Game Report 2212 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
PLAYED AT: Rogers Place
Date: Aug 11, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA COMES BACK, BEATS SWEDES FOR HLINKA GRETZKY GOLD JASON LA ROSE EDMONTON, Alta. – Sasha Mutala (Vancouver, B.C./Tri-City, WHL) and Alexis Lafrenière (St-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) had two goals apiece, helping Canada score the game’s final six goals and roll past Sweden 6-2 on Saturday night to win the gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. It’s the third consecutive time Canada has won gold at the annual summer under-18 tournament, and the 22nd time in 28 events since 1991. Kirby Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL) and Josh Williams (Langley, B.C./Medicine Hat, WHL) had the other goals for the Canadians, who trailed 2-0 less than 12 minutes in, but rallied to take the lead before the end of the first period. Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief of Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Saskatoon, WHL), who lasted only 11 minutes. Lucas Raymond needed just 42 seconds to get the Swedes on the board, rifling a shot under the cross-bar past Maier for an early power-play goal, and Alexander Holtz chased the Canadian goaltender at 11:33 with another shot upstairs. Mutala replied just 41 seconds after the Holtz goal, getting his stick on a shot from Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) and Dach tipped in a Lafrenière shot 2:21 after that to tie the game. Lafrenière scored one of the goals of the tournament to put Canada ahead for good, going end to end and dancing through the Swedes before beating netminder Hugo Alnefelt late in the opening frame. The Swedes kept Gauthier busy in the second period, directing 10 shots at the Canadian puck-stopper. His best save of the game came midway through the middle stanza, stretching to his left to rob Holtz. Mutala gave Canada some breathing room without using his stick; he was parked in front of Alnefelt when a Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) shot banked off his cage and in for a 4-2 advantage after 40 minutes. Canada’s co-leading goal scorers provided the offence in the third period. Williams made it 5-2 on a beautiful give-and-go with Ryan Suzuki (London, Ont./Barrie, OHL) five minutes into the final frame before Lafrenière banked a shot off the end-boards, off the skate of Alnefelt and in to finish the scoring at 13:54. The captain finished with a tournament co-leading 11 points (five goals, six assists), the most recorded by a Canadian at a summer U18 tournament since Nathan MacKinnon posted 11 in 2012.
Visiting Team: Sweden
Home Team: Canada
SWEDEN LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Alnefelt, Hugo
G30  Wallstedt, Jesper
  Lyckåsen, Albert
  Johansson, Albert
  Broberg, Philip
  Lundqvist, Alexander
  Björnfot, Tobias
  Hedström, Ludvig
 11  Söderblom, Elmer
 12  Costmar, Arvid
 14  Sjöberg, Carl
 15  Andersson, Isac
 16  Wahlgren, Joel
 17  Åström, Filiph
 18  Bjerselius, Oscar
 19  Grönhagen, Jacob
 20  Henriksson, Karl
 22  Wahlgren, Max
 26  Raymond, Lucas
 27  Holtz, Alexander
   
SWEDEN PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st22 2:00 Delay of Game 0:491 0:492:49
1st16 2:00 Roughing 16:00  16:0018:00
2nd2:00 Slashing 14:15  14:1516:15
3rd2:00 Slashing 13:141 13:1413:54
3rd27 2:00 Cross-Checking 13:14  13:1415:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st14 2:00 Tripping 0:371 0:370:42
1st2:00 Cross-Checking 4:011 4:016:01
1st2:00 Roughing 16:00  16:0018:00
2nd2:00 Holding 1:571 1:573:57
2nd15 2:00 Slashing 15:381 15:3817:38
3rd20 2:00 Slashing 5:121 5:127:12
3rd16 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 13:14  13:1415:14
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWEDEN GoalsSWEDEN PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st:42 PP 26-27            
1st11:33  27-11            
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SWEDEN PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st12:14  14-4-22            
1st14:35  17-11            
1st17:54  11            
2nd12:12  14-20-22            
3rd5:00  15-16-10            
3rd13:54 PP 11            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
SWEDEN1 / 5
CANADA1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
SWEDEN10 min / 5 inf
CANADA14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
SWEDEN2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA6 G + 7 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
SWEDEN2002
CANADA3126
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
SWE - Alnefelt (60:00) (L)1213934/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Maier (11:33) 1001/0:001st/11:33
CAN - Gauthier (48:27) (W)210416/11:333rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:08 PM
  -  End:9:30 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.