2019-20 National Men's U18 Team

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2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #16
Semifinal
Final (SO)
August 9, 2019 1:00 pm EDT

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
5
11
4
3
23
10
15
14
2
41

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
6
0 / 3
12

Game Story

CANADA SURVIVES SWEDES, OFF TO HLINKA GRETZKY CUP FINAL

QUINTON AMUNDSON

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – After scoring twice in regulation time, Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) channeled Jonathan Toews by delivering three goals in the shootout to lift Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to a 3-2 semifinal victory over Sweden on Friday at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The win sends Canada into the gold medal game Saturday against Russia (11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT), one victory away from a 23rd summer under-18 gold medal in 29 tries since 1991.

Replying to tallies from Daniel Ljungman, Perfetti kept the Canadians alive with goals in the second and seventh rounds of the shootout before burying a shot over the pads of Swedish goaltender Jesper Wallstedt in Round 8 to clinch the dramatic victory.

Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) stopped 19 of the 21 shots that he faced over regulation and overtime before coming up with the answer for six of eight Swedish attempts in the shootout.

Despite Canada posting a 9-4 edge in shots in the first period, Sweden scored the lone goal as Ljungman knuckled a puck over Lennox’s left shoulder for a power-play tally almost midway through the stanza.

It only took Perfetti 35 seconds of the second period to tie the game as he accepted a breakaway pass from Hendrix Lapierre (Gatineau, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) and beat Wallstedt with a forehand deke.

Hugo Styf seized the lead back for Sweden just over three minutes later with a slap shot that beat a screened Lennox.

Perfetti deadlocked the game again with 5:41 to play in the middle frame with his second breakaway goal of the period, opting this time to strike with a backhand dangle.

Because international rules count shootout-winning goals towards a player’s tournament totals, Perfetti was credited with a hat trick. His eight goals and 12 points through four games are the second-best totals in Canadian summer U18 history – Jeff Friesen had nine goals and 13 points in 1993, and Brett McLean recorded 13 points in 1995.

The frenetic action of the second period was reflected in the shot totals – 15-11 in favour of Canada.

The Canadians turned up the heat by outshooting Sweden 14-4 in the third period, but could not find a way to beat Wallstedt, who finished with 39 saves.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Linus Lööf
Interference (2:00)
02:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Jérémie Poirier
Hooking (2:00)
07:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Neighbours
Tripping (2:00)
08:29
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Daniel Ljungman

08:29
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: William Hallén
Roughing (2:00)
00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaiden Guhle
Roughing (2:00)
00:00
GOAL
Goal: Cole Perfetti

Assists: Hendrix Lapierre
00:35
GOAL
Goal: Hugo Styf

Assists: Leo Lööf
04:06
GOAL
Goal: Cole Perfetti

14:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaiden Guhle
Tripping (2:00)
18:29
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Leo Lööf
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Connor McClennon
Slashing (2:00)
06:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Ridly Greig
Hooking (2:00)
09:09
Overtime
No Scoring
Shootout
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#24 Seth Jarvis shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Daniel Ljungman shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Cole Perfetti shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#3 Helge Grans shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Quinton Byfield shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#17 Erik Hedlund shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#18 Hendrix Lapierre shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#11 William Eklund shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#16 Connor McClennon shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#22 Zion Nybeck shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Cole Perfetti shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Daniel Ljungman shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Miss
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Cole Perfetti shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Daniel Ljungman shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#21 Cole Perfetti shooutout attempt on #30 Jesper Wallstedt
Goal
SHOOTOUT ATTEMPT
#19 Daniel Ljungman shooutout attempt on #1 Tristan Lennox
Miss

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Jesper Wallstedt SWE 70 41 39 2 0.951
Tristan Lennox CAN 70 23 21 2 0.913

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

Previous Games

5 - 1 W v FinlandFIN
Aug 10, 2019
2 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2019
2 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 9, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Aug 9, 2019
5 - 4 W @ United StatesUSA
Aug 7, 2019
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 7, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 5 – JPN 0 (Game 5)
Dunn lit the lamp three times to net White a victory over Japan.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 5 – JPN 0 (Game 4)
Sorley and Culmone netted two goals apiece to lead Red to the victory.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 1 – WHT 0 (Game 3)
Culmone scored and Larocque made 14 saves to help Red blank White.
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 15 – JPN 0 (Game 2)
McGregor drove his team to the win column with a six-point outing.