Ivan Hlinka Memorial Under 18 Hockey Tournament
Sweden 5 Canada 1
The Swedes scored 3 power play goals along with a shorthanded marker
Sweden led 4-0 after 2 periods
Owen Sound Attack forwards Jarrod Maidens & Gemel Smith are members of the Canadian entry.
Canada meets the Czech Republic this afternoon at 1 pm
SWEDEN DOWNS UNDISCIPLINED CANADIAN TEAM 5-1 TO OPEN IVAN HLINKA TOURNAMENT
BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Sweden took advantage of an undisciplined Canadian men's under-18 team Monday to kick off the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka hockey tournament with a 5-1 win.
The Swedes scored three times on the power play, including twice in the second period, and never looked back.
Andre Burakowsky, Sebastien Collberg and Mattias Kalin scored with the man advantage for Sweden.
"The most important aspect for us is that we've got to learn to stay out of the penalty box," Canada head coach Steve Spott said. "We talked coming into this tournament about the ways the referees were going to call the game and I think our players got frustrated.
"Hopefully we learned our lesson here today. The Swedes took advantage of our lack of discipline and we've got to be better than that."
Filip Forsberg and Jesper Pettersonn, into an empty net, also scored for Sweden. Burakowsky also had an assist.
Charles Hudon of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens had the only goal for Canada in the third.
Burakowsky opened the scoring at 2:48 on the power play before Forsberg doubled the Swedish lead at 7:36.
Collberg scored at 6:19 of the second and Kalin made it 4-0 at 12:37.
Hudon cut Canada's deficit to 4-1 at 5:03 of the third on the power play before Pettersonn rounded out the scoring at 19:34.
02:48 SWE 24 André Burakowsky (22 Elias Lindholm) PP
07:36 SWE 12 Filip Forsberg (22 Elias Lindholm)
06:19 SWE 26 Sebastian Collberg (24 André Burakowsky) PP
12:37 SWE 14 Mattias Kalin (26 Sebastian Collberg, 4 Calle Anderson) PP
05:03 CAN 12 Charles Hudon (9 Hunter Shinkaruk) PP
19:34 SWE 6 Jesper Pettersonn SH EN