2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup
Game #2
Preliminary
Final (SO)
August 7, 2017 9:30 am EDT
Slovnaft Arena
Bratislava, SVK

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
SO
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
SO
F
1
1
1
0
0
3
1
1
1
0
1
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
8
9
4
31
7
8
11
1
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
10
0 / 5
20

Game Story

CANADA FALLS IN SHOOTOUT IN HLINKA OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Akil Thomas (Toronto, Ont./Niagara, OHL) scored early in the third period to force overtime, but Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to Russia to open the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup on Monday.

Calen Addison (Brandon, Man./Lethbridge, WHL) set up all three goals in regulation for the Canadians, who erased one-goal deficits in the second and third periods to earn a single point.

In the shootout, Joe Veleno (Kirkland, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) made good on his opportunity, the third shot for Canada, showing off his quick hands in close to beat goaltender Amir Miftakhov.

Ruslan Iskhakov responded for Russia with the game on the line, and beat netminder Alexis Gravel (St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) a second time to put the pressure back on Veleno. The Canadian captain tried to go five-hole, but Miftakhov kept the puck out to clinch the victory.

Canada needed less than six minutes of the first period to open the scoring; on the power play, Barrett Hayton (Peterborough, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) parked himself at the side of the net and banged in the rebound of a Addison shot.

The Russians answered midway through the opening frame when Nikita Rtishchev snapped a quick shot past the glove of Gravel, and took their first lead early in the second period off the stick of Dmitriy Zavgorodniy, who kept on a two-on-one.

Jack McBain (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL) brought the Canadians even with less than five minutes to go in the second, taking a pass from Addison in the slot and beating Miftakhov to send the game to the intermission tied 2-2.

Russia took a 3-2 lead just 1:18 into the third period when Zavgorodniy beat Gravel off a scramble in front, but Thomas whipped a wrist shot past Miftakhov from the high slot just 3:23 later to tie the game again and eventually send the game to an extra period.

Addison had a chance to win it for Canada in overtime when he snuck in behind the Russian defence and was pulled down, but was denied by the glove of Miftakhov on a penalty shot.

Canada gets right back to action Tuesday, facing off against Finland (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Solopanov
Slashing (2:00)
04:42
GOAL
Goal: Barrett Hayton (power play)

Assists: Calen Addison, Ryan Merkley
05:48
GOAL
Goal: Nikita Rtischev

Assists: Nikita Solopanov
10:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Egor Sokolov
Slashing (2:00)
11:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Kevin Bahl
Hooking (2:00)
15:07
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dmitriy Zavgordniy

04:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Anderson MacDonald
Boarding (2:00)
09:28
GOAL
Goal: Jack McBain

Assists: Calen Addison
15:22
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Dmitriy Zavgordniy

Assists: Nikita Okhotuk, Pavel Rotenberg
01:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Bogdan Zhilyakov
High-Sticking (2:00)
01:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Grigory Denisenko
Boarding (2:00)
02:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Grigory Denisenko
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
02:43
GOAL
Goal: Akil Thomas

Assists: Calen Addison, Joe Veleno
04:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Veleno
Slashing (2:00)
06:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Benoît-Olivier Groulx
Charging (2:00)
07:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Kneeing (2:00)
13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Gleb Babintsev
Interference (2:00)
19:06
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Dmitriy Zavgordniy shooutout attempt on #1 Alexis Gravel
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#14 Jared McIsaac shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhof
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#26 Egor Sokolov shooutout attempt on #1 Alexis Gravel
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#29 Nolan Foote shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhof
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Ruslan Iskhakov shooutout attempt on #1 Alexis Gravel
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Joe Veleno shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhof
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Ruslan Iskhakov shooutout attempt on #1 Alexis Gravel
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#9 Joe Veleno shooutout attempt on #1 Amir Miftakhof
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Alexis Gravel CAN 65 27 24 3 0.889
Amir Miftakhof RUS 65 31 28 3 0.903

Game Leaders

Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 12, 2017
3 - 4 L v SwedenSWE
Aug 12, 2017
4 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Aug 11, 2017
1 - 2 L v Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 11, 2017
6 - 1 W v SlovakiaSVK
Aug 9, 2017
3 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Aug 9, 2017
Videos
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2018 MWC: USA 4 – CAN 1 (Bronze)
Vlasic scored, but Canada dropped the bronze medal game to U.S.
2018 MWC: SUI 3 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Horvat and Parayko scored goals, but Canada will play for bronze.
2018 MWC: CAN 5 – RUS 4 OT (Quarter-final)
O’Reilly scored the overtime winner, sending Canada to the semifinals.
2018 MWC: CAN 3 – GER 0 (Preliminary)
Nugent-Hopkins had 1G 1A and Kuemper made 12 saves for the shutout.
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