IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 20 Dec 2009

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canadaย 6-2 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Exhibition Game
Brandt Centre, Regina ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sunday, 20 December 2009

An exhibition victory over Sweden came with a small scare for Canada’s world junior team.

Forward Taylor Hall, a candidate to be the top draft pick in 2010, left late in the first period of Canada’s 6-2 victory on Sunday night when he banged his knee after being knocked down in front of Sweden’s net.

Coach Willie Desjardins said Hall was kept out of the final two periods as a precaution.

โ€œHe’s good, he just banged his knee a little bit, he probably would’ve played in any other game, if we were later on in the tournament he would’ve kept playing,โ€ Desjardins said. โ€œIt was just precautionary, he’ll be fine.โ€

Before going off, Hall started an offensive outburst as Canada had goals from six different players in a scrappy game played before 6,195 at Brandt Centre.

โ€œThere was a lot of doubts about scoring and that on our team and I think we showed tonight that everybody is capable of it,โ€ defenceman Alex Pietrangelo said after the game. โ€œWe’ve got four lines that can all play, they could all be first lines.โ€

Hall opened the scoring for Canada, beating a Swedish defenceman just over the blue-line before knocking a rebound behind Jacob Markstrรถm at 10:48 of the first period.

Jordan Caron, Brandon Kozun, Travis Hamonic, Ryan Ellis and Jordan Eberle also scored goals for Canada, which opens the world junior tournament on 26 Dec. against Latvia in Saskatoon. Nazem Kadri added three assists and Jake Allen made 30 saves. โ€œI just wanted to get my feet wet and take it step by step, game by game,โ€ Allen said.

Carl Klingberg and Jakob Silfverberg replied with third-period goals for Sweden.

Canada built a comfortable 4-0 lead after two periods. Caron beat Markstrรถm to the five-hole, Kozun finished a pretty three-way passing play from Kadri and Gabriel Bourque and Hamonic scored with a shot through traffic.

After Ellis scored on the power play to make it 5-0 early in the third period, Klingberg ended Allen’s shutout bid at 13:39. Eberle and Silfverberg traded goals before the final buzzer.

Desjardins lauded Allen’s performance after the game. โ€œHe played unreal,โ€ Desjardins said. โ€œThere were two or three real big saves. It was a lot closer game than 6-2.โ€

Officials handed out 23 penalties, including eight for roughing and two misconducts, and broke up close to a half dozen skirmishes after whistles.

Pietrangelo, a returnee from last year’s team and current member of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, said he wasn’t surprised by the scrappiness. โ€œIt has become a rivalry, you can’t argue that,โ€ Pietrangelo said. โ€œWe do need to work on our discipline but we did send a message.โ€


BOXSCORE
1st Period
00:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, roughing
00:29 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Lundberg, roughing
05:44 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Brodin, roughing
10:48 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Hall (Nemisz, de Haan)
13:28 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Hamonic, interference
14:00 –ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Erixon, interference
14:11 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Tedenby, cross checking
16:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Caron (Cormier, Scandella)
18:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Kozun (Bourque, Kadri)
19:06 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Erixon, interference
20:00 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Pietrangelo, slashing

2nd Period
21:00 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Johansson, hooking
22:53 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Lander, high sticking
23:10 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Hamonic (Adam)
27:06 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Pietrangelo, hooking
29:55 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Kadri, roughing
29:55 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Ekholm, roughing
31:35 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, interference
37:50 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ellis, roughing

3rd Period
42:54 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Brodin, roughing
43:25 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Ellis (Eberle, Kadri)
45:23 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Scandella, hooking
49:19 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Tedenby, interference
53:39 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Klingberg (Pรครคjรคrvi, Johansson)
54:07 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Ekholm, holding
54:34 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Eberle (Pietrnagelo, Kadri)
55:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย GOAL – Silfverberg (Ekman-Larsson, Rรถdin)
59:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Caron, slashing
59:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Ekman-Larsson, misconduct
59:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Della Rovere, misconduct
59:41 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN – Silfverberg, roughing

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Allen (30-32)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Markstrรถmย (16-20), Nilsson (10-12)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 16+7+9 = 32
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 12+12+8 = 32

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Jake Allen, Martin Jones. Defence: Jared Cowen, Calvin de Haan, Ryan Ellis, Travis Hamonic, Alex Pietrangelo, Marco Scandella, Colten Teubert. Forwards: Luke Adam, Gabriel Bourque, Jordan Caron, Patrice Cormier, Stefan Della Rovere, Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Nazem Kadri, Brandon Kozun, Brandon McMillan, Greg Nemisz, Brayden Schenn.
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Jacob Markstrรถm, Anders Nilsson. Defence: Peter Andersson, Mattias Ekholm, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Tim Erixon, Lukas Kilstrรถm, Adam Larsson, David Rundblad. Forwards: Daniel Brodin, Marcus Johansson, Jacob Josefson, Carl Klingberg, Marcus Krรผger, Anton Lander, Martin Lundberg, Andrรฉ Petersson, Magnus Pรครคjรคrvi, Dennis Rasmussen, Anton Rรถdin, Jakob Silfverberg, Mattias Tedenby.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. SWEDEN ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
(
since 05 Jan 2008)
Last Title 05 Jan 2008
81 All-Time Wins
48
13 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 5-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 05 Jan 2009 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-1 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 05 Jan 2009 โ€“ WJC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-0 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 22 Dec 2009 โ€“ EX โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

Discuss!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.