Saturday August 15, 2015
BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Canada is bringing home the gold after defeating Sweden 7-3 in Saturday’s gold medal game at the 2015 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in Breclav.
Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team has won the annual tournament eight consecutive years – winning 36 of 38 games over that span – and has won 20 of 25 summer tournaments since 1991.
On Saturday, Canada scored four times in the first period and outshot the Swedes 16-1 to take control early. Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) scored twice, and Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads), Tyler Benson (Vancouver Giants), Tanner Kaspick (Brandon Wheat Kings), Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting) and Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen) added a goal each, while Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes) made 15 saves.
Canada finished a perfect 5-0 in the tournament, outscoring its opposition 23-7.
Canada’s roster was made up of 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders, and included six players from the Ontario Hockey League, 12 from the Western Hockey League, two from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and two players from the British Columbia Hockey League.
CHL Players on Team Canada:
Carter Hart (Everett Silvertips)
Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes)
Jake Bean (Calgary Hitmen)
Kale Clague (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Samuel Girard (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Josh Mahura (Red Deer Rebels)
Victor Mete (London Knights)
David Quenneville (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Tyler Benson (Vancouver Giants)
Will Bitten (Flint Firebirds)
Dillon Dube (Kelowna Rockets)
Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Tanner Kaspick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jordan Kyrou (Sarnia Sting)
Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen)
Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads)
Nolan Patrick (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Zach Poirier (North Bay Battalion)
Sam Steel (Regina Pats)
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