Game Report 2202 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
PLAYED AT: Rogers Place
Date: Aug 7, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA HOLDS OFF SLOVAK COMEBACK, EARN SEMIFINAL BERTH JASON LA ROSE EDMONTON, Alta. – Alexis Lafrenière (St-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) and Josh Williams (Langley, B.C./Medicine Hat, WHL) had a goal and an assist each, sending Canada into the semifinals at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a 4-2 win over Slovakia on Tuesday night. The Canadians controlled the puck for long stretches, finishing with a massive 58-19 advantage in shots on goal, but struggled to put pucks behind Slovak netminder David Borak, who was absolutely spectacular in a 54-save performance. Kirby Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) had the best opportunity in a scoreless first period, hitting the post behind Borak late in the opening frame. Lafrenière didn’t waste any time once the puck dropped to start the second; cutting onto the left wing, the Canadian captain snapped home the 1-0 goal after his first shot hit a Slovak stick and dropped back at his feet. Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) extended the lead to two late in the middle frame, jumping on the rebound of a Williams shot and going five-hole on Borak. After Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) roofed a pretty pass from Dach to make it 3-0 on the power play just 78 seconds into the third period, the Canadians looked to be in complete control. But Andrej Golian had his shot deflect off a Canadian stick and past goaltender Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) at 5:33, and Artur Turansky chipped a power-play marker up and over Gauthier four minutes later to make it a one-goal game. Canada kept its foot on the gas, though, and Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) went cross-crease to Williams at 12:12 for a two-goal advantage and a little bit of breathing room. Justin Barron (Halifax, N.S./Halifax, QMJHL) added two more assists for the Canadians; the blue-liner has a tournament-leading four helpers through two games. The win means the Canadians will take on Sweden for first place in Group A in the preliminary-round finale Wedensday night (7 p.m. MT), while the Slovaks will meet Switzerland in a match-up of winless teams (3 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Slovakia
Home Team: Canada
SLOVAKIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Kozel, Patrik
G30  Borak, David
  Beno, Michal
  Ilencik, Matej
  Hudik, Damian
  Sojka, Dominik
  Valigura, Adrian
 10  Hascak, Jozef
 11  Volko, Martin
 13  Kormuth, Adam
 14  Jendek, Dominik
 16  Skultety, Andrej
 17  Turansky, Artur
 18  Chromiak, Martin
 19  Elias, Juraj
 21  Hatina, Viktor
 22  Knazko, Samuel
 23  Turan, Oliver
 24  Golian, Andrej
 25  Mrazik, Michal
 26  Gajdos, Frantisek
 27  Cajkovic, Maxim
SLOVAKIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st22 2:00 Interference 3:44  3:445:44
2nd27 2:00 Roughing 14:431 14:4316:43
3rd17 2:00 Hooking 1:181 1:182:09
3rd27 2:00 Slashing 2:561 2:564:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
G30  Maier, Nolan
  Barron, Justin
  Robertson, Matthew
  Byram, Bowen
  Vukojevic, Michael
  Korczak, Kaedan
  Schneider, Braden
  Guenette, Maxence
  Clarke, Graeme
 10  Rees, Jamieson
 11  Lafrenière, Alexis
 12  Pelletier, Jakob
 14  Mutala, Sasha
 15  Williams, Josh
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Dach, Kirby
 18  Krebs, Peyton
 19  Poulin, Samuel
 20  Holloway, Dylan
 22  Cozens, Dylan
 24  Parent, Xavier
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Goaltender Interference 4:471 4:476:47
1st11 2:00 High-Sticking 10:311 10:3112:31
1st2:00 Delay of Game 12:121 12:1214:12
3rd14 2:00 Tripping 8:291 8:299:32
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SLOVAKIA GoalsSLOVAKIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd5:33  24-23-25            
3rd9:32 PP 17-27-4            
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd1:23  11-2-18            
2nd16:51  20-15-2            
3rd2:09 PP 9-17-11            
3rd12:12  15-10-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SLOVAKIA1 / 4
CANADA1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
SLOVAKIA8 min / 4 inf
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SLOVAKIA2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SLOVAKIA0022
CANADA0224
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SVK - Borak (60:00) (L)15192054/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Gauthier (60:00) (W)74617/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:08 PM
  -  End:9:23 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Game Report.