Canada books semi-final ticket with lopsided win over Slovakia


Red Deer, Alta. – Cam Allen (Guelph Storm) scored his first goal of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup Tournament and Calum Ritchie (Oshawa Generals) chipped in with two assists as Canada handily defeated Slovakia 9-1 on Tuesday, improving to 2-0 while booking a spot in Friday’s semi-finals.

Colby Barlow (Owen Sound Attack) and Denver Barkey (London Knights) both contributed with assists.

“Coming off the game vs the Swiss, it’s a bit scary for a coach as you aren’t sure what to expect from, your guys, but we came out tonight with the right mindset,” said Canada’s head coach Stephane Julien (Sherbrooke Phoenix). “Our puck pressure was non-stop. We were stopping and starting, forcing turnovers and we really used all our guys. Everyone was working hard and deserved the win.”

Canada squares off against 2-0 Sweden on Wednesday night at 9:00pm ET.



Sweden 9, Switzerland 3
Finland 4, Germany 1

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