IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 05 Jan 2009

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Scotiabank Place, Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 05 January 2009

Letโ€™s recap: Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold and Gold.

Canada won its fifth straight IIHF World Junior Championship crown on Monday night, beating Sweden 5-1 in an emotion-filled Gold medal game before an electrifying record crowd at SBP Arena.

P.K. Subban scored in the first minute of the first period and Cody Hodgson tallied in the first minute of the third to help Canada tie its own record for consecutive gold medals won, originally set between 1993 and 1997.

It was Canada’s eighth straight appearance in the championship game and marked the 11th consecutive year the Canadians have won a World Junior medal.

“There is nothing like this,” said John Tavares. “This is five Canada, five. We wanted to bring it home for you.”

Angelo Esposito also scored and goalie Dustin Tokarski was brilliant in goal, making 39 saves. Jordan Eberle, the hero in Canada’s dramatic 6-5 overtime win over Russia in the semifinals, added an insurance goal at 18:07 after the Swedes pulled their goalie for an extra skater. Hodgson made it 5-1 with 32.5 seconds left before the final buzzer.

Tavares was selected the tournament MVP and top forward, while he and Subban and Hodgson were named to the media all-star team, along with Sweden’s Erik Karlsson, Russia’s Nikita Filitov and Slovakian goaltender Jaroslav Janus.

“Look at the support we have,” Tavares said as he looked up into the stands and saw a sea of people dressed in red and white. “Five in a row โ€ฆ you can’t say enough about this. There is nothing better than this. Being at home, there is nothing better than this.”

“It feels unbelievable,” said Subban. “We came to Ottawa as one team on one mission and it is an unbelievable feeling right now.”

Sweden’s Mikael Backlund was sent off for roughing just seconds after the opening face-off, and Subban jammed the puck past netminder Jacob Markstrรถm on the ensuing power play to send the crowd into a frenzy just 38 seconds in.

The lead lasted until the early minutes of the second period, when Esposito snapped a backhand past Markstrรถm for his third goal of the tournament to double the lead.

The vaunted Canadian power play, which finished at a remarkable 50% (21-for-42) in the tournament, struck one final time in the opening minute of the third period, as Hodgson snapped a shot past Markstrรถm from the high slot.

The Swedes finally beat Tokarski for a goal midway through the period, bringing back memories of the 2008 Gold medal game in the Czech Republic โ€“ a game in which the Swedes trailed 2-0 in the third period but rallied to force overtime.

But it was not to be in 2009, as Eberle and Hodgson counted empty-net goals in the dying minutes, setting off a raucous celebration among the 20,372 red-and-white-clad fans at SBP Arena.

As for six in a row? The 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on 26 December 2009 in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

1st Period
00:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Backlund, roughing
00:38 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Subban (Eberle, Hodgson)
11:45 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Lasu, elbowing
14:17 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, high sticking

2nd Period
24:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Esposito (DiDomenico, Tavares)
29:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Esposito, high sticking
33:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, interference
33:13 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Markstrรถm, roughing
33:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Cormier, interference
35:20 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Aulie, cross checking
37:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Subban, hooking
40:00 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Backlund, interference

3rd Period
40:33 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Hodgson (Ellis)
43:10 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Ullstrรถm, roughing
45:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Goloubef, interference
45:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – DiDomenico, roughing
45:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – S. Erixon, roughing
48:30 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Andersson (Pรครคjรคrvi)
51:09 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Kane, hooking
53:34 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Hedman, slashing
58:07 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย EN GOAL – Eberle (Cormier)
59:28 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย EN GOAL – Hodgson (Eberle)

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Tokarski (39-40)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Markstrรถm (28-31)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 13+8+10 = 31
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 12+16+12 = 40

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Chet Pickard, Dustin Tokarski. Defence: Keith Aulie, Ryan Ellis, Cody Goloubef, Thomas Hickey, Tyler Myers, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Colten Teubert. Forwards: Jamie Benn, Zach Boychuk, Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Chris DiDomenico, Jordan Eberle, Tyler Ennis, Angelo Esposito, Cody Hodgson, Evander Kane, Brett Sonne, John Tavares.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Jacob Markstrรถm, Mark Owuya. Defence: Viktor Ekbom, Sebastian Erixon, Tim Erixon, Carl Gustafsson, Victor Hedman, Erik Karlsson, David Rundblad, Nichlas Torp. Forwards: Joakim Andersson, Mikael Backlund, Simon Hjalmarsson, Marcus Johansson, Jacob Josefson, Nicklas Lasu, Oscar Mรถller, Anton Persson, Andre Petersson, Magnus Pรครคjรคrvi, Mattias Tedenby, David Ullstrรถm.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. SWEDENย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
since 05 Jan 2008)
Last Title 05 Jan 2008
80 All-Time Wins
12 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
7 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 6-4 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 19 Dec 1977 โ€“ EX โ€“ Hull ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs.ย SWE)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 19 Dec 2008 โ€“ EX โ€“ Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-5 RUS ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ (SO) โ€“ 03 Jan 2009 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 6-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 20 Dec 2009 โ€“ EX โ€“ Regina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada



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