2019-20 National Junior Team

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2019 National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp
Game #3
2019 Dev Camp
Final
August 2, 2019 1:00 pm EDT
USA Hockey Arena - Main
Plymouth, Mich.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
8
8
8
24
5
10
10
25

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 5
16
1 / 8
10

Game Story

CANADA BEATS SWEDEN AT SHOWCASE

QUINTON AMUNDSON

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) and Gabriel Fortier (Lachine, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) registered a goal and an assist apiece to vault Canada to a 5-2 win over Sweden on Friday at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp.

Benoît-Olivier Groulx (Gatineau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL), Connor McMichael (Ajax, Ont./London, OHL) and Carson Focht (Regina, Sask./Calgary, WHL) also scored and Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) chipped in three assists for Canada, which built a 3-0 lead by the halfway point of the game.

Hunter Jones (Brantford, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) stopped all eight shots he faced in his 30 minutes of work, while Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) fended off 15 of 17 Swedish attempts.

The Canadians set the tone in the first period with a tenacious brand of hockey, taking away time and space from the Swedes.

The hard-working approach paid dividends; Thomas tipped in a Justin Barron (Halifax, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) shot from the blue-line for a 1-0 Canadian lead 18 seconds into the game, and Groulx doubled the advantage by going top shelf from the slot midway through the period.

Offensive momentum persisted for Canada in the first 10 minutes of period two, culminating in an on-the-doorstep backhand goal from Fortier just shy of the midway mark.

Sweden dialed up the pressure in the attacking zone, which led to four-straight power-play opportunities; Philip Broberg took advantage by striking with under four minutes left to play in the middle frame.

Canada seized control back at the eight-minute mark of the third as McMichael deflected in a drive from Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) from the deep slot for a five-on-three goal.

Focht put Canada ahead by four with an empty-net goal, but David Gustafsson chipped the Swedish deficit down to three again with 36 seconds left on the clock.

Canada closes out the Summer Showcase with a rematch against the United States on Saturday (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT). The Canadians downed the U.S. 4-1 in its camp opener Tuesday.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Akil Thomas

Assists: Justin Barron, Bowen Byram
00:19
GOAL
Goal: Benoît-Olivier Groulx

Assists: Aidan Dudas, Gabriel Fortier
12:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Söderström
Hooking (2:00)
17:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamieson Rees
Roughing (2:00)
19:53
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bowen Byram
Tripping (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Holtz
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonatan Berggren
High-Sticking (2:00)
05:24
GOAL
Goal: Gabriel Fortier

Assists: Akil Thomas, Aidan Dudas
10:05
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Olivier Rodrigue

10:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Bowen Byram
Holding (2:00)
11:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
13:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Benoît-Olivier Groulx
Interference (2:00)
14:11
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Philip Broberg

Assists: Lucas Raymond, Alexander Holtz
16:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Barron
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
18:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Wernblom
Tripping (2:00)
06:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Cederqvist
Interference (2:00)
06:34
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Connor McMichael

Assists: Nolan Foote, Bowen Byram
08:00
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Carson Focht

Assists: Thoma Harley, Aidan Dudas
17:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jesper Eliasson

17:15
GOAL
Goal: David Gustafsson

Assists: Jonatan Berggren, Adam Ginning
19:24

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Hunter Jones CAN 30 9 9 0 1.000
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 29 16 14 2 0.875
Jesper Eliasson SWE 59 23 19 4 0.826

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 9 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - PTS 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - PTS 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - PTS 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - PTS 1

Previous Games

3 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Aug 3, 2019
2 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Aug 2, 2019
5 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Aug 2, 2019
3 - 8 L @ FinlandFIN
Jul 31, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 WU18 Series: CAN 5 – USA 4 (Game 1)
McLeod scored twice to lead Canada to the series-opening victory.
2019 NWDT Series: USA 4 – CAN 3 OT (Game 1)
Shirley and O’Neill forced OT, but Canada dropped the series opener.
2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: RUS 3 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Byfield and Foudy scored, but Canada was left with a silver medal.
2019 NWDT Camp: GLD 3 – RED 1 (Game 11)
Eldridge and O'Neill put Gold ahead with two goals in 61 seconds.
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