12 in the third, and outchanced the Swedes including getting stopped on three breakaways, two of which were while shorthanded.

Swedish goaltender Jhonas Enroth made numerous big glove saves, especially when Canada had the offensive pressure on, while Canada's Jonathan Bernier played solid once again for Canada, making 30 saves.

The score remained scoreless after the first two periods of play, as neither team managed to score on their opportunities. With 7:55 remaining the in third period, Sweden's Tony Lagerstrom broke the scoring silence with an even-strength goal, and then also added an empty net goal with 10 seconds remaining to take a 2-0 win and give him two goals on the night.

Canada (2-1) is tied atop Group B with Sweden (2-1) and Finland (2-0), which it finishes the round robin against on Monday. Both teams have important games coming up, the Canadians will play Finland (2-0-0), while Sweden will face Slovakia (1-0-2).

The top team in each of the two groups earns a semifinal berth while the second and third seeds must cross over to meet in the quarter-finals.

TSN, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada will carry Canada's game on Monday versus Finland LIVE coast-to-coast at 10:00am ET / 7:00am PT.


Box Score CAN
0
0
0
0
Compte SWE
0
0
2
2

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
18.27 2 min Sweden 24. LUNDH, Patrik Holding the stick
15.53 2 min Canada 8. McGINN, James Charging
13.13 2 min Sweden 13. FIGREN, Robin Hooking
12.15 2 min Canada 3. CORRENTE, Matthew Interference
12.07 2 min Canada 26. EMMERTON, Cory Hooking
8.40 2 min Canada 4. WISHART, Ty Holding
5.54 2 min Sweden 27. ANDERSEN, Niclas Hooking
2.52 2 min Canada 4. WISHART, Ty Holding

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités:
39.47 2 min Canada 8. McGINN, James Slashing
39.47 2 min Sweden 8. PERSSON, Dennis Roughing
39.36 2 min Sweden 27. ANDERSEN, Niclas Roughing
38.30 2 min Sweden 10. AHLEN, Mikael Interference
36.17 2 min Sweden 8. PERSSON, Dennis Holding
34.29 2 min Canada 21. PYETT, Logan Boarding
34.29 2 min Sweden 20. ANDERSSON, Joakim Roughing
32.19 2 min Sweden 25. KEMPE, Mario Elbowing
30.20 2 min Canada 3. CORRENTE, Matthew Checking to the head
30.20 10 min Canada 3. CORRENTE, Matthew Misconduct
30.20 2 min Sweden 7. LARSSON, Tomas Roughing
30.20 2 min Canada 10. MAXWELL, Ben Roughing
30.20 2 min Sweden 13. FIGREN, Robin Roughing
29.09 2 min Canada 16. BOUCHARD, Francois Tripping
24.49 2 min Canada 11. BELESKEY, Matthew Boarding
21.44 2 min Sweden 11. LAGERSTROM, Tony Hooking

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
59.50 0 - 2 EQ Sweden 11. LAGERSTROM, Tony
52.05 0 - 1 EQ Sweden 11. LAGERSTROM, Tony Game Winning Goal

Penalties/Pénalités:
56.58 2 min Sweden 12. WALLGREN, Jonas Holding the stick
49.06 2 min Canada 3. CORRENTE, Matthew Roughing
47.27 2 min Canada 17. BARTLEY, Victor Holding the stick
45.59 2 min Canada 11. BELESKEY, Matthew Holding
42.16 2 min Sweden 11. LAGERSTROM, Tony Holding


Goaltenders CAN Jonathan Bernier
Gardiens de but SWE Jhonas Enroth

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN - - - 45
Tirs au but SWE - - - 32

Referee/Arbitre Robert Ritchie
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Peter Feola, Konstantin Olenin

Attendance/Assistance -

 

 

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