2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #21
Final
November 8, 2014 1:00 pm EST
RBC Centre
Sarnia, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
5
5
18
7
10
9
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
8
0 / 4
10

Game Story

SWEDES WIN ALL-SCANDINAVIAN SHOWDOWN, BEAT FINNS FOR U17 BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

SARNIA, Ont. – William Fällström scored the game-winning goal late in the second period, helping Sweden past Finland 3-1 in Saturday afternoon’s bronze medal game at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The medal is the fifth all-time at the under-17 tournament for the Swedes; they won gold in 2013, silver in 1988 and 1997, and bronze in 2010 and this year.

Linus Weissbach and Oskar Steen joined captain Fällström on the scoresheet for Sweden, which scored once in each period and needed just 18 shots on goal to return to the podium after a one-year absence.

Filip Gustavsson had another strong start in the Swedish goal, finishing with 25 saves as his team was outshot 26-18.

Riku Sihvonen had the lone goal for Finland, which came up short in its quest to win its first U17 medal since 1998, and its first at a full-field tournament since taking silver in 1995.

The Swedes got the all-important first goal just 2:06 in; Weissbach walked out of the corner and let go a wrist shot that found its way through traffic, and up and over the far-side shoulder of Finnish goaltender Kimmo Rautiainen.

Fällström doubled the lead at 13:33 of the middle frame, taking a pass from Jesper Bratt on a three-on-one break and ripping a slap shot low to the blocker side of Rautiainen.

The Finns finally solved Gustavsson just shy of three-minute mark of the third period; Aapeli Räsänen dropped to Sihvonen, who rifled a wrist shot off the post and in past the blocker of the Swedish netminder.

But Steen got the lead back to two with six minutes to go, taking a shot that ricocheted off the back end of a Finnish defenceman and bounced past Rautiainen to give the Swedes breathing room and cap the scoring.

Both teams were stagnant with the man advantage; Sweden finished 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Finns went without a goal in four chances.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Linus Weissbach

Assists: Linus Lindström, Simon Krekula
02:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Andersson
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
14:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Urho Vaakanainen
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:15
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Linus Högberg
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
07:30
GOAL
Goal: William Fällström

Assists: Jesper Bratt
13:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Linus Lindström
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
18:40
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Riku Sihvonen

Assists: Aapeli Räsänen
02:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskar Steen
Tripping minor (2:00)
03:47
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Eetu Tuulola)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Juha Jääskä
(auto) Goaltender Interference minor (2:00)
11:38
GOAL
Goal: Oskar Steen

Assists: Lias Andersson, Albin Sethsson
14:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Janne Kuokkanen
Tripping minor (2:00)
16:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Aapeli Räsänen
Tripping minor (2:00)
19:07

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Filip Gustavsson SWE 60 26 25 1 0.962
Kimmo Rautiainen FIN 60 18 15 3 0.833

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 8, 2014
1 - 3 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2014
1 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2014
1 - 6 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2014
2 - 0 W @ Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 6, 2014
5 - 1 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Nov 6, 2014
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