2015-16 National Men's Under-18 Team

Canada 7 - Czech Republic 1

FIVE-GOAL FIRST PERIOD HELPS CANADA TO PRE-U18 WORLDS WIN

JASON LA ROSE

WINNIPEG, Man. – Beck Malenstyn (Delta, B.C./Calgary, WHL) and Maxime Comtois (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) scored two goals apiece, leading Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 7-1 pre-tournament win over the Czech Republic on Sunday night.

The game was the first of two for Canada ahead of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship; it faces Sweden on Tuesday night at the MTS Centre before heading south to Grand Forks, N.D., for the U18 worlds.

David Quenneville (Edmonton, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL), Mason Shaw (Wainwright, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) and Michael McLeod (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) had the other goals for Canada, while Pascal Laberge (Ste-Martine, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) added four assists, all in the opening frame.

The Canadians took control early, netting five goals in a span of 13:04 in the first period.

Malenstyn got the scoring started quickly, beating Czech goaltender Josef Korenar only 3:20 in, before Comtois added his first goal on the power play at 9:49, and Quenneville made it 3-0 just 74 seconds later.

The power play struck again at 12:27, this time off the stick of Mason Shaw, and McLeod capped the offensive outburst at 16:24, sending the Canadians to the intermission with a commanding lead.

Matyas Kantner cut into the Canadian lead four minutes into the second period, getting a shot past netminder Evan Fitzpatrick (Lower Sackville, N.S./Sherbrooke, QMJHL), but Malenstyn and Comtois added their second goals in the final 3:25 of the middle frame.

Canada held an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal in a scoreless third period, and 32-24 overall.

Malenstyn finished with three points, McLeod and Shaw added a goal and a helper apiece, and Jakob Chychrun (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) and William Bitten (Ottawa, Ont./Flint, OHL) chipped in with two assists each.

After closing out their pre-tournament schedule Tuesday night (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), the Canadians open the U18 worlds against Denmark on Friday in Grand Forks (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT).

Game Information
Game # 1 Round Exhibition
Arena MTS Iceplex Location Winnipeg, Man.
Date Sunday, April 10, 2016 Time 19:00 CT

 

Box Score 1 2 3 Total
CAN 5 2 0 7
CZE 0 1 0 1

 

Goals & Penalties
First Period

Goals :
03:20 CAN Beck Malenstyn (Pascal Laberge, Jakob Chychrun)
09:49 CAN Maxime Comtois (William Bitten, Antoine Morand) PP
11:03 CAN David Quenneville (Pascal Laberge, Michael McLeod)
12:27 CAN Mason Shaw (Pascal Laberge, Jakob Chychrun) PP
16:24 CAN Michael McLeod (Pascal Laberge, Beck Malenstyn)

Penalties :
09:01 CZE Ondrej Kachyna (High-sticking)
11:34 CZE Filip Zadina (Check from Behind)
11:34 CZE Filip Zadina (Misconduct)

Second Period

Goals :
03:55 CZE Matyas Kantner (Ondrej Najman, Pavel Kousal)
16:35 CAN Beck Malenstyn (Dante Fabbro, Evan Fitzpatrick) SH
18:12 CAN Maxime Comtois (William Bitten, Mason Shaw)

Penalties :
04:35 CZE Libor Hajek (Holding)
12:38 CAN Logan Stanley (Interference)
15:59 CAN Jakob Chychrun (Hooking)

Third Period

Goals :
None

Penalties :
04:13 CAN Pascal Laberge (Delay of Game)
11:07 CAN Logan Stanley (Closing Hand on the Puck)

 

Goaltenders
CAN Evan Fitzpatrick
CZE Josef Korenar; Dominik Groh (3rd/00:00)

 

Shots on Goal 1 2 3 Total
CAN 13 11 8 32
CZE 7 12 5 24
Videos
Photos
2015 MIH: CAN 7 – SWE 3 (Gold Medal)
Dubois scored twice in a four-goal first period, and Canada won its eighth straight Hlinka gold medal.
2015 MIH: CAN 2 – RUS 1 (SO) (Semifinal)
Kyrou scored in regulation, Patrick had the shootout winner and Canada advanced to play for gold.
2015 MIH: CAN 9 – SUI 2 (Preliminary)
Jost had a hat trick, Benson added four points and Canada routed the Swiss for a perfect prelims.
2015 MIH: CAN 2 – SWE 0 (Preliminary)
McLeod and Bitten scored, Wells made 17 saves and Canada blanked Sweden to stay atop Group A.
Scoring
Goaltending
R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Tyson Jost 6 9 15
2. Brett Howden 5 3 8
2. David Quenneville 5 3 8
2. William Bitten 3 5 8
2. Dante Fabbro 0 8 8
3. Mason Shaw 1 6 7
3. Jordan Kyrou 5 2 7
4. Pascal Laberge 2 2 4
4. Cameron Morrison 1 3 4
4. Michael McLeod 2 2 4
R Player GAA SV %
1. Leevi Laakso 2.01 .913
2. Stuart Skinner 2.82 .846
3. Evan Fitzpatrick 2.93 .904
4. Josef Korenar 3.00 .893
4. Jake Oettinger 3.00 .906
5. Roman Durny 3.04 .900
6. Filip Gustavsson 4.00 .915
7. Philip Wuthrich 9.00 .800
8. Mads-Emil Gransoe 9.30 .824
9. Kasper Krog 30.77 .000
Close
Credit  
Results
Standings
Apr 14, 2016
5
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
4
5
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
4
3
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 15, 2016
8
2
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 16, 2016
10
2
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
6
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
4
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 17, 2016
1
3
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
12
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 18, 2016
4
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
0
7
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
8
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
9
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 19, 2016
1
3
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
5
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
4
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 20, 2016
0
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 21, 2016
1
5
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
9
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
7
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 22, 2016
0
8
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 23, 2016
1
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
4
2
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 24, 2016
6
5
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
10
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 25, 2016
6
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Group A
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
USA (USA) 4 4 0 0 0 12
SWE (SWE) 4 2 1 1 0 8
RUS (RUS) 4 2 2 0 0 6
SUI (SUI) 4 0 3 1 0 2
LAT (LAT) 4 0 2 0 2 2
Group B
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
CAN (CAN) 4 4 0 0 0 12
FIN (FIN) 4 2 1 1 0 8
SVK (SVK) 4 2 2 0 0 6
CZE (CZE) 4 1 2 0 1 4
DEN (DEN) 4 0 4 0 0 0
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