Team Sweden needed a hero in their semifinal matchup against Finland at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and, with a little over 13 minutes left in regulation time, they found one in the form of forward William Fallstrom. Fallstrom tipped home a point shot by Alexander Nylander to give Sweden the 2-1 lead, a lead that would hold up for the remainder of the game.
Sweden’s first goal of the game also came on a tip-in, with defenseman David Deutsch deflecting the puck past Finnish goaltender Severi Isokangas to give the Swedes what would be a short-lived 1-0 lead in the first period. Juha Jaaska scored Finland’s only goal just two minutes after Sweden netted the first goal of the game.
For the tournament, Fallstrom is tied for the team scoring lead with Nylander at four points apiece. Fallstrom, brother of Boston Bruins prospect Alexander Fallstrom, has posted two goals and two assists in four games. He is a University of Minnesota commit for the 2017-18 season.
Hockey’s Future spoke with Fallstrom after the win over Finland, with that conversation being captured in this HF video.
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