Game Report 2218 IIHF World Championship - Pre-tournament
PLAYED AT: Arena Riga
Date: May 1, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA ROLLS PAST LATVIA FOR PRE-WORLDS WIN JASON LA ROSE RIGA, Latvia – Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, NHL) scored twice, Connor McDavid (Newmarket, Ont./Edmonton, NHL) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (Sainte-Agathe-de-Monts, Que./Columbus, NHL) had a goal and an assist apiece, and Canada’s National Men’s Team earned a 6-1 win over Latvia on Tuesday in its lone pre-tournament game ahead of the 2018 IIHF World Championship. Colton Parayko (St. Albert, Alta./St. Louis, NHL) added three assists, and Bo Horvat (Rodney, Ont./Vancouver, NHL) and Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./St. Louis, NHL) had two for the Canadians, who took charge with a three-goal second period. McDavid was first on the board for Canada, cruising through the slot and getting his stick on a Parayko point shot for the 1-0 goal at 16:59 of the opening period. But the Latvians responded just a minute later, with Rodrigo Abols tipping a shot past Canadian goaltender Darcy Kuemper (Saskatoon, Sask./Arizona, NHL) to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1. The goals came fast and furious for Canada early in the second period. Anthony Beauvillier (Sorel-Tracy, Que./N.Y. Islanders, NHL) was first at 1:08, racing down the left wing and beating Latvian netminder Kristers Gudlevskis with a quick shot over the glove. The Dubois-Horvat-Pageau line extended the lead with a pair of goals on the same shift; Dubois parked himself in the slot and finished a feed from Horvat to make it 3-1 at 6:05, before finding Pageau with a cross-crease feed to make it a three-goal lead just 28 seconds later. Curtis McElhinney (London, Ont./Toronto, NHL) took over for Kuemper – who stopped 15 of 16 – to start the third period. He made 12 saves in the final 20 minutes. Pageau poked in his second of the game early in the third period before McDavid and Schwartz set up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Burnaby, B.C./Edmonton, NHL) to finish the scoring midway through the final stanza. The Canadians will travel to Herning, Denmark for the preliminary round at the 2018 IIHF World Championship. It opens its quest for a third gold medal in four years against the United States on Friday (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Latvia
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G DiPietro, Michael
G30  McElhinney, Curtis
G35  Kuemper, Darcy
  Edmundson, Joel
  Ekblad, Aaron
  Pulock, Ryan
  Eberle, Jordan
 10  Schenn, Brayden
 12  Bailey, Josh
 13  Barzal, Mathew
 17  Schwartz, Jaden
 18  Dubois, Pierre-Luc
 21  Jost, Tyson
 25  Nurse, Darnell
 27  Murray, Ryan
 44  Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
 52  Chabot, Thomas
 53  Horvat, Bo
 55  Parayko, Colton
 72  Beauvillier, Anthony
 90  O'Reilly, Ryan
 93  Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
 97  McDavid, Connor
   
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
3rd10 2:00 Holding 14:511 14:5116:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LATVIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G74  Gudlevskis, Kristers
G80  Kivleneks, Matiss Edmunds
  Salija, Arturs
 11  Batna, Oskars
 13  Skvorcovs, Gunars
 14  Bukarts, Rihards
 15  Karsums, Martins
 18  Abols, Rodrigo
 23  Zohovs, Eriks
 24  Redlihs, Mikelis
 25  Dzerins, Andris
 26  Balinskis, Uvis Janis
 27  Cibulskis, Oskars
 29  Freibergs, Ralfs
 37  Kalns, Egils
 41  Razgals, Frenks
 47  Cipulis, Martins
 58  Galvins, Guntis
 70  Indrasis, Miks
 71  Bukarts, Roberts
 77  Zile, Kristaps
 79  Pavlovs, Vitalijs
 81  Siksna, Edgars
 84  Jevpalovs, Nikita
 94  Rubins, Kristians
 96  Bicevskis, Maris
LATVIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)LATVIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:59  97-53-55            
2nd1:08  72-17-10            
2nd6:05  18-53-55            
2nd6:33  44-55-18            
3rd5:32  44            
3rd9:20  93-97-17            
LATVIA GoalsLATVIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st17:59  18-24-29            
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 0
LATVIA0 / 1
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA2 min / 1 inf
LATVIA0 min / 0 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA6 G + 10 A = 16 Pts
LATVIA1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1326
LATVIA1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Kuemper (40:00) (W)87015/0:002nd/20:00
CAN - McElhinney (20:00) 001212/0:003rd/20:00
LAT - Gudlevskis (50:45) (L)1216937/0:003rd/10:45
LAT - Kivleneks (9:15) 0033/10:453rd/20:00
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OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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