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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
August 6, 2018 3:00 pm MDT
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
1
1
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
9
4
21
18
16
10
44

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 3
8
2 / 4
16

Game Story

SWEDES PULL AWAY IN THIRD TO TOP SLOVAKS

JASON LA ROSE

EDMONTON, Alta. – Karl Henriksson and Philip Broberg scored goals in the first six minutes of the third period, helping Sweden double up Slovakia 4-2 in the opener for both Monday at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The Swedes held a one-sided 44-21 advantage in shots on goal but couldn’t put away a pesky Slovak side until the final frame.

Slovakia needed just 43 seconds to get the scoring started; a harmless looking shot from Maxim Cajkovic found its way through Swedish goaltender Jesper Wallstedt, and Adrian Valigura crashed the crease to poke in the loose puck.

Sweden got even midway through the first period when Albin Grewe worked his way down to the face-off circle before wiring a quick shot on the short-side past Slovak netminder Patrik Kozel for a power-play marker.

It was the Scandinavians who netted a first-minute goal in the second period; a pair of Swedes fanned on shots in close before Slovak centre Dominik Sojka inadvertently swept the puck past Kozel.

Slovakia tied it with just under five minutes to go in the middle frame off the stick of Oliver Turan, who hammered a rebound past Wallstedt on the power play to make it a 2-2 game after two periods.

Penalty trouble sunk the Slovaks in the third period, and Henriksson finished a pretty pass from Alexander Holtz only 1:56 into the final stanza for the eventual game-winner on a two-man advantage.

Broberg added the final goal at 5:27, going hard to the net and tucking the puck around Kozel.

The Slovak netminder was terrific in a losing cause, making 40 saves.

Sweden is back in action Tuesday afternoon against Switzerland (3 p.m. MT), right before Slovakia takes on Canada in the night-cap (7 p.m. MT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Adrian Valigura

Assists: Maxim Cajkovic
00:43
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Martin Volko)
Too Many Players (2:00)
08:22
GOAL
Goal: Albin Grewe (power play)

Assists: Oscar Bjerselius, Filiph Åström
09:53
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Raymond

Assists: Philip Broberg, Alexander Holtz
00:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Tobias Björnfot
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
04:13
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Maxim Cajkovic)
Too Many Players (2:00)
09:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Henriksson
Tripping (2:00)
14:31
GOAL
Goal: Oliver Turan (power play)

Assists: Dominik Sojka
14:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe (Served by Elmer Söderblom)
Checking from Behind (2:00)
15:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Albin Grewe
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
15:33
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Knazko
Delay of Game (2:00)
00:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Jozef Hascak
Holding (2:00)
01:16
GOAL
Goal: Karl Henriksson (power play)

Assists: Alexander Holtz, Victor Söderström
01:56
GOAL
Goal: Philip Broberg

05:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Patrik Kozel SVK 60 44 40 4 0.909
Jesper Wallstedt SWE 60 21 19 2 0.905

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 8 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 10, 2018
2 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 11, 2018
5 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Aug 8, 2018
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2018
2 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 7, 2018
3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 8, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: RUS 5 – USA 4 (Bronze Medal)
Polkolzin scored a hat trick to lead the Russians to the bronze medal.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: CAN 6 – SWE 2 (Gold Medal)
Mutala and Lafrenière had 2G each, and Canada won a 22nd U18 gold.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: SWE 2 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Henriksson scored with 44 seconds left to send Sweden to the final.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: FIN 8 – SUI 2 (7th Place)
Nikkanen had 2G 4A, and the Finns scored five in the first period.