Canada 1 - United States 4


SOCHI, Russia – Dylan Labbé (St-Benjamin, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) scored the lone goal late in the third period as Canada fell 4-1 to the United States in its first pre-tournament game ahead of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship on Sunday.

The Canadian roster for the pre-tournament games includes a number of under-age players who are getting added experience in international competition. Players that have been eliminated from the CHL playoffs will be added to complete the roster for the world championship.

The Canadians trailed 1-0 after one period and 2-0 after two against the Americans, who have won the last four gold medals at the U18 world championship, and seven in total since 2002.

Sam Bennett (Holland Landing, Ont./Kingston, OHL) and Morgan Klimchuk (Calgary, Alta./Regina, WHL) picked up the assists on Labbé’s goal, which came with just 3:15 remaining in the third period.

Both Canadian goaltenders dressed for the game saw action – Spencer Martin (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) played the first two periods, allowing two goals, before Philippe Desrosiers (St-Hyacinthe, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) gave up two in his 20 minutes of work.

Canada finished 0-for-3 with the power play, while the Americans went 1-for-4.

The Canadians conclude their pre-tournament schedule against the Czech Republic on Tuesday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT) before opening the world championship against Slovakia on Thursday (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT).

Game Information
Game Number Ex 01
Round Exhibition
Arena Bolshoy Arena
City, Country Sochi, RUS
Date Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time 11:00 a.m. ET
Attendance   Game Status -


Box Score/Compte 1 2 3 Final
0 0 1 1
1 1 2 4


Goals & Penalties/ Buts et pénalités
First Period/Première période
12:29 USA Evan Allen (Mike McCarron, Tyler Kelleher) PP/AN

06:35 CAN Bench/Banc (Too Many Players/Trop du joueurs)
10:57 CAN Roland McKeown (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période
13:43 USA Jack Eichel (Connor Clifton, Hudson Fasching)

08:01 USA Gage Ausmus (Interference/Obstruction)
08:29 USA Dawson Cook (Hooking/Accrocher)

Third Period/Troisième période
10:02 USA Connor Clifton (Tyler Motte)
16:20 USA Sean Malone (Mike McCarron)
16:45 CAN Dylan Labbé (Sam Bennett, Morgan Klimchuk)

02:30 CAN Nick Ritchie (Roughing/Rudesse)
02:30 USA Mike McCarron (Roughing/Rudesse)
07:46 CAN Alexis Pépin (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
10:12 USA Tyler Kelleher (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
11:53 CAN Alexis Pépin (Interference/Obstruction)
11:53 USA Keaton Thompson (Interference/Obstruction)
14:59 CAN Clark Bishop (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:59 USA Connor Clifton (Roughing/Rudesse)
18:54 CAN Samuel Morin (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:23 CAN Samuel Morin (Misconduct/Inconduite)


Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
CAN Spencer Martin
Philippe Desrosiers (in 3rd/00:00)
USA Thatcher Demko
Blake Weyrick (in 3rd/00:00)


Shots on Goal/Tirs au but 1 2 3 Total
CAN - - - -
USA - - - -