2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #20
Final
November 6, 2015 9:00 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
6
9
25
14
6
8
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
14
1 / 6
4

Game Story

BOUCHARD’S GOAL SENDS CANADA WHITE TO U17 GOLD MEDAL GAME

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Evan Bouchard (Burlington, Ont./London, OHL) scored the game-winning goal on a two-man advantage with 11:09 to go, sending Canada White to the gold medal game at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 2-1 win over Sweden on Friday night.

White will face off with Russia in the final in Saturday night (7:30 p.m. MT, live on TSN2).

The game was as intense as it was fast from the first drop of the puck, with the teams combining for 24 shots in the first period alone – 14-10 in favour of the Canadians.

The Swedes opened the scoring late in the first period while shorthanded; Rickard Hugg carried the puck down the right wing, paused at the half-boards and snapped a shot that went off a Canadian in front and past Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) at 17:07.

Scott and Swedish counterpart Olle Eriksson Ek took over from there, although a defensive second period saw the teams manage just six shots apiece.

White finally pulled even 6:34 into the third; just seconds after a power play ended, Bouchard danced around the top of the circles until he found a shooting lane, and Austen Keating (Guelph, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) redirected the shot past Eriksson Ek.

Bouchard did it himself just 2:17 later with the Canadians enjoying a five-on-three, taking a feed from Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary, Alta./Spokane, WHL), and wiring a wrist shot over the glove of Eriksson Ek to put White ahead.

The Swedes had Eriksson Ek on the bench for most of the final 90 seconds, but couldn’t beat Scott.

The White goaltender finished with 24 saves, while Eriksson Ek turned in another solid performance, stopping 26 of the 28 shots he faced.

Sweden will take on Canada Red for the bronze medal on Saturday afternoon at the Encana Events Centre (3 p.m. MT, live on TSN2).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Sveningsson
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
06:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Brännström
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
16:08
GOAL
Goal: Rickard Hugg

Assists: Timothy Liljegren
17:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Henrik Hellgren
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
19:30
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Hayden Ostir)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
01:23
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Lucas Elvenes)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
02:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Louis-Filip Côté
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
05:42
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rickard Hugg
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
04:30
GOAL
Goal: Austen Keating

Assists: Evan Bouchard, Brett Davis
06:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Hugo Leufvenius
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
07:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Kalle Miketinac
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
08:27
GOAL
Goal: Evan Bouchard (power play)

Assists: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Griffin Mendel
08:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olle Eriksson Ek SWE 58 28 26 2 0.929
Ian Scott WHT 60 25 24 1 0.960

Game Leaders

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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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

Previous Games

3 - 0 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 7, 2015
6 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Nov 7, 2015
1 - 2 L @ Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 6, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 6, 2015
5 - 4 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2015
4 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2015
Videos
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2016 TELUS Cup - LSL 6 – LLO 2 (Bronze)
The Lions scored five times in the second period to win the bronze.
2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 4 – SNB 1 (Gold)
Aidan Casey scored two to help the Rangers win their first TELUS Cup.
2016 TELUS Cup - NYR 5 – LLO 3 (Semifinal)
Calverley scored twice, and the Rangers advanced to play for gold.
2016 TELUS Cup - SNB 2 – LSL 1 (Semifinal)
MacDonald and Lafreniere scored late to lead the Vito’s into the final.
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