2019-20 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
August 5, 2019 9:30 am EDT
Ice Bors Arena
Breclav, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
1
2
6
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
13
10
34
7
8
2
17

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
22
0 / 6
8

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS FINNS TO OPEN HLINKA GRETZKY CUP

JASON LA ROSE

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) and Seth Jarvis (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) scored two goals apiece, Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) made 17 saves for the shutout and Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team started the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a 6-0 win over Finland on Monday.

Will Cuylle (Toronto, Ont./Windsor, OHL) and Ridly Greig (Lethbridge, Alta./Brandon, WHL) also found the back of the net for Canada, which ran its winning streak at the tournament to 10 games.

An early power play got the Canadian offence started; Hendrix Lapierre (Gatineau, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) went cross-ice for Perfetti, who found room upstairs on the short-side on Finnish netminder Joel Blomqvist for a 1-0 lead just 5:52 in.

Cuylle doubled the advantage less than two minutes later, powering down the left wing before beating Blomqvist with a quick shot, and Jarvis was the recipient of a pretty no-look pass from Quinton Byfield (Newmarket, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) to make it 3-0 in the final minute of the opening frame.

Greig had the lone goal in the second period, burying his own rebound just past the two-minute mark.

Canada smothered the Finns in the third, allowing just two shots on goal and adding its final two goals before the period was three minutes old.

Jarvis was first, taking advantage of a turnover at the Finnish blue-line and beating Blomqvist just inside the far post with an unassisted effort, and Perfetti finished a two-on-one with Lapierre 32 seconds after that to cap the scoring.

Lennox was solid if unspectacular in the Canadian goal, making the saves when called upon to backstop Canada to its second tournament-opening shutout in as many years. Nolan Maier made 15 saves in a 10-0 win over Switzerland last year in Edmonton, Alta.

The game marked just the eighth all-time summer U18 meeting between the long-time hockey rivals. Canada improved its record against the Finns to seven wins and a tie.

Preliminary-round action continues Tuesday when the Canadians take on Switzerland (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT, TSN).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Eetu Liukas
Tripping (2:00)
05:20
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Cole Perfetti

Assists: Hendrix Lapierre, Jamie Drysdale
05:52
GOAL
Goal: Will Cuylle

Assists: Ridly Greig
07:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Ridly Greig
Hooking (2:00)
11:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Seth Jarvis
Interference (2:00)
14:40
GOAL
Goal: Seth Jarvis

Assists: Quinton Byfield
19:23
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ridly Greig

02:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Valteri Karnaranta
Tripping (2:00)
03:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Jesse Seppäla
Delay of Game (2:00)
04:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaiden Guhle
Holding (2:00)
06:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Ozzy Wiesblatt (Served by Connor McClennon)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
17:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Ozzy Wiesblatt
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
17:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Cole Perfetti
Hooking (2:00)
19:30
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Seth Jarvis

01:51
GOAL
Goal: Cole Perfetti

Assists: Hendrix Lapierre, Justin Sourdif
02:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Roni Hirvonen
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaiden Guhle
Holding (2:00)
14:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Tristan Lennox CAN 60 17 17 0 1.000
Joel Blomqvist FIN 60 34 28 6 0.824

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 17 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 6 - SV - 28 - SAV% - 0.824
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2019
1 - 5 L @ SwedenSWE
Aug 10, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Aug 9, 2019
1 - 4 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 9, 2019
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 7, 2019
6 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Aug 7, 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.