(Video) 2016 U18 World Championship: Late comeback not enough as Canada falls in shootout

By Ken McKenna
Pascal Leberge - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and 2016 prospect Pascal Laberge competed for the Victoriaville Tigres of the QMJHL, where he posted 23 goals and 68 points in 56 games (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

 

 

A late third period comeback from a 5-3 deficit seemed to have Team Canada in a good position to win their semi-final game against Sweden at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, ND. But Sweden weathered the storm through overtime, then won the shootout on a goal by Linus Lindstrom.

The win sent Sweden to the gold medal game to face Finland, while Canada was left to battle for the bronze medal with the USA.

Goal scorers for Canada included Pascal Laberge, David Quenneville, Jakob Chychrun, William Bitten and Jordan Kyrou. Chychrun notched a 3-point effort, adding two assists to his goal.

Laberge opened the scoring in the game, picking up his second goal of the tournament and fourth point. Laberge spoke with Hockey’s Future following the loss to Sweden, with his comments included in this HF video.

Game highlights from the Canada-Sweden match can be viewed below.

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