2010-11 National Men's Under-18 Team

Slovakia 1 - Canada 6


PIESTANY, Slovakia – The real work is only just starting for Canada at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka under-18 hockey tournament.


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After finishing off the round robin with a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Wednesday, the team immediately set its sights on Friday's semifinal against the Czech Republic.

The two teams faced one another in an exhibition ahead of the tournament, with Canada pulling out an overtime victory. The game was closer than any of the Canada's three lopsided wins in the round robin.

The semifinal should also be tough as it will be played in Breclav, Czech Republic.

“They're a very competitive team, they really pressured hard (in the exhibition game),” Canadian coach George Burnett said of the Czechs. “There's no passive play at all. It was very aggressive and it's nice that we know that now.

“I'm sure there'll be a home crowd contingent as well.”

The Canadians have reason to feel good about themselves after outscoring their opponents 19-7 thus far.

Boone Jenner had two goals on Wednesday while Duncan Siemens, Scott Harrington, Myles Bell and Matt Puempel also scored.

Martin Gernat replied for Slovakia (0-3).

With the game comfortably in hand, the Canadian coach rested forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and defenceman Ryan Murray in the third period. Both players have been suffering from flu-like symptoms.

“We were able to sit down a few of our guys that have been really sick over the last three days,” said Burnett. “With the hockey and the travel, it's catching up with them a little bit.”

The Canadian team is two victories away from winning the tournament for the sixth time in seven years.

Burnett hopes to “tighten a few things up” at practice on Thursday so the team will be at its best in the playoff round. He's feeling optimistic.

“We've got a good group of kids that care about each other and are very sincere in their interest to take care of business here,” said Burnett. “They know the process that we've started. I think everyone's bought in.

“It's been a nice run so far – we've got some work to do though.”

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Location/Emplacement Piestany, SVK
Date Wed, Aug. 11, 2010 Arena/Aréna Zimny Stadion
Time/Heure 11:30 am ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Preliminary Game #/No du match 11

Box Score/Compte

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
02:00 CAN Duncan Siemens (David Broll)
15:21 CAN Scott Harrington (Matt Puempel, Phillip Danault) PP/AN

Penalties/Pénalités : 
10:45 CAN David Broll (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
14:06 SVK Vladimir Klinga (High Sticking/Bâton élevé)
18:36 CAN Scott Harrington (Holding the Stick/Retenir le bâton)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts : 
13:40 SVK Martin Gernat (Denis Hudec, Branislav Rapac) PP/AN
17:47 CAN Myles Bell (Lucas Lessio, Alan Quine)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:27 SVK Michal Uhrik (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
05:57 SVK Karol Korim (Kneeing/Donner du genou)
06:14 CAN Austen Brassard (Holding/Retenir)
08:21 SVK Patrik Lamper (Charging/Assaut)
10:02 CAN Matt Puempel (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
11:59 CAN Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
18:38 CAN Garrett Meurs (Tripping/Faire trébucher)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
09:47 CAN Matt Puempel (Duncan Siemens, David Broll)
10:20 CAN Boone Jenner (Garrett Meurs, Dougie Hamilton)
10:40 CAN Boone Jenner (Jonathan Huberdeau, Garrett Meurs)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
01:20 CAN Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Holding/Retenir)
04:47 CAN David Broll (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
07:02 SVK Peter Bezuska (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
12:20 SVK Bruno Mraz (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
16:23 SVK Zdenko Toth (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
19:08 SVK Filip Vasko (Slashing/Coup de bâton)

Goaltenders SVK Adam Nagy
Gardiens de but CAN Robin Gusse
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal SVK 15 4 7 26
Tirs au but CAN 15 13 17 45
Referee/Arbitre Vladimir Baluska, Peter Loksik
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Tomas Bundil, Milan Novak
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