Saturday April 23, 2016
Linus Lindstrom scored in the third round of the shootout to put an end to Canada’s pursuit of World Under-18 Hockey Championship gold as Sweden advances to the gold medal game with a 6-5 victory.
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) tied the score at five with 5:16 left in the third period to force overtime where Canada outshot Sweden 8-3 but couldn’t beat goaltender Filip Gustavsson, who made 54 saves in the game.
Lias Andersson and Linus Lindstrom provided shootout goals for Sweden while Brett Howden converted for Canada. Lindstrom’s winner sends Canada to the bronze medal game against the United States on Sunday while Sweden will square off with Finland.
Defenceman Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting) led the way with a goal and two assists while Kyrou, Pascal Laberge (Victoriaville Tigres), Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds) and David Quenneville (Medicine Hat Tigers) also had goals.
Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix) made 29 saves in the loss.
Canada faces the United States for bronze on Sunday at 4:00pm ET live on TSN.
CHL PLAYERS COMPETING FOR MEDALS AT THE 2016 WORLD UNDER-18 HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP:
COMPETING FOR GOLD:
Markus Niemelainen (Saginaw Spirit)
Otto Somppi (Halifax Mooseheads)
Juuso Valimaki (Tri-City Americans)
Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads)
COMPETING FOR BRONZE:
Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds)
Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting)
Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres)
Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Evan Fitzpatrick (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Noah Gregor (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Nicolas Hague (Mississauga Steelheads)
Connor Hall (Kitchener Rangers)
Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Pascal Laberge (Victoriaville Tigres)
Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen)
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Markus Phillips (Owen Sound Attack)
David Quenneville (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Mason Shaw (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Stuart Skinner (Lethbridge Hurricanes)
Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires)
Owen Tippett (Mississauga Steelheads)
Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires)
Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane Chiefs)