Game Report 2042 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Arena Metallurg
Date: Apr 19, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES U.S. IN U18 WORLDS OPENER JASON LA ROSE MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) scored twice, including the game-game winning goal with 8:53 remaining, to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 6-4 win over the United States in the opening game for both Thursday at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship. It is just the second regulation-time win for the Canadians in 15 games against their border rivals at U18 worlds; the other came in the 2013 gold medal game, a 3-2 victory in Sochi, Russia. The Americans erased a two-goal deficit to tie the game 4-4 with just over 10 minutes to go, but Lavoie answered almost immediately for Canada, redirecting in a feed from Liam Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./London, OHL) to restore the lead. Foudy finished with a goal and an assist, as did Kevin Bahl (Mississauga, Ont./Ottawa, OHL). Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) and Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) had the other Canadian goals. The U.S. drew first blood when Joel Farabee beat Canadian goaltender Colten Ellis (Port Hawkesbury, N.S./Rimouski, QMJHL) just 4:56 in, but Lafrenière answered near the end of the opening frame, dancing around an American defenceman and snapping a quick shot past netminder Drew DeRidder to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1. Oliver Wahlstrom put the U.S. ahead again with a power-play goal early in the second period, but Canada took over from there, scoring three unanswered before the end of the stanza. Foudy was first, letting go a wrist shot that found its way through traffic and past DeRidder just 1:57 after the Wahlstrom goal. Bahl jumped in off the blue-line and went five-hole on DeRidder at 10:14 before Lavoie got his stick on a centering pass from Allan McShane (Collingwood, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) to make it a two-goal game after 40 minutes. Wahlstrom – on another U.S. power play – and Jack Hughes counted less than three minutes apart to pull the Americans back even before the quick answer from Lavoie put Canada ahead for good. Ellis turned away Farabee on a shorthanded breakaway with less than two minutes to go to preserve the advantage, and Thomas found the empty net with 19 seconds left to clinch the three points for Canada. The Canadians are right back to action Friday at Arena Metallurg, taking on Belarus in the second of four preliminary-round games (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Deridder, Drew
G29  Knight, Spencer
G30  Mor, Jonathan
  York, Cam
  Samuelsson, Adam
  Hughes, Jack
  Janicke, Trevor
  Hain, Gavin
  Weiss, Tyler
 10  Emberson, Ty
 11  Turcotte, Alex
 12  Wise, Jake
 14  DeBoer, Jack
 15  Wilde, Bode
 17  Gruden, Jonathan
 18  Wahlstrom, Oliver
 19  Miller, K’Andre
 20  Pivonka, Jake
 22  Caufield, Cole
 23  Samuelsson, Mattias
 24  Giles, Patrick
 25  Stastney, Spencer
 28  Farabee, Joel
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Tripping 6:161 6:16
1st19 2:00 Closing Hand on Puck 7:411 7:419:41
1st24 2:00 Interference 12:411 12:4114:41
2nd2:00 Slashing 18:501 18:500:50
2nd20 2:00 Tripping 19:511 19:511:51
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 17:32  17:3219:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Ellis, Colten
G29  Rodrigue, Olivier
G30  Mandolese, Kevin
  Bahl, Kevin
  Robertson, Matthew
  Byram, Bowen
  Tychonick, Jonathan
  Smith, Ty
  Merkley, Ryan
  Veleno, Joe
 10  Thomas, Akil
 11  Lafreniere, Alexis
 14  Fonstad, Cole
 15  Hillis, Cameron
 16  McShane, Allan
 17  Foudy, Liam
 18  Dellandrea, Ty
 19  Dudas, Aidan
 20  McBain, Jack
 22  Wouters, Chase
 24  McIsaac, Jared
 25  Lavoie, Raphael
 26  Noel, Serron
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 13:521 13:5215:52
2nd24 2:00 Hooking 1:521 1:523:52
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 2:201 2:204:14
2nd11 2:00 Slashing 14:171 14:1716:17
3rd 2:00 Too Many Players 6:111 6:116:40
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:56  28-22-12            
2nd4:14 PP 18-17-6            
3rd6:40 PP 18-4-6            
3rd9:35  6-17            
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st15:59  11-18            
2nd6:11  17-16            
2nd10:14  2-26-15            
2nd18:04  25-16            
3rd11:07  25-17            
3rd19:41 EN 10-2            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 2 / 5
CANADA0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
CANADA6 G + 7 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES 1124
CANADA1326
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Deridder (60:00) (L)621119/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Ellis (60:00) (W)1181231/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship Game Report.