Game Report 1597 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Ralph Engelstad Arena
Date: Apr 15, 2016
GAME NOTES: KYROU SCORES FOUR, CANADA ROUTS DANES TO OPEN U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Jordan Kyrou (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) tied a tournament record with four goals, leading Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 10-2 win over Denmark in its opening game Friday at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. Kyrou became the eighth player – and first Canadian – to record four goals in one game; the last to do it was U.S. defenceman Erik Johnson, who scored four times against Belarus on April 17, 2006. Canadian captain Tyson Jost (Kelowna, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) had two goals and three assists, Will Bitten (Ottawa, Ont./Flint, OHL) added a goal and two helpers, Dante Fabbro (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Penticton, BCHL) had three assists, and 14 of the 16 Canadian skaters recorded at least one point in the win. Canada came out firing, taking a very early two-goal lead; Kyrou tipped in a Logan Stanley (Waterloo, Ont./Windsor, OHL) point shot just 65 seconds in, and Beck Malenstyn (Delta, B.C./Calgary, WHL) doubled the advantage just 26 seconds after that. But the Danes battled right back, with goals 43 seconds apart from Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup and Joachim Blichfeldt tying the game before the seven-minute mark of the opening period. The Canadians controlled the puck after that, holding a 21-5 advantage in shots on goal in the first period. The game was delayed more than 70 minutes when the power went out during the first intermission, but when Ralph Engelstad Arena came back to life so did the Canadian offence. Kyrou needed just 27 seconds of the period to rifle a wrist shot past Danish netminder Mads-Emil Gransoe, starting a run of five Canadian goals in less than 14 minutes. Maxime Comtois (Longueuil, Que./Victoriaville, QMJHL) made it 4-2 at 6:30, banking a centering pass in off a Danish defender, Mason Shaw (Wainwright, Alta./Medicine Hat, WHL) redirected a feed from Jakob Chychrun (Toronto, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) on the power play at 7:21, and Bitten knocked in a loose puck on another man advantage at 7:55, putting Canada in complete control. Kyrou finished his hat trick at 14:13 (although his first goal wasn’t credited to him until the second intermission), sending Canada to the dressing room with a commanding 7-2 lead. He got his record-tying fourth goal early in the third period, stuffing in a pass from Jost, and the captain added his two goals in the final 10 minutes to cap the scoring. Canada gets right back to action Saturday night (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT), taking on the Czech Republic in the second of four preliminary-round games on Group B.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Denmark
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Fitzpatrick, Evan
G30  Skinner, Stuart
  Fabbro, Dante
  Chychrun, Jakob
  Jost, Tyson
  Shaw, Mason
  Laberge, Pascal
 11  Malenstyn, Beck
 12  Comtois, Maxime
 14  Bitten, William
 17  Phillips, Markus
 18  Quenneville, David
 20  Stanley, Logan
 21  Tippett, Owen
 22  McLeod, Michael
 23  Morrison, Cameron
 25  Kyrou, Jordan
 26  Hague, Nicolas
   
   
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 5:581 5:5816:02
2nd26 2:00 Slashing minor 14:581 14:587:02
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 20:001 20:002:00
3rd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 15:441 15:446:16
3rd12 2:00 Tripping minor 17:431 17:434:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
DENMARK LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Krog, Kasper
G20  Gransoe, Mads-Emil
G25  Hansen, Jacob
  Andersen, Daniel
  Hansen, Victor
  Larsen, Oliver
  Gatz, Oliver
  Heine, Rasmus
  Schmidt-Svejstrup, Jacob
  Jessen, Jakob
 11  Krag, Nikolaj
 12  Andersen, Lucas
 13  Grundtvig, Andreas
 14  Madsen, David
 15  Rondbjerg, Jonas
 16  Molge, Magnus
 17  Mathiasen, Christian
 18  Mortensen, Casper
 19  Nielsen, Daniel
 21  Blichfeldt, Joachim
 22  Andersen, Jonas
 23  Gath, Christoffer
 24  Mohr, Rasmus
DENMARK PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st24 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 17:011 17:014:59
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 7:131 7:1314:47
2nd2:00 Tripping minor 7:301 7:3014:30
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 7:381 7:3814:22
3rd12 2:00 Slashing minor 12:481 12:489:12
3rd17 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 19:261 19:262:34
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)DENMARK PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:05  25-23-20            
1st1:31  11-9-4            
2nd:27  25-7-26            
2nd6:30  12            
2nd7:21 PP 8-9-17            
2nd7:55 PP 14-4-7            
2nd14:13  25-14-18            
3rd4:26  25-7-21            
3rd10:02  7-18-23            
3rd13:43 PP 7-4-14            
DENMARK GoalsDENMARK PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:31  8-19            
1st6:14 PP 21-6-11            
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA3 / 6
DENMARK1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA10 min / 5 inf
DENMARK12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA10 G + 18 A = 28 Pts
DENMARK2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA25310
DENMARK2002
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Skinner (60:00) (W)3227/0:003rd/20:00
DEN - Gransoe (27:30) (L)190019/0:002nd/7:30
DEN - Krog (1:57) 0000/7:302nd/9:27
DEN - Gransoe (30:33) (L)0111223/9:273rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:8:00 PM
  -  End:8:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.