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RED DEER, Alta. – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team used five special-teams markers to earn a 14-0 win over Switzerland on Sunday night in the preliminary-round opener at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
• Ethan Gauthier (Drummondville, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL), led the way scoring the first hat-trick of the tournament.
• Calum Ritchie (Oakville, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) scored once and added three assists.
• Cameron Allen (Toronto, Ont./Guelph, OHL) recorded four assists.
• Colby Barlow (Orillia, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) scored two shorthanded goals, while Carson Rehkopf (Utopia, Ont./Kitchener, OHL) netted an even-strength marker.
• Matthew Wood (Nanaimo, B.C./Victoria, BCHL), Andrew Cristall (Burnaby, B.C./Kelowna, WHL) and Gauthier scored power-play goals.
• Wood, Gauthier and Barlow all recorded three-point nights.
• Brayden Yager (Saskatoon, Sask./Moose Jaw, WHL), Zach Benson (Chilliwack, B.C./Winnipeg, WHL), Jordan Tourigny (Victoriaville, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL), Denver Barkey (Newmarket, Ont./London, OHL), Riley Heidt (Saskatoon, Sask/Prince George, WHL), Caden Price (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) and Cristall finished with two points each.
• 17 of 20 Canadian skaters recorded at least one point.
• Scott Ratzlaff (Irma, Alta./Seattle, WHL) made 17 saves for the shutout.
• Canada outshot Switzerland 52-17.
• Czechia 4, Finland 3 (SO) (Game Stats)
• United States 8, Germany 1 (Game Stats)
Next Games – Monday, August 1
• Sweden vs. Slovakia (11 a.m. MT)
• United States vs. Finland (3 p.m. MT)
• Germany vs. Czechia (7 p.m. MT)
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Full tournament information, including scores, stats, stories and more, is available at HlinkaGretzkyCup.ca.
“Credit to our players tonight. The first penalty kill we got a big save from Scott (Ratzlaff) and we turned around and scored. That was a big moment in the game for us and then we capitalized every time we had some time in the offensive zone. It’s a short-term tournament, and you don’t want to create bad habits. That was the challenge from our staff and overall, we can’t be disappointed about much tonight.”
- Head coach Stéphane Julien (Shawinigan, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) on the win
“It’s a privilege to play on the penalty kill. You have to be thinking defence first, but tonight we got a couple of bounces and I was fortunate to capitalize on my chances.”
- Barlow on his two shorthanded goals
“I’m proud of our guys tonight. Up and down the lineup we had guys chipping in. It’s tough to keep your head in it when the game gets away like that, but credit the Swiss, they played hard right to the end and kept us honest.”
- Allen on staying focused
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