Sweden 7 - Quebec 3
ÖHMAN’S HAT TRICK LEADS SWEDEN TO FIRST WIN
TECUMSEH, Ont. – Victor Öhman scored a hat trick and Adam Brodecki added two goals and an assist as Sweden earned its first win of the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, beating Quebec 7-3 on Saturday afternoon.
It’s the second time in a row the Swedes have knocked off Quebec at the U17 tournament – they beat the Canadian side 4-3 in a shootout at the 2010 tournament in Timmins, Ont.
Leon Bristedt and Jacob de la Rose had the other goals for Sweden (1-1), which scored four times in the first 15 minutes – including a pair of shorthanded goals on the same Quebec power play – to take control early and chase Quebec netminder Zachary Fucale (Rosemère, Que./Halifax, QMJHL).
Yan-Pavel Laplante (Ste-Martine, Que./P.E.I., QMJHL), Jérémy Grégoire (Sherbrooke, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) and Jonathan Drouin (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) scored for Quebec (2-1), which missed out on a chance to take sole possession of first place in Group A. Laplante and Grégoire each finished with a goal and an assist.
After playing three games in three days Quebec will enjoy an off day Sunday, returning to the ice Monday afternoon to wrap up the preliminary round against Ontario in Windsor (7 p.m. ET), while the Swedes will look for a second consecutive win when they face Sweden on Sunday afternoon in Tecumseh (2 p.m. ET).
|Arena||Tecumseh Arena||City, Country||Tecumseh, Ont.|
|Month / Day / Year||12/31/2011||Time||02:00 PM ET|
05:10 SWE 18 Adam Brodecki (13 Tobias Liljendahl, 4 Robert Hägg)
06:25 SWE 20 Leon Bristedt SH
07:02 SWE 22 Victor Öhman SH
14:59 SWE 22 Victor Öhman (20 Leon Bristedt, 12 André Burakowsky)
18:14 QUE 11 Yan-Pavel Laplante (14 Jérémy Grégoire, 10 Anthony Duclair) PP
02:43 SWE 22 Victor Öhman (25 Lawrence Pilut)
12:00 SWE 18 Adam Brodecki (13 Tobias Liljendahl, 7 Julius Bergman) PP
04:21 QUE 14 Jérémy Grégoire (11 Yan-Pavel Laplante)
06:51 QUE 17 Jonathan Drouin (5 Samuel Morin, 14 Jérémy Grégoire) SH
07:19 SWE 19 Jacob de la Rose (18 Adam Brodecki) PP
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|Player of the Game|
|Sweden||22 Victor Öhman|
|Quebec||11 Yan-Pavel Laplante|
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Jeff Beck Manager, Marketing Services and Events | Responsable, événements spéciaux et internationaux