Jake Virtanen scored twice, Mathew Barzal added a goal and Mason McDonald stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced as Canada opened the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship with a victory over the Swedes.
Michael Dal Colle scored the game-winner four minutes into the first period and Julio Billia recorded the shutout as Canada blanked the Americans to win its sixth consecutive gold medal at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.
Spencer Watson and Sam Bennett scored first-period goals to spark the offence, and Clark Bishop added an empty-net goal as Canada beat Russia 3-1 and advanced to the gold medal game at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.
Brayden Point scored in regulation time and in the shootout, and Spencer Watson had the shootout winner to help Canada beat Switzerland 4-3 and stay alive in the hunt for a semifinal spot at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.
Spencer Watson and Sam Bennett each scored once and added an assist, and Jared McCann opened the scoring early, but Canada fell to 1-1 in Group A action at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament after dropping a 4-3 decision to Sweden.
Daniel Audette, Michael Dal Colle and Hayden Fleury all scored on the PP, Spencer Watson added another on a penalty shot, and Julio Bilia earned the shutout Monday, giving Canada a 4-0 win over the Czech Republic to kick off the Ivan Hlinka.
Spencer Watson opened and closed the scoring and Michael Dal Colle got the game-winner as Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team outshot Slovakia 50-17 on its way to a 3-1 pre-Memorial of Ivan Hlinka victory Saturday in Piestany.