2018-19 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #14
Preliminary
Final
April 21, 2019 1:30 pm EDT
A3 Arena
Umeå, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
5
3
11
0
1
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
22
18
20
60
12
12
18
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
5 / 5
18
1 / 8
12

Game Story

CANADA ROLLS PAST BELARUS, STAY PERFECT AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

UMEÅ, Sweden – Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse, Y.T./Lethbridge, WHL) scored two goals and set up three others, and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team cruised past Belarus 11-1 on Sunday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship.

The win keeps Canada perfect, and puts it in the driver’s seat for first place in Group A with one preliminary-round game remaining.

Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) added two goals and an assist, Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) had one of each and Nathan Légaré (Montreal, Que./Baie-Comeau, QMJHL) scored twice for the Canadians, who led 3-0 after one period and were up 8-0 late in the second.

Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Saskatoon, WHL) made 41 saves to earn the win in his first start of the tournament.

The power play went to work early; Philip Tomasino (Mississauga, Ont./Niagara, OHL) found Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) at the top of the crease, and he redirected the opening goal past goaltender Rostislav Zinovenko just 4:24 in.

Jordan Spence (Cornwall, P.E.I./Moncton, QMJHL) doubled the lead at 13:36, finishing a give-and-go with Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL), and Newhook knocked in a loose puck in the dying seconds after a missed poke-check by Zinovenko to send Canada to the intermission up 3-0.

The offensive onslaught continued in the second period, and it started early; Braden Schneider (Prince Albert, Sask./Brandon, WHL) jumped into the rush to score shorthanded just 34 seconds into the middle frame, and Newhook and Légaré added goals 40 seconds apart to make it 6-0 before the midway mark of the period.

The Légaré goal marked the end for Zinovenko, who allowed six goals on 32 shots.

Cozens got his first at 7:28, burying his own rebound past new netminder Alexei Kolosov, and Krebs snuck behind the defence to net the 8-0 goal only 17 seconds after that.

Belarus finally got one past Maier when Vitali Pinchuk converted on a power play, but that was all for offence from the Europeans.

Cozens netted his second early in the third period, tipping in a set-up from Newhook on a Canadian power play, before late man-advantage goals from Légaré and Samuel Poulin (Blainville, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) finished the scoring.

Canada outshot Belarus 60-42.

After an off day, the Canadians will look to wrap up top spot in the Group A when they close out the preliminary round Tuesday against the Czech Republic (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Danil Martynov
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
02:58
GOAL
Goal: Connor Zary (power play)

Assists: Philip Tomasino
04:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaedan Korczak
Tripping (2:00)
06:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Holloway
Tripping (2:00)
07:53
GOAL
Goal: Jordan Spence

Assists: Jamieson Rees
13:36
GOAL
Goal: Alex Newhook

Assists: Dylan Cozens
19:57
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor Zary
Cross-Checking (2:00)
00:10
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Braden Schneider

Assists: Jamieson Rees, Michael Vukojevic
00:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Oleg Kachelovski
Hooking (2:00)
06:48
GOAL
Goal: Alex Newhook (power play)

Assists: Brayden Tracey, Dylan Cozens
09:02
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Légaré

Assists: Michael Vukojevic
09:42
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Alexei Kolosov

09:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamieson Rees
Tripping (2:00)
10:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Brayden Tracey
Tripping (2:00)
15:19
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Cozens

Assists: Peyton Krebs
17:28
GOAL
Goal: Peyton Krebs

Assists: Dylan Cozens
17:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Harley
Holding (2:00)
18:39
GOAL
Goal: Vitali Pinchuk (power play)

Assists: Sergei Kuznetsov, Vladislav Kolyachonok
18:49
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sergei Kuznetsov
Elbowing (2:00)
00:55
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Cozens (power play)

Assists: Alex Newhook, Thomas Harley
01:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Brayden Tracey
Roughing (2:00)
07:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Yegor Buyalski
Roughing (2:00)
07:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Harley
High-Sticking (2:00)
12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Jamieson Rees
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Ilya Usov
Slashing (2:00)
17:19
GOAL
Goal: Nathan Légaré (power play)

Assists: Keean Washkurak
17:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Denisov
Kneeing (2:00)
18:00
GOAL
Goal: Samuel Poulin (power play)

Assists: Jamie Drysdale, Daemon Hunt
18:09

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Nolan Maier CAN 60 42 41 1 0.976
Rostislav Zinovenko BLR 29 32 26 6 0.813
Alexei Kolosov BLR 30 28 23 5 0.821

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 3 - Points 5
G 2 - A 3 - P 5
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 5 L @ United States USA
Apr 28, 2019
0 - 6 L v Russia RUS
Apr 25, 2019
3 - 4 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 27, 2019
4 - 5 L @ SwitzerlandSUI
Apr 22, 2019
3 - 1 W v LatviaLAT
Apr 25, 2019
1 - 11 L v CanadaCAN
Apr 21, 2019
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2019 MWC: CAN 3 – USA 0 (Preliminary)
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2019 MWC: CAN 5 – DEN 0 (Preliminary)
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