Game Summary

2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2018 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #4
Preliminary
Final
April 19, 2018 10:30 am EDT
Arena Metallurg
Magnitogorsk, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
9
14
35
7
5
13
25

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
12
0 / 5
10

Game Story

CANADA EDGES U.S. IN U18 WORLDS OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) scored twice, including the game-game winning goal with 8:53 remaining, to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 6-4 win over the United States in the opening game for both Thursday at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship.

It is just the second regulation-time win for the Canadians in 15 games against their border rivals at U18 worlds; the other came in the 2013 gold medal game, a 3-2 victory in Sochi, Russia.

The Americans erased a two-goal deficit to tie the game 4-4 with just over 10 minutes to go, but Lavoie answered almost immediately for Canada, redirecting in a feed from Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) to restore the lead.

Foudy finished with a goal and an assist, as did Kevin Bahl (Mississauga, Ont./Ottawa, OHL). Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) and Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) had the other Canadian goals.

The U.S. drew first blood when Joel Farabee beat Canadian goaltender Colten Ellis (Port Hawkesbury, N.S./Rimouski, QMJHL) just 4:56 in, but Lafrenière answered near the end of the opening frame, dancing around an American defenceman and snapping a quick shot past netminder Drew DeRidder to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1.

Oliver Wahlstrom put the U.S. ahead again with a power-play goal early in the second period, but Canada took over from there, scoring three unanswered before the end of the stanza.

Foudy was first, letting go a wrist shot that found its way through traffic and past DeRidder just 1:57 after the Wahlstrom goal. Bahl jumped in off the blue-line and went five-hole on DeRidder at 10:14 before Lavoie got his stick on a centering pass from Allan McShane (Collingwood, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) to make it a two-goal game after 40 minutes.

Wahlstrom – on another U.S. power play – and Jack Hughes counted less than three minutes apart to pull the Americans back even before the quick answer from Lavoie put Canada ahead for good.

Ellis turned away Farabee on a shorthanded breakaway with less than two minutes to go to preserve the advantage, and Thomas found the empty net with 19 seconds left to clinch the three points for Canada.

The Canadians are right back to action Friday at Arena Metallurg, taking on Belarus in the second of four preliminary-round games (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Joel Farabee

Assists: Cole Caufield, Jake Wise
04:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Samuelsson
Tripping (2:00)
06:16
PENALTY
Penalty: K’Andre Miller
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
07:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Patrick Giles
Interference (2:00)
12:41
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Cole Fonstad)
Too Many Players (2:00)
13:52
GOAL
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière

Assists: Ty Dellandrea
15:59
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Hooking (2:00)
01:52
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Cole Fonstad)
Too Many Players (2:00)
02:20
GOAL
Goal: Oliver Wahlstrom (power play)

Assists: Jonathan Gruden, Jack Hughes
04:14
GOAL
Goal: Liam Foudy

Assists: Allan McShane
06:11
GOAL
Goal: Kevin Bahl

Assists: Serron Noel, Cameron Hillis
10:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexis Lafrenière
Slashing (2:00)
14:17
GOAL
Goal: Raphael Lavoie

Assists: Allan McShane
18:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Samuelsson
Slashing (2:00)
18:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Pivonka
Tripping (2:00)
19:51
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Alexis Lafrenière)
Too Many Players (2:00)
06:11
GOAL
Goal: Oliver Wahlstrom (power play)

Assists: Cam York, Jack Hughes
06:40
GOAL
Goal: Jack Hughes

Assists: Jonathan Gruden
09:35
GOAL
Goal: Raphael Lavoie

Assists: Liam Foudy
11:07
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Jonathan Gruden)
Too Many Players (2:00)
17:32
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Akil Thomas

Assists: Kevin Bahl
19:41

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Drew Deridder USA 60 24 19 5 0.792
Colten Ellis CAN 60 35 31 4 0.886

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
Apr 29, 2018
1 - 2 L v Czech Republic CZE
Apr 26, 2018
4 - 1 W v Czech Republic CZE
Apr 28, 2018
3 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Apr 24, 2018
5 - 1 W @ Russia RUS
Apr 26, 2018
5 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 22, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 WU18 Series: USA 2 – CAN 1 OT (Game 1)
Guay scored and Kirk made 29 saves, but Canada was edged in overtime.
2018 NWDT Series: USA 4 – CAN 1 (Game 1)
Shirley scored the lone goal as Canada dropped the NWDT series opener.
2018 NWDT Camp: BLK 4 – GLD 3
Potomak had a goal and two assists to help Black win the NWDT finale.
2018 WU18 Camp: RED 2 – WHT 1 (Intrasquad)
Snow and Trevors scored to lead Red to victory in the camp finale.
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