Game Report 2639 IIHF U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: A3 Arena
Date: Apr 25, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA HOLDS OFF LATVIA, BOOKS SEMIFINAL SPOT AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE UMEÅ, Sweden – Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) was terrific in a 38-save performance and Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) scored twice, leading Canada to a 3-1 quarter-final win over Latvia on Thursday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship. The Canadians are into the semifinals for the first time since 2016; they will face the host Swedes on Saturday (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT) in Örnsköldsvik. Braden Schneider (Prince Albert, Sask./Brandon, WHL) had the other goal for Canada, which was pushed to the limit by a Latvian team making its first-ever appearance in the medal round. After both teams failed on power-play opportunities in the opening 10 minutes, Schneider jumped into the rush, took a feed from Brayden Tracey (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and went five-hole on Latvian goaltender Arturs Silovs just before the 14-minute mark. Krebs extended the lead to 2-0 at 7:34 of the second period on a weird one; off a lost face-off by the Canadian captain, the puck hit a Latvian stick and trickled through Silovs for the eventual game-winner. Latvia, which scored only six goals in four preliminary-round games, buzzed in the third period and capitalized on Canadian penalty trouble to get on the board; Harijs Brants ripped a one-timer past Gauthier on a two-man advantage to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes to go. The Europeans would get no closer, and Krebs wrapped up the win into an empty net with 19.3 seconds left after terrific work in the defensive zone by Schneider and Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL). Canada finished with a 43-39 edge in shots on goal.
Visiting Team: Latvia
Home Team: Canada
LATVIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Lazdins, Rudolfs
G30  Silovs, Arturs
  Brants, Harijs
  Sejejs, Nauris
  Prohorenkovs, Glebs
  Skrastins, Kristaps
  Polcs, Rudolfs
 10  Svanenbergs, Janis
 11  Ligis, Rihards
 12  Krustins, Karlis
 13  Zabusovs, Patriks
 14  Biskins, Aleksandrs
 16  Vitolins, Raimonds
 17  Ansons, Raivis
 19  Jevdokimovs, Ralfs
 22  Petrovics, Roberts
 23  Millers, Gustavs
 24  Ozols, Patriks
 25  Mateiko, Nikita
 26  Osenieks, Ernests
 28  Tumanovs, Miks
   
LATVIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st24 2:00 Tripping 0:561 0:56
1st19 2:00 Hit to the Head 16:591 16:59
1st19 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 16:59  16:59
2nd25 2:00 Slashing 15:451 15:45
3rd16 2:00 Hooking 5:481 5:48
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Gauthier, Taylor
G29  Maier, Nolan
  Schneider, Braden
  Korczak, Kaedan
  Harley, Thomas
  Vukojevic, Michael
  Drysdale, Jamie
  Tracey, Brayden
  Washkurak, Keean
  Légaré, Nathan
 10  Holloway, Dylan
 11  Pelletier, Jakob
 14  Rees, Jamieson
 15  Newhook, Alex
 16  Suzuki, Ryan
 17  Cozens, Dylan
 18  Zary, Connor
 19  Krebs, Peyton
 20  Spence, Jordan
 24  Hunt, Daemon
 26  Tomasino, Philip
 27  Poulin, Samuel
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st26 2:00 Slashing 8:331 8:3310:33
1st2:00 Closing Hand on Puck 18:041 18:040:04
2nd2:00 Late Hit 3:591 3:595:59
3rd10 2:00 Roughing 1:541 1:5419:54
3rd2:00 Interference 8:061 8:0610:01
3rd10 2:00 Goaltender Interference 8:571 8:5710:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LATVIA GoalsLATVIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd10:01 PP 2-16            
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)LATVIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st13:48  2-7            
2nd7:34  19            
3rd19:40 EN 19-18            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
LATVIA1 / 6
CANADA0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
LATVIA18 min / 5 inf
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
LATVIA1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA3 G + 2 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
LATVIA0011
CANADA1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
LAT - Silovs (59:08) (L)13151240/0:003rd/19:08
LAT - Silovs (0:20) (L)0000/19:403rd/20:00
CAN - Gauthier (60:00) (W)11121538/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF U18 World Championship Game Report.