2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

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2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Game #52
Final
May 20, 2014 5:45 am AST
Chizhovka-Arena
Minsk, BLR

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
6
4
15
15
13
14
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
14
2 / 7
4

Game Story

WARD’S THREE POINTS HELP CANADA CLINCH GROUP A

DAVID BRIEN

MINSK, Belarus – Joel Ward (North York, Ont./Washington, NHL) scored twice on the power play and added an assist and James Reimer (Morweena, Man./Toronto, NHL) made 14 saves to propel Canada to a 3-2 win over Norway in Tuesday’s preliminary round finale at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

The victory is Canada’s sixth in a row, and clinches first place in Group A.

Mark Scheifele (Kitchener, Ont./Winnipeg, NHL) scored the other goal for Canada.

Norway’s goals came from defencemen Anders Bastiansen and Mads Hansen, while goaltender Steffen Soberg was stellar despite taking the loss, making 39 saves.

The Norwegians opened the scoring 13 minutes into the first period, with Bastiansen converting on a power play, the lone goal in a period that saw Canada outshoot Norway 15-5.

After failing on its four chances in the opening frame, the Canadian power play finally made good on the man advantage early in the second; Ward tipped in a Ryan Ellis (Freelton, Ont./Nashville, NHL) point shot to tie the game.

Norway responded less than 10 minutes later when Hansen snapped a shot past Reimer’s glove, but Canada answered back before the end of the period thanks to Scheifele, who buried the rebound of a Kevin Bieska (Grimsby, Ont./Vancouver, NHL) shot for the 2-2 goal.

Tied going into the third period despite outshooting the Norwegians 28-11 through the first 40 minutes, Canada finally took its first lead just past the midway mark of the final frame, scoring again on the power play.

Ward took a pretty pass from Jonathan Huberdeau (St-Jérôme, Que./Florida, NHL) and beat Soberg from in close for the game-winning goal, his second of the game and sixth of the tournament.

Ward’s six goals leaves him tied with Cody Hodgson (Markham, Ont./Buffalo, NHL) for the team lead.

“He’s had timely goals for us over here,” assistant coach Peter DeBoer said of Ward. “The whole story behind this guy is phenomenal since he was a late draft pick in junior and undrafted in the NHL.

“He’s a great story for kids across Canada to never lose hope of playing at a higher level.”

Canada will wait for the final preliminary round games to conclude Tuesday before finding out if it faces Finland or Latvia in Thursday’s quarter-finals.

“I think we feel our game is in a good place right now and we’re feeling confident obviously,” said DeBoer.

“It doesn’t matter who you draw as your opponent, we have to be constantly be ready to play another 2-1 game if we have to. There are no easy games.”

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Stefan Espeland
Tripping minor (2:00)
01:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan MacKinnon
Slashing minor (2:00)
13:00
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Anders Bastiansen

13:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Sorvik
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
14:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Bonsaksen
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
17:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Sorvik
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
19:02
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mats Trygg
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
02:13
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Joel Ward

Assists: Ryan Ellis, Sean Monahan
03:36
GOAL
Goal: Mads Hansen

Assists: Mathis Olimb, Nicolai Bryhnisveen
12:16
GOAL
Goal: Mark Scheifele

Assists: Kevin Bieksa, Joel Ward
16:25
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Niklas Roest
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
02:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Per-Age Skroder
Roughing minor (2:00)
08:52
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Joel Ward

Assists: Jonathan Huberdeau
10:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Bieksa
Roughing minor (2:00)
16:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Steffen Soberg NOR 57 42 39 3 0.929
James Reimer CAN 60 15 13 2 0.867

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
May 20, 2014
2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
May 22, 2014
0 - 1 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
May 18, 2014
3 - 2 W vs. NorwayNOR
May 20, 2014
4 - 5 L vs. FranceFRA
May 17, 2014
3 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
May 18, 2014
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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