2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2018 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #14
Preliminary
Final
April 22, 2018 10:30 am EDT
Arena Metallurg
Magnitogorsk, RUS

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
1
5
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
10
16
39
4
5
8
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 8
12
0 / 6
26

Game Story

CANADA SHUTS OUT SWITZERLAND TO STAY PERFECT AT U18S

JESSICA GOWANS

MAGNITOGORSK, Russia – Olivier Rodrigue (Chicoutimi, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) got the shutout, turning away all 17 shots he faced to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 5-0 win over Switzerland on Sunday at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship.

With the win, Canada moves to a perfect 3-0 in preliminary play, tied for top spot in Group B with Sweden ahead of a first-place showdown on Tuesday (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).

It was a dominant performance for Canada from start to finish, jumping out to a 13-4 lead in shots through the first period, and finishing the game with 39-17 advantage.

Rodrigue wasn’t busy, but was sharp when he needed to be to preserve the shutout, including two fantastic kick saves while the Swiss were pressuring on the power play in the second period.

Allan McShane (Collingwood, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) finished with a goal and an assist, while Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL), Aidan Dudas (Parry Sound, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL), Chase Wouters (Lloydminster, Alta./Saskatoon, WHL), and Raphaël Lavoie (Chambly, Que./Halifax, QMJHL) had the other goals for Canada.

Serron Noel (Nepean, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) had two assists, and leads the Canadians in scoring with six points through three games.

Canada struck early the first, scoring the only goal it would need at 4:44 of the opening frame. Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) forced a turnover in the offensive end, and Lafrenière tipped the puck past Swiss goaltender Akira Schmid off a pretty pass in front of the net from Noel.

The Canadians continued to pour on the pressure in the second, scoring three more goals in the middle stanza.

With Switzerland on the power play, Dudas finished off the shorthanded rush started by McShane, who found the scoresheet again less than 10 minutes later, this time on the power play when he tucked a shot top corner over Schmid’s shoulder. It was the first power-play goal of the tournament for Canada and broke an 0-for-11 drought with the man advantage.

Wouters swiped home the 4-0 goal after a scramble in front shortly before the second intermission.

The power play found the back of the net again in the third period, with Lavoie finishing the scoring.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Aidan Dudas
Slashing (2:00)
01:57
GOAL
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière

Assists: Serron Noel, Ty Dellandrea
04:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Davyd Barandun (Served by Jesse Tanner)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Davyd Barandun
Hit to the Head - Misconduct (10:00)
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Hillis
Holding the Stick (2:00)
15:45
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Guillaume Anex
Boarding (2:00)
03:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Ty Smith
Holding (2:00)
05:48
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Aidan Dudas

Assists: Allan McShane
06:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared McIsaac
Roughing (2:00)
06:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Wüest
Cross-Checking (2:00)
11:22
GOAL
Goal: Allan McShane (power play)

Assists: Liam Foudy, Jonathan Tychonick
13:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Stephane Patry
Tripping (2:00)
14:01
GOAL
Goal: Chase Wouters

Assists: Matthew Robertson, Kevin Bahl
17:46
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Valentin Nussbaumer)
Too Many Players (2:00)
19:47
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Davyd Barandun
Interference (2:00)
05:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Serron Noel
Elbowing (2:00)
09:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Davyd Barandun
Hooking (2:00)
12:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Nico Gross
High-Sticking (2:00)
15:24
GOAL
Goal: Raphael Lavoie (power play)

Assists: Serron Noel, Ryan Merkley
15:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Cameron Hillis
Tripping (2:00)
17:43

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Olivier Rodrigue CAN 60 17 17 0 1.000
Akira Schmid SUI 60 39 34 5 0.872

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 17 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 5 - SV - 34 - SAV% - 0.872
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 2 L v Czech Republic CZE
Apr 26, 2018
6 - 0 W @ FranceFRA
Apr 28, 2018
3 - 2 W @ SwedenSWE
Apr 24, 2018
5 - 2 W v FranceFRA
Apr 26, 2018
5 - 0 W @ SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 22, 2018
4 - 5 L @ BelarusBLR
Apr 23, 2018
Videos
Photos
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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