Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team kicked off the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship with a come-from-behind win, defeating Finland 5-3.
- Canada fell behind 3-0 early, but Jamieson Rees (Hamilton, Ont./Sarnia, OHL) kick-started the offence with a short-handed goal just over five minutes in to the middle frame.
- Alex Newhook (St. John’s, N.L./Victoria, BCHL) added a goal less than five minutes later before Brayden Tracey (Calgary/Moose Jaw, WHL) found the back of the net twice in the third period.
- Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) rounded out the scoring into an empty net and added an assist.
- Taylor Gauthier (Calgary/Prince George, WHL) made 39 saves to pick up the win.
- Full game story and stats available here.
Canada vs. Switzerland – Friday, April 19 (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT)
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast 15 and 12 games, respectively, including all of Team Canada’s match-ups at the IIHF U18 World Championship, all quarter-finals, both semifinals and the bronze and gold medal games.
“It was obviously not the start we wanted but our PK [penalty kill] changed the complexion of the game. It gave us the spark we needed through commitment and passion that allowed us to get back in the game. We will use the last two periods as momentum going into a quick turn-around game tomorrow afternoon against Switzerland.”
Head coach Brett Gibson (Gananoque, Ont./Queen’s University, OUA) on his team’s performance in its first game at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship
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