2016-17 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #23
Quarter-Final
Final
April 20, 2017 9:30 am EDT
ZS Spisska Nova Ves
Spisska Nova Ves, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
3
7
0
2
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
12
14
34
7
11
10
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
2
0 / 1
8

Game Story

CANADA DOWNED IN QUARTER-FINALS AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

SPISSKA NOVA VES, Slovakia – Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) made 27 saves, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team had its run at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship come to an end with a 7-3 quarter-final loss to Sweden on Thursday.

Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Hamilton, OHL), MacKenzie Entwistle (Georgetown, Ont./Hamilton, OHL) and Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) scored for the Canadians, who missed out on the semifinals for the first time since 2010.

A back-and-forth first period appeared to be headed to the intermission scoreless before Fabian Zetterlund jumped on a turnover in the Canadian zone and beat Scott with just three seconds left in the opening frame.

Strome got that back two minutes into the second, banking a shot in off Swedish netminder Adam Ahman from behind the goal-line, but Oskar Back restored the Swedish lead midway through the period.

After Jacob Olofsson beat Scott for a 3-1 advantage at 13:34, Entwistle wired a quick wrist shot past Ahman on the glove side just 64 seconds later to once again pull the Canadians within a goal.

But Emil Bemstrom capitalized on a late-period power play, scoring with 22 ticks remaining to send the Scandinavians to the final frame with a two-goal lead.

Canada needed a big period to keep its medal hopes alive, but instead found itself down 6-2 after Olofsson scored his second of the game at 4:20, and Erik Brannstrom beat Scott just over four minutes later.

Comtois got one back for the Canadians with just under six minutes to go, jamming the puck past Ahman after a scramble in the Swedish crease, but Isac Lundestrom hit the empty net with 2:07 to go and Scott on the bench to clinch the win.

Entwistle finished as Canada’s leading scorer, netting four goals and adding three assists in five games.

He, Jett Woo (Winnipeg, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) and Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) were named Canada’s top three players, as chosen by the Canadian coaching staff.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Fabian Zetterlund

19:57
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Matthew Strome

1:58
GOAL
Goal: Oskar Bäck

Assists: Rickard Hugg, Fabian Zetterlund
10:36
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Olofsson

Assists: Isac Lundestrom
13:34
GOAL
Goal: MacKenzie Entwistle

Assists: Josh Brook
14:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Strome
Tripping (2:00)
19:04
GOAL
Goal: Emil Bemstrom (power play)

Assists: Timothy Liljegren, Erik Brannstrom
19:38
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Olson
High-Sticking (2:00)
1:39
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Olofsson

4:20
GOAL
Goal: Erik Brannstrom

Assists: Lucas Elvenes
8:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Westerlund
Roughing (2:00)
9:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Maxime Comtois
Roughing (2:00)
9:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Hooking (2:00)
10:07
GOAL
Goal: Maxime Comtois

14:07
GOAL
Goal: Isac Lundestrom

17:53
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ian Scott

17:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Adam Ahman SWE 60 28 25 3 0.893
Ian Scott CAN 59 33 27 6 0.818

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

0 - 3 L @ Russia RUS
Apr 23, 2017
3 - 7 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 20, 2017
3 - 4 L v United States USA
Apr 22, 2017
3 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Apr 18, 2017
7 - 3 W @ CanadaCAN
Apr 20, 2017
7 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 17, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 SHWC: CAN 4 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Canada wins gold medal at sledge worlds
2017 U18WC: SWE 7 – CAN 3 (Quarter-final)
Canada downed in QFs at U18 worlds
2017 U18WC: FIN 6 – CAN 3 (Preliminary)
Entwistle had a goal and assist, but Canada dropped its prelim finale.
2017 U18WC: CAN 7 – SUI 3 (Preliminary)
Studnicka and Glass scored two apiece to lead Canada past the Swiss.
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