2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
Game #12
Preliminary
Final
August 9, 2017 1:00 pm EDT
Slovnaft Arena
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
2
2
2
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
6
3
3
12
8
15
16
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
16
4 / 7
14

Game Story

CANADA CLOSES HLINKA PRELIMS WITH WIN

JASON LA ROSE

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) paced the offence with two goals and an assist, and Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team scored four power-play goals to earn a 6-1 win over Slovakia to close out the preliminary round Wednesday at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

The Canadians finished second in Group B, and will welcome undefeated Sweden to Bratislava for the semifinal on Friday (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).

Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) and Anderson MacDonald (Quispamsis, N.B./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) added a goal and assist apiece for Canada, which has been deadly with the man advantage; in its last two games, the red-and-white has gone 7-for-14 on the power play.

The teams spent most of the first period parading to the penalty box, combining for seven minor penalties in the opening 20 minutes.

Canada made good on its second power play; Hayton found Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) in front, and the defenceman roofed his shot over the shoulder of goaltender Michal Vojvoda to put the Canadians on the board.

Gabriel Fortier (Lachine, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) doubled the lead just 26 seconds later, racing away and beating Vojvoda over the glove to send the Canadians to the dressing room up by a pair.

Canada dominated the puck in the second period, outshooting the tournament co-hosts 15-3 in the frame, and adding two more goals to its total.

Hayton was first at 11:07, toe-dragging around a Slovak defenceman before snapping a quick shot to the far side on Vojvoda, before MacDonald made it 4-0 on the power play at 15:39.

Slovakia finally solved Canadian netminder Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) early in the third period on a power-play goal by Oliver Turan, but the man-advantage unit went to work again to extend the lead.

Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) did the work on the 5-1 goal, stick-handling his way to the face-off dot before going cross-ice for Veleno, and Hayton got his stick on a Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) point shot midway through the final stanza to finish the scoring.

The Canadians finished with a massive advantage in shots on goal, 39-12.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
Hooking (2:00)
00:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Benoît-Olivier Groulx
Holding (2:00)
07:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Dzugan
Holding the Stick (2:00)
08:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Simeon Pjatak
Slashing (2:00)
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Calen Addison
Slashing (2:00)
10:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Jett Woo
Hooking (2:00)
12:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Kobolka
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:42
GOAL
Goal: Calen Addison (power play)

Assists: Barrett Hayton, Nolan Foote
18:08
GOAL
Goal: Gabriel Fortier

18:34
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton

Assists: Kevin Bahl, Noah Dobson
11:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Benoît-Olivier Groulx
Slashing (2:00)
11:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Simeon Pjatak
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:57
GOAL
Goal: Anderson MacDonald (power play)

Assists: Joe Veleno
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Marcel Dlugos
Roughing (2:00)
18:44
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Anderson MacDonald
Roughing (2:00)
03:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Slashing (2:00)
04:42
GOAL
Goal: Oliver Turan (power play)

Assists: Oliver Okulair, Matej Ilencik
05:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Vitalos
High-Sticking (2:00)
06:49
GOAL
Goal: Joe Veleno (power play)

Assists: Ryan Merkley, Anderson MacDonald
07:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Peter Melcher
Tripping (2:00)
08:32
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton (power play)

Assists: Ty Smith, Akil Thomas
09:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Sarvas
Slashing (2:00)
15:13
Overtime
No Scoring

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Michal Vojvoda SVK 60 39 33 6 0.846
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 60 12 11 1 0.917

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ SwitzerlandSUI
Aug 11, 2017
4 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 12, 2017
1 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 9, 2017
4 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Aug 11, 2017
3 - 9 L @ RussiaRUS
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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