2018-19 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #6
Preliminary
Final
April 19, 2019 9:30 am EDT
A3 Arena
Umeå, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
1
3
7
0
3
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
17
23
20
60
8
12
8
28

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
6
1 / 3
8

Game Story

CANADA DOWNS SWISS, WINS AGAIN AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

UMEÅ, Sweden – Brayden Tracey (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) scored two goals for the second day in a row, helping Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team withstand a comeback from Switzerland and earn a 7-4 win Friday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship.

The Canadians led 3-0 after the first period, but the Swiss tied the game late in the second, and were within one midway through the third before a pair of late goals clinched the three points.

Tracey added an assist to his two goals, while Thomas Harley (Jamesville, N.Y./Mississauga, OHL), Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) and Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) chipped in with a goal and a helper apiece.

The line of Tracey, Zary and Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) took charge early, producing a pair of goals before the eight-minute mark of the first period; Tracey set up Zary for a tap-in just 3:40 in, and Zary found Tracey in the slot at 7:04 to make it 2-0.

A turnover deep in the Swiss zone found its way onto the stick of Philip Tomasino (Mississauga, Ont./Niagara, OHL), and he found Harley for the 3-0 goal just past the midway mark of the opening frame.

Canada came out firing in the second period, peppering Swiss goaltender Andri Henauer with 23 shots, but it was the Europeans who found the scoreboard and got even.

Elvis Schläpfer went upstairs on the short side to beat Canadian netminder Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) at 2:57, he redirected in a power-play goal at 9:41 and Denys Rubanik got a shot through traffic at 16:02 to tie the game.

Krebs quashed the momentum late in the middle stanza, getting a piece of a shot from Jamie Drysdale (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) to send Canada to the intermission with its lead restored.

Tracey struck again early in the third, poking in a power-play goal on a five-on-three, but Joel Salzgeber jumped on a loose puck less than three minutes later to make it a one-goal game again.

But the Swiss would get no closer; Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) was left all alone in front to hammer in a one-timer near the halfway point of the final period, and Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) finished a give-and-go with Krebs to provide the final margin of victory.

Canada ended with a one-sided advantage in shots on goal, 60-28.

After an off day Saturday, the Canadians resume prelim play when they face off against Belarus on Sunday (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT). Canada had the upper hand in a pre-tournament meeting between the teams, scoring a 6-5 overtime victory last Sunday.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Connor Zary

Assists: Brayden Tracey, Jamieson Rees
03:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Vukojevic
Tripping (2:00)
04:34
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Tracey

Assists: Connor Zary, Jamieson Rees
07:04
GOAL
Goal: Thomas Harley

Assists: Philip Tomasino
10:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Inaki Baragano
Delay of Game (2:00)
13:48
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Elvis Schläpfer

02:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Cédric Fiedler
Holding (2:00)
03:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Vukojevic
Holding the Stick (2:00)
08:06
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Elvis Schläpfer

Assists: Jeremy Zuercher, Noah Delemont
09:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamieson Rees
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:57
GOAL
Goal: Denys Rubanik

Assists: Elvis Schläpfer
16:02
GOAL
Goal: Peyton Krebs

Assists: Jamie Drysdale
18:23
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Yves Stoffel
Hooking (2:00)
05:18
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brayden Tracey

Assists: Alex Newhook, Thomas Harley
05:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Yves Stoffel
High-Sticking (2:00)
07:18
GOAL
Goal: Joel Salzgeber

08:21
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Cozens

Assists: Jakob Pelletier, Alex Newhook
09:58
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Holloway

Assists: Peyton Krebs
13:30

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Taylor Gauthier CAN 60 28 24 4 0.857
Andri Henauer SUI 60 60 53 7 0.883

Game Leaders

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

2 - 5 L @ United States USA
Apr 28, 2019
6 - 3 W v SlovakiaSVK
Apr 28, 2019
3 - 4 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 27, 2019
3 - 4 L @ SlovakiaSVK
Apr 27, 2019
3 - 1 W v LatviaLAT
Apr 25, 2019
4 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Apr 25, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 5 – JPN 0 (Game 5)
Dunn lit the lamp three times to net White a victory over Japan.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 5 – JPN 0 (Game 4)
Sorley and Culmone netted two goals apiece to lead Red to the victory.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 1 – WHT 0 (Game 3)
Culmone scored and Larocque made 14 saves to help Red blank White.
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 15 – JPN 0 (Game 2)
McGregor drove his team to the win column with a six-point outing.