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Canada finishes fourth at U-18

Canada’s National Under-18 Team had to settle for 4th place at the 2003 U18 Junior World Cup in the Czech Republic, after an 8-2 loss to the host team on Saturday in Breclav. Defencemen Cam Barker (Medicine Hat Tigers) and Wes O’Neill scored Canada’s goals. The Czech powerplay accounted for five goals on the day, capturing the bronze medal. USA captured the gold medal, edging Russia 3-2 in other action.

Canada’s Under-18 Team roster includes 20 Canadian Hockey League players, including 12 from the Western Hockey League, five from the Ontario Hockey League and three from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

First Period

1. CZE, Stanislav Balan (Jakub Kindl, Jakub Lev) 10:15

Penalties: Martin Bucek, CZE 0:14, Michael Blunden, CAN 1:15, Eric Hunter, CAN 4:54, Jean-Michel Rizk, CAN 7:38, Blake Comeau, CAN 9:02, Karel Hromas, CZE 9:54, Jakub Sindel, CZE 12:01, Eric Hunter, CAN 15:15, Tomas Protivny, CZE 18:26, Jakub Sindel, CZE 19:55

Second Period

2. CAN, Wes O’Neill (Woytek Wolski) 1:06

3. CZE, Martin Bucek (Ladislav Smid) 11:33

4. CZE, Ladislav Smid (Martin Bucek) 12:38

5. CAN, Cam Barker (Brett Festerling) 16:28

6. CZE, Jakub Sindel 19:55

Penalties: Jean-Michel Rizk, CAN 7:13, Brett Festerling, CAN 10:23, David Schulz, CAN 10:56, Brett Festerling, CAN 12:04, Karel Hromas, CZE 15:29, Blake Comeau, CAN 18:37,
Mark Fistric, CAN 19:17, Ondrej Smach, CZE 19:17

Third Period

7. CZE, Jakub Sindel 7:08

8. CZE, Roman Psurny (Tomas Mertl, Michal Psurny) 9:21

9. CZE, Jakub Sindel (Michal Birner) 10:27

10. CZE, Stanislav Balan 12:20

Penalties: Jaroslav Mrazek, CZE 1:52, Jean-Michel Rizk, CAN 2:30, Jakub Sindel, CZE 4:52, Woytek Wolski, CAN 5:08, Alex Bourret, CAN 6:09, Cam Barker, CAN 10:10, Eric Hunter, CAN 11:32, Michael Blunden, CAN 12:43, Sidney Crosby, CAN 12:43, Evan McGrath, CAN 15:39, Jakub Sindel, CZE 15:39, Woytek Wolski, CAN 16:32, Evan McGrath, CAN 19:24

Goaltenders

CAN Devan Dubnyk

CZE Marek Swarc

Shots on Goal

CAN 6 12 13 – 31

CZE 6 8 12 – 26

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