2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
November 3, 2019 3:00 pm CST
Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Swift Current, Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
1
4
0
4
2
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
14
11
12
37
9
9
12
30

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 2
2
1 / 1
4

Game Story

SWEDES RIDE BIG SECOND PERIOD TO WIN OVER FINNS

JASON LA ROSE

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Fabian Lysell scored a hat trick, including the game-winning goal early in the third period, and Sweden scored four times in the second en route to a 6-4 win over Finland in the tournament opener for both Sunday at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Victor Stjernberg added a goal and an assist for the Swedes, who downed their Nordic neighbours in the preliminary round for the second year in a row and third time in four years.

The Finns held a 14-9 advantage in shots in the first period and struck for the lone goal when Verner Miettinen snapped in a feed from Viljami Marjala for a power-play marker just shy of the seven-minute mark.

Both teams cranked up the offence in a six-goal second period.

Sweden needed just 91 seconds to turn a deficit into a lead; Marcus Limpar Lantz jumped on a turnover in the offensive zone and finished a 2-on-0 down low to tie the game at 2:08, and Lysell beat Finnish goaltender Juuso Helomaa low to the glove side at 3:39.

But the Finns responded with a pair of goals of their own, from Samu Salminen and Samu Tuomaala, to take back the lead at 3-2 before the middle frame was nine minutes old.

Simon Robertsson continued the back-and-forth stanza with a goal at 10:50 to get the Swedes back even, tucking in a backhand, and Lysell rifled a shot far-side on Helomaa for a man-advantage marker just over two minutes after that to send the Swedes to the dressing room up 4-3.

The hat trick was complete four minutes into the third period when Lysell toe-dragged into the slot and beat Helomaa past the blocker to give the Swedes their first multi-goal lead.

Helomaa went to the bench with time ticking away, leading to a Brad Lambert goal with 61 seconds remaining, but Ludwig Persson set up Stjernberg right off the ensuing face-off to give the Swedes a little bit of insurance.

Sweden is back on the ice Monday night (7 p.m. CT) for a showdown against Canada Red in a match-up of early unbeatens, while Finland has a quick turnaround before it faces Russia in a rematch of the 2018 gold medal game (3 p.m. CT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Carl Holmner-Härgestam
Hooking (2:00)
05:21
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Verner Miettinen

Assists: Viljami Marjala, Jere Virolainen
06:53
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marcus Limpar Lantz

Assists: Liam Dower Nilsson
02:08
GOAL
Goal: Fabian Lysell

Assists: Isak Rosén, Victor Stjernborg
03:39
GOAL
Goal: Samu Salminen

04:19
GOAL
Goal: Samu Tuomaala

Assists: Atte Lehikoinen, Jimi Suomi
08:20
GOAL
Goal: Simon Robertsson

10:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Arttu Kuivas
Holding (2:00)
11:42
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Fabian Lysell

Assists: Isak Rosén, Simon Edvinsson
13:06
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Fabian Lysell

Assists: Oskar Larsson
03:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Olsson
Tripping (2:00)
06:30
GOAL
Goal: Brad Lambert

Assists: Jimi Suomi, Jere Virolainen
18:59
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Juuso Helomaa

18:59
GOAL
Goal: Victor Stjernborg

Assists: Ludwig Persson, Victor Sjöholm
19:11

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Juuso Helomaa FIN 57 30 24 6 0.800
Carl Lindbom SWE 60 37 33 4 0.892

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

8 - 4 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2019
2 - 6 L vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 9, 2019
4 - 8 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2019
1 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 7, 2019
2 - 7 L @ Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 5, 2019
4 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2019
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.