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U18 Men's Worlds Recap - Canada 4 Slovakia 3

Macklin Celebrini scored a goal and added an assist as Canada held on for a victory over Slovakia.

April 23, 2023



PORRENTRUY, Switzerland – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team made it back-to-back wins at the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship, edging past Slovakia 4-3 on Sunday.


  • Macklin Celebrini (Vancouver, B.C./Chicago, USHL) had a goal and an assist.
  • Porter Martone (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) added a shorthanded goal.
  • Colby Barlow (Orillia, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) and Calum Ritchie (Oakville, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) rounded out the scoring.
  • Matthew Wood (Nanaimo, B.C./University of Connecticut, HE) contributed two assists.
  • Cam Allen (Toronto, Ont./Guelph, OHL), Lukas Dragicevic (Richmond, B.C./Tri City, WHL), Angus MacDonell (Toronto, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) and Caden Price (Saskatoon, Sask./Kelowna, WHL) chipped in with an assist each.
  • Carson Bjarnason (Carberry, Man./Brandon, WHL) made 22 saves.
  • Canada outshot Slovakia 42-25.


Next Game:

Canada vs. Czechia – Tuesday, April 25 (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT)


TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, are broadcasting all Team Canada games at the 2023 IIHF U18 World Championship. Please check local listings for details.




“When I found out I had the opportunity to come here, I jumped at the chance. It has been a crazy 24 hours, but I’m here, getting settled and it’s been great. I’ve known a lot of the guys for awhile now, but there’s a few new faces and it’s been fun; everyone has been really welcoming.”


“The key in these games is a good start, which we did, and we just have to play our way. The momentum switched to them a bit, but we battled back in the third came out with the win.”

  • Riley Heidt (Saskatoon, Sask./Prince George, WHL) on joining the team and keys to success


“[Slovakia is] a great team. We battled back and forth, but today showed what we are capable of. Getting these wins - and even our loss against Sweden - we have to take something from each of the results, keep learning and getting better for the next game.”

  • Celebrini on the team trusting the process


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