Game Report 724 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship
PLAYED AT: Imatra Spa Areena
Date: Apr 20, 2014
GAME NOTES: PERLINI’S PAIR LEADS CANADA OVER SLOVAKIA AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE IMATRA, Finland – Brendan Perlini (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Niagara, OHL) scored both goals, including the winner with 6:37 to go, to help Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Sunday at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. The win keeps Canada alone atop Group A with nine points through three games, five points clear of the rest of the group, although Russia, Sweden and Germany have played one less game. Mason McDonald (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) had his second strong start of the tournament in the Canadian goal, turning aside 21 of 22 shots. He’s 2-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .957 save percentage thus far. Despite outshooting Slovakia 9-6 in the first period, the Canadians found themselves down 1-0 after 20 minutes – the first time they’d trailed in the tournament – thanks to a Juraj Mily shorthanded goal. Canada continued to apply the pressure in the second period, and were rewarded on the power play with just seven seconds left in the middle frame; Perlini finished off a set-up from Haydn Fleury (Carlyle, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) and Travis Sanheim (Elkhorn, Man./Calgary, WHL) to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1. Just as they did one day earlier, when Ryan Gropp (Kamloops, B.C./Seattle, WHL) scored the winner with less than six minutes to go in a win over Germany, the Canadians struck late to earn the full three points, with Perlini and Braydon Point (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) combining on the deciding goal. Canada will look to finish off a perfect preliminary round on Tuesday when it faces Russia; the game can be seen live on TSN, beginning at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Slovakia
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Billia, Julio
G30  McDonald, Mason
  Sanheim, Travis
  Hicketts, Joe
  Fleury, Haydn
  Hawryluk, Jayce
  Bleackley, Conner
 10  Carrier, Alexandre
 11  Perlini, Brendan
 15  Quenneville, John
 16  Barzal, Mathew
 17  Konecny, Travis
 18  Point, Brayden
 19  Virtanen, Jake
 20  McKeown, Roland
 21  Gropp, Ryan
 22  Bishop, Clark
 23  Audette, Daniel
 24  McCann, Jared
 26  Crouse, Lawson
 27  Thomas, Ben
   
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st16 2:00 Slashing minor 19:131 19:132:47
2nd24 2:00 Slashing minor 9:441 9:4412:16
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 13:191 13:198:41
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 19:17  19:172:43
3rd2:00 (auto) minor 2:251 2:2519:35
3rd2:00 (auto) Charging minor 6:141 6:1415:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SLOVAKIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Pavlas, Christian
G29  Tomek, Matej
G30  Huska, Adam
  Romancik, Ladislav
  Moravcik, Matej
  Halama, Marco
  Maier, Patrik
  Palocko, Matej
 10  Cernak, Erik
 11  Valent, Peter
 12  Mily, Juraj
 13  Melisko, Jakub
 14  Ferletak, Kristian
 17  Grman, Mario
 19  Sukel, Matus
 20  Klenko, Josef
 21  Petras, Simon
 22  Tatar, Jakub
 23  Hrusik, Lukas
 24  Bondra, Radovan
 26  Jaros, Christian
 27  Koch, Patrik
 28  Pospisil, Kristian
SLOVAKIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st26 2:00 Slashing minor 7:411 7:4114:19
1st17 2:00 Roughing minor 11:591 11:5910:01
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 19:231 19:232:37
2nd17 2:00 Tripping minor 2:211 2:2119:39
2nd13 2:00 Roughing minor 19:171 19:172:43
2nd2:00 Roughing minor 19:17  19:172:43
3rd19 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 7:091 7:0914:51
3rd28 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 8:551 8:5513:05
3rd2:00 Slashing minor 13:431 13:438:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)SLOVAKIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd19:53 PP 11-4            
3rd13:23  11            
SLOVAKIA GoalsSLOVAKIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st12:24 SH 12            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 8
SLOVAKIA0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
SLOVAKIA18 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
SLOVAKIA1 G + A = 1 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0112
SLOVAKIA1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - McDonald (60:00) (W)57921/0:003rd/20:00
SVK - Huska (59:30) (L)99523/0:003rd/19:30
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:9:00 AM
  -  End:9:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Game Report.