2015-16 National Men's Under-18 Team

2015-16 National Men's Under-18 Team

Connor Hall had a goal and an assist, but Canada settled for fourth place at the IIHF U18 World Championship, falling 10-3 to the U.S. in the bronze medal game Sunday.
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Seven players who won summer gold at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup will lead Canada at the IIHF U18 World Championship.
Eight Ivan Hlinka gold medallists are among the 23 named to Canada’s pre-competition roster ahead of U18 worlds.
Shaun Clouston has been named Team Canada’s head coach for the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, N.D.
William Bitten’s parents became Olympians playing a decidedly non-Canadian sport – badminton. But hockey is his game.
Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team will go in search of an eighth consecutive gold at the annual tournament.
Program of Excellence changes mean familiarity carries over from the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge to the U18 program.
Jakob Chychrun had a goal and two assists, but Canada fell in a semifinal shootout at U18 worlds.
Tyson Jost and Brett Howden had five points each to lead Canada into the semifinals at U18 worlds.
Evan Fitzpatrick was terrific in a 26-save performance, helping Canada finish off a perfect prelims.
Tyson Jost had two assists in the decisive second period, and Canada topped Slovakia at U18 worlds.
Brett Howden scored twice, Evan Fitzpatrick made 38 saves, and Canada beat the Czechs at U18 worlds.
Jordan Kyrou tied a tournament record with four goals, leading Canada to a worlds-opening win.
David Quenneville finished a three-goal comeback, but Canada fell to Sweden in pre-worlds action.
Beck Malenstyn and Maxime Comtois had two goals apiece, leading Canada to a pre-U18 worlds win.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice in the first 11:17, and Canada won its eighth straight Hlinka gold.
Nolan Patrick scored the shootout winner and Canada advanced to play for another Hlinka gold.
Tyson Jost had a hat trick, Tyler Benson added a goal and three assists and Canada routed the Swiss.
Michael McLeod and William Bitten scored, Dylan Wells made 21 saves and Canada blanked Sweden.
Dillon Dubé and Nolan Patrick erased an early Czech lead and Canada opened Hlinka with a win.
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2015 MIH: CAN 7 – SWE 3 (Gold Medal)
Dubois scored twice in a four-goal first period, and Canada won its eighth straight Hlinka gold medal.
2015 MIH: CAN 2 – RUS 1 (SO) (Semifinal)
Kyrou scored in regulation, Patrick had the shootout winner and Canada advanced to play for gold.
2015 MIH: CAN 9 – SUI 2 (Preliminary)
Jost had a hat trick, Benson added four points and Canada routed the Swiss for a perfect prelims.
2015 MIH: CAN 2 – SWE 0 (Preliminary)
McLeod and Bitten scored, Wells made 17 saves and Canada blanked Sweden to stay atop Group A.
Scoring
Goaltending
R Player Goals Assists PTS
1. Tyson Jost 6 9 15
2. Dante Fabbro 0 8 8
2. David Quenneville 5 3 8
2. William Bitten 3 5 8
2. Brett Howden 5 3 8
3. Mason Shaw 1 6 7
3. Jordan Kyrou 5 2 7
4. Jakob Chychrun 1 3 4
4. Pascal Laberge 2 2 4
4. Michael McLeod 2 2 4
R Player GAA SV %
1. Leevi Laakso 2.01 .913
2. Stuart Skinner 2.82 .846
3. Evan Fitzpatrick 2.93 .904
4. Josef Korenar 3.00 .893
4. Jake Oettinger 3.00 .906
5. Roman Durny 3.04 .900
6. Filip Gustavsson 4.00 .915
7. Philip Wuthrich 9.00 .800
8. Mads-Emil Gransoe 9.30 .824
9. Kasper Krog 30.77 .000
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Results
Standings
Apr 14, 2016
5
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
4
5
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
4
3
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
8
2
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 15, 2016
3
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
10
2
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 16, 2016
2
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
6
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
4
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
3
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 17, 2016
12
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
4
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 18, 2016
0
7
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
8
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
9
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
3
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 19, 2016
1
5
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
4
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
0
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 21, 2016
1
5
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
1
9
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
2
7
Final
ICON Sports Center, Grand Forks, N.D.
0
8
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 22, 2016
1
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 23, 2016
4
2
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
6
5
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Apr 24, 2016
3
4
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
3
10
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
6
1
Final
Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.
Group A
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
USA (USA) 4 4 0 0 0 12
SWE (SWE) 4 2 1 1 0 8
RUS (RUS) 4 2 2 0 0 6
SUI (SUI) 4 0 3 1 0 2
LAT (LAT) 4 0 2 0 2 2
Group B
Team GP W L OTW OTL PTS
CAN (CAN) 4 4 0 0 0 12
FIN (FIN) 4 2 1 1 0 8
SVK (SVK) 4 2 2 0 0 6
CZE (CZE) 4 1 2 0 1 4
DEN (DEN) 4 0 4 0 0 0
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