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RED DEER, Alta.
Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team booked its ticket to the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup gold medal game with a
4-1 semifinal win over Finland on Friday night.
• Ethan Gauthier (Drummondville, Que. / Sherbrooke, QMJHL)
scored his tournament-leading fifth goal.
• Calum Ritchie (Oakville, Ont. / Oshawa, OHL) scored his
third goal and recorded his tournament-leading ninth point.
• Matthew Wood (Nanaimo, B.C. / Victoria, BCHL) and Denver Barkey (Newmarket, Ont. / London, OHL) rounded out the scoring
Caden Price (Saskatoon, Sask / Kelowna, WHL), Carson Rehkopf (Utopia,
Ont. / Kitchener, OHL), Saige Weinstein (Edmonton, Alta. / Spokane,
and Andrew Cristall (Burnaby, B.C. / Kelowna, WHL)
contributed with assists.
• Scott Ratzlaff (Irma, Alta./ Seattle, WHL) made 23 saves
for his third victory of the tournament.
• 13 of 20 skaters recorded at least one point for Canada.
• Canada finished 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
• Canada outshot Finland 27-24.
• 7th Place - Switzerland 4, Germany 1 (Game Stats)
• 5th Place – United States 4, Slovakia 2 (Game Stats)
• Semifinal #2 - Sweden 6, Czechia 2 (Game Stats)
Next Games – Saturday, August 6
• Bronze Medal – Finland vs. Czechia (12 p.m. MT)
• Gold Medal - Canada vs. Sweden (4 p.m. MT)
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will
broadcast both the bronze and gold medal 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
“We came out a bit nervous tonight, but as the game went on, we got our
legs under us and got going. I thought we got a lot cleaner in the second
period and then in the third period we we’re back to our game. We got
stronger as the game went on, but we have to clean up a few things for
- Assistant coach Al Letang (Renfrew, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) on the win
“We showed tonight that we can battle through any adversity. It wasn’t
easy, Finland gave us a real challenge and I thought we got better as the
game went on. We need a better start tomorrow, but I know these guys will
be ready to go.”
- Wood on the effort
“I felt really comfortable tonight. The team played extremely hard in
front of me. Our guys keep everything to the outside and it makes my
life easy. We knew this was going to be a tough game, but our guys
competed, and I think we raised the bar and know what we need to do
- Ratzlaff on the defensive effort
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