Sasha Mutala and Alexis Lafrenière scored two goals apiece, and Canada netted the game’s final six goals to roll past the Swedes and win a 22nd summer U18 gold medal.
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Vasili Podkolzin capped his hat trick in a seven-goal third period, and the Russians held on to claim the bronze medal.
It’s Sweden-Canada for gold. How do the last two teams standing at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup match up ahead of the final?
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup faces off in Alberta beginning this weekend, with the premier under-18 players from eight hockey nations going for gold in Edmonton and Red Deer.
Hlinka Gretzky Cup alumni went early and often in Dallas, with 19 first-rounders leading a group of 77 who were chosen.
Alongside the unveiling of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup trophy, fans can now purchase a three-game Team Canada ticket package.
Fans can now purchase 7- and 10-game ticket packages to see the world's best under-18s and NHL draft prospects this August at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton.
Ticket info has been unveiled for the newly-renamed U18 tournament, which will include games in Edmonton and Red Deer.
Canada will open defence of its gold medal on Aug. 6, when it kicks off prelim play against Switzerland at Rogers Place.
From Kariya to Crosby, Toews and Barzal, a who’s-who of Canadian hockey have starred for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, winning a record 21 gold medals.
Cozens tied it and Williams won it in OT, putting Canada in the final.
Henriksson scored with 44 seconds left to send Sweden to the final.
Barinka had a hat trick, and the Czechs racked up 58 SOG in the win.
Nikkanen had 2G 4A, and the Finns scored five in the first period.
Byram scored with 2:26 to go to help Canada finish atop Group A.
Gushchin had 2G 2A, and Russia pulled away to take first in Group B.
Chromiak got the GWG with 3:05 left, and the Slovaks came back to win.
Teply scored on the PP in overtime, giving the Czechs their first win.
Lafrenière had 1G 1A, and the Canadians held on to earn a SF berth.
Toporowski opened and closed the scoring, sending the U.S. to the SFs.
Raymond scored twice in a four-goal third period as Sweden won again.
Askarov was unbeatable, making 35 saves to keep the Russians perfect.
Silianoff had 1G 3A and Wolf made 23 saves to lead the Americans.
Canada got goals from nine different players in a win over the Swiss.
Gritsyuk scored twice, and the Russians racked up 59 shots in the win.
Henriksson & Broberg scored in the third to help the Swedes pull away.
CZE, RUS, SWE & USA were Saturday winners across central Alberta.
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.
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