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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #2
Final (SO)
August 4, 2018 3:00 pm MST
Penhold Multiplex
Penhold, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
19
12
7
2
40
8
9
9
4
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
8
1 / 4
6

Game Story

HOLTZ GETS SHOOTOUT WINNER TO LEAD SWEDES PAST FINLAND

JASON LA ROSE

PENHOLD, Alta. – Alexander Holtz scored the lone goal in the second round of the shootout, sending Sweden past Finland 4-3 in pre-tournament action Saturday afternoon ahead of the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

After a back-and-forth third period and scoreless overtime, Swedish goaltender Jesper Wallstedt turned away Patrik Puistola, Anton Lundell and Kasper Simontaival in the shootout, allowing Holtz’s goal to stand up as the winner.

Lucas Raymond scored twice in regulation for the Swedes, including the game-tying goal with just 2:40 remaining. Philip Broberg also found the back of the net for the Tre Kronor.

Roope Taponen was the story for the Finns; the goaltender made 19 saves in the first period alone to keep the game scoreless, and finished with 37 saves in a terrific performance.

The Swedes are off to Edmonton to start the Hlinka Gretzky Cup against Slovakia on Monday afternoon (3 p.m. MT), while Finland meets Russia in its prelim opener in Red Deer (3 p.m. MT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikko Petman
Tripping (2:00)
02:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Anton Lundell
Slashing (2:00)
06:18
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Oscar Bjerselius
Tripping (2:00)
06:12
GOAL
Goal: Philip Broberg

Assists: Elmer Söderblom, Oscar Bjerselius
11:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Albert Johansson
Tripping (2:00)
16:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Victor Söderström
Delay of Game (2:00)
17:56
GOAL
Goal: Antti Saarela

Assists: Kalle Loponen, Kasper Simontaival
18:35
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Raymond

Assists: Alexander Holtz
04:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Antti Saarela
Interference (2:00)
04:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Tobias Björnfot
Interference (2:00)
08:44
GOAL
Goal: Patrik Puistola (power play)

Assists: Kasper Simontaival
09:04
GOAL
Goal: Leevi Aaltonen

Assists: Aarne Intonen
11:18
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Raymond

Assists: Alexander Holtz, Karl Henriksson
17:20
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#36 Patrik Puistola shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#26 Lucas Raymond shooutout attempt on #1 Roope Taponen
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#20 Anton Lundell shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#27 Alexander Holtz shooutout attempt on #1 Roope Taponen
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Kasper Simontaival shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Jesper Wallstedt SWE 65 30 27 3 0.900
Roope Taponen FIN 65 40 37 3 0.925

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W @ FinlandFIN
Aug 4, 2018
3 - 4 L v SwedenSWE
Aug 4, 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.