2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #14
Final
November 5, 2015 4:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
1
5
1
1
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
11
4
25
9
11
11
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 4
6
0 / 2
10

Game Story

ERIKSSON EK STARS AS SWEDES STUN U.S. AT U17 CHALLENGE

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Olle Eriksson Ek stole the show on Thursday afternoon, making 31 saves to send Sweden to the semifinals at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge after a 5-4 win over the United States.

The Swedes earned their first win of the tournament while handing the Americans their first loss, and will take on the winner of the Canada White-Finland quarter-final in Friday’s final four.

Lucas Elvenes, Karl Markström and Rickard Hugg led the way for Sweden, recording a goal and an assist each.

Early on it looked as the American offence would be the dominant force it was in the preliminary round, as Max Gildon took a feed from Grant Mismash and beat Eriksson Ek from the blue-line just 87 seconds in for an early U.S. lead.

The Swedes missed a glorious opportunity to pull even, coming up empty on a 61-second two-man advantage, but the third power play of the opening frame proved to be the lucky one; Isac Lundeström found a wide-open Elvenes in front, and he made no mistake beating American goaltender Adam Scheel at 14:19.

Less than two minutes later the Swedes had their first lead, executing a three-on-two to perfection; Elevenes went cross-ice to Hugo Leufvenius, who roofed it past Scheel to make it a 2-1 game after one period.

The lead became two just past the midway point of the second period when Erik Brännström outwaited Scheel on a Swedish power play, but Sean Dhooghe got that back just under three minutes later, taking advantage of a turnover at the offensive blue-line and beating Eriksson Ek through the five-hole.

Markström restored the two-goal advantage late in the middle frame; his point shot went off Scheel, off an American defenceman and in, chasing Scheel and giving the Scandinavians a 4-2 lead after two.

Not surprisingly, the Americans refused to go away; after Markström was hurt blocking a shot, Logan Hutsko took advantage and parked himself at the top of the crease, knocking the 4-3 goal past Eriksson Ek at 10:22.

The U.S. continued to push for the equalizer but couldn’t find a way past Eriksson Ek.

Hugg added what proved to be the game-winner into an empty net with 19 seconds left, before Dhooghe’s goal with eight ticks remaining finished the scoring.

It’s the first time since 2005 the Americans won’t be part of the semifinals or take home a medal, and just the third time in that stretch that they won’t appear in the gold medal game.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Max Gildon

Assists: Jacob Tortora, Tommy Miller
01:27
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jacob Tortora)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
08:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Hughes
Slashing minor (2:00)
09:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinn Hughes
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
13:50
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Elvenes (power play)

Assists: Isac Lundeström, Sebastian Walfridsson
14:19
GOAL
Goal: Hugo Leufvenius

Assists: Lucas Elvenes, Rickard Hugg
16:13
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Wennlund
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
05:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Gildon
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
05:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Joey Cassetti
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
09:23
GOAL
Goal: Erik Brännström (power play)

Assists: Fabian Zetterlund
11:26
GOAL
Goal: Sean Dhooghe

14:08
GOAL
Goal: Karl Markström

17:59
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dylan St. Cyr

17:59
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Aterius
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
02:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Markström
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
06:29
GOAL
Goal: Logan Hutsko

Assists: Phil Kemp, Quinn Hughes
10:22
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dylan St. Cyr

19:16
GOAL
Goal: Rickard Hugg

Assists: Karl Markström
19:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Dylan St. Cyr

19:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Arvid Söderblom

19:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Olle Eriksson Ek

19:51
GOAL
Goal: Sean Dhooghe

Assists: Josh Maniscalco
19:52

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olle Eriksson Ek SWE 59 31 27 4 0.871
Adam Scheel USA 37 20 16 4 0.800
Dylan St. Cyr USA 21 4 4 0 1.000

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
GA 4 - SVS - 16 - SV% - 0.800
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
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

3 - 0 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 7, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 6, 2015
1 - 2 L @ Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 6, 2015
4 - 5 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 2015
5 - 4 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2015
6 - 1 W @ Canada BlackBLK
Nov 3, 2015
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