2018-19 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 World Championship
Game #24
Quarter-final
Final
April 25, 2019 1:30 pm EDT
A3 Arena
Umeå, SWE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
11
12
16
39
14
16
13
43

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
18
0 / 4
12

Game Story

CANADA HOLDS OFF LATVIA, BOOKS SEMIFINAL SPOT AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

UMEÅ, Sweden – Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Alta./Prince George, WHL) was terrific in a 38-save performance and Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) scored twice, leading Canada to a 3-1 quarter-final win over Latvia on Thursday at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship.

The Canadians are into the semifinals for the first time since 2016; they will face the host Swedes on Saturday (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT) in Örnsköldsvik.

Braden Schneider (Prince Albert, Sask./Brandon, WHL) had the other goal for Canada, which was pushed to the limit by a Latvian team making its first-ever appearance in the medal round.

After both teams failed on power-play opportunities in the opening 10 minutes, Schneider jumped into the rush, took a feed from Brayden Tracey (Calgary, Alta./Moose Jaw, WHL) and went five-hole on Latvian goaltender Arturs Silovs just before the 14-minute mark.

Krebs extended the lead to 2-0 at 7:34 of the second period on a weird one; off a lost face-off by the Canadian captain, the puck hit a Latvian stick and trickled through Silovs for the eventual game-winner.

Latvia, which scored only six goals in four preliminary-round games, buzzed in the third period and capitalized on Canadian penalty trouble to get on the board; Harijs Brants ripped a one-timer past Gauthier on a two-man advantage to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes to go.

The Europeans would get no closer, and Krebs wrapped up the win into an empty net with 19.3 seconds left after terrific work in the defensive zone by Schneider and Connor Zary (Saskatoon, Sask./Kamloops, WHL).

Canada finished with a 43-39 edge in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Patriks Ozols
Tripping (2:00)
00:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Philip Tomasino
Slashing (2:00)
08:33
GOAL
Goal: Braden Schneider

Assists: Brayden Tracey
13:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Ralfs Jevdokimovs (Served by Rihards Ligis)
Hit to the Head (2:00)
16:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Ralfs Jevdokimovs
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
16:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Brayden Tracey
Closing Hand on Puck (2:00)
18:04
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nathan Légaré
Late Hit (2:00)
03:59
GOAL
Goal: Peyton Krebs

07:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Nikita Mateiko
Slashing (2:00)
15:45
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Holloway
Roughing (2:00)
01:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Raimonds Vitolins
Hooking (2:00)
05:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Brayden Tracey
Interference (2:00)
08:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Dylan Holloway
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
08:57
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Harijs Brants

Assists: Raimonds Vitolins
10:01
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Peyton Krebs

Assists: Connor Zary
19:40
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Arturs Silovs

19:40

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Arturs Silovs LAT 59 42 40 2 0.952
Taylor Gauthier CAN 60 39 38 1 0.974

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - 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
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

1 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Apr 25, 2019
2 - 5 L @ United States USA
Apr 28, 2019
1 - 7 L @ United States USA
Apr 23, 2019
3 - 4 L v SwedenSWE
Apr 27, 2019
2 - 0 W v SlovakiaSVK
Apr 22, 2019
3 - 1 W v LatviaLAT
Apr 25, 2019
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2019 NPT Camp: RED 1 – WHT 0 (Game 3)
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2019 NPT Camp: WHT 15 – JPN 0 (Game 2)
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