For the second consecutive year Team Ontario played in what can only be called a disappointing game for fifth place after they were deemed one of the heavy favorites leading up to the tournament. Last year they lost to finish sixth but this time around outscored Sweden 6-3 to take fifth place.
Mitchel Vande Sompel scored a powerplay goal for Ontario 2:55 into the game with Mitchell Marner and Graham Knott assisting. It took the Swedes 2:30 to tie it when Filip Ahl set up Lucas Carlsson. Brett McKenzie would put Ontario back on top at 10:50 of the period. Jakob Chychrun and Adam Laishram would assist.
Sweden would even the score once again at 14:03 with a goal by 2 Anton Kalte who was set up by Lucas Carlsson and Carl Grundström. Ontario would take the lead for good with 13 seconds remaining in the period. Lawson Crouse would get the marker from Dylan Strome and Graham Knott. Ontario outshot Sweden 17-6 in the period.
Dylan Strome added another powerplay marker from Mitchell Marner and Graham Knott 4:58 into the second to extend Ontario's lead. Lawson Crouse put Ontario up by three at 8:45 of the second. Mitchell Stephens and Travis Konecny assisted. Sweden would get one back with 22 seconds remaining in the period with Rasmus Asplund getting the goal from Filip Ahl. Shots were 11-10 in favor of Ontario.
Dylan Strome would score an unassisted goal 9:25 into the third to close out the scoring. Shots in the game were 42-24 for Ontario who were 2 for 8 on the powerplay while Sweden went 0 for 2. Ben Blacker stopped 4 of 6 Sweden shots in the first and was replaced to start the second by Troy Timpano who stopped 17 of 18.
Here are Ontario's final stats: