2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #22
Gold/Or
Final
November 5, 2016 7:30 pm EST
Essar Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
17
12
6
35
10
8
10
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
2
0 / 1
4

Game Story

SWEDES EDGE CANADA BLACK, WIN SECOND U17 GOLD MEDAL

JASON LA ROSE

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Adam Bokvist scored the game-winning goal on the power play early in the third period, sending Sweden to a 2-1 win over Canada Black in the gold medal game Saturday night at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

It’s the second U17 gold for the Swedes, who also topped the podium in 2013 in Victoriaville, Que.

The game was a battle of the goaltenders, with Swedish netminder Olof Lindblom – who was named to the tournament all-star team following the game – and Canadian counterpart Jacob Ingham (Barrie, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) going save-for-save while combining to stop 61 of the 63 shots they faced.

Most of the offence came at five-on-five; the game included just three minor penalties – two called against Canada Black, and one against the Swedes.

Sweden held a 17-10 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, but it was the Canadians who found the scoreboard first; Eli Zummack (Kelowna, B.C./Okanagan, BCMML) showed off a deft touch, redirecting a shot from Black captain Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) through Lindbom at 15:44.

That would stand up until just shy of the midway mark of the second when Linus Nässén made a quick cut into the slot and shot across his body, sneaking the puck past the outstretched glove of Ingham.

Bokvist netted the winner 3:50 into the third period with Adam McMaster (Beamsville, Ont./North Bay, OHL) off for slashing; the Swedish defenceman beat Ingahm with a wrist shot from the blue-line that made its way through a sea of bodies in front.

Canada Black earned its lone power play midway through the final frame but couldn’t find a way past Lindbom, who made 10 of his 27 saves in the third.

The Swedes are the third team in a row to win gold after losing two of three preliminary-round games, following Russia in 2014 and Canada White last year, but the first in tournament history to take the top prize after back-to-back losses to open the tournament.

The gold medal game featured three of the six players named to the all-star team – Smith, Lindbom and Swedish forward Samuel Fagemo were joined by defenceman Jett Woo (Canada White), and forwards Joel Farabee (United States) and Andrey Svechnikov (Russia).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Eli Zummack

Assists: Ty Smith, Calen Addison
15:44
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
Cross-Checking (2:00)
04:06
GOAL
Goal: Linus Nässén

Assists: Filip Johansson
08:56
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam McMaster
Slashing (2:00)
02:49
GOAL
Goal: Adam Bokvist (power play)

Assists: Lukas Wernblom, Jacob Olofsson
03:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ginning
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
07:58

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olof Lindbom SWE 60 28 27 1 0.964
Jacob Ingham CAN-B 57 35 33 2 0.943

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

Previous Games

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