2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Sweden 1 - United States 2 (SO)

AMERICANS INTO GOLD MEDAL GAME AFTER SHOOTOUT WIN OVER SWEDES

WINDSOR, Ont. – Evan Allen and Anthony Louis scored in the shootout and Thatcher Demko stopped both Swedish shooters he faced as the United States advanced to the gold medal game at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 semifinal win over Sweden on Tuesday afternoon.

The Americans are into the final for the fifth time in the last six U17 tournaments; they won the big prize in 2010, defeating Ontario, but lost to Quebec in 2006 and to Ontario in 2008 and last year.

Michael McCarron scored the lone goal for the U.S. in regulation time, while Demko stopped 22 of 23 shots through 70 minutes of regulation and overtime before turning away Robert Hägg and Leon Bristedt in the shootout.

Bristedt opened the scoring, converting a shorthanded breakaway late in the second period for the Swedes, who experienced a case of déjà vu -  it’s the second time in three years the Swedes have lost to the Americans in overtime in the semifinals; they suffered a 6-5 defeat in 2010.

The Americans will wait for the winner of the late semifinal between Ontario and Russia to find out who they play in Wednesday’s gold medal game at the WFCU Centre (7 p.m. ET), while the Swedes will face the loser of that game earlier in the day for bronze (2 p.m. ET).

Game Information
Game Number 24
Round Semifinal
Arena WFCU Centre
City, Country Windsor, Ont.
Month / Day / Year 01/03/2012
Time 02:00 PM ET
Attendance 1,219
Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3     OT     SO   Total
Sweden (SWE)
0
1 0 0 0 1
United States (USA)
0 0 1 0 1 2

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   03:44 SWE 26 Adam Winborg (Tripping)
   07:58 USA 47 Gage Ausmus (Cross Checking)
   15:09 SWE 7 Julius Bergman (High Sticking)
   19:28 USA 43 Tyler Motte (High Sticking)


Second Period
Goals:
   17:20 SWE 20 Leon Bristedt  SH

Penalties:
   04:04 USA 44 Clint Lewis (Hooking)
   11:52 USA 49 Connor Chatham (Roughing)
   16:14 SWE 7 Julius Bergman (Slashing)


Third Period

Goals:
   03:10 USA 93 Michael McCarron (61 Dawson Cook, 41 Scott Savage)

Penalties:
   00:42 USA 95 Anthony Louis (Cross Checking)
   00:42 SWE 4 Robert Hägg (10-Minute Misconduct)
   00:42 SWE 4 Robert Hägg (Checking from Behind)
   04:09 USA   (Too Many Men)
   04:12 SWE 20 Leon Bristedt (Holding)


Overtime
Goals:
   None

Penalties:
   None


Goaltenders
Sweden
1 Ebbe Siönäs
On 1/00:00
Off 4/10:00
United States
34 Thatcher Demko
On 1/00:00
Off 4/10:00
 

Shots on Goal   1     2     3     OT   Total
Sweden 2
10 8 3 23
United States
8 9 14 8 39

Shootout Summary
Player Goals/Save
4 Robert Hägg  (Sweden)
Save
40 Evan Allen  (United States) Goal
20 Leon Bristedt  (Sweden) Save
95 Anthony Louis  (United States)
Goal

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