2015-16 National Junior Team

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2016 IIHF World Junior Championship
Game #3
Final
December 23, 2015 12:00 pm EST
Helsinki Ice Hall
Helsinki, FIN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
4
2
7
1
0
5
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
24
2
37
13
14
5
32

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
20
3 / 10
10

Game Story

MARNER GETS GAME-WINNER; CANADA TAKES WILD ONE OVER SWEDEN

WENDY GRAVES

HELSINKI, Finland – If this was a pre-competition game, what exactly does the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship have in store for hockey fans? Canada’s National Junior Team took a four-goal lead after 40 minutes, but needed a goal from Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, Ont.) with less than four minutes to go in the third period to beat Sweden on Wednesday.

The teams combined for seven goals in the third period to turn what looked to be a lopsided Canadian win upside-down.

Canada was called for six straight penalties over the final 20 minutes, twice setting up extended five-on-three opportunities for its opponents. Trailing 6-4 with five minutes left in regulation, Sweden capitalized on its advantage, with Adrian Kempe and Marcus Pettersson scoring 29 seconds apart to tie the game.

With Canada finally back to full strength, Rourke Chartier (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) outworked two Swedish players behind their net to get the puck out front to Marner, who finished from the top of the crease. The need for late-game heroics appeared unnecessary heading out of the second intermission.

After Jake Virtanen (Abbotsford, B.C./Vancouver, NHL) and Oskar Lindblom exchanged first period goals, Canada seemed to take control of the game.

Early in the second period Brendan Perlini (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Niagara, OHL) outraced a Swedish defender behind the net, sent a pass back to Mathew Barzal (Coquitlam, B.C./Seattle, WHL), who fed Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL) cross ice.

Canada then scored three goals in under four minutes to go up 5-1.

Mitchell Stephens (Peterborough, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) took advantage of two Swedish players colliding along the side boards to drive the puck far side and sweep it past goalie Linus Soderstrom’s outstretched leg. Three minutes later, Marner slid a pass in front of the crease to Virtanen at the side of the net for a power play goal. And only 24 seconds after that, Haydn Fleury’s (Carlyle, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) floater from the blue line fooled Soderstrom, chasing the Swedish netminder from the crease.

A 30-second span to start the third period gave an early indication of the chaotic conclusion to come. Pettersson, with a one-timer through the Canadian net – the first of three that would fly through twine – and Jacob Larsson made it 5-3, before Perlini replied for Canada.

Axel Holmstrom’s one-timer from Joel Eriksson Elk pulled Sweden to 6-4 and helped set the stage for a crazy final five minutes.

Mason McDonald (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) faced 32 shots for Canada.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Larsson
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
04:19
GOAL
Goal: Jake Virtanen

09:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Virtanen
(auto) minor (2:00)
12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Marner
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
18:31
GOAL
Goal: Oskar Lindblom (power play)

18:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Travis Konecny
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:56
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Strome

Assists: Mathew Barzal , Brendan Perlini
03:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Karlsson
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmytro Timashov,
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
08:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Mathew Barzal
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:38
GOAL
Goal: Mitchell Stephens

11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ollas Mattsson
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
12:58
GOAL
Goal: Jake Virtanen (power play)

Assists: Mitchell Marner
14:42
GOAL
Goal: Haydn Fleury

Assists: Travis Konecny
15:06
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Erik Kallgren

15:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexander Nylander
Slashing minor (2:00)
18:14
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Marcus Pettersson

01:28
GOAL
Goal: Jacob Larsson

Assists: Adrian Kempe
01:46
GOAL
Goal: Brendan Perlini

01:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Hicketts
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Haydn Fleury
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
04:26
GOAL
Goal: Axel Holmstrom

Assists: Joel Eriksson Ek
08:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Haydn Fleury
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
12:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Roland McKeown
Slashing minor (2:00)
13:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Rourke Chartier
(auto) minor (2:00)
13:46
GOAL
Goal: Adrian Kempe (power play)

14:57
GOAL
Goal: Marcus Pettersson (power play)

15:26
GOAL
Goal: Mitchell Marner

16:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Roland McKeown
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
19:29

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Mason McDonald CAN 60 32 26 6 0.813
Linus Soderstrom SWE 35 30 25 5 0.833
Erik Kallgren SWE 23 7 5 2 0.714

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 2, 2016
3 - 8 L vs. United StatesUSA
Jan 5, 2016
2 - 5 L vs. SwedenSWE
Dec 31, 2015
1 - 2 L vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 4, 2016
3 - 2 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Dec 29, 2015
6 - 0 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Jan 2, 2016
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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