By: OHL Network
Photo: OHL Images
BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team has won the gold medal at the 2014 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, defeating the Czech Republic 6-2 in Saturday’s gold medal game in Breclav.
Canada has won the annual summer under-18 tournament seven consecutive years – winning 31 of 33 games over that span – and has won 19 of 24 summer tournaments since 1991.
On Saturday, Canada got goals from Dylan Strome (Mississauga, Ont./Erie, OHL), Lawson Crouse (Mount Brydges, Ont./Kingston, OHL), Mitchell Marner (Thornhill, Ont./London, OHL) and Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) to take a commanding 4-0 lead after one period.
Crouse finished with two goals and Nicolas Roy (Amos, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) added one. Marner had a goal and two assists in the win, while Jérémy Roy (Richelieu, Que./Sherbrooke, QMJHL) and Matthew Spencer (Oakville, Ont./Peterborough, OHL) had two helpers apiece.
Canada finished a perfect 5-0 in the tournament, outscoring its opposition 32-10.
Canada’s roster was made up of 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders, and included eight players from the Ontario Hockey League, eight from the Western Hockey League and six from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Zachary Sawchenko (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Guillaume Brisebois (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Connor Hobbs (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Nicolas Meloche (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Jeremy Roy (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Matthew Spencer (Peterborough Petes)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa Generals)
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jansen Harkins (Prince George Cougars)
Graham Knott (Niagara IceDogs)
Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67’s)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)
Adam Musil (Red Deer Rebels)
Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Tyler Soy (Victoria Royals)
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
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