2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

Presented by
2017-18 Men’s Summer Under-18 Team Selection Camp
Game #1
Final
July 30, 2017 6:00 pm MST
Markin MacPhail Centre - Rink A
Calgary, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
8
8
26
10
3
9
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
4
0 / 2
4

Game Story

BURZAN SCORES TWICE, RED GETS FIRST WIN AT U18 SELECTION CAMP

JASON LA ROSE

CALGARY, Alta. – Luka Burzan (Surrey, B.C./Moose Jaw, WHL) scored twice, including the game-winning goal, to get Red into the win column first at Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp with a 5-3 victory over White on Sunday night.

Ryan Merkley (Mississauga, Ont./Guelph, OHL) and Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) added a goal and an assist apiece for Red, which led 2-0 after one period and 4-1 after two.

Burzan didn’t waste any time getting the scoring started, taking a behind-the-net feed from Riley Damiani (Mississauga, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) and tucking a backhand past White goaltender Kevin Mandolese (Blainville, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) just 1:29 in.

Merkley made it 2-0 at 4:20, jumping into the rush on a three-on-two and snapping a low shot past Mandolese to double the advantage.

Red netminder Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), who finished with 21 stops, was at his busiest in the first period, turning aside all 10 shots sent his way.

White got one back very early in the second period, with Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) finishing off a set-up from Jack McBain (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL) just 19 seconds after the puck dropped, but Jackson Shepard (West Vancouver, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) converted a shorthanded breakaway at 6:32 to restore the two-goal advantage.

Red controlled the play in the middle frame, outshooting White 8-3, and added another goal with just over six minutes to go when Burzan finished a give-and-go with Merkley for his second of the game.

Hayton pushed the lead to four just 62 seconds into the third period, going end-to-end before wiring a shot upstairs on Mandolese.

Serron Noel (Ottawa, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) got one back for White just before the six-minute mark, tapping in a cross-crease feed from Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont,/Niagara, OHL), and Benoît-Olivier Groulx (Gatineau, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) made it a two-goal game with five minutes left, but White would get no closer.

The teams are right back on the ice Monday afternoon (3 p.m. MT) for the second of three intrasquad games.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Luka Burzan

Assists: Riley Damiani
01:29
GOAL
Goal: Ryan Merkley

Assists: Barrett Hayton, Connor Roberts
04:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Aidan Dudas
Slashing (2:00)
09:02
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Aidan Dudas

Assists: Jack McBain
00:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Giovanni Vallati
Holding (2:00)
00:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Riley Damiani
Holding (2:00)
04:46
GOAL
Goal: Jackson Shepard

Assists: Joe Veleno, Owen Lalonde
06:32
GOAL
Goal: Luka Burzan

Assists: Ryan Merkley
13:43
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton

Assists: Calen Addison, Ty Smith
01:02
GOAL
Goal: Serron Noel

Assists: Akil Thomas, Gabriel Fortier
05:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Hooking (2:00)
08:20
GOAL
Goal: Benoît-Olivier Groulx

Assists: Aidan Dudas, Giovanni Vallati
15:02
Overtime
No Scoring

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue RED 60 22 19 3 0.864
Kevin Mandolese WHT 58 26 21 5 0.808

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W @ WhiteWHT
Aug 1, 2017
3 - 4 L v RedRED
Aug 1, 2017
2 - 1 W @ WhiteWHT
Jul 31, 2017
1 - 2 L v RedRED
Jul 31, 2017
5 - 3 W @ WhiteWHT
Jul 30, 2017
3 - 5 L v RedRED
Jul 30, 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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