2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #16
QF
Final
November 8, 2018 7:30 pm AST
Harbour Station
Saint John, N.B.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
12
13
31
5
10
13
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
22
1 / 4
22

Game Story

SWEDES OUTLAST BLACK, CLINCH SEMIFINAL SPOT AT U17 CHALLENGE

JASON LA ROSE

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – William Hallén scored the game-winning goal just 37 seconds after Canada Black tied it early in the third period, and Sweden held on for a 4-2 win to secure a semifinal spot at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The victory sends the Swedes into a Friday semifinal against Russia at Harbour Station (3 p.m. AT).

With the pro-Canadian crowd on its feet after Pier-Olivier Roy (Lac-Etchemin, Que./Gatineau, QMJHL) brought Black even 1:02 into the final frame, Hallén carried the puck into the offensive zone and beat goaltender Joe Vrbetic (Dunvegan, Ont./Powassan, NOJHL) under the glove.

Lucas Raymond added a goal and an assist for the Swedes, who are into the final four for the fourth time in five years under the current eight-team format.

The first period belonged to the defence, with the teams combining for just 11 shots on goal.

Zion Nybeck didn’t waste any time getting Sweden on the board once the puck dropped to start the second, cutting into the slot and going back across his body to beat Vrbetic at 1:27.

Raymond made it a 2-0 game with a shorthanded effort at 11:55, showing off his quick hands before going five-hole on Vrbetic, but Josh Lawrence (Fredericton, N.B./Saint John, QMJHL) brought Black back within a goal with a minute left in the period, squeezing a shot under the arm of Swedish goaltender Jesper Wallstedt for a power-play goal.

The comeback was complete early in the third period when Will Cuylle (Toronto, Ont./Windsor, OHL) stripped the puck at the Swedish blue-line and set up Roy on a mini 2-on-0 from the tops of the circles in, but the answer by Hallén was swift.

Wallstedt made 12 saves in the third period to keep the Tre Kronor ahead, and Alexander Holtz added insurance into an empty net with 1:06 left to seal the win.

The loss means Canada Black will play for fifth place on Friday, travelling to the qplex in Quispamsis to take on Canada White (12 p.m. AT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamie Drysdale
Slashing (2:00)
04:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucas Raymond (Served by Oskar Magnusson)
Boarding (2:00)
11:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucas Raymond
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
11:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Ozzy Wiesblatt
Late Hit (2:00)
11:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Rourke
Holding (2:00)
14:45
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Zion Nybeck

Assists: Emil Andrae, Anton Johannesson
01:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Hedlund
Holding (2:00)
03:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Reid Valade
Hooking (2:00)
08:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Emil Andrae
Elbowing (2:00)
10:07
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Lucas Raymond

11:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Hugo Styf
Interference (2:00)
17:17
GOAL
Goal: Josh Lawrence (power play)

Assists: Jamie Drysdale, Donovan Sebrango
19:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Pier-Olivier Roy

Assists: Will Cuylle
01:02
GOAL
Goal: William Hallén

Assists: Daniel Torgersson
01:39
PENALTY
Penalty: William Hallén
Roughing (2:00)
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: William Hallén (Served by Mateusz Szurowski)
Slashing (2:00)
09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Rourke
Roughing (2:00)
09:45
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Alexander Holtz

Assists: Lucas Raymond
18:54
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Joe Vrbetic

18:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Lawrence (Served by Ryan Helliwell)
Boarding (2:00)
19:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Lawrence
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
19:16
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Joe Vrbetic

19:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jesper Wallstedt SWE 60 28 26 2 0.929
Joe Vrbetic CAN-B 59 30 27 3 0.900

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 10, 2018
5 - 3 W @ Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2018
4 - 6 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 9, 2018
2 - 4 L vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2018
4 - 2 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 8, 2018
5 - 4 W vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 6, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CZE 2 – USA 1 (7th Place)
Mysak had a goal and an assist to lead the Czechs to seventh place.