Game Summary
Canada 1 - USA 0 (Gold Medal)
 

CANADA BEATS U.S. 1-0 TO CLINCH THIRD STRAIGHT IVAN HLINKA MEMORIAL TITLE

PIESTANY, Slovakia – Canada survived its first goal-scoring drought of the tournament to claim gold at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka on Saturday, winning the elite under-18 event for the third summer in a row.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored 1:42 into the first period to give the Canadians the only goal they needed in a 1-0 win over the U.S.

“To go 59 minutes thereafter with no more goals was somewhat unexpected,” Team Canada coach George Burnett said. “There were a lot of ups and downs through the first 40 minutes, but I thought our team really settled down, and we may have only given up only one quality scoring chance in the third period.”

Tyson Teichmann made 22 saves for the shutout. It was Canada's first title game shutout win in four years, since Trevor Cann blanked the U.S., and sixth gold in seven years at the event.

“A great effort, a great feeling,” Burnett said. “When you put the time in that these guys have to prepare and go through this whole thing, and to come out on top, it's a pretty special feeling.”

The Canadians did not lose a game this year, rolling through the preliminary round with big wins over Sweden (6-3), Switzerland (7-3) and Slovakia (6-1).

Canada romped to a 6-2 win over the Czech Republic in the semifinal, while the U.S. beat Sweden 5-4 in overtime.

“I think the guys understood that, ‘hey, we're in a real tough battle,’” Burnett said. “They were unsure what to expect from the U.S. team, who played real gritty hockey throughout … a high-pressure, high-intensity team.”

It was the seventh time the U.S. has finished second at the tournament.

“Our guys gave it everything they had today,” U.S. coach Tim Army said in a release Saturday. “We couldn't have asked for anything more from these players, who really came together in a short period of time and played well against tough international competition all week.”

Burnett's team was comprised of 13 players from the OHL and four each from the WHL and the QMJHL. Forward Lucas Lessio was the lone representative of the Central Canadian Hockey League.

Players and coaches are set to return home on Sunday, after a 4 a.m. wake-up call at their hotel.

“It's tough to get the best out of kids in late July and August,” Burnett said. “They've got their seasons ahead of them, and I think to start off on this note, it should be great for all of their seasons.”

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Location/Emplacement Breclav, CZE
Date Fri, Aug. 13, 2010 Arena/Aréna Alcaplast Arena
Time/Heure 1:00 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Semifinal Game #/No du match 16

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
3
2
1
6
CZE
0
1
1
2

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
06:10 CAN Lucas Lessio (Duncan Siemens)

10:35 CAN Alan Quine (David Broll)
19:41 CAN Matt Puempel (Dougie Hamilton)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
00:07 CZE Stepan Jenik (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
03:19 CAN Lucas Lessio (Matt Puempel, Phillip Danault) PP/AN
15:19 CZE Vaclav Tomek PP/AN
18:47 CAN Brett Ritchie (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan Murray)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:22 CZE Tomas Hyka (Hooking/Accrocher)

03:40 CAN Austen Brassard (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
07:04 CAN Xavier Ouellet (Roughing/Rudesse)
07:04 CZE Lukas Kralik (Roughing/Rudesse)
13:49 CAN Phillip Danault (Hooking/Accrocher)
18:20 CZE Stepan Jenik (Interference/Obstruction)
18:24 CAN Daniel Catenacci (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
11:59 CAN Garrett Meurs (Myles Bell)
16:07 CZE Tomas Hertl (Dmitrij Jaskin) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:32 CAN Myles Bell (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
06:56 CAN Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Roughing/Rudesse)

09:00 CAN Ryan Murray (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
15:28 CAN David Broll (Interference/Obstruction)
16:36 CZE Lukas Kriz (Roughing/Rudesse)
18:15 CAN Austen Brassard (Roughing/Rudesse)
19:15 CAN Brett Ritchie (Roughing/Rudesse)
19:15 CZE Dmitrij Jaskin (Roughing/Rudesse)

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Location/Emplacement Piestany, SVK
Date Sat, Aug. 14, 2010 Arena/Aréna Zimny Stadion
Time/Heure 9:00am ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Medal Game #/No du match 18


Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
Final
CAN
1
0
0
1
USA
0
0
0
0


Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
01:42 CAN Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Penalties/Pénalités : 
06:07 USA Tanner Sorenson (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
09:59 USA Bench/Banq (Too Many Players/Trop du joueurs)
11:53 CAN Phillip Danault (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
None/aucun

Penalties/Pénalités : 
06:04 USA Brian Cooper (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
10:36 USA Brian Cooper (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
10:36 CAN Scott Harrington (Roughing/Rudesse)
13:08 CAN Lucas Lessio (Holding/Retenir)
17:15 CAN Daniel Catenacci (Charging/Assaut)
17:15 USA Brian Cooper (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
19:45 USA Bench/Banq (Too Many Players/Trop du joueurs)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités : 
03:19 CAN Duncan Siemens (Slashing/Coup de bâton)


Goaltenders CAN Tyson Teichmann
Gardiens de but USA Steven Michalek
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 8 10 6 24
Tirs au but USA 8 8 6 22
 
Referee/Arbitre Baluška Vladimír,Konc Daniel
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Horínek Martin, Tvrdoň Jozef

 

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