2017-18 National Men's Under-18 Team

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2018 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #0
Final
April 15, 2018 6:30 am EST
Trakor Ice Arena
Chelyabinsk, RUS

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
1
0
5
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
1
0
5
0
0
0
0

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
10
0 / 5
6

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS SLOVAKIA IN PRE-U18S OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

CHELYABINSK, Russia – Serron Noel (Nepean, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) scored twice, and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team netted four goals in the first period to earn a 5-0 win over Slovakia in its pre-tournament opener Sunday ahead of the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship.

Cameron Hillis (Oshawa, Ont./Guelph, OHL), Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) and Cole Fonstad (Estevan, Sask./Prince Albert, WHL) had the other goals for Canada. Lafrenière and Fonstad finished with a goal and an assist apiece, while Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry, Ont./Flint, OHL) chipped in with a pair of helpers.

Kevin Mandolese (Blainville, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) and Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Saskatoon, WHL) shared the shutout in the Canadian goal; Mandolese played the first two periods before giving way to Maier in the third.

After a slow start, Canada twice struck for two goals inside a minute before the end of the first period.

Noel got the scoring started at 8:18 off a set-up from Lafrenière and Dellandrea, and Hillis doubled the advantage just 36 seconds later.

Lafrenière made it a 3-0 game with a shorthanded goal with just 1:23 remaining in the opening frame, before Fonstad added another for the Canadians on the same penalty kill only 27 seconds after that.

Noel netted his second of the game early in the second period, capping the offence.

The Canadians are right back to action Monday in Chelyabinsk, wrapping up its exhibition schedule against Finland (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT). It opens the world championship Thursday in Magnitogorsk, taking on the defending champions from the United States (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Serron Noel
Interference (2:00)
01:14
GOAL
Goal: Serron Noel

Assists: Alexis Lafrenière, Ty Dellandrea
08:18
GOAL
Goal: Cameron Hillis

Assists: Cole Fonstad, Bowen Byram
08:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Oliver Okuliar
Holding (2:00)
11:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
Slashing (2:00)
12:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Kirby Dach
Tripping (2:00)
17:59
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière

Assists: Ty Dellandrea
18:37
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Cole Fonstad

Assists: Ryan Merkley
19:04
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Samuel Vyletelka

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack McBain
Slashing (2:00)
00:26
GOAL
Goal: Serron Noel

Assists: Allan McShane
03:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Graeme Clarke
Hooking (2:00)
08:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Martin Bucko
Hooking (2:00)
14:24
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nolan Maier

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Sojka
Tripping (2:00)
09:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Kevin Mandolese CAN 40 0 0 0 0.000
Nolan Maier CAN 20 0 0 0 0.000
Michal Vojvoda SVK 20 4 0 4 0.000
Samuel Vyletelka SVK 40 1 0 1 0.000

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 0 - SAV% - 0.000
GA 4 - SV - 0 - SAV% - 0.000
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Apr 16, 2018
0 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Apr 15, 2018
5 - 0 W @ Slovakia SVK
Apr 15, 2018
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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