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2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #11
Preliminary
Final
August 7, 2019 1:00 pm EDT
Ice Bors Arena
Breclav, CZE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
2
3
7
0
0
1
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
16
12
14
42
5
6
10
21

Statistics

PP
PIM
2 / 5
16
0 / 8
10

Game Story

CANADA BEATS CZECHS TO FINISH PERFECT PRELIMS

JASON LA ROSE

BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Hendrix Lapierre (Gatineau, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL) had a goal and two assists and Quinton Byfield (Newmarket, Ont./Sudbury, OHL) scored twice, helping Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team to a 6-1 win over the Czech Republic in the preliminary-round finale Wednesday at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The victory caps off a dominant prelims for the Canadians, who outscored Finland, Switzerland the Czechs by a combined 21-1. They will face Sweden in the semifinals on Friday (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).

Canada spread around the scoring, with six different players finding the back of the net and nine registering at least a point. Jean-Luc Foudy (Scarborough, Ont./Windsor, OHL) was the only other Canadian with multiple points, recording a goal and a helper.

Not surprisingly it was Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) who opened the scoring, redirecting a centring pass from Jamie Drysdale (Toronto, Ont./Erie, OHL) past Czech goaltender Jan Bednar for his fifth goal in three games.

Byfield got his first of the tournament with just two seconds to go in the first period, banging home a loose puck on the power play after Lapierre hit the post.

He scored again just shy of the seven-minute mark of the second, beating Bednar with a slick between-the-legs shot from in tight for another man-advantage marker, and Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Winnipeg, WHL) took advantage of a friendly bounce and made it 4-0 before the end of the middle frame.

Michal Gut finally solved Canadian netminder Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) early in the third period – the first (and only) goal allowed by Canada in the preliminary round.

Lapierre got that back three minutes later, going five-hole on a shorthanded breakaway, and Ridly Greig (Lethbridge, Alta./Brandon, WHL) and Foudy scored three-and-a-half minutes apart in the back half of the final stanza to finish the scoring.

The 21 goals are the most for Canada in the preliminary round since 2004, and the second-most ever (it scored 24 times in three round-robin games in 2002), while the single goal against is the best-ever defensive performance.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Rourke
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Jan Bednár (Served by Jakub Maly)
Delay of Game (2:00)
12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Seth Jarvis
Slashing (2:00)
14:00
GOAL
Goal: Cole Perfetti

Assists: Jamie Drysdale
18:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Théo Rochette
Roughing (2:00)
19:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Dominik Vacik
Roughing (2:00)
19:08
PENALTY
Penalty: Tobiás Handl
Holding the Stick (2:00)
19:42
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Quinton Byfield

Assists: Hendrix Lapierre
19:58
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Quinton Byfield
Tripping (2:00)
01:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan O'Rourke
Cross-Checking (2:00)
04:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Pavel Novák
Slashing (2:00)
04:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Ondrej Baláz
Slashing (2:00)
05:59
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Quinton Byfield

Assists: Hendrix Lapierre
06:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Lukas Cormier
Illegal Equipment (2:00)
08:12
GOAL
Goal: Connor McClennon

14:49
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Michal Gut

Assists: Tomás Chlubna
01:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Hendrix Lapierre
Hooking (2:00)
02:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Jean-Luc Foudy
Slashing (2:00)
04:10
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Hendrix Lapierre

04:30
GOAL
Goal: Ridly Greig

Assists: Jean-Luc Foudy
10:34
GOAL
Goal: Jean-Luc Foudy

Assists: Will Cuylle, Kaiden Guhle
13:04

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Tristan Lennox CAN 60 21 20 1 0.952
Jan Bednár CZE 60 42 35 7 0.833

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

2 - 3 L v RussiaRUS
Aug 10, 2019
4 - 3 W v United StatesUSA
Aug 9, 2019
3 - 2 W v SwedenSWE
Aug 9, 2019
1 - 7 L v CanadaCAN
Aug 7, 2019
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 7, 2019
1 - 5 L v FinlandFIN
Aug 6, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: RUS 3 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Byfield and Foudy scored, but Canada was left with a silver medal.
2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: CAN 3 – SWE 2 SO (Semifinal)
Perfetti delivered two regulation goals and three shootout tallies.
2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: CAN 7 – CZE 1 (Preliminary)
Lapierre finished with 1G 2A to help Canada to a perfect prelims.
2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup: CAN 8 – SUI 0 (Preliminary)
Perfetti had two goals and two assists to send Canada past the Swiss.