Sweden 5, Russia 4

SWEDES GET FIRST WJAC WIN, TOP RUSSIANS FOR FIFTH PLACE

PENTICTON, B.C. – Jesper Olofsson scored twice to pace the offence and Joakim Nordstrom netted the game-winning goal midway through the third period as Sweden finally earned its first-ever win at the World Junior A Challenge, beating Russia 5-4 in the fifth-place game on Friday night.

The Swedes had been a combined 0-7 in their two appearances – including a sixth-place finish last year in Summerside, P.E.I. – before Friday’s victory.

After Pontus Netterberg opened the scoring for Sweden at 8:12, Olofsson converted on the power play to put the Swedes up 2-0 just past the 15-minute mark of the first period, and made it 3-1 with his second early in the middle frame.

A goal from Christian Nyman made it 4-1 Swedes after 40 minutes, and they looked to be well on their way to win No. 1.

Alexey Vasilevskiy pulled Russia to within two at 8:27 of the third period, but Nordstrom replied by going five-hole on Russian goaltender Oleg Dyatlov just 28 seconds later, restoring the three-goal lead with just over 11 minutes to go.

Just as they did one day earlier, when they fought back from a 4-0 deficit against Canada East to get within a goal, the Russians made a late offensive push. Mikhail Grigorenko made it a 5-3 game with 70 seconds to go, and Nikita Kucherov cut the lead to one with 30 seconds on the clock, but that would be as close as the Russians got.

Despite allowing goals on all three shots he faced in the third period, Tim Harrysson got the win in the Swedish goal, making 24 saves.

Game Information
Game Number 09 Round 5th Place
Arena South Okanagan Events Centre City, Country Penticton, B.C.
Month / Day / Year 11/12/2010 Time 7:30 PM PT
Attendance 407 Game Status Final

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
Sweden (SWE) 2 2 1 5
Russia (RUS) 1 0 3 4

Goals/Penalties
First Period

Goals: 
   08:12 SWE 16 Pontus Netterberg  
   15:12 SWE 20 Jesper Olofsson (23 Pathrik Vesterholm) PP 
   17:36 RUS 19 Sergey Abramov (16 Nikita Kucherov) 

Penalties: 
15:00 RUS 19 Sergey Abramov (Tripping) 
19:02 SWE 2 Linus Hultstrom (Holding)

Second Period

Goals: 
   04:37 SWE 20 Jesper Olofsson (23 Pathrik Vesterholm, 15 Filip Gunnarsson) 
   13:00 SWE 18 Christian Nyman (22 Oscar Persson, 13 Daniel Mannberg) 

Penalties: 
01:55 SWE 2 Linus Hultstrom (Tripping) 
09:18 SWE 6 Viktor Ronnback (Holding) 
09:54 SWE 19 Erik Thorell (Hooking) 
16:47 RUS 2 Gennady Sabinin (Holding Opp. Stick) 
18:15 SWE 9 Mattias Backman (Slashing)

Third Period

Goals: 
   08:27 RUS 3 Alexey Vasilevskiy (16 Nikita Kucherov, 25 Mikhail Grigorenko) 
   08:55 SWE 17 Joakim Nordstrom (16 Pontus Netterberg) 
   18:50 RUS 25 Mikhail Grigorenko (23 Albert Yarullin, 16 Nikita Kucherov) 
   19:30 RUS 16 Nikita Kucherov (25 Mikhail Grigorenko, 28 Vladimir Tkachev) 

Penalties: 
03:42 RUS 24 Anton Saveliev (Holding) 
09:32 RUS 5 Vitaly Demakov (Slashing) 
13:45 RUS 17 Maxim Shalunov  (Charging) 
16:33 RUS 7 Konstantin Vorshev (Slashing) 
16:33 RUS 7 Konstantin Vorshev (10-Minute Misconduct) 
19:59 RUS 24 Anton Saveliev (Cross Checking)


Goaltenders
Sweden 1 Tim Harrysson On 1/0:000 Off 3/20:00
Russia
20 Oleg Dyatlov
On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
Sweden 12 7 10 29
Russia 11 14 3 28

Player of the Game
Sweden 23 Pathrik Vesterholm
Russia 23 Albert Yarullin
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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