2015-16 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2016 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #28
Final (SO)
April 23, 2016 8:00 pm AST
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Grand Forks, N.D.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
1
2
2
0
0
6
1
1
3
0
0
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
14
9
8
3
34
12
23
16
8
59

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
1 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA FALLS IN SHOOTOUT, WILL PLAY FOR U18 BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) tied the game with 5:16 to cap a wild third period, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team came up one goal short in a 6-5 shootout loss to Sweden in a Saturday semifinal at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship.

The loss means the Canadians will meet the United States, which was upset by Finland in the other semifinal, for the bronze medal on Sunday (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT).

Jakob Chychrun (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) led the way offensively for the Canadians, scoring once and adding two assists in regulation time, while Brett Howden (Oakbank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) had Canada’s lone goal in the shootout.

The Swedes struck first in the shootout, with Lias Andersson beating Canadian goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick (Lower Sackville, N.S./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) after Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) had missed the net on Canada’s first attempt.

After Will Bitten (Ottawa, Ont./Flint, OHL) and Jesper Bratt both failed to score in Round 2, Howden kept the Canadians alive, only for Linus Lindstrom to beat Fitzpatrick for the winner.

It’s the third year in a row the Canadians have fallen in the semifinals; they rebounded to win the bronze medal in 2014 and 2015.

Canada got the start it wanted in the first period, with Pascal Laberge (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) pouncing on his own rebound for a 1-0 lead on the power play just 2:20 in.

But Tim Wahlgren tipped in the tying goal at 16:35, and Oskar Steen gave Sweden the lead just 77 seconds into the second period, marking the first time in the tournament Canada had trailed.

David Quenneville (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) snuck a shot through Swedish netminder Filip Gustavsson to bring Canada even at 8:11, but Tim Soderlund restored the Swedish advantage just 1:31 later, setting up a busy final 20 minutes.

Andersson put Sweden up by two at 7:50 of the third, but Chychrun knocked in a centering pass from Jost 44 seconds later to make it 4-3.

The assist gave Jost 15 points in the tournament (six goals, nine assists), passing Connor McDavid (14 in 2013) for the most by a Canadian at one U18 world championship.

Elias Pettersson looked to have put the final nail in the Canadian coffin with a goal that needed video review at 12:28, but Bitten and Kyrou scored 1:59 apart to force overtime, and cap a five-goals-in-6:54 stretch.

Canada finished with a massive 59-34 edge in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jacob Cederholm
Slashing minor (2:00)
00:28
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Pascal Laberge

Assists: Jakob Chychrun
02:20
GOAL
Goal: Tim Wahlgren

Assists: Erik Brannstrom, Jesper Bokvist
16:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Boris Katchouk
Slashing minor (2:00)
18:32
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Oskar Steen

Assists: Jesper Bratt, Jacob Moverare
01:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Brannstrom
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Brett Howden
Slashing minor (2:00)
06:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Lias Andersson
Roughing minor (2:00)
06:26
PENALTY
Penalty: William Bitten
Slashing minor (2:00)
06:26
GOAL
Goal: David Quenneville

Assists: Michael McLeod
08:11
GOAL
Goal: Tim Soderlund

Assists: Rickard Hugg, Axel Jonsson Fjallby
09:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Lias Andersson
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
10:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Erik Brannstrom
Slashing minor (2:00)
17:38
PENALTY
Penalty: David Quenneville
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
19:28
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Lias Andersson

Assists: Jacob Moverare, Alexander Nylander
07:50
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Chychrun

Assists: Tyson Jost
08:34
GOAL
Goal: Elias Pettersson

12:28
GOAL
Goal: William Bitten

Assists: Mason Shaw, Jakob Chychrun
12:45
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Kyrou

Assists: Boris Katchouk, Nicolas Hague
14:44
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#26 Lias Andersson shooutout attempt on #1 Evan Fitzpatrick
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#7 Tyson Jost shooutout attempt on #1 Filip Gustavsson
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#12 Jesper Bratt shooutout attempt on #1 Evan Fitzpatrick
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 William Bitten shooutout attempt on #1 Filip Gustavsson
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#28 Linus Lindström shooutout attempt on #1 Evan Fitzpatrick
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#10 Brett Howden shooutout attempt on #1 Filip Gustavsson
Goal

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Filip Gustavsson SWE 65 59 54 5 0.915
Evan Fitzpatrick CAN 65 34 29 5 0.853

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
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

Previous Games

1 - 6 L vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 24, 2016
3 - 10 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 24, 2016
6 - 5 W @ CanadaCAN
Apr 23, 2016
5 - 6 L vs. SwedenSWE
Apr 23, 2016
7 - 2 W vs. SlovakiaSVK
Apr 21, 2016
9 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 21, 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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