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Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team remained perfect at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a 3-0 win over Sweden
on Wednesday, solidifying a spot in Friday’s semi-final vs Finland.
• Calum Ritchie (Oakville, Ont./ Oshawa, OHL) opened the
scoring for Canada and added an assist for a two-point night.
• Brayden Yager (Saskatoon, Sask./ Moose Jaw, WHL) scored
and added an assist to move into the tournament lead in scoring with nine
• Zach Benson (Chilliwack, B.C./ Winnipeg, WHL) scored his
second of the tournament.
Mathieu Cataford (Saint-Constant, Que./ Halifax, QMJHL), Andrew
Cristall (Burnaby, B.C./ Kelowna, WHL) Ethan Gauthier (Drummondville,
Que. / Sherbrooke, QMJHL)
and Dylan MacKinnon (Riverview, N.B./ Halifax, QMJHL)
contributed with assists.
• Scott Ratzlaff (Irma, Alta./ Seattle, WHL) made 18 saves
for the shutout.
• Canada outshot Sweden 43-18.
• Czechia 3, United States 1 (Game Stats)
• Slovakia 3, Switzerland 2 (OT) (Game Stats)
Next Games – Friday, August 5
• 7th Place - Switzerland vs. Germany (10:30 a.m. MT)
• 5th Place - United States vs. Slovakia (1:30 p.m. MT)
• Semifinal - Canada vs. Finland (5 p.m. MT)
• Semifinal - Czechia vs. Sweden (8:30 p.m. MT)
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will
broadcast all Team Canada games from the Peavey Mart Centrium; please check
local listings for details.
Full tournament information, including scores, stats, stories and more, is
available at HlinkaGretzkyCup.ca.
“Tonight, was a big challenge for us. This was a physical game, and we had
to earn it. We blocked some shots and I felt that as the game went on, we
got more pucks to the net and a bigger net front presence. I’m very happy
for this group and I’m proud of the work ethic we showed.”
- Head coach Stéphane Julien (Shawinigan, Que./ Sherbrooke, QMJHL) on
“We battled hard tonight. Sweden gave us the toughest test of the
tournament so far and I think we responded well. We played hard, blocked
some shots, (Scott) Ratzlaff was excellent and we’re looking forward to the
- Ritchie on the win
“We did a great job tonight. Sweden is a good team and we had to earn
this one. We played a full sixty minutes; our goalie played a heck of a
game, and our penalty killers didn’t give up anything. When your kill
is as good as ours was tonight, you’re going to win a lot of games.”
- Yager on the defensive
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