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2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
August 8, 2018 3:00 pm MDT
Rogers Place
Edmonton, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
1
2
3
1
1
3
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
10
10
29
13
9
11
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
6
0 / 3
8

Game Story

SLOVAKIA COMES BACK LATE, EDGES SWISS FOR FIRST WIN

JASON LA ROSE

EDMONTON, Alta. – Martin Chromiak got the game-winning goal with 3:05 left, and Slovakia scored three times unanswered in the final eight minutes to top Switzerland 5-3 and get into the win column at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The Slovaks are off to the fifth-place game Friday against the Czech Republic (4 p.m. MT), while the Swiss will face off with Finland in the seventh-place contest (12 p.m. MT).

With Slovakia carrying the momentum and overtime looming, Chromiak took a feed from Dominik Sojka and ripped a one-timer over the shoulder of Swiss goaltender Sascha Ruppelt.

Michal Mrazik chipped in two goals for the Slovaks, tying the game with 7:10 to go before adding insurance into an empty net in the final minute.

Dominik Jendek was first onto the board for Slovakia, reaching out to redirect a pass from Juraj Elias past Ruppelt just shy of the 13-minute mark of the opening period.

Cédric Fiedler equalized for the Swiss early in the second, letting go a shot from the high slot that made its way through bodies and past Slovak netminder Patrik Kozel. It was the first goal of the tournament for Switzerland, which had been shut out by Canada and Sweden in its first two games.

Maxim Cajkovic got that back for Slovakia before the end of the middle frame, beating Ruppelt with a quick shot up and over the blocker.

The Swiss power play tied the game 4:46 into the third period when Simon Knak hammered a one-timer past Kozel, and he cleaned up a rebound at the side of the net for his second at 12:16 to put Switzerland in front for the first time.

But Mrazik needed only 34 seconds to beat Ruppelt upstairs from a sharp angle, tying the game again and setting up the Chromiak winner just four minutes later.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Juraj Elias
Hooking (2:00)
02:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrej Golian
Late Hit (2:00)
06:17
GOAL
Goal: Dominik Jendek

Assists: Juraj Elias
12:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Ronny Dähler
Interference (2:00)
13:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Dean Schwenninger
High-Sticking (2:00)
18:28
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Cédric Fiedler

Assists: Dean Schwenninger
01:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Silvan Landolt
Tripping (2:00)
10:04
GOAL
Goal: Maxim Cajkovic

Assists: Artur Turansky, Matej Ilencik
15:22
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jozef Hascak
Tripping (2:00)
04:41
GOAL
Goal: Simon Knak (power play)

Assists: Inaki Baragano, Théo Rochette
04:46
GOAL
Goal: Simon Knak

Assists: Yves Stoffel, Théo Rochette
12:16
GOAL
Goal: Michal Mrazik

Assists: Martin Chromiak
12:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Kormuth
Tripping (2:00)
13:58
GOAL
Goal: Martin Chromiak

Assists: Dominik Sojka, Michal Mrazik
16:55
GOAL (EN)
Goal: Michal Mrazik

Assists: Martin Chromiak
19:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Sascha Ruppelt

19:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Sascha Ruppelt SUI 58 32 28 4 0.875
Patrik Kozel SVK 60 29 26 3 0.897

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 8 L @ FinlandFIN
Aug 10, 2018
3 - 8 L @ Czech RepublicCZE
Aug 10, 2018
3 - 5 L @ SlovakiaSVK
Aug 8, 2018
5 - 3 W v SwitzerlandSUI
Aug 8, 2018
0 - 5 L @ SwedenSWE
Aug 7, 2018
2 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Aug 7, 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.