BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team has won the gold medal at the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, defeating the Czech Republic 6-2 in Saturday’s gold medal game in Breclav.
Canada has won the annual summer under-18 tournament seven consecutive years – winning 31 of 33 games over that span – and has won 19 of 24 summer tournaments since 1991.
On Saturday, Canada got goals from Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL), Lawson Crouse (Mount Brydges, Ont./Kingston, OHL), Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL) and Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) to take a commanding 4-0 lead after one period.
Crouse finished with two goals and Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) added one. Marner had a goal and two assists in the win, while Jérémy Roy (Richelieu, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) and Matthew Spencer (Oakville, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) had two helpers apiece.
Canada finished a perfect 5-0 in the tournament, outscoring its opposition 32-10.
Canada’s roster was made up of 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders, and included eight players from the Ontario Hockey League, eight from the Western Hockey League and six from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
TEAM CANADA RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY INFORMATION – SUNDAY, AUG. 17
Players and staff will return to Canada on Sunday, Aug. 17. See below for specific flight itineraries for Canada’s players. Information is listed alphabetically by FINAL destination. Arrival times are all LOCAL TIMES. Flight information may change without notice.
Bagotville, Que. / AC8688 / 9:39 p.m.
Calgary, Alta. / AC0125 / 6:18 p.m.
Nick Merkley, Adam Musil, Zachary Sawchenko
Calgary, Alta. / AC1155 / 7:18 p.m.
Shaun Clouston (assistant coach)
London, Ont. / AC7713 / 5 p.m.
Lawson Crouse, Mitchell Vande Sompel
Montreal, Que. / LX0086 / 3:10 p.m.
Callum Booth, Anthony Beauvillier, Guillaume Brisebois, Nicolas Meloche, Martin Raymond (assistant coach), Jeremy Roy
Phoenix, Ariz. / UA0939 / 8:28 p.m.
Corey Hirsch (goaltending consultant)
Regina, Sask. / AC1117 / 5:56 p.m.
Saskatoon, Sask. / AC1127 / 6:45 p.m.
Toronto, Ont. / OS0071 / 2:10 p.m.
Jody Hull (head coach), Graham Knott, Travis Konecny, Mitchell Marner, Matthew Spencer, Mitchell Stephens, Dylan Strome
Vancouver, B.C. / AC0115 / 7:08 p.m.
Mathew Barzal, Jansen Harkins, Tyler Soy
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