2007-08 National Men's Under-18 Team

Denmark 1 - Canada 4


KAZAN, Russia – With a game against the defending world champions looming, Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team appears to have found their stride at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

Corey Trivino (Toronto, ON/Stouffville, OPJHL) scored three goals and added an assist and linemates Maxime Sauvé (Boisbriand, QC/Val-d’Or, QMJHL) and Matt Duchene (Haliburton, ON/Brampton, OHL) had three assists apiece as Canada topped Denmark 4-1 on Tuesday.

The win moves Canada to 2-0 and sets up a battle for first place in Group A with last year’s gold medalists from Russia on Wednesday (11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT).

“We came out today trying not to overlook these guys, especially after the big win on Sunday against Germany,” Trivino said. “We started slowly, but as the game progressed, we got to put some pucks in the net. My linemates were really good today, and they did most of the work. I was just there standing at the right place at the right time, and all I had to do was to put it in.”

Denmark, 5-2 losers to the USA in the tournament-opener on Monday, came out with jump, outshooting Canada 12-11 in the opening period, but was kept off the scoresheet by Canadian goaltender Jake Allen (Fredericton, NB/St John’s, QMJHL).

It was Canada who would strike first, as a shot from the blueline by Marco Scandella (Montreal, QC/Val-d’Or, QMJHL) eluded Danish netminder Nikolaj Norbak for a 1-0 lead, an advantage Canada took into the first intermission.

The Trivino-Sauvé-Duchene line struck just three minutes into the second period, as Trivino finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play for his first goal of the tournament and a 2-0 lead, and the same three players combined for another Trivino goal just five minutes later as the Canadians began to pull away.

Denmark got on the board late in the second period, taking advantage of a rare Canadian penalty – Canada took just three minor penalties, and has just eight minutes in penalties through two games – to connect on the powerplay, and headed to the second intermission down by a pair.

The third period, however, was all Canada, and the score could have ended up much worse if not for the play of Norbak. The Canadians held a whopping 20-2 advantage in shots on goal in the final 20 minutes, but only Trivino’s hat trick goal midway through the period got past the Danish goaltender.

Overall, Canada outshot the Danes 43-19, including 32-7 in the final two periods.

“Denmark was ready to play today, and they played hard; it was not an easy game for us,” Canadian head coach Pat Quinn said following the win. “At the end of the night, it is five guys on the ice working together that helps you win hockey games, and that’s what we had tonight.”

TSN/RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, will have coverage of the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, beginning Friday, April 18th vs. Slovakia and continuing through the gold medal game on Wednesday, April 23rd.


Game Information/Reseignements sur le match
Event/Événement Under-18 World Championship Location/Emplacement Kazan, RUS
Date Tue, Apr 15, 2008 Arena/Aréna Tatneft Arena
Time/Heure 7:30 am EST Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Preliminary Round Game # 09


Box Score/Compte
















First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts :
15.30 Canada 5. SCANDELLA, Marco (3. MYERS, Tyler, 10. TRIVINO, Corey)

Penalties/Pénalités :
2.01 2 min Canada 14. LAGACE, Jacob Hooking
5.40 2 min Denmark 2. CHRISTENSEN, Rasmus Tripping
12.40 2 min Canada 24. ROBAK, Colby Delaying the Game
16.15 2 min Canada 22. SCHENN, Brayden Charging
17.50 2 min Canada 6. CUMA, Tyler Holding

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :
03.36 Canada 10. TRIVINO, Corey Game Winning Goal (18. SAUVE, Maxime, 29. DUCHENE, Matthew)
08.27 Canada 10. TRIVINO, Corey (18. SAUVE, Maxime, 29. DUCHENE, Matthew)
16.07 PP Denmark 8. CHRISTENSEN, Kennie (12. NIELSEN, Rasmus)

Penalties/Pénalités :
00.17 2 min Canada 9. HODGSON, Cody Tripping
14.28 2 min Canada 28. NEMISZ, Greg Hooking
16.24 2 min Denmark 6. LAURIDSEN, Markus Roughing

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts :
10.45 Canada 10. TRIVINO, Corey (18. SAUVE, Maxime, 29. DUCHENE, Matthew)

Penalties/Pénalités :
07.34 2 min Denmark 6. LAURIDSEN, Markus Hooking
18.35 2 min Canada 15. McMILLAN, Brandon Roughing


Goaltenders DEN NORBAK, Nikolaj
Gardiens de but CAN ALLEN, Jake

Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p Ttl
Shots on Goal DEN 12 5 2 19
Tirs au but CAN 11 12 20 43

Referee/Arbitre MANDIONI Nadir (SUI), SJOBERG Patrik (SWE)
Linesmen/Juges des lignes BROWN David (USA), SHABUNEVICH Dmitry (BLR)


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