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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #14
Semifinal
Final
August 10, 2018 3:00 pm MDT
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
11
6
19
12
8
15
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
12
0 / 5
6

Game Story

HENRIKSSON SCORES LATE, SWEDES TO PLAY FOR GOLD

JASON LA ROSE

EDMONTON, Alta. – Karl Henriksson scored the game-winning goal with 44 seconds to go, sending Sweden past Russia 2-1 on Friday afternoon and into the gold medal game at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

With the seconds ticking away, Lucas Raymond gathered in a clearing attempt on the half-boards and went cross-ice to Henriksson, who rifled a shot off the post and in on the short side of Russian goaltender Yaroslav Askarov.

Philip Broberg had the other goal for the Swedes, who are into the gold medal game at the annual summer under-18 tournament for the first time since 2015.

They will play for their second summer U18 gold (and first since 2007) against Canada or the United States on Saturday night (7 p.m. MT).

The first 40 minutes belonged to Askarov and Swedish counterpart Hugo Alnefelt, who went save-for-save to get the game to the second intermission scoreless.

Alnefelt was the busier of the two, particularly in the first period when Russia held a 12-2 advantage in shots. His best save came on a late-period Russian power play when he stretched out his right pad after a redirection in the slot.

Broberg almost opened the scoring early in the third period when he danced his way to the net and tucked a shot behind Askarov, only to have it hit the post and ricochet back into the Russian netminder.

The defenceman finally broke through just past the five-minute mark on a Swedish man advantage when his wrist shot from the point worked its way through a maze of bodies and past Askarov.

That goal looked to be all the Swedes needed, but Vasili Podkolzin tied the game with 1:54 remaining; the Russian captain split the defence and from his knees got a backhand over Alnefelt to make it 1-1, setting up Henriksson’s heroics shortly after.

Russia finished with a 35-19 edge in shots on goal, but will play for bronze against the loser of the Canada-U.S. semifinal on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. MT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Albert Lyckåsen
Hooking (2:00)
01:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucas Raymond
Face-off Violation (2:00)
05:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilya Nikolayev
Hooking (2:00)
05:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Joel Wahlgren
Tripping (2:00)
13:29
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Albert Lyckåsen
Holding (2:00)
07:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Ludvig Hedström
Tripping (2:00)
12:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Tyuvilin
Tripping (2:00)
18:25
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oscar Bjerselius
Hooking (2:00)
01:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Gutik
Roughing (2:00)
03:43
GOAL
Goal: Philip Broberg (power play)

Assists: Oscar Bjerselius, Arvid Costmar
05:16
GOAL
Goal: Vasili Podkolzin

18:06
GOAL
Goal: Karl Henriksson

Assists: Lucas Raymond
19:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Hugo Alnefelt SWE 60 35 34 1 0.971
Yaroslav Askarov RUS 59 19 17 2 0.895

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 11, 2018
5 - 4 W v United StatesUSA
Aug 11, 2018
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2018
1 - 2 L v SwedenSWE
Aug 10, 2018
3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 8, 2018
8 - 3 W v United StatesUSA
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.