2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
August 8, 2017 9:30 am EDT
Slovnaft Arena
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
1
2
2
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
2
14
9
10
10
29

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
14
3 / 7
10

Game Story

SPECIAL TEAMS LEAD CANADA TO FIRST HLINKA WIN

JASON LA ROSE

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL), Nolan Foote (Kelowna, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) and Jack McBain (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL) all scored power-play goals, leading Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to its first win at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, a 5-1 victory over Finland on Tuesday.

Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Saint John, QMJHL), Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) added two assists apiece for the Canadians, who temporarily moved atop Group B with the win.

The opening goal came just past the five-minute mark; Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) threw the puck in front for Benoît-Olivier Groulx (Gatineau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL), whose redirection gave the Canadians an early 1-0 lead.

Penalty trouble doomed the Finns in the second period.

With Canada enjoying a two-man advantage, Addison jumped in off the blue-line and finished off a feed from Merkley to make it 2-0 at 7:45.

After the Canadians survived a Finnish five-on-three, Foote wired a wrist shot past Justus Annunen at 14:40, popping the water bottle behind the goaltender to put Canada up 3-0 after two periods.

McBain pushed the lead to four goals seven minutes into the third, camping out on the doorstep and knocking in a centering pass from Veleno, before Fortier jammed in a rebound off the end-boards with five minutes to go for the fifth and final Canadian goal.

Canada held Finland without a shot for more than 18 minutes in the third period, but the Finns ruined the shutout with 1:41 left when Matias Maccelli buried a rebound past Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL).

The preliminary round ends Wednesday, with Canada taking on Slovakia (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT). A win over the tournament co-hosts would send the Canadians to the semifinals on Friday.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Benoît-Olivier Groulx

Assists: Jared McIsaac
05:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Hooking (2:00)
07:21
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jett Woo
Delay of Game (2:00)
02:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Kim Nousiainen
Interference (2:00)
05:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Jasper Rannisto
Interference (2:00)
06:58
GOAL
Goal: Calen Addison (power play)

Assists: Ryan Merkley, Joe Veleno
07:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
Hooking (2:00)
11:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Barrett Hayton
High-Sticking (2:00)
12:21
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
14:09
GOAL
Goal: Nolan Foote (power play)

Assists: Barrett Hayton, Akil Thomas
14:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Samuel Salonen
Hooking (2:00)
18:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Toni Utunen
Hooking (2:00)
04:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Livari Räsänen
Delay of Game (2:00)
06:41
GOAL
Goal: Jack McBain (power play)

Assists: Joe Veleno, Ryan Merkley
07:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Jasper Rannisto
Cross-Checking (2:00)
07:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Bahl
Hooking (2:00)
10:23
GOAL
Goal: Gabriel Fortier

Assists: Barrett Hayton
15:15
GOAL
Goal: Matias Maccelli

Assists: Lenni Killinen
18:19
Overtime
No Scoring

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Justus Annunen FIN 60 29 24 5 0.828
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 60 14 13 1 0.929

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 4 L v United StatesUSA
Aug 11, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 12, 2017
1 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
Aug 9, 2017
4 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Aug 11, 2017
1 - 5 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 8, 2017
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Aug 9, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017=18 NWDT: USP 2 – GLD 1 (Exhibition)
Knott opened the scoring, but Gold fell a goal short against U SPORTS.
2017-18 NWU18T: BLK 3 – RED 2 OT (Intrasquad)
MacEachern scored the OT winner to get Black the intrasquad sweep.
2017-18 NWDT: GLD 5 – JPN 4 SO (Exhibition)
Leslie got the winner in Round 9 to earn Gold the extra-time victory.
2017-18 NWU18T: RED 2 – RUS 1 (Exhibition)
Veillette and Kollman scored 2:07 apart to get Red its first victory.
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