IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 2-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 26 Dec 2006

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canadaย 2-0 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Junior Championship Preliminary Round
Ejendals Arena, Leksand ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Luc Bourdonโ€™s blast from the point in the first period stood as the game-winner as Canada shut out Sweden 2-0 to open the 2007 World Junior Championship on Tuesday.

Bourdon scored at 14:22 of the first at the tail end of a Team Canada power play. Kristopher Letang sent a pass across to Bourdon, who one-timed the puck past Swedenโ€™s goaltender, Joel Gistedt.

Sweden outshot Canada 31-18 in the game, forcing Carey Price to stand tall in Team Canadaโ€™s net. Price was outstanding throughout the game, but especially in the second period, when Sweden took over control of the game.

Team Canada extended its lead late in the second period with another power-play goal. Letang earned his second assist of the night when he streaked down the right side, took a shot and watched as Brad Marchand put away the rebound. Letang and Marchand are teammates with the Val dโ€™Or Foreurs of the QMJHL. Andrew Cogliano earned the other assist.

Team Canada sits in first place in Group A with three points after Day 1 at the World Junior Championship. Germany pulled off a major upset earlier in the day when it defeated U.S.A. 2-1 in overtime. In Group B action, Belarus beat Finland 4-3 and Russia beat Czech Republic 3-2.

Canada returns to action on Wednesday, when it faces U.S.A in a matchup of Group A powers. Wednesdayโ€™s other games have Slovakia taking on Germany and Switzerland facing Belarus.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:56 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Bertram, roughing
08:10 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Zackrisson, holding
12:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Bรคckstrรถm, high sticking
14:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Bourdon (Letang, O’Marra)
14:47 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Neal, interference
18:33 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Junland, checking from behind minor + 10 min. misconduct

2nd Period
20:25 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Pettersson, cross checking
21:48 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Gagner, tripping
30:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Gagner, slashing
31:40 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Omark, hooking
37:14 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – team, too many players
39:12 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Marchand (Letang, Cogliano)

3rd Period
41:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Gagner, elbowing
42:07 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Rahimi, tripping
46:42 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Bertram, interference
49:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Toews, roughing
49:02 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Pettersson, roughing
54:40 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Neal, hooking

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Price (31-31)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Gistedt (16-18)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 6+5+7 = 18
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 8+12+11 = 31

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Leland Irving, Carey Price. Defence: Karl Alzner, Luc Bourdon, Cody Franson, Kris Letang, Ryan Parent, Kris Russell, Marc Staal. Forwards: Daniel Bertram, Marc-Andrรฉ Cliche, Andrew Cogliano, Steve Downie, Sam Gagner, Darren Helm, Bryan Little, Brad Marchand, Kenndal McArdle, James Neal, Ryan O’Marra, Tom Pyatt, Jonathan Toews.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Jhonas Enroth, Joel Gistedt. Defence: Jonas Ahnelรถv, Alexander Hellstrรถm, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jonas Junland, Patrik Nevalainen, Daniel Rahimi, Alexander Ribbenstrand. Forwards: Niclas Bergfors, Patrik Berglund, Nicklas Bรคckstrรถm,ย  Patric Hรถrnqvist, Magnus Isaksson, Martin Johansson, Robin Lindqvist, Andreas Molinder, Linus Omark, Fredrik Pettersson, Alexander Sundstrรถm, Andreas Thuresson, Patrik Zackrisson.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA vs. SWEDEN (C) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
new champion
(previous
22 Dec 2006)
Last Title reign ends
(since
22 Dec 2006)
54 All-Time Wins
45
9 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
6 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWE 6-4 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 19 Dec 1977 โ€“ EX โ€“ Hull ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 22 Dec 2006 โ€“ EX โ€“ Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 22 Dec 2006 โ€“ EX โ€“ Stockholm ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 6-3 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 27 Dec 2006 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Mora ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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