2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #11
Final
November 1, 2016 6:00 pm EST
John Rhodes Community Centre
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
14
12
35
8
6
19
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
6
0 / 2
8

Game Story

SWEDEN WINS SCANDINAVIAN SEE-SAW BATTLE TO FINISH PRELIMS

LEE BOYADJIAN

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Samuel Fagemo scored one goal and set up two more, leading Sweden to its first win of the preliminary round at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, a 4-2 decision over Finland on Tuesday night.

The victory means Sweden will finish third in Group B, with Finland right behind in fourth place. They’ll know their quarter-final opponents when the preliminary-round finale between Canada Black and the United States concludes later Tuesday.

The Swedes opened the scoring just 3:02 into the first period; David Gustafsson picked up a rebound and slid it into an open goal behind netminder Justus Annunen.

But Finland did not back down, keeping pace with the Swedes and answering back in the final minute of the opening frame when Miska Kukkonen registered his first goal of the tournament.

In the second, the see-saw battled continued with Sweden once again taking the lead. Oskar Bäck saw Marcus Westfält sitting wide open at the side of the net and fed him a perfect pass for the easy tap-in and a 2-1 advantage.

The Finns, though, quickly responded. Less than two minutes later, Karri Kapanen threw a rolling puck towards the net, and the one-timer fooled Olaf Lindbom just below the cross-bar to tie the game 2-2.

This time Sweden would not wait until the next period to retake the lead. Bäck once again manufactured the play for the Swedes, centering for Jonatan Berggren, who was just able to deflect it past Annunen.

Fagemo added much-needed insurance near the midway point of the third period, setting up in front of Annunen and deflecting a point shot from Tobias Åkerman past Annunen to give the Swedes the extra cushion they needed.

The Finns outshot Sweden 19-12 in a busy third period, but the Swedes had a 35-33 advantage overall.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: David Gustafsson

Assists: Samuel Fagemo, Axel Andersson
03:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Salonen
Holding (2:00)
11:09
GOAL
Goal: Miska Kukkonen

Assists: Santeri Salmela, Samuel Salonen
19:23
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Eetu Mäki
Hooking (2:00)
02:01
GOAL
Goal: Marcus Westfält (power play)

Assists: Samuel Fagemo, Oskar Bäck
03:11
GOAL
Goal: Karri Kapanen

05:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Jesse Moilanen
Holding (2:00)
05:47
GOAL
Goal: Jonatan Berggren

Assists: Oskar Bäck, Lukas Wernblom
12:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Nils Höglander
Roughing (2:00)
15:33
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Samuel Fagemo

Assists: Rasmus Sandin, William Fransson
07:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Carl Jakobsson
Holding (2:00)
10:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Miska Kukkonen
Roughing (2:00)
10:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ginning
Tripping (2:00)
11:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Olof Lindbom SWE 60 33 31 2 0.939
Justus Annunen FIN 57 35 31 4 0.886

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
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

Previous Games

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