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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #3
Preliminary
Final
August 6, 2018 7:00 pm MDT
Servus Arena
Red Deer, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
1
3
2
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
10
5
23
9
17
14
40

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
22
1 / 5
24

Game Story

AMERICANS OPEN HLINKA GRETZKY CUP WITH SHUTOUT OF CZECHS

JASON LA ROSE

RED DEER, Alta. – Grant Silianoff scored one goal and set up three others, helping the United States to a 6-0 win over the Czech Republic in the curtain-raiser for both teams Monday at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Robert Mastrosimone found the back of the net twice for the Americans, who have been flexing their offensive muscle; they have 16 goals in two games, including a 10-goal outburst in a pre-tournament win over Slovakia.

Dustin Wolf backstopped the U.S. in goal, making 23 saves for the shutout.

The American power play opened the scoring just shy of the midway mark of the first period; a cross-ice feed from Silianoff bounced off the side-boards and onto the stick of Mastrosimone, who whipped a quick shot past the glove of Czech goaltender Nick Malik.

Mastrosimone struck again at 11:19 of the second, taking advantage of another U.S.-friendly bounce off the boards to stuff his second of the game through Malik.

Jackson Jutting made it 3-0 with a shorthanded goal at 13:24, poking the puck away at the defensive blue-line before racing away to beat Malik, and Aaron Huglen took a gorgeous stretch pass from Josh Nodler before going to the backhand and netting the 4-0 goal at 15:41.

The three-goals-in-four-minutes stretch spelled the end for Malik, who gave way to Jan Skorpik after allowing four goals on 25 shots in just under 36 minutes of work.

Silianoff got on the board himself early in the third period, keeping on a two-on-one and snapping a shot past Skorpik, and Luke Toporowski added another shorthanded breakaway goal for the U.S. in the dying minutes to finish the scoring.

The Americans are back on the ice at Servus Arena on Tuesday night, taking on Finland (7 p.m. MT), right after the Czechs take on Russia in the afternoon match-up (3 p.m. MT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Simon Kubicek
Roughing (2:00)
03:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Muzik
Roughing (2:00)
04:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Nodler
Roughing (2:00)
04:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Filip Koffer
Roughing (2:00)
07:37
GOAL
Goal: Robert Mastrosimone (power play)

Assists: Grant Silianoff, Mike Koster
09:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Toporowski
Roughing (2:00)
10:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Mike Koster
Tripping (2:00)
11:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Radek Muzik
Roughing (2:00)
15:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Robert Mastrosimone
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:23
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Raska (Served by Filip Koffer)
Boarding (2:00)
05:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Raska
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
07:46
GOAL
Goal: Robert Mastrosimone

Assists: Grant Silianoff, Mitchell Miller
11:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Groll (Served by Tyler Paquette)
Boarding (2:00)
12:24
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Jackson Jutting

Assists: Grant Silianoff, Cade Webber
13:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Groll
10-Minute Misconduct - Misconduct (10:00)
14:24
GOAL
Goal: Aaron Huglen

Assists: Josh Nodler, Dustin Wolf
15:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jan Skorpik

15:41
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Grant Silianoff

Assists: John Farinacci
02:37
PENALTY
Penalty: David Turecek
Roughing (2:00)
09:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Sam Colangelo
Delay of Game (2:00)
09:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Groll
Hooking (2:00)
17:33
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Luke Toporowski

Assists: Josh Nodler
18:22

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Nick Malik CZE 35 25 21 4 0.840
Jan Skorpik CZE 24 15 13 2 0.867
Dustin Wolf USA 60 23 23 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 4 - SV - 21 - SAV% - 0.840
GA 0 - SV - 23 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - P 4
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

8 - 3 W v SlovakiaSVK
Aug 10, 2018
4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 11, 2018
4 - 3 W @ FinlandFIN
Aug 8, 2018
5 - 6 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 10, 2018
0 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 7, 2018
3 - 8 L @ RussiaRUS
Aug 8, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: RUS 5 – USA 4 (Bronze Medal)
Polkolzin scored a hat trick to lead the Russians to the bronze medal.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: CAN 6 – SWE 2 (Gold Medal)
Mutala and Lafrenière had 2G each, and Canada won a 22nd U18 gold.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: SWE 2 – RUS 1 (Semifinal)
Henriksson scored with 44 seconds left to send Sweden to the final.
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: FIN 8 – SUI 2 (7th Place)
Nikkanen had 2G 4A, and the Finns scored five in the first period.