2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
Game #18
Gold
Final
August 12, 2017 11:00 am EDT

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
2
1
4
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
19
16
11
46
4
9
6
19

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
10
0 / 5
4

Game Story

CANADA BEATS CZECHS TO WIN HLINKA MEMORIAL GOLD

JASON LA ROSE

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Jack McBain (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL) led the way with a goal and two assists, and Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team claimed its ninth gold medal in 10 years at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup with a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic on Saturday.

It is the 21st time in 27 summer U18 tournaments Canada has finished atop the podium, dating back to 1991.

Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Saint John, QMJHL), the first player to represent Canada twice at the tournament, scored the game-winning goal, while Noah Dobson (Summerside, P.E.I./Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL) and Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) chipped in with two assists apiece.

Canada was all over the Czechs in the first period, holding a decided 19-4 advantage in shots on goal, but only one found the back of the net; Jared McIsaac (Truro, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) wired a wrist shot past Czech goaltender Lukas Dostal late in the opening frame to send the Canadians to the intermission up 1-0.

Veleno doubled the lead just over two minutes into the second, finding a loose puck at the side of the Czech net and slipping in the 2-0 goal.

Dominik Arnost got one back for the Czech Republic at the seven-minute mark of the middle frame, poking in a rebound after Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) couldn’t handle a rebound, but Kevin Bahl (Mississauga, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) got a point shot through a maze of bodies and past Dostal in the final minute of the middle frame to restore the two-goal advantage.

McBain finished the scoring in the third period, crashing the net and jamming in the rebound of a Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta./Spokane, WHL) shot.

Canada dominated on the shot clock, holding a 46-19 edge.

The Canadians will try to make it 22 summer gold medals when the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup comes to home ice for the first time in 2018; Edmonton will host next August, the first time a major summer U18 tournament is played in Canada since the 1996 Air Canada Pacific Cup in Nelson and Castlegar, B.C.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jared McIsaac

Assists: Jack McBain
16:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Kneeing (2:00)
19:30
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Joe Veleno

Assists: Jack McBain, Noah Dobson
02:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Cajka
Slashing (2:00)
02:49
GOAL
Goal: Dominik Arnost

Assists: Zdenek Sedlak
06:59
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Bahl

Assists: Noah Dobson, Akil Thomas
19:29
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Merkley
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
03:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Lauko
Slashing (2:00)
03:32
PENALTY
Too Many Players (2:00)
04:53
GOAL
Goal: Jack McBain

Assists: Ty Smith, Akil Thomas
07:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Slashing (2:00)
13:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Dellandrea
Tripping (2:00)
15:12
Overtime
No Scoring

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 60 19 18 1 0.947
Lukas Dostal CZE 60 46 42 4 0.913

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 12, 2017
1 - 4 L v CanadaCAN
Aug 12, 2017
4 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Aug 11, 2017
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Aug 11, 2017
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Aug 9, 2017
7 - 3 W @ United StatesUSA
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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