2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #14
Quarter-final
Final
November 9, 2017 2:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
1
1
3
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
13
7
31
12
9
14
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
8
2 / 3
4

Game Story

U.S. BACK IN U17 SEMIFINALS AFTER WIN OVER SWEDEN

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jack Hughes, Cole Caufield and Alex Turcotte had a goal and an assist apiece, leading the United States into the semifinals at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge after a 5-1 quarter-final win over Sweden on Thursday.

The Americans will take on either Canada White or Finland in the semis, while Sweden will play in the seventh-place game, with time and opponent to be determined.

The win ends a mini-drought for the U.S., which had not been to the semifinals since it won silver in 2014; it lost to the Swedes in the quarter-finals in each of the last two years, both times as the higher seed.

Sean Farrell got the festivities started for the Americans with a power-play goal at 8:30 of the first period, redirecting a Domenick Fensore shot through Swedish netminder Matteus Ward.

The Swedes responded late in the period, with Arvid Costmar getting his stick on a shot from Alexander Popovic to send the teams to the intermission tied 1-1.

Sweden came out with jump in the second period, outshooting the U.S. 13-9, and had chances to take the lead, but couldn’t find a way past netminder Cameron Rowe.

Hughes shifted the momentum and put the Americans ahead for good at 15:43 of the middle frame, keeping on a two-on-one and sneaking a backhand five-hole on Ward.

Caufield ripped a one-timer past Ward to make it 3-1 at 8:05 of the third, and Turcotte jumped all over a turnover in the Swedish zone before roofing a backhand for a three-goal advantage just 48 seconds later.

Patrick Moynihan capped the scoring late in the final stanza with a tip-in for his second of the tournament.

Both goaltenders were busy; Ward and Rowe made 30 saves apiece. The U.S. outshot Sweden 35-31.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ludvig Hedström
Too Many Players (2:00)
07:50
GOAL
Goal: Sean Farrell (power play)

Assists: Domenick Fensore, Trevor Zegras
08:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Judd Caulfield
Interference (2:00)
09:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:26
GOAL
Goal: Arvid Costmar

Assists: Alexander Popovic, Albin Grewe
18:06
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jack Hughes

Assists: Cole Caufield
15:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oscar Bjerselius
Tripping (2:00)
07:46
GOAL
Goal: Cole Caufield (power play)

Assists: Jack Hughes, Cam York
08:05
GOAL
Goal: Alex Turcotte

08:53
GOAL
Goal: Patrick Moynihan

Assists: Henry Thrun, Alex Turcotte
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe
Roughing (2:00)
19:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Danny Weight
Roughing (2:00)
19:54

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matteus Ward SWE 60 35 30 5 0.857
Cameron Rowe USA 60 31 30 1 0.968

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 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - 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
6 - 4 W vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 11, 2017
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2017
9 - 1 W vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2017
5 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
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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