2008-09 National Men's Under-18 Team

CANADA'S 2009 IIHF WORLD UNDER-18 CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

 

CANADA 4 - FINLAND 5 (SO)
BRONZE MEDAL | SUN. APR. 19

Canada led 3-1 after 20 minutes before watching the Finns mount a comeback and snatch the bronze. Dylan Olsen, Zack Kassian, Ryan O’Reilly and Peter Holland, while Michael Zador made a remarkable 52 saves between the pipes.

 

CANADA 1 - UNITED STATES 2
SEMI-FINAL | FRI. APR. 17

Canada will play for bronze after dropping a tight one-goal decision to the tournament hosts. Dylan Olsen scored the lone goal for the Canadians, who allowed a pair of third-period power play goals to the Americans.

 

CANADA 4 - SWEDEN 2
PRELIMINARY | TUE. APR. 14

Joey Hishon scored twice and Brett Connolly added a goal and an assist as Canada wrapped up first place in Pool A and a bye into Friday’s semifinals with a victory over the Swedes. Byron Froese also scored for Canada.

 

CANADA 4 – CZECH REPUBLIC 3 (OT)
PRELIMINARY | MON. APR. 13

Three third-period goals helped Canada climb out of a 3-0 hole and Brett Connolly was the overtime hero, scoring 83 seconds into the extra frame and pushing Canada’s preliminary round record to a perfect 3-0 in Fargo.

 

CANADA 8 - SWITZERLAND 1
PRELIMINARY | SAT. APR. 11

Joey Hishon scored a hat trick to lead the way offensively as Canada moved to 2-0 with its second lopsided win. John McFarland added a goal and three assists for the Canadians, who scored five power play goals.

 

CANADA 11 - GERMANY 2
PRELIMINARY | THU. APR. 9

Byron Froese scored three times and added an assist as Canada used a seven-goal second period to rout the Germans in the world championship opener for both. Curtis Hamilton had a goal and three helpers in the win.

 

RYAN O’REILLY NAMED CAPTAIN
OF NATIONAL MEN’S U18 TEAM

Ryan O’Reilly, who helped Canada’ summer U18 team win gold at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament last summer, will wear the ‘C’ as Canada’s captain for the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship. » more

 

CANADA 5 - SLOVAKIA 2 | PRE-TOURNAMENT | TUE. APR. 7
Dylan Olsen, John McFarland and Zack Kassian scored in a span of 4:57 midway through the second period to spark the offence as Canada rebounded from a very early 2-0 deficit to score the victory over Slovakia.

CANADA 6 - FINLAND 5 (OT) | PRE-TOURNAMENT | SUN. APR. 5
Dylan Olsen scored the game-winner on a power play two minutes into overtime as Canada opened its pre-tournament schedule with a win over Finland. Curtis Hamilton led the way for Canada with a pair of goals.

CANADA NEEDS QUICK BOND TO DEFEND UNDER-18 GOLD
The key to winning for Canada at the world under-18 hockey championship is quick team-building, and that's why coach Mike Johnston took his players to the Minnesota Twins baseball season-opener this week. » more

CANADA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL MEN’S UNDER-18 TEAM ROSTER
Nine members of the gold medal-winning National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will once again don the maple leaf, hoping to help Canada defend the U18 world championship it won last year in Kazan, Russia. » more | roster

MIKE JOHNSTON NAMED HEAD COACH OF U18 TEAM
Veteran international coach Mike Johnston will lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, while Eric Lavigne and Steve Spott will serve as assistant coaches. » more

CANADA OPENS DEFENCE OF UNDER-18 GOLD MEDAL
Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will make the short trip across the 49th Parallel to the United States and open defence of its 2008 world championship on April 9 when it faces Germany in Fargo, ND. » schedule

 

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Brad Pascall Vice-President, Hockey Operations

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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