2018-19 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #28
Semifinal
Final
April 27, 2019 1:30 pm EDT
Fjällräven Center
Örnsköldsvik, SWE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
10
9
30
12
11
11
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
4
1 / 2
12

Game Story

CANADA EDGED BY SWEDES, WILL PLAY FOR U18 BRONZE

JASON LA ROSE

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden – Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) scored twice, but a late goal left Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team with a back-and-forth 4-3 loss to Sweden in its semifinal Saturday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship.

The Canadians will face the United States for bronze on Sunday (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT), looking for its first medal since it won bronze in 2015.

Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) was solid once again in the Canadian goal, finishing with 26 saves.

Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 23 shots, and both found the back of the net.

Philip Broberg got the Swedes on the board at 11:47, jumping into the rush after a neutral zone turnover, before Zary took a pass from Philip Tomasino (Mississauga, Ont./Niagara, OHL) at the side of the net and stuffed in a power-play goal to tie it almost five minutes later.

Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) gave Canada its first lead of the game just 87 seconds into the second period when he corralled a bouncing puck at the top of the crease and swept the 2-1 goal past Swedish goaltender Hugo Alnefelt, but Alexander Holtz got a seeing-eye shot through traffic and behind Gauthier to send the game to the intermission tied.

The teams again traded goals midway through the third period, this time in quick succession.

Holtz got his second of the game on a Swedish power play at 9:23, redirecting in pass from Tobias Bjornfot at the side of the net, only for Zary to tuck in a wraparound for his second 3:26 later to the tie game again.

The Swedes took the lead for good with 2:31 to go when Albin Grewe outraced a Canadian defender and wired a shot upstairs on the short side past the glove of Gauthier.

Canada pushed as it looked to erase its third one-goal deficit of the game, but it couldn’t put another puck behind Alnefelt, who made 31 stops.

The Canadians outshot Sweden 34-30.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Philip Broberg

Assists: Karl Henriksson, Simon Holmstrom
11:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Ludvig Hedstrom
Slashing (2:00)
15:43
GOAL
Goal: Connor Zary (power play)

Assists: Philip Tomasino, Thomas Harley
16:14
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Alex Newhook

Assists: Dylan Cozens, Peyton Krebs
01:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Peyton Krebs
Holding (2:00)
10:17
GOAL
Goal: Alexander Holtz

Assists: Lucas Raymond, Karl Henriksson
13:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe
Slashing (2:00)
17:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamieson Rees
Hooking (2:00)
19:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Braden Schneider
Roughing (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Holloway
Roughing (2:00)
03:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Cozens
High-Sticking (2:00)
07:28
GOAL
Goal: Alexander Holtz (power play)

Assists: Tobias Bjornfo, Karl Henriksson
09:23
GOAL
Goal: Connor Zary

Assists: Ryan Suzuki, Jamieson Rees
12:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Vukojevic
Hooking (2:00)
13:38
GOAL
Goal: Albin Grewe

Assists: Oscar Bjerselius, Simon Holmstrom
17:29

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Hugo Alnefelt SWE 60 34 31 3 0.912
Taylor Gauthier CAN 58 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W v Russia RUS
Apr 28, 2019
2 - 5 L @ United States USA
Apr 28, 2019
4 - 3 W @ CanadaCAN
Apr 27, 2019
3 - 4 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 27, 2019
4 - 2 W v Czech Republic CZE
Apr 25, 2019
3 - 1 W v LatviaLAT
Apr 25, 2019
Videos
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2019 MWC: CAN 5 – CZE 1 (Semifinal)
Matt Murray stopped 40 shots to lead Canada to the gold medal game.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – SUI 2 OT (Quarter-final)
Severson tied it late and Stone scored in OT to give Canada the win.
2019 MWC: CAN 3 – USA 0 (Preliminary)
Murray stopped 28 shots to backstop Canada to top spot in Group A.
2019 MWC: CAN 5 – DEN 0 (Preliminary)
Reinhart scored 2G and Marchessault had 1G 1A in another Canadian win.
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