2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #18
SF/DF
Final (SO)
November 4, 2016 3:30 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
9
8
4
31
15
6
6
6
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
0 / 4
6

Game Story

WERNBLOM SCORES SHOOTOUT WINNER, SENDS SWEDES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Lukas Wernblom scored the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout, and Sweden edged Canada White 3-2 in an extra-time thriller Friday afternoon to book its spot in the gold medal game at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The Swedes will play for gold for the first time since winning it all in 2013; they’ll face the winner of the Canada Black-Russia semifinal on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET) at the Essar Centre.

Wernblom scored twice for Sweden in the shootout, while Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) did the same for White. Jacob Olofsson, who kept the Swedes alive with a goal in Round 8, was the only other player to score.

The Canadians got the early lead they wanted on an unassisted effort from Jackson Shepard (North Vancouver, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) just 1:13 in, but Marcus Westfält pulled Sweden even late in the opening frame, spinning in the slot and sliding a shot under White goaltender Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL).

The start of the second period produced another quick Canadian goal, with hometown hero Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) getting his first of the tournament off a pretty set-up from Anderson MacDonald (Quispamsis, N.B./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) with just 59 ticks gone in the middle frame.

But again the Swedes responded; Samuel Fagemo drove to the net to beat Rodrigue at 7:44, even things again and providing the last of the scoring through regulation time and overtime.

Rodrigue and Swedish counterpart Olof Lindbom traded saves for the final 42 minutes – the Canadian made 31 saves through 70 minutes of work, while Lindbom answered with 29 of his own.

After the third period and overtime solved nothing, despite a combined 24 shots on goal, the teams headed to a five-round shootout to determine who advanced to Saturday’s final.

Wernblom gave the Swedes the lead in the second round, but McIsaac answered on the fifth and final shot for White, putting a shot off the post and behind Lindbom to keep the Canadians alive.

McIsaac did it again to start Round 8, snapping a quick shot through Lindbom, but Olofsson came through in the clutch for the Swedes, beating Rodrigue to continue the drama.

After Lindbom finally turned away McIsaac, Wernblom went to the backhand and lifted the final shot over Rodrigue to book Sweden’s fourth trip to the gold medal game in tournament history.

The loss means Canada White will meet either Canada Black or Russia for bronze on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jackson Shepard

01:13
PENALTY
Penalty: David Gustafsson
Hooking (2:00)
10:37
GOAL
Goal: Marcus Westfält

Assists: David Gustafsson, Filip Johansson
15:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Carson Focht
Slashing (2:00)
16:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Jett Woo
Tripping (2:00)
16:39
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton

Assists: Anderson MacDonald, Jett Woo
00:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Nils Höglander
Tripping (2:00)
03:33
GOAL
Goal: Samuel Fagemo

Assists: Filip Johansson
07:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonny Tychonick
Hooking (2:00)
10:50
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Interference (2:00)
05:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Wernblom
Hooking (2:00)
14:43
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Ryan Chyzowski shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#3 Adam Bokvist shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#24 Elijah Brown shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Lukas Wernblom shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Anderson MacDonald shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Samuel Fagemo shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Barrett Hayton shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Rasmus Sandin shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Jared McIsaac shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#27 Carl Jakobsson shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Tristen Nielsen shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Lukas Wernblom shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Akil Thomas shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#3 Adam Bokvist shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Jared McIsaac shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Jacob Olofsson shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Jared McIsaac shooutout attempt on #1 Olof Lindbom
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#23 Lukas Wernblom shooutout attempt on #31 Olivier Rodrigue
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue CAN-W 70 33 31 2 0.939
Olof Lindbom SWE 70 31 29 2 0.935

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - 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 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

1 - 6 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 1 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 5, 2016
2 - 3 L @ SwedenSWE
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 2 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 4, 2016
3 - 2 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 3, 2016
4 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 3, 2016
Videos
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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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