2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #13
QF
Final
November 3, 2016 12:00 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
2
4
0
0
3
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
3
11
27
6
15
14
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
18
2 / 8
10

Game Story

SWEDES HANG ON TO BEAT U.S., ADVANCE TO U17 SEMIFINALS

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Carl Jakobsson and Jacob Olofsson scored early in the third period, and Sweden survived a frantic finish to edge the United States 4-3 on Thursday afternoon and move into the semifinals at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

With the win, Sweden will face the winner of the Canada White-Canada Red quarter-final on Friday. The U.S. will wait on the results from the other quarters to learn who they will face in a placement game.

It’s the second year in a row Sweden has topped the U.S. in the quarter-finals; after nine consecutive tournaments with a medal, the Americans will go back-to-back years without for the first time since 2004-05.

After the teams spent the opening minutes of the game trading chances, Sweden was first on the board after Jonatan Berggren found a rebound at the side of the net and beat U.S. goaltender Keegan Karki to the near post for a 1-0 lead just 6:16 in.

The Swedes ran into penalty trouble (for the first time) in the second period, handing the U.S. five opportunities on the power play in the middle frame, leading to a 15-3 advantage in shots on goal.

But Olof Lindbom and the penalty-killing unit kept the Americans at bay, including during 30 seconds of five-on-three time, and Sweden doubled its lead before the end of 40 minutes.

Coming off the side boards, David Gustafsson ripped a quick shot past Keegan Karki with less than three minutes to go in the middle frame, opening up a 2-0 advantage. But the Scandinavians weren’t finished yet.

Just over a minute into the third, Jakobsson picked up a turnover at the U.S. blue line and deked out Karki for his second of the tournament to make it 3-0, and Olofsson blocked a shot at his own blue-line and raced away to beat Karki for the 4-0 goal.

The Americans quickly turned the momentum to their favour, though, and Erik Middendorf got the U.S. on the board five minutes into the final frame, redirecting a feed from Patrick Giles past Lindbom.

Penalties came back to bite the Swedes again, and Bode Wilde got a shot through traffic on an American power play at 16:45 to make it a two-goal game, before Joel Farabee gathered in a wide shot off the end-boards and beat Lindbom with 43 seconds left on another man advantage, setting up a tense final few seconds.

Karki went to the bench again in the dying moments, but the U.S. couldn’t register another shot, and a valiant comeback attempt fell a single goal short.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bode Wilde
Cross-Checking (2:00)
03:40
GOAL
Goal: Jonatan Berggren

Assists: Lukas Wernblom, Oskar Bäck
06:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Weiss
Holding (2:00)
10:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Wahlstrom
Tripping (2:00)
13:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Axel Andersson
Roughing (2:00)
18:43
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nils Höglander
Interference (2:00)
03:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Bokvist
Tripping (2:00)
06:11
PENALTY
Penalty: David Lilja
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
09:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Trevor Janicke
Holding (2:00)
09:28
PENALTY
Penalty: William Fransson
Hooking (2:00)
12:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Johansson
Delay of Game (2:00)
14:10
GOAL
Goal: David Gustafsson

Assists: Marcus Westfält, Samuel Fagemo
17:34
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Carl Jakobsson

Assists: Linus Nässén
01:07
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Olofsson

02:33
GOAL
Goal: Erik Middendorf

Assists: Patrick Giles
05:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Tyler Weiss
High-Sticking (2:00)
07:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Rasmus Sandin
Tripping (2:00)
11:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonatan Berggren
Holding (2:00)
15:31
GOAL
Goal: Bode Wilde (power play)

Assists: Spencer Stastney, Jake Wise
16:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Johansson
Roughing (2:00)
18:13
GOAL
Goal: Joel Farabee (power play)

Assists: Bode Wilde
19:17
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Keegan Karki

19:18

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olof Lindbom SWE 60 35 32 3 0.914
Keegan Karki USA 57 27 23 4 0.852

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

Previous Games

2 - 1 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 5, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 2 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 4 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 3, 2016
4 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 3, 2016
3 - 4 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 1, 2016
Videos
Photos
2014 WJAC: USA 3 – DEN 2 (OT) (Gold)
Bergh tied it with 1:43 left and Novak scored the winner on an OT power play to give the Americans another WJAC gold.
2014 WJAC: RUS 2 – CAN-E 0 (Bronze)
Samsonov set a WJAC record with a 46-save shutout, Kaprizov and Guryanov scored, and the Russians won bronze.
2014 WJAC: SUI 3 – CAN-W 2 (Fifth Place)
Forrer and Kessler scored the GTG and GWG 50 seconds apart in the third period, leading the Swiss to fifth place.
2014 WJAC: DEN 5 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Bjorkstrand scored twice, Aagaard and Ehlers had two assists, and the Danes advanced to the gold medal game.
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