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Men’s U18 Nationals Recap - April 27

2023 Men’s U18 National Club Championship – Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., April 24-30

April 27, 2023

Saskatoon Blazers 6, Calgary Flames 3

  • Forward Tyson Yaremko (Saskatoon, Sask.) led the offence for the Blazers with a hat trick, including the game-winning goal.
  • The West representatives scored three consecutive goals in a span of 5:39 minutes late in the second period.
  • Forwards Cole Reschny (Macklin, Sask.) and Reese Hamilton (Whitewood, Sask.) each registered three assists for Saskatoon.

Blizzard du Séminaire St-François 4, Toronto Jr. Canadiens 2

  • The Blizzard came out strong in the second period, scoring four consecutive goals.
  • Forward Mavrick Rousseau-Hamel (Québec, Que.) registered two points (1G, 1A), including a power play goal for Séminaire St-François.
  • Toronto goaltender Evan Maillet (Mississauga, Ont.) made 47 saves.

Gaulois de St-Hyacinthe 10, Pictou County Majors 2

  • Forward Dominic Pilote (St-Basile-le-Grand, Que.) had a four-point night for the Gaulois (1G, 3A), including two power play points, and was named the player of the game.
  • Eight different players registered a goal for St-Hyacinthe, which scored three times on the power play and totalled 55 shots on goal in the game.

Next Games (Friday, April 28):

Calgary Flames vs. Blizzard du Séminaire St-François – 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT

Pictou County Majors vs. Saskatoon Blazers – 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT

Gaulois de Saint-Hyacinthe vs. Toronto Jr. Canadiens – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

All preliminary-round games, as well as both semifinals and the bronze medal game, can be live-streamed at HockeyCanada.ca. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the gold medal game on April 30 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. To download game highlights from the 2023 Men’s U18 National Club Championship, please CLICK HERE .

Quotes :

“I think we played a good all-around game today. We could have done better at certain points, but we were able to finish the job and get the win, and that is what matters. We were able to come back [from being down 2-1], and we were in a good mindset as a team. We really came out ready to play in the second period, and it helped us get the win. We will now focus on having a complete 60-minute effort next game, and if we stick to our game, we know what we are capable of.”

- Raiden Zacharias (Saskatoon, Sask.) on the team’s win and strong second period.

“We were really well-prepared for today’s game, and our coaches did an excellent job. We prepared as best as we could, and it showed on the ice. I believe we were the better team today because of our defensive play. Xavier Veilleux and our goaltender [Raphael Precourt] did an excellent job, and as a team we kept things simple and worked as a team. We have an important game tomorrow, and we want to come out strong and keep the momentum going before the semifinals.”

- Rousseau-Hamel on the Blizzard’s performance and preparation for this game.

“I am happy with my four-point performance, but honestly, it was a team win and all our players chipped in tonight. We have another game tomorrow and it will be important to prepare for the semifinals, so we need to stick to our good habits and keep playing well as a team to reach our goal, which is to win this tournament in front of our fans.”

- Pilote on Saint-Hyacinthe’s fourth-straight win in front of home crowd.

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