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Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team wins gold medal at 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament
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August 10, 2013
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PIESTANY, Slovakia – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team has won the gold medal at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament, defeating the United States 4-0 in Saturday’s gold medal game in Piestany. Canada has won the summer under-18 tournament six consecutive years and nine of the last 10.

On Saturday, Michael Dal Colle (Vaughan, Ont./Oshawa, OHL), Jayce Hawryluk (Roblin, Man./Brandon, WHL), Aaron Ekblad (Belle River, Ont./Barrie, OHL) and Brendan Lemieux (Buckingham, Que./Barrie, OHL) scored goals as the Canadians earned their 18th summer under-18 gold medal since 1991.

Dal Colle got the scoring started four minutes in, wiring a wrist shot past American goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic, and Hawryluk went five-hole to double the lead just past the midway point of the second period. Ekblad, on a power play, and Lemieux scored 1:48 apart in the third period to provide the final margin of victory.

Julio Billia (St-Léonard, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) made 20 saves for the shutout in the Canadian goal, and Spencer Watson (London, Ont./Kingston, OHL) added three assists to finish as the tournament’s leading scorer with 10 points (four goals, six assists).

Canada’s roster is made up of 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders, and features eight players from the Ontario Hockey League, seven from the Western Hockey League and seven from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Players and staff will return to Canada on Sunday, Aug. 11. See below for specific flight itineraries for Canada’s players.

TEAM CANADA RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY INFORMATION – SUNDAY, AUG. 11

Information is listed alphabetically by FINAL destination. Arrival times are all LOCAL TIMES. Flight information may change without notice.

Calgary, Alta. / AC1155 / 7:17 p.m.
Haydn Fleury, Brayden Point

Halifax, N.S. / AC616 / 8:14 p.m.
Mason McDonald

Montreal, Que. / AC420 / 6:16 p.m.
Daniel Audette, Julio Billia, Alexandre Carrier, Dominique Ducharme, Carl Neill, Alexis Pépin

Phoenix, Ariz. / UA2897 / 9:37 p.m.
Brendan Lemieux

Saskatoon, Sask. / AC1127 / 6:50 p.m.
Rourke Chartier, Ryan Pilon

Sydney, N.S. / AC8816 / 12:02 a.m. (Aug. 12)
Clark Bishop

Thunder Bay, Ont. / AC8541 / 7:44 p.m.
Joe Hicketts

Toronto, Ont. / AUA071 / 2:10 p.m.
Sam Bennett, Michael Dal Colle, Robby Fabbri, Dale Hunter, Mark Hunter, Jared McCann, Roland McKeown, DJ Smith, Spencer Watson

Vancouver, B.C. / AC115 / 7:01 p.m.
Jake Virtanen

Windsor, Ont. / AC7757 / 7:05 p.m.
Aaron Ekblad

Winnipeg, Man. / AC267 / 6:04 p.m.
Jayce Hawryluk

NOTE TO MEDIA: All Team Canada media inquiries during the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament can be directed to team manager Shawn Bullock (sbullock@hockeycanada.ca). 

For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team and Hockey Canada, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_men.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
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