KAUFBEUREN, Germany –
Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team's run at the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship has come to an end after it
fell 6-5 in overtime to Finland in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
• Connor Bedard (North Vancouver, B.C./Regina, WHL)
scored twice, extending his all-time Canadian records to 13 goals and
21 points at U18 worlds.
• Kocha Delic (Mississauga, Ont./Sudbury, OHL)
opened the scoring for Canada
• Connor Hvidston (Tisdale, Sask./Swift Current, WHL)
and Brayden Schuurman (Abbotsford, B.C./Victoria, WHL)
rounded out the scoring.
• Adam Fantilli (Nobleton, Ont./Chicago, USHL)
registered a pair of assists.
• Mathew Ward (Kamloops, B.C./Swift Current, WHL)
, Spencer Sova (Windsor, Ont./Erie, OHL), Lukas Dragicevic (Richmond, B.C./Tri-City, WHL), Nick Moldenhauer (Mississauga, Ont./Chicago, USHL)
and Rieger Lorenz (Calgary, Alta./Okotoks, AJHL) had
an assist each.
• Reid Dyck (Winkler, Man./Swift Current, WHL)
made 29 saves.
, Dyck and
Owen Pickering (St. Adolphe, Man./Swift Current, WHL)
were named the top three players of the tournament for Canada.
• Finland outshot Canada 35-29.
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will
broadcast both semifinals, and the bronze and gold medal games.
“My hope is that these boys learned something here this week, from the
staff and with each other. Losing like this stings, but there are a lot of
lessons to be learned there and things they can take with them in their
- Head coach Nolan Baumgartner (Calgary, Alta.) on the loss
“As a team, we had to be more disciplined today. With the skill Finland
has, they can easily score two goals in two minutes, and they did that.
This is a hard one.”
Bedard on Finland responding after his goal gave Canada a two-goal lead
“Coming together quickly as a group is tough, but these are relationships
that are going to last forever. This is a great group of guys, and we will
be friends for a long time.”
- Spencer Sova (Windsor, Ont./Erie, OHL) on the experience
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