2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2018 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #20
Preliminary
Final (OT)
April 24, 2018 10:30 am EDT
Arena Metallurg
Magnitogorsk, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
11
13
13
3
40
10
9
11
1
31

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
12
1 / 4
16

Game Story

CANADA TOPS SWEDEN IN OT THRILLER AT U18 WORLDS

JESSICA GOWANS

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) netted the game-winner 2:27 into overtime to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Sweden on Tuesday at the IIHF U18 World Championship.

The win finishes an unbeaten preliminary round for the Canadians, clinches first place in Group A and sets up a quarter-final date with the Czech Republic on Thursday (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).

Parked in front of the net with Canada on the power play in the extra period, Lafrenière took a pass from Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph OHL) and swept in the winner on the 40th Canadian shot of the game.

Lafrenière finished with a goal and an assist, Merkley had two helpers, while Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) and Chase Wouters (Lloydminster, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) had the other goals for Canada.

Sweden struck first when Adam Boqvist beat Canadian goaltender Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) just past the midway mark the opening frame.

Canada had its chances in the period, but was unable to solve Swedish netminder Olof Lindbom, and went into the first intermission trailing 1-0.

Lavoie got Canada on the board in the second, finishing off a pretty passing play between Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) and Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) to tie the game.

The Canadians continued to pressure throughout the middle stanza, but were unable to break the deadlock.

Canada took its first lead of the game eight minutes into the third period. Merkley found Wouters on an odd-man rush and he tipped it home for the 2-1 lead. Sweden tied the game with less than two minutes left thanks to a power-play goal by Boqvist.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Holding (2:00)
00:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Serron Noel
Elbowing (2:00)
04:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Hillis
Slashing (2:00)
09:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ginning
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:18
GOAL
Goal: Adam Boqvist

Assists: Samuel Fagemo, Jacob Olofsson
10:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Marcus Westfält
Slashing (2:00)
14:38
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Johansson
Roughing (2:00)
04:25
GOAL
Goal: Raphael Lavoie

Assists: Jared McIsaac, Ty Dellandrea
06:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Ginning
Tripping (2:00)
18:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskar Bäck
High-Sticking (2:00)
04:36
GOAL
Goal: Chase Wouters

Assists: Alexis Lafrenière, Ryan Merkley
08:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe
Interference (2:00)
10:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Dellandrea
Interference (2:00)
17:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Wernblom
Roughing (2:00)
17:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Hillis
Tripping (2:00)
18:08
GOAL
Goal: Adam Boqvist (power play)

Assists: Nils Lundkvist
18:26
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonatan Berggren
Holding (2:00)
00:47
GOAL
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière (power play)

Assists: Ryan Merkley, Joe Veleno
02:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 62 31 29 2 0.935
Olof Lindbom SWE 62 40 37 3 0.925

Game Leaders

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

1 - 2 L v Czech Republic CZE
Apr 26, 2018
5 - 2 W v Czech Republic CZE
Apr 29, 2018
3 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Apr 24, 2018
0 - 2 L @ FinlandFIN
Apr 28, 2018
5 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 22, 2018
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Apr 26, 2018
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