2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #2
Final
October 30, 2015 5:30 pm MST
Encana Events Centre
Dawson Creek, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
15
18
37
11
6
13
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
18
3 / 8
12

Game Story

GOALTENDING, POWER PLAY LEAD SWEDES PAST CANADA BLACK

STACIE COUCH

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Swedish goaltenders Olle Eriksson Ek and Arvid Söderblom combined to stop 36 of the 37 shots they faced, helping Sweden past Canada Black 5-1 in pre-tournament play ahead of the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge on Friday night.

Sweden did most of its damage on the power play, converting three times with the man advantage.

Erik Brännström led the way with a pair of goals, and Timothy Liljegren added a goal and a helper. Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) had the lone Canadian goal in the third period.

Sweden took early advantage of Canada Black’s penalty problems; Jesper Emanuelsson ripped a shot past Canadian goaltender Alex D’Orio (Sherbrooke, Que./Magog, LHMAAAQ) on a two-on-one midway through the opening period, and Liljegren made it 2-0 at even strength less than two minutes later.

Another late Swedish power play led to another goal; Isac Lundeström made it a three-goal game with an outside shot at 19:03 of the opening frame, capping a period that saw the Swedes hold an 11-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Canada Black hit the ice harder in the second period, but couldn’t beat Eriksson Ek, who stopped everything he faced before giving way to Söderblom, and couldn’t stay out of the penalty box; the Canadians took four of the five minors called in the stanza.

Brännström took advantage of the third of those four for a 4-0 Swedish lead, and he added his second goal five minutes later, tapping a shot past Jacob McGrath (Mississauga, Ont./St. Michael’s, OJHL) for an unassisted effort.

Both teams came out firing in the third period, combining for 31 shots in the final frame, but only one found the back of the net; Mattheos ended the Swedish shutout bid on a Canadian power play at 10:34, taking a pass from Hayden Davis (Hamilton, Ont./Niagara, OHL) and going top shelf from in close.

The Canadians had their chances to get closer in the dying minutes, including a late five-on-three; the best chance came off the stick of Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, N.S., Waterloo, USHL), who had an open net to shoot at, but Söderblom robbed him when he slid across the crease to make a huge glove save.

Canada Black finished with a 37-20 advantage in shots, including 33-19 in the final 40 minutes.

The Swedes kick off their schedule Sunday afternoon against defending gold medallist Russia in Fort St. John, B.C. (2:30 p.m. MT), while Canada Black faces Canada White in an all-Canadian opener Sunday in Dawson Creek (2:30 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Westerlund
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
01:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Matthew Strome
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
08:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Leschyshyn
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
08:57
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jesper Emanuelsson

Assists: Rickard Hugg, Filip Westerlund
09:30
GOAL
Goal: Timothy Liljegren

Assists: Filip Westerlund
11:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Rasmussen
Tripping minor (2:00)
18:05
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Isac Lundeström

Assists: Timothy Liljegren
19:34
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dawson Holt
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Dawson Holt
Roughing minor (2:00)
09:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Johansson
Roughing minor (2:00)
09:11
PENALTY
Penalty: David Levin
Slashing minor (2:00)
11:48
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Arvid Söderblom

11:48
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jacob McGrath

11:48
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Erik Brännström

Assists: Kalle Miketinac, Filip Sveningsson
13:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Jones
Slashing minor (2:00)
16:08
GOAL
Goal: Erik Brännström

18:08
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Joseph Veleno)
Too Many Men on the Ice minor (2:00)
02:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Westerlund
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
07:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Markström
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
10:13
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Stelio Mattheos

Assists: Hayden Davis
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Hugo Leufvenius
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
16:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Wennlund
Roughing minor (2:00)
17:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Kneen
(auto) Charging minor (2:00)
19:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Alex D’Orio BLK 31 12 9 3 0.750
Jacob McGrath BLK 28 18 16 2 0.889
Olle Eriksson Ek SWE 31 4 4 0 1.000
Arvid Söderblom SWE 28 33 32 1 0.970

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
GA 0 - SVS - 4 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 6, 2015
3 - 0 W @ Canada RedRED
Nov 7, 2015
2 - 3 L @ Canada RedRED
Nov 5, 2015
1 - 2 L @ Canada WhiteWHT
Nov 6, 2015
1 - 6 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 3, 2015
5 - 4 W @ United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2015
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