Hockey Canada Network |
News
Canada Sweden Tie 2-2 in Pre-Tournament Exhibition Game
U18.002.07
|
April 8, 2007
|
|

LEMPAALA, FINLAND - Steven Stamkos (Unionville, ON/Sarnia, OHL) showed great hand-eye coordination when he scored midway through the third period to give Team Canada a 2-2 tie with Sweden in preparation of the IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship on Saturday night in Finland.

Alex Grant (Antigonish, NS/Saint John, QMJHL) fired a shot from the point and Stamkos tipped it home for the goal at 10:28. Brandon Sutter also picked up an assist on the goal.

The game was played in Lempaala before an excited group of fans. It was Canada’s first of two exhibition games.

Angelo Esposito (Montreal, QC/Quebec, QMJHL) gave Canada a 1-0 lead at 8:32 of the first period. Sweden came back to tie it on a goal by Simon Hjalmarsson, whose hard wrist shot beat Canada’s goaltender, Trevor Cann (Oakville, ON/Peterborough, OHL).

Sweden took a 2-1 lead when Marcus Johansson scored early in the third period.

Canada is in action again on Monday afternoon, when it faces Germany in Nokia. That will put a wrap on Team Canada’s exhibition play, as the preliminary round at the World Under-18 Championship starts on Wednesday. Canada’s first game goes Thursday against Germany in Rauma.

Team Canada’s players and staff met in Toronto last week. On Thursday, the group went to the Hockey Hall of Fame for a tour, followed by lunch at Gretzky’s. The team then boarded a plane for Frankfurt, Germany, before catching a flight to Helsinki, Finland.

The team arrived in Finland on Friday afternoon and the players hit the ice for practice within hours. Team Canada will remain in Tampere until Tuesday, when it travels to Rauma, site of Canada’s preliminary games at the tournament.

Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team brings together players who are born in 1989 or later, many of whom will be top picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Canada has competed in this tournament since 1999, winning gold in 2003.

Canada 2 - Sweden 2 - Lempaala, Finland

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

First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
1. CAN Angelo Esposito (ua), 08:32

Penalties/Pénalités:
1 - CAN Kyle Turris 15:58 Hook, 2 min
1 - SWE Andre Petersson 19:45 Hold, 2 min

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
2. SWE Simon Hjalmarsson (Jimmy Andersson) 18:30

Penalties/Pénalités:
2 - CAN Drew Doughty 0:35 Trip, 2 min
2 - CAN Yves Bastien 8:10 Trip, 2 min

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
3. SWE Marcus Johansson (Andrew Petersson, Simon Hjalmarsson) 1:50
3. CAN Steven Stamkos (Alex Grant, Brandon Sutter) 10:28

Penalties/Pénalités:
3 - SWE Nichlas Torp 14:46 Rough, 2 min

Goaltenders CAN Trevor Cann
Gardiennes de but SWE Christoffer Bengtsberg, Mark Owuya


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 3 - EDM 2
Apr 23, 2014
A pair of power play goals in the second led Sudbury to its third win.
2014 Esso Cup: FRA 7 – MON 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Phantom fired 50 shots on net in picking up its first win of the Esso Cup.
2014 TELUS Cup: HAL 3 - CHA 7
Apr 23, 2014
Eight players had multi-point games to lead Châteauguay to its first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 4 - MJ 2
Apr 23, 2014
Marco Bozzo’s hat trick helped the Young Nationals to another win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 - WEY 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Sabres scored three in the first and hung on to defeat the Gold Wings.
2014 TELUS Cup: OKA 1 - PA 1
Apr 23, 2014
Kjargaard and Bryshun traded goals in yet another tie game.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 Esso Cup STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: