2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #8
Preliminary
Final
November 6, 2017 7:00 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
1
2
2
4
1
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
8
9
31
14
17
12
43

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
10
2 / 5
4

Game Story

RED OFFENCE EXPLODES IN BIG WIN OVER SWEDEN

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Seven different players scored goals to pace Canada Red to its first win at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, a 7-2 triumph over Sweden on Monday night at North Peace Arena.

The seven goals are the most scored since Canada went from a regional team format to a national team set-up in November 2014; the last team to score that many in a game was Pacific in a 7-3 win over Russia in the semifinals of the January 2014 tournament in Cape Breton, N.S.

Xavier Parent (Blainville, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) and Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont./Barrie, OHL) led the way with a goal and two assists apiece, while Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL), Nick Wong (Orton, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), Xavier Simoneau (Saint-André-Avellin, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) and Keean Washkurak (Waterloo, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) added a goal and a helper each.

The scoring started early, with Cozens knocking in a loose puck on a Red power play at 6:57.

Parent made it 2-0 just past the 15-minute mark, surprising Swedish netminder Matteus Ward with a shot from a sharp angle.

The floodgates opened for Red in the second period.

Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) tapped in a rebound at the top of the crease to make it 3-0 just two minutes into the frame, and Suzuki converted a centering pass from Parent for a four-goal advantage only 63 seconds after that.

Wong, on the power play, and Washkurak added goals 34 seconds apart to push the lead to 6-0 before Arvid Costmar made good on a Swedish man advantage at 17:21 to get the defending gold medallists on the board.

Simoneau netted the seventh Canadian goal early in the third period, jamming the puck past Ward after Cozens drove hard to the net.

Tobias Björnfot capped the scoring with 2:45 left when his point shot changed direction and beat Red netminder Luke Cavallin (Greely, Ont./Flint, OHL), who finished with 29 saves to record his first victory of the tournament.

The Canadians close out the preliminary round Tuesday night against unbeaten Russia (7 p.m. MT), while the Swedes take on Finland in search of their first win (2:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe
Boarding (2:00)
05:57
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Cozens (power play)

Assists: Xavier Parent, Xavier Simoneau
06:57
GOAL
Goal: Xavier Parent

Assists: Ryan Suzuki
15:07
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Holloway

Assists: Alexis Lafrenière, Brandon Coe
02:00
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Suzuki

Assists: Xavier Parent, Nick Wong
03:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Popovic
Holding (2:00)
06:14
PENALTY
Penalty: David Karlström
Tripping (2:00)
11:50
GOAL
Goal: Nick Wong (power play)

Assists: Bowen Byram, Ryan Suzuki
13:49
GOAL
Goal: Keean Washkurak

Assists: Mitchell Russell, Evan Brand
14:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Colton Kammerer
Tripping (2:00)
15:21
GOAL
Goal: Arvid Costmar (power play)

Assists: Alexander Popovic, David Karlström
17:21
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Brayden Tracey)
Delay of Game (2:00)
19:01
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Arvid Costmar
Roughing (2:00)
02:05
GOAL
Goal: Xavier Simoneau

Assists: Dylan Cozens, Keean Washkurak
04:24
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Albin Grewe)
Too Many Players (2:00)
09:20
GOAL
Goal: Tobias Björnfot

Assists: Max Wahlgren, David Karlström
17:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matteus Ward SWE 60 43 36 7 0.837
Luke Cavallin CAN-R 60 31 29 2 0.935

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
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 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 10, 2017
4 - 6 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 11, 2017
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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