2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

3 Stars of the Day


1. Adam Bokvist (Sweden)
No defenceman scored more goals that Bokvist, and none of his previous three were as big as his ‘golden goal’ – a power-play marker early in the third period that gave Sweden the lead for good and returned the Scandinavians to the top of the U17 podium for the first time since 2013.

2. Olof Lindbom (Sweden)/Jacob Ingham (Canada Black)
How do you choose? The goaltenders went save-for-save at the Essar Centre – Lindbom made 27 saves and Ingham replied with 33 – in a gold medal game duel. In the end it was Lindbom who got team and individual glory, winning gold and earning a spot on the all-star team.

3. Andrey Svechnikov (Russia)
One more appearance for the tournament scoring leader, who scored a goal and set up two others to help Russia win bronze. Svechnikov finished with five goals and three assists, all in the medal round – he missed the first two games, and was held scoreless in a loss to Canada Red.


1. Jacob Ingham (Canada Black)
It was offence by committee for Black, with five players scoring in regulation and the shootout, but Ingham was a one-man show between the pipes. He finished with 34 stops in regulation and OT before turning away three Russians in the shootout and sending Black to the final.

2. Lukas Wernblom (Sweden)
Wernblom has just a single goal through five games, but it’s the two that won’t officially count that were the most important. Wernblom scored in Round 2 of the shootout against Canada White before adding the winner in Round 9, earning the Swedes a spot in the gold medal game.

3. Andrey Svechnikov (Russia)
The Russians put four pucks past Jacob Ingham in their semifinal loss – two in regulation, two in the shootout – and three came off the stick of Svechnikov. He showed off his shot in the first period before showcasing his hand-eye coordination in the second, and added a goal in the shootout.


1. Olaf Lindbom (Sweden)
While his offence waited almost 40 minutes to get him more than one goal, Lindbom went to work early against a very good American power play, which was 5-for-13 in its previous two games. The Swedes killed the first six American PPs, and the netminder finished with 33 saves in the victory.

2. Andrey Svechnikov (Russia)
With the Russians nursing a one-goal lead heading to the third period, Svechnikov took over; he scored the eventual game-winner on an end-to-end rush early in the final frame, and added an insurance goal into an empty net, helping Russia to the semifinals for the seventh-consecutive time.

3. Jett Woo (Canada White)
The Canadian captain picked an opportune time for his first goal of the tournament; with overtime looming and his team having already given back a two-goal lead, Woo gathered in a bouncing puck at the top of the circle and snuck in a backhand, propelling White into the final four.


1. Jakub Lauko (Czech Republic)
After a pair of frustrating one-goal losses to open the tournament, Lauko was the spark the Czechs needed. He was in on the second, third, fourth and fifth goals as they opened a big lead after 40 minutes, and finished his hat trick into an empty net to give the Czechs a confidence boost.

2. Allan McShane (Canada Black)
Adam McMaster joined McShane with a three-point effort, and both were crucial on the power play, but McShane had the more important goal, redirecting in the game-winner to help Black end the Americans’ 18-game preliminary-round winning streak, and take top spot in Group A.

3. Shawn Element (Canada Red)
Pardon the pun, but the Victoriaville, Que., native was a key ‘element’ of the Red penalty-killing unit that kept the Russians at bay during six tries on the PP, including two long 5-on-3s and a five-minute major. Oh, and he scored the lone goal – shorthanded, of course – to help Red to first in Group B.


1. Daniil Isaev (Russia)
The goaltender was under siege for much of the Group B showdown – his team was outshot 29-9 over the final 40 minutes – but turned aside each and every shot he faced, 37 in all, to help Russia remain unbeaten, and become the first Russian netminder to shut out Finland at the tournament.

2. Serron Noel (Canada Red)
The Canadians shared the offensive wealth, with eight players recording points, but Noel was the catalyst early, tying the game midway through the first period before setting up Ty Dellandrea for the go-ahead goal late in the opening frame, giving Red a lead it would never relinquish.

3. Joel Farabee (United States)
Farabee keeps his spot from Day 1 because he did Monday exactly what he did Sunday – score the GWG. With overtime looming and the Americans having already given up a two-goal lead, the Cicero, N.Y., native wired in a power-play marker at 14:52 of the third period.


1. Tristen Nielsen (Canada White)
Nielsen was the offensive star of opening day; the Fort St. John, B.C., native started the scoring in the first period before adding a goal in the second and one more in the third, finishing his hat trick with the insurance goal to ensure Canada White got its gold medal defence started with a win.

2. Aleksandr Khovanov (Russia)
The Russian captain had a goal and two assists in a pre-tournament win, and stayed hot once the games mattered. He gave the Russians a 2-1 lead in the second period, and set up Grigorii Denisenko for the 3-2 goal in the third before converting on an OT power play to cap a three-point performance.

3. Joel Farabee (United States)
It took 45 minutes for the American offence to awaken against the pesky Czechs, but Farabee capped a come-from-behind victory with the OT winner, making good on a breakaway just 29 seconds into the extra period to give the U.S. its 17th consecutive preliminary-round win.

2018 U17: SWE 4 – CAN-R 3 SO (Bronze Medal)
Raymond scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Sweden bronze.
2018 U17: RUS 2 – FIN 1 (Gold Medal)
Gushchin and Kokhanin scored to give the Russians a fourth U17 gold.
2018 U17: RUS 6 – SWE 4 (Semifinal)
Ponomaryov had 2G 2A to help the Russians reach the gold medal game.
2018 U17: CAN-B 5, CAN-W 3 (5th Place)
Crnkovic scored a hat trick to help Black beat White for fifth place.