Kerby Rychel had a pair of goals, including the game winner, as Canada defeated Sweden 7-3 Thursday in a junior hockey exhibition game.
Canada scored three times in the span of a minute early in the second period to take a 4-0 lead. But Sweden stormed back with three goals to make it a one-goal game heading into the second intermission.
Frédérik Gauthier gave Canada the momentum back with a goal 2:15 into the third period and Canada cruised to victory from there.
“We knew that Sweden would battle back. I was 100 per cent sure,” said Canadian goaltender Zachary Fucale, who picked up the win. “During the second intermission we talked it over and made some little adjustments, and I think we responded very well in the third period.”
Gauthier’s goal early in the third took some of the pressure off Fucale.
“It’s always good to have an early goal in a period, especially in that situation,” Fucale said.
Matt Finn, Connor McDavid, Sean Monahan and Bo Horvat also scored for Canada.
Carl Dahlström, Andre Burakowsky and Jacob de la Rose answered for Sweden.
Canada is now 2-0 at its summer junior camp after defeating Finland 5-3 on Wednesday.
Canada finishes its camp with a game against the United States on Saturday.
Fucale doesn’t see Canada changing its game plan too much against the archrival Americans.
“In the past I think there have been some spectacular games that have been played between both countries,” Fucale said. “In the end you make sure you just keep going and playing your game and make sure you give your best effort as a team no matter the opponent. We’ve got to keep going the Canadian way.”
07:35 – GOAL – Finn (Lazar)
13:05 – PEN – team, too many players
17:11 – PEN – Pouliot, delay of game
17:32 – PEN – Nurse, boarding
19:47 – PEN – de la Rose, slashing
19:56 – PEN – Lindholm, roughing
19:56 – PEN – Poirier, roughing
23:05 – PEN – Arnesson, high sticking
24:11 – PP GOAL – McDavid (Domi, Koekkoek)
24:26 – GOAL – Rychel (Rupert, Gaunce)
25:03 – GOAL – Rychel (Gaunce, Finn)
27:12 – GOAL – Dahlström (Zaar, Wennberg)
29:05 – PEN – Severson, slashing
30:54 – PEN – Nurse, cross checking minor + unsportsmanlike conduct 10 min. misconduct
32:19 – PP GOAL – Burakowsky (Sandberg, Karlsson)
34:21 – PEN – Rychel, holding
39:12 – GOAL – de la Rose (Sandberg, Karlsson)
42:15 – GOAL – Gauthier
44:17 – GOAL – Monahan
47:36 – GOAL – Horvat (Mantha)
53:30 – PEN – Domi, roughing / cross checking double minor + unsportsmanlike conduct 10 min. misconduct
54:30 – PEN – Lazar, tripping
58:12 – PEN – Mantha, tripping
58:12 – PEN – Arnesson, roughing
58:12 – PEN – Gaunce, roughing
59:21 – PEN – Djoos, slashing
59:35 – PEN – Severson, slashing
60:00 – PEN – Rupert, interference
W: Fucale (38-41)
L: Högberg (26-29), Johansson (3-7)
SHOTS ON GOAL
9+10+17 = 36
16+15+10 = 41
Goaltenders: Zachary Fucale, Jake Paterson. Defence: Matt Dumba, Matt Finn, Slater Koekkoek, Darnell Nurse, Derrick Pouliot, Ryan Pulock, Damon Severson. Forwards: Max Domi, Brendan Gaunce, Frédérik Gauthier, Bo Horvat, Charles Hudon, Mark Jankowski, Curtis Lazar, Anthony Mantha, Connor McDavid, Sean Monahan, Émile Poirier, Ryan Rupert, Kerby Rychel.
Goaltenders: Marcus Högberg, Jonas Johansson. Defence: Linus Arnesson, Carl Dahlström, Christian Djoos, Robert Hägg, Anton Lindholm, Arvid Lundberg, Robin Norell, Jesper Pettersson. Forwards: André Burakowsky, Jacob de la Rose, Erik Karlsson, Ludvig Nilsson, Gustav Possler, Filip Sandberg, Malte Strömwall, Tobias Törnkvist, Lucas Wallmark, Alexander Wennberg, Daniel Zaar.
|Last Title||reign ends
(+ 1 tie)
|First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
SWE 6-4 CAN – 12/19/1977 – EX – Hull
|Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
SWE 5-3 CAN – 12/23/2011 – EX – Edmonton
|Last IHLC Game
SWE 4-0 USA – 08/07/2013 – NJC – Lake Placid
|Next IHLC Game
USA 5-1 CAN – 08/10/2013 – NJC – Lake Placid
Article Credit: Hockey Canada