Nine players who helped Canada win gold at last summer's Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament will be part of camp in Toronto and Finland leading into the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.
Just two months after leading Canada to an Olympic gold medal, Kevin Dineen is back behind the bench as head coach of Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team at the world championship in Finland.
Ryan Gropp broke a 2-2 tie with 5:36 left, propelling Canada to a win over Germany and keeping the Canadians atop Group A with a perfect 2-0 record at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship.
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.
Brayden Point had two goals and an assist, Brendan Perlini added three helpers, and Canada closed out its pre-world championship schedule with a convincing win over the Danes in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Brendan Perlini and Brayden Point each scored once and added an assist, but Canada came up a goal short against the Finns in Järvenpää, Finland, in the first of two pre-world championship games.
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.
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