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The second step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, the National Men’s Under-18 Team gives promising young players their first taste of international hockey – in a summer tournament in Europe, and at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in April.
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IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship

All-time Results
Year Gold Silver Bronze CAN Location
2014 USA CZE CAN 3rd
Lapeenranta/Imatra, FIN
2013 CAN USA FIN 1st Sochi, RUS
2012 USA SWE CAN 3rd Brno/Znojmo/Breclav, CZE
2011 USA SWE RUS 4th Crimmitschau/Dresden, GER
2010 USA SWE FIN 7th Minsk, BLR
2009 USA RUS FIN 4th Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN, USA
2008 CAN RUS USA 1st Kazan, RUS
2007 RUS USA SWE 4th Tampere/Rauma, FIN
2006 USA FIN CZE 4th Angelholm/Halmstad, SWE
2005 USA CAN SWE 2nd Ceske Budejovice/Plzen, CZE
2004 RUS USA CZE 4th Minsk, BLR
2003 CAN SVK RUS 1st Yaroslavl, RUS
2002 USA RUS CZE 6th Piestany/Tmava, SVK
2001 RUS SUI FIN Did not participate Heinola/Helsinki/Lahti, FIN
2000 FIN RUS SWE Did not participate Kloten/Weinfelden, SUI
1999 FIN SWE SVK Did not participate Fussen/Kaufbeuren, GER

 

Memorial of Ivan Hlinka

Every August, Hockey Canada holds a development/selection camp. Under the watchful eyes of a coaching and scouting staff, the players experience play on an international ice surface and are introduced to many elements of the international hockey experience. At the conclusion of the camp, twenty-two players are named to the National Men's Under-18 Summer Team which takes part in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Canada also competes at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship, taking part in the championship for the first time in 2002, and winning their first gold medal in 2003 in Russia. Because the playoffs are still underway for many of the players in this age group, the team is comprised of players not involved in the playoffs in the Canadian Hockey League, the Canadian Junior A Hockey League or NCAA and CIS hockey.

Once they have moved through the Under-18 program, the National Junior Team is the next challenge that faces the players internationally. Over two thirds of the players who have starred at the World Juniors have donned the maple leaf for the National Men's Under-18 Team.

All-time Results
Year Event Gold Silver Bronze CAN Location
2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka CAN USA CZE 1st CZE/SVK
2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka CAN FIN SWE 1st CZE/SVK
2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka CAN SWE RUS 1st CZE/SVK
2010 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka CAN USA SWE 1st CZE/SVK
2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka CAN RUS SWE 1st CZE/SVK
2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka CAN RUS SWE 1st CZE/SVK
2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka SWE FIN RUS 4th CZE/SVK
2006 Under-18 Junior World Cup CAN USA n/a 1st CZE/SVK
2005 Under-18 Junior World Cup CAN CZE FIN 1st CZE/SVK
2004 Under-18 Junior World Cup CAN CZE SWE 1st CZE/SVK
2003 Under-18 Junior World Cup USA RUS CZE 4th CZE/SVK
2002 Eight Nations Cup CAN CZE RUS 1st CZE
2001 Six Nations Cup CAN CZE RUS 1st CZE
2000 Four Nations CAN USA CZE 1st CZE
1999 Four Nations CAN USA CZE 1st CZE
1998 Four Nations CAN CZE SVK 1st CZE
1997 Three Nations CAN CZE SVK 1st CZE
1996 Pacific Cup CAN USA FIN 1st CAN
1995 Pacific Cup RUS CAN USA 2nd JPN
1994 La Copa Mexico CAN USA RUS 1st MEX
1993 Pacific Cup RUS USA CAN 3rd JPN
1992 Pacific Cup CAN RUS JPN 1st JPN
1991 Phoenix Cup USSR CAN USA 2nd JPN