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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
August 7, 2018 3:00 pm MDT
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
1
0
4
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
2
6
15
9
11
16
36

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
2
0 / 1
12

Game Story

RAYMOND SCORES TWICE, SWEDES BLANK SWISS AT HLINKA GRETZKY

JASON LA ROSE

EDMONTON, Alta. – Lucas Raymond potted a pair in a four-goal third period, helping Sweden to a 5-0 win over Switzerland as Group A play continued Tuesday afternoon at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Up just a goal heading to the final frame despite a one-sided 20-9 advantage in shots on goal, the Swedes counted four times in 14 minutes to keep their perfect record intact through two games.

Hugo Alnefelt earned the shutout, making 15 saves in the Swedish goal.

Both teams had their chances in the first period, but it was Sweden that would take a lead to the intermission; Philip Broberg walked the blue-line before letting go a wrist shot from the high slot that found it way past Swiss goaltender Thibault Fatton at 16:39.

Fatton was busy in the second period, facing 11 shots, but managed to keep it a one-goal game heading to the third.

Ludvig Hedström doubled the advantage just 2:13 into the final frame, beating Fatton from a sharp angle, and Raymond got his first five minutes later, netting an unassisted shorthanded marker for the 3-0 goal.

Victor Söderström and Raymond capped the scoring with less than five minutes remaining, scoring 26 seconds apart; Söderström made a quick move at the blue-line before snapping a shot past Fatton, and Raymond forced a turnover deep in the Swiss zone and tucked the final goal around the Swiss puck-stopper.

After a 10-0 loss to Canada on Monday, the Swiss power outage continued; they managed just 15 shots, and didn’t reach double-digits until the nine-minute mark of the third period.

Switzerland is the first team to suffer back-to-back shutouts at a summer under-18 tournament since the U.S. was blanked in the semifinals and bronze medal game at the 2004 Junior World Cup.

The Swedes return to the ice at Rogers Place on Wednesday night in a potential first-place showdown against Canada (7 p.m. MT), while the Swiss try to right the ship against Slovakia (3 p.m. MT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Albert Johansson
Holding (2:00)
08:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Yves Stoffel
Tripping (2:00)
13:52
GOAL
Goal: Philip Broberg

16:39
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Karl Henriksson
Hooking (2:00)
01:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Filiph Åström
Interference (2:00)
18:40
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ludvig Hedström

02:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Filiph Åström
Holding (2:00)
02:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Isac Andersson
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
06:11
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Lucas Raymond

07:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Albert Lyckåsen
Tripping (2:00)
10:22
GOAL
Goal: Victor Söderström

Assists: Albin Grewe, Oscar Bjerselius
15:46
GOAL
Goal: Lucas Raymond

16:12

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Thibault Fatton SUI 60 36 31 5 0.861
Hugo Alnefelt SWE 60 15 15 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 5 - SV - 31 - SAV% - 0.861
GA 0 - SV - 15 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 8 L @ FinlandFIN
Aug 10, 2018
2 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 11, 2018
3 - 5 L @ SlovakiaSVK
Aug 8, 2018
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2018
0 - 5 L @ SwedenSWE
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.