2022  m u18  c a n f i n recap

U18 Worlds Recap: Finland 6, Canada 5 (OT)

Dyck made 29 saves, but Canada saw its run end with an overtime loss to Finland in the quarterfinals

April 28, 2022

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.
• Bedard , 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 careers.”
- 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

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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