Game Report 2210 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
PLAYED AT: Rogers Place
Date: Aug 10, 2018
GAME NOTES: WILLIAMS SCORES OT WINNER, SENDS CANADA TO GOLD MEDAL GAME JASON LA ROSE EDMONTON, Alta. – Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) tied the game with a buzzer-beater and Josh Williams (Langley, B.C./Medicine Hat, WHL) won it early in overtime, putting Canada in the gold medal game at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a wild 6-5 win over the United States in semifinal action Friday night. With the crowd still roaring from the emotion of the Cozens goal, Williams took a drop pass from Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) and fired a wrist shot past the glove of U.S. goaltender Dustin Wolf, keeping hopes alive for a 22nd summer under-18 gold medal. The Canadians will face Sweden in the gold medal game Saturday night (7 p.m. MT). Cozens got the game to an extra period, gathering in a feed from Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) and snapping a quick shot past Wolf to tie the game just as the horn sounded. The wild finish was fitting for a back-and-forth thriller between the North American rivals; the U.S. held leads of 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 5-4 before the Canadians came back, and the Americans erased a 4-3 deficit in the third period before the Cozens goal. Nicholas Robertson opened the scoring with his first of three goals, wiring a shot under the cross-bar for a power-play marker just 3:20 in. The shot was in and out off the back bar so quickly, play continued for more than two minutes before the referees confirmed the goal. That started a run of four goals in less than five minutes – Alexis Lafrenière (St-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) tied the game at 4:39 and Aaron Huglen restored the American advantage with a beautiful lacrosse-style goal at 5:48 before Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) stuffed in a bouncing puck at 8:10 to even things up again. Robertson got his second of the period with less than six minutes left, sneaking a backhand through Canadian netminder Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Saskatoon, WHL) right off a scrambled face-off. The lone goal of the second period came from Xavier Parent (Blainville, Que./Halifax, QMJHL), who one-timed a feed from Lafrenière for a power-play marker to send the game to the intermission tied 3-3. Williams gave Canada its first lead early in the third period, whipping a shot over the shoulder of Wolf, but Robertson finished his hat trick at 11:58 to tie the game before Josh Groll jumped on a turnover behind the Canadian net and set up Luke Toporowski to put the U.S. back in front. That led to the wild finish, with Williams sending the pro-Canadian crowd at Rogers Place home happy. The Americans will have a short turnaround ahead of the bronze medal game against Russia on Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Mullahy, Derek
G30  Wolf, Dustin
  Davies, Dylan
  Koster, Mike
  Miller, Mitchell
  Reid, Luke
  Feenstra, Michael
  LaCombe, Jackson
  Colangelo, Sam
  Farinacci, John
 10  Groll, Josh
 11  Kaliyev, Arthur
 12  Huglen, Aaron
 14  Jutting, Jackson
 15  Paquette, Tyler
 16  Mancinelli, Michael
 17  Mastrosimone, Robert
 18  Nodler, Josh
 19  Robertson, Nicholas
 20  Silianoff, Grant
 21  Webber, Cade
 22  Toporowski, Luke
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 Holding 3:201 3:204:39
2nd17 2:00 Hooking 7:311 7:318:34
3rd17 2:00 High-Sticking 0:251 0:252:25
3rd2:00 Interference 3:101 3:103:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
 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
1st16 2:00 Holding 2:081 2:083:20
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 2:401 2:404:40
2nd2:00 Interference 4:381 4:386:38
2nd2:00 Holding 15:301 15:3017:30
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:20 PP 19-18-3            
1st5:48  12-11-16            
1st14:33  19-18            
3rd11:58  19-11            
3rd13:33  22-10            
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:39  11-24-4            
1st8:10  10            
2nd8:34 PP 24-11-17            
3rd3:31 PP 15-16            
3rd19:59  22-4-6            
1st OT1:44  15-18            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES1 / 4
CANADA2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES8 min / 4 inf
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
CANADA6 G + 8 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
UNITED STATES30205
CANADA21216
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
USA - Wolf (61:44) (OTL)1288028/0:001st OT/1:44
CAN - Maier (58:46) (W)14811033/0:003rd/18:46
CAN - Maier (1:44) (W)00011/0:001st OT/1:44
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:08 PM
  -  End:9:41 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.