2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #7
Preliminary
Final
November 4, 2019 7:00 pm CST
Innovation Credit Union iPlex
Swift Current, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
8
15
34
16
20
16
52

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 9
22
0 / 6
18

Game Story

LINDBOM STARS AS SWEDES BEAT RED TO STAY PERFECT

JASON LA ROSE

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. – Carl Lindbom turned in a 50-save performance and Oliver Moberg broke open a tie game with 2:30 to go, sending Sweden past Canada Red 4-2 on Monday night at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The win keeps the Swedes atop Group B with two wins in as many games.

Lindbom was spectacular from the first drop of the puck; he made 16 saves in the first period, 18 in the second and 16 more in the third and helped keep the Canadians goalless on six power-play opportunities.

The Swedes could only convert on two of their nine chances with the man advantage, but Moberg made one of those count, crashing the net to stuff in the rebound of a Fabian Lysell shot with time ticking away and overtime looming.

Goaltending was the story of the first period; Lindbom and Canadian counterpart Jacob Goobie (Upper Tantallon, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) were perfect in the opening 20 minutes, combining for 27 saves.

The stalemate continued past the midway point of the second period before a pair of quick-strike Swedish goals got the offence started.

Victor Stjernberg got the first on the power play, finishing a pretty tic-tac-toe passing play, and Lysell beat out an icing before setting up Oskar Larsson only 47 seconds after that for a 2-0 lead.

Red got even in the final minute of the middle frame with a pair of quick-succession goals of its own.

Connor Lockhart (Kanata, Ont./Erie, OHL) finally beat Lindbom with 40.5 seconds to go, getting a piece of a shot from Connor Punnett (Powassan, Ont./Saginaw, OHL), and Joshua Roy (Saint-Georges, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) cleaned up a Zachary Bolduc (Bécancour, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) rebound in the crease with 26.7 seconds left to send the game to the intermission tied.

It looked like that score would stand up through the third period, especially with both goaltenders once again stealing the show – Red outshot Sweden 16-15 in the final stanza – but Moberg provided the game-winner before Ludwig Persson found the empty net in the final minute.

Goobie was a hard-luck loser in the Canadian goal, finishing with 30 stops.

Sweden will try for its first perfect preliminary round since 2013 when it takes on Russia on Tuesday afternoon (3 p.m. MT), while Canada Red closes its round-robin schedule against Finland (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Fabian Lysell
Hooking (2:00)
04:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Peter Reynolds
Hooking (2:00)
15:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Joshua Roy
Hooking (2:00)
17:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Fabian Lysell
Holding (2:00)
19:19
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Olivier Nadeau
Hooking (2:00)
05:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Wyatt Johnston
Tripping (2:00)
07:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Robertsson
Interference (2:00)
09:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Punnett
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:04
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Victor Stjernborg

Assists: Ludwig Persson, Simon Robertsson
11:27
GOAL
Goal: Oskar Larsson

Assists: Fabian Lysell, Simon Forsmark
12:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Ludwig Persson
Interference (2:00)
13:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Sjöholm (Served by Theo Jacobsson)
Boarding (2:00)
18:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Sjöholm
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
18:05
GOAL
Goal: Connor Lockhart

Assists: Connor Punnett
19:20
GOAL
Goal: Joshua Roy

Assists: Zachary Bolduc, Jacob Guévin
19:34
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Lockhart
Hooking (2:00)
01:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Dower Nilsson
Holding the Stick (2:00)
03:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Lockhart
Tripping (2:00)
16:19
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Oliver Moberg

Assists: Fabian Lysell, Simon Edvinsson
17:30
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jacob Goobie

18:35
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Ludwig Persson

19:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jacob Goobie

19:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Zachary Bolduc
Spearing (2:00)
19:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Zachary Bolduc
Spearing (2:00)
19:21

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Carl Lindbom SWE 60 52 50 2 0.962
Jacob Goobie CAN-R 59 33 30 3 0.909

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

Previous Games

2 - 6 L vs. Canada RedCAN-R
Nov 9, 2019
6 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Nov 9, 2019
1 - 5 L vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 7, 2019
2 - 3 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 7, 2019
4 - 5 L vs. RussiaRUS
Nov 5, 2019
7 - 2 W vs. FinlandFIN
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.