2019-20 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #18
Gold
Final
August 10, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Ice Bors Arena
Breclav, CZE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
7
3
3
13
14
10
13
37

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 2
12
1 / 5
6

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO RUSSIA, GETS SILVER AT HLINKA GRETZKY CUP

JASON LA ROSE

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Quinton Byfield (Newmarket, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) and Jean-Luc Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./Windsor, OHL) scored goals, but Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team was left with silver at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup after a narrow 3-2 loss to Russia on Saturday.

It’s the third silver medal for Canada in summer U18 play, and the first since 1995. Its all-time medal count now includes 22 gold medals, three silver and one bronze – 26 medals in 29 years.

The Canadians dominated puck possession in the final, holding a one-sided 37-13 advantage in shots on goal, but were turned away time and time again by Russian goaltender Yaroslav Askarov, who was terrific in a 35-save performance.

Russia netted the lone goal of the first period when Alexnader Pashin jumped off the bench and into the play and beat Canadian netminder Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) to the far side less than four minutes in.

Byfield answered for Canada early in the second period, banging in a Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) rebound on the power play, but Vasili Ponomaryov tucked a wraparound past Garand five minutes later to restore the Russian advantage.

After Pashin struck for his second of the game to extend the Russian lead to two midway through the third period, Foudy chipped a backhand off a Russian stick and over the glove of Askarov to pull Canada back within one with 4:59 left, setting up a wild finish.

Garand went to the bench with two minutes to go and Canada swarmed the net, but Askarov made a pair of highlight-reel stops – including a last-second left-pad save on Byfield – to seal the Canadians’ fate.

Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) finished as tournament scoring leader with 12 points, the highest total by a Canadian in a summer U18 event since Brett McLean recorded 13 at the 1995 Pacific Cup.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Alexandr Pashin

Assists: Vasili Ponomaryov
03:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaiden Guhle
Interference (2:00)
11:51
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Buruyanov
Tripping (2:00)
02:38
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Quinton Byfield

Assists: Connor McClennon, Hendrix Lapierre
03:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Dmitri Zlodeev
Tripping (2:00)
06:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Justin Sourdif
Interference (2:00)
07:55
GOAL
Goal: Vasili Ponomaryov

08:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniil Kuzmin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
13:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Shakir Mukhamadullin
Hooking (2:00)
16:26
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirill Steklov
Tripping (2:00)
03:06
GOAL
Goal: Alexandr Pashin

Assists: Pavel Tyutnev
08:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Vasili Ponomaryov
Roughing (2:00)
10:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Seth Jarvis
Roughing (2:00)
10:31
GOAL
Goal: Jean-Luc Foudy

15:01

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Yaroslav Askarov RUS 60 37 35 2 0.946
Dylan Garand CAN 58 13 10 3 0.769

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
Aug 10, 2019
2 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2019
4 - 1 W v FinlandFIN
Aug 9, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Aug 9, 2019
2 - 1 W @ SlovakiaSVK
Aug 7, 2019
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 7, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 WU18 Series: CAN 5 – USA 4 (Game 1)
McLeod scored twice to lead Canada to the series-opening victory.
2019 NWDT Series: USA 4 – CAN 3 OT (Game 1)
Shirley and O’Neill forced OT, but Canada dropped the series opener.
2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: RUS 3 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Byfield and Foudy scored, but Canada was left with a silver medal.
2019 NWDT Camp: GLD 3 – RED 1 (Game 11)
Eldridge and O'Neill put Gold ahead with two goals in 61 seconds.