2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
Game #0
Final
August 5, 2017 12:30 pm EST
Ice Bors Arena
Breclav, CZE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
15
6
32
4
5
6
15

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
47
0 / 9
37

Game Story

CANADA BEATS CZECHS IN HLINKA WARM-UP

JASON LA ROSE

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) scored the game-winning goal on a first period power play, leading Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic in a pre-tournament game Saturday ahead of the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.

Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) and Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) opened and closed the scoring, respectively, for the Canadians, who outshot the Czechs 32-15 and were a perfect nine-for-nine on the penalty kill.

Thomas got the Canadians on the scoreboard first just shy of the six-minute mark, only for Libor Zabransky to reply for the tournament co-hosts less than three minutes later.

But that would be the lone puck to beat the Canadian goaltending tandem of Alexis Gravel (St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) and Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL). Gravel got the start, turning away six of the seven shots he faced, before Rodrigue stopped all eight directed his way.

Addison gave the Canadians the lead for good late in first, poking in a loose puck on the man advantage.

Canada held a one-sided 15-5 edge in shots on goal in the second period, but neither team could find the back of the net, sending the boys in red and white to the final frame up a goal.

Tempers flared in the third, with players from both teams sent to the dressing room early, and the Canadians gifted the Czech Republic four power plays in the final 12 minutes, but kept the European side at bay.

Dudas added an insurance marker with 6:33 to go, providing the final margin of victory.

Canada will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia, for its preliminary-round games at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, beginning with a Monday match-up against Russia (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Akil Thomas

Assists: Barrett Hayton
05:42
GOAL
Goal: Libor Zabransky

Assists: Petr Cajka
08:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Benoît-Olivier Groulx
Charging (2:00)
10:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Foote
Cross-Checking (2:00)
15:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Jakub Lauko
Tripping (2:00)
16:21
GOAL
Goal: Calen Addison (power play)

Assists: Akil Thomas, Barrett Hayton
18:08
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Jenik
Tripping (2:00)
02:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Merkley
Tripping (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Kneeing (2:00)
04:24
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Daniel Dvorak

10:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Olivier Rodrigue

10:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
Slashing (2:00)
12:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Matej Pekar
Tripping (2:00)
14:43
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Benoît-Olivier Groulx
Roughing (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Jackson Shepard
Roughing (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Petr Cajka
Roughing (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Gajarsky
Roughing (2:00)
03:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Merkley
Roughing - Major (5:00)
06:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Merkley
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
06:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Frantisek Klejna
Roughing - Major (5:00)
06:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Frantisek Klejna
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
06:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Kowalczyk
Slashing (2:00)
06:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
Slashing (2:00)
07:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Dellandrea
Cross-Checking (2:00)
09:57
GOAL
Goal: Aidan Dudas

Assists: Luka Burzan, Benoît-Olivier Groulx
13:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Calen Addison
Slashing (2:00)
15:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Dobson
Slashing (2:00)
19:35
Overtime
No Scoring

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Alexis Gravel CAN 30 7 6 1 0.857
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 29 8 8 0 1.000
Lukas Dostal CZE 30 20 18 2 0.900
Daniel Dvorak CZE 29 12 11 1 0.917

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SV - 6 - SAV% - 0.857
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - 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 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 5, 2017
1 - 3 L v CanadaCAN
Aug 5, 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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