2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka

CANADA 6 – RUSSIA 3
GOLD MEDAL | AUGUST 16TH

Ryan Ellis, Simon Després, Taylor Hall, Carter Ashton, Brayden Schenn and Ryan O’Reilly scored goals as Canada claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament for the fourth time in five years with a 6-3 win over Russia in Saturday’s gold medal game in Piestany, Slovakia. Canada outscored its opponents 24-10 and outshot them 177-69 over its four games.

CANADA VS. RUSSIA
AN UNDER-18 LOOK BACK

With yet another meeting between Canada and Russia set for Saturday in the gold medal game of the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, hockeycanada.ca takes a look back at past U18 meetings between the hockey superpowers, dating back to 1991.  » more

 

WELCOMING THE WORLD
TO THEIR HOME ICE

In 16 months, the hockey world will gather in Saskatchewan for the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. For the six Saskatchewan natives playing for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, it might be a chance to welcome the hockey world to their home.  » more

 

CANADA 9 – SLOVAKIA 1
PRELIMINARY | AUGUST 14TH

Brayden Schenn scored once and added two assists and Ryan Ellis pitched in with four assists of his own as Canada clinched a spot in the gold medal game at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament with a 9-1 romp over Slovakia on Thursday.

 

CANADA 4 - SWEDEN 3
PRELIMINARY | AUGUST 13TH

Canada moved to 2-0 in the preliminary round and gained a measure of revenge with a 4-3 win over Sweden on Wednesday at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. Taylor Hall, Casey Cizikas, Cody Eakin and Garett Mitchell scored for Canada.

 

CANADA 5 - SWITZERLAND 3
PRELIMINARY | AUGUST 12TH

Canada scored three powerplay goals on seven chances to erase an early deficit and score a 5-3 win over Switzerland in the opening game of the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament on Tuesday. Five different players scored goals for the Canadians.

 

CANADA SET FOR MEMORIAL OF
IVAN HLINKA TO BEGIN

With a pair of pre-tournament wins over the USA and the host Czech Republic in the books, Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team is ready for the real games to begin at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. » more

 

CANADA 4 - CZECH REPUBLIC 2
EXHIBITION | AUGUST 10TH

Brayden Schenn scored twice and Evander Kane and Ryan Ellis chipped in with two assists apiece as Canada wrapped up a perfect pre-tournament schedule with a 4-2 win over the tournament co-hosts from the Czech Republic on Sunday in Breclav.

 

CANADA 6 - UNITED STATES 4
EXHIBITION | AUGUST 9TH

Taylor Hall scored twice in the final 69 seconds, including the game-winning goal, completing his hat trick and leading Canada to a 6-4 win over the United States in a pre-tournament game on Sunday. Hall also added an assist for a four-point game.

 

CANADA ARRIVES IN SLOVAKIA AFTER 20-HOUR JOURNEY

Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team has arrived in Piestany, Slovakia after a 20-hour trip that included four countries – Canada, Germany, Austria and Slovakia. The attention now turns to hockey, and winning a fourth gold medal in five years. » more

 

CANADA PREPS FOR FIRST PRE-TOURNAMENT TEST VS. USA

After a change of plans on Thursday due to some slow-moving luggage, Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team hit the ice at Zimny Stadion in Piestany on Friday in advance of its first pre-tournament game against the United States on Saturday. » more

 

MATTHEW DUCHENE NAMED CAPTAIN OF SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM

Matthew Duchene has been named the captain of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team for the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, while Jared Cowen, Ryan Ellis, Taylor Hall and Brayden Schenn will serve as alternates. » more

 

NATIONAL MEN’S SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED

Twenty-two players have earned the right to put on the maple leaf and represent Canada at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. After a grueling four-day camp, the team will depart for Europe on Wednesday afternoon. » more | roster

 

WHITE 3 – RED 5
INTERSQUAD | AUGUST 5TH

Ryan Howse scored the game-winning goal midway through the second period as Team White scored five unanswered goals in just over 22 minutes on its way to a 5-3 win over Team Red in the final intersquad game on Tuesday afternoon.

 

WHITE 2 – RED 2
INTERSQUAD | AUGUST 4TH

Landon Ferraro scored the game-tying goal with just over seven minutes to go for Team Red as it salvaged a 2-2 tie with Team White on Monday night in the second of three intersquad games. Jimmy Bubnick also scored for Red, who was outshot 33-22.

 

WHITE 2 – RED 0
INTERSQUAD | AUGUST 3RD 

Taylor Hall scored the game-winning goal early in the second period and goaltenders Nathan Lieuwen and Olivier Bellavance-Roy combined for a 24-save shutout as Team White drew first blood with a 2-0 win. Brayden McNabb scored into an empty net in the dying seconds of the third period to clinch the victory.

 

BACK FOR MORE
CANADA’S WORLD U18 CHAMPIONS

AIM FOR SUMMER GOLD

Just over three months ago they were the toast of the under-18 hockey world, celebrating a Canadian gold medal at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Kazan, Russia as underage players, 16-year-olds in a tournament dominated by 17-year-olds.  » more

 

 

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2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka
Pre-Competition
Aug. 09 CAN 6 - USA 4
Aug. 10 CAN 4 - CZE 2
Tournament
Aug. 12 CAN 5 - SUI 3
Aug. 13 CAN 4 - SWE 3
Aug. 16 FIN 2 - SWE 3 | Bronze Medal
Aug. 16 RUS 3 - CAN 6 | Gold Medal
Click here for the complete Schedule/Results
2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship
Apr. 09 GER 2 - CAN 11 | Preliminary
Apr. 11 CAN 8 - SUI 1 | Preliminary
Apr. 13 CZE 3- CAN 4 (OT) | Preliminary
Apr. 14 CAN 4 - SWE 2 | Preliminary
Apr. 17 CAN 1 - USA 2 | Semi-Final
Apr. 19 CAN 4 - FIN 5 (SO) | Bronze Medal
Apr. 19 USA 5 - RUS 0 | Gold Medal
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