2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #18
Placement
Final
November 10, 2017 2:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
11
13
32
7
8
10
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

BLACK FINISHES STRONG AT U17S, TOPS SWEDEN FOR SEVENTH PLACE

JASON LA ROSE

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Sasha Mutala (Vancouver, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) had a goal and two assists to finish off a terrific tournament, and Canada Black closed out its 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 4-2 win over Sweden in the seventh-place game Friday.

Mutala had back-to-back three-point games to move into a tie for second in tournament scoring with eight points (5-3—8), and his five goals are a tournament best with the semifinals and medal games to be played.

Aidan Prueter (Komoka, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) and Massimo Rizzo (Burnaby, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) added a goal and an assist apiece for Black, which finished with three wins and a pair of one-goal losses in five games.

After both teams had their chances in a scoreless first period, the floodgates opened in the second.

Elmer Söderblom got it started at 3:02, tipping a Philip Broberg shot past Black goaltender Roman Basran (Abbotsford, B.C./Okanagan, BCMML), but Dawson Mercer (Bay Roberts, N.L./Drummondville, QMJHL) replied for the Canadians just over four minutes later when he finished a quick passing play with Prueter and Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL).

Victor Soderstrom needed just 1:12 to restore the lead for Sweden when he got a shot thorugh traffic and past Basran, but Mutala wired a shot past Swedish netminder Matteus Ward off the right wing at 11:19.

Rizzo capped a busy period by finding a loose puck and beating Ward with a quick shot at 12:46 to give the Canadians their first lead – one they would not give back.

Basran was the story of the third period, making 13 of his 30 saves in the final frame before Prueter added an empty-net goal with 45 seconds remaining to finish the scoring.

Sweden, which hoisted the trophy 12 months ago in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., is the first team to go from gold medallist to last place the following year.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Blake Murray
Slashing (2:00)
05:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Hayden Fowler
Roughing (2:00)
07:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Noel Gunler
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Oscar Bjerselius
Tripping (2:00)
19:48
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Elmer Söderblom

Assists: Philip Broberg, Albin Sundsvik
03:02
GOAL
Goal: Dawson Mercer

Assists: Aidan Prueter, Jamieson Rees
07:25
GOAL
Goal: Victor Söderström

Assists: Albin Grewe
08:37
GOAL
Goal: Sasha Mutala

Assists: Massimo Rizzo, Matthew Robertson
11:19
GOAL
Goal: Massimo Rizzo

Assists: Hayden Fowler, Sasha Mutala
12:46
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Beaucage
Delay of Game (2:00)
06:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Noel Gunler
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Sasha Mutala
Hooking (2:00)
09:52
GOAL
Goal: Aidan Prueter

Assists: Sasha Mutala
19:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Matteus Ward

19:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Matteus Ward SWE 59 24 21 3 0.875
Roman Basran CAN-B 60 32 30 2 0.938

Game Leaders

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
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
4 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2017
3 - 4 L vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 9, 2017
1 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2017
4 - 5 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 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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