2018-19 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #2
Final
April 15, 2019 1:00 pm EST
Fjällräven Center
Örnsköldsvik, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
1
5
1
0
3
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
12
10
29
10
8
18
36

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
12
3 / 6
4

Game Story

CANADA EDGES RUSSIA TO FINISH PRE-WORLDS SCHEDULE

JASON LA ROSE

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, Sweden – Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) and Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) scored two goals apiece, and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team held off a late push to earn a 5-4 win over Russia on Monday ahead of the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship.

The victory finishes off an unbeaten pre-tournament schedule for the Canadians, who downed Belarus 6-5 in overtime on Sunday.

Brayden Tracey (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) had the other goal for the Canadians, who saw a three-goal lead dwindle down to one in the third period before Holloway netted the game-winner.

Tracey opened the scoring for Canada less than three minutes in, but Vasili Podkolzin pulled the Russians even with a power-play marker at 11:35 to make it a 1-1 game after 20 minutes.

Canada dominated the second period, with Cozens leading the charge.

After Holloway restored the Canadian lead at 4:10, Cozens struck twice in the back half of the middle frame, his second coming on a shorthanded penalty shot to put Canada up 3-1 through two.

The Russians came out firing in the third period, peppering Canadian goaltender Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) with 18 shots, and got within one in the dying minutes off goals from Yegor Spiridonov and Marat Khusnutdinov.

But Holloway counted for the second time with just 2:30 to go, and the Canadians closed out the victory despite a late power-play marker from Rodion Amirov.

Gauthier was terrific between the pipes, making 32 saves. Russia outshot Canada 36-29.

The Canadians are on the ice next on Thursday (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT) for their worlds opener in Umeå; they face off with Finland to begin preliminary-round play.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Brayden Tracey

02:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Jordan Spence
Tripping (2:00)
04:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamie Drysdale
Slashing (2:00)
10:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Yaroslav Likhachev
Hooking (2:00)
10:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Michael Vukojevic
Tripping (2:00)
11:28
GOAL
Goal: Vasilii Podkolzin (power play)

Assists: Ilya Nikolaev, Semyon Christyakov
11:35
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Holloway

Assists: Jean-Luc Foudy, Peyton Krebs
04:10
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Cozens

10:33
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Vsevolod Skotnikov

10:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Harley
Holding (2:00)
16:21
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Dylan Cozens

17:57
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitrii Zaitsev
Hooking (2:00)
03:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Daemon Hunt
Tripping (2:00)
09:05
GOAL
Goal: Yegor Spiridonov (power play)

Assists: Vasilii Podkolzin
10:13
GOAL
Goal: Marat Khusnutdinov

16:23
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Holloway

Assists: Jamie Drysdale, Peyton Krebs
17:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Suzuki
Kneeing (2:00)
18:19
GOAL
Goal: Rodion Amirov (power play)

Assists: Semyon Christyakov, Ilya Nikolaev
19:20

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Taylor Gauthier CAN 60 36 32 4 0.889
Yaroslav Askarov RUS 30 14 11 3 0.786
Vsevolod Skotnikov RUS 27 15 13 2 0.867

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

Previous Games

5 - 4 W @ RussiaRUS
Apr 15, 2019
4 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Apr 15, 2019
6 - 5 W @ BelarusBLR
Apr 14, 2019
Videos
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2019 U18WC: CAN 6 – CZE 2 (Preliminary)
Six players scored to help Canada come from behind and top Group A.
2019 U18WC: CAN 11 – BLR 1 (Preliminary)
Cozens had two goals and three assists to help Canada past Belarus.
2019 U18WC: CAN 7 – SUI 4 (Preliminary)
Canada pulled away in the last 22 minutes to survive a Swiss comeback.
2019 U18WC: CAN 5 – FIN 3 (Preliminary)
Tracey scored twice to help Canada come from behind and top Finland.
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