Canada U18s open with 4-1 W vs Latvia

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April 13, 2017

Poprad, Slovakia

MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs) had a goal and an assist to lead Canada to a 4-1 victory over Latvia to open their 2017 World Under-18 Hockey Championship schedule.

Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings) scored a first period penalty shot as the two sides came out of the first frame knotted at one.

Canada climbed ahead 3-1 on second period goals from Maxime Comtois (Victoriaville Tigres) and Isaac Ratcliffe (Guelph Storm), tallies that came five minutes apart.

Entwistle scored midway through the third frame to solidify the 4-1 final score as Canada outshot the Latvians 50-18.

Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders) made 17 saves in goal.

Canada returns to action on Saturday against host Slovakia.

 

Full Team Canada Roster:

9 OHL, 7 WHL (3F, 3D, 1G), 5 QMJHL, 1 AJHL, 1 OJHL

Four  2000 forwards, 3 from ON, one from NB. Four 2000 defencemen. One 2000 goalie.

 

# FORWARDS Pos SH HT WT DOB Hometown Current Team
9 Isaac Ratcliffe F L 6’5 196 2/15/99 London, ON Guelph (OHL)
10 Nate Schnarr F R 6’3 181 6/15/99 Waterloo,, ON Guelph (OHL)
11 Jaret Anderson-Dolan F L 5’11 180 9/12/99 Calgary, AB. Spokane (WHL)
12 Stelio Mattheos F R 6’0 190 6/14/99 Winnipeg, MB. Brandon (WHL)
14 Maxime Comtois F L 6’2 199 1/8/99 Longueuil, QC. Victoriaville (QMJHL)
15 Kyle Olson F R 5’10 150 3/22/99 Calgary, AB. Tri-City (WHL)
16 Akil Thomas F R 5’11 166 1/2/00 Toronto, ON Niagara (OHL)
20 Jack McBain F L 6’3 188 1/6/00 Toronto, ON Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL)
21 Ty Dellandrea F R 6’0 180 7/21/00 Port Perry, ON Flint (OHL)
25 Anderson MacDonald F L 6’1 208 5/16/00 Quispamsis, N.B. Sherbrooke (QMJHL)
26 MacKenzie Entwistle F R 6’3 180 7/14/99 Georgetown, ON Hamilton (OHL)
27 Liam Hawel F R 6’5 179 4/18/99 Arnprior, ON Guelph (OHL)
28 Matthew Strome F L 6’4 206 1/6/99 Mississauga, ON Hamilton (OHL)
DEFENCE
2 Josh Brook D R 6’1 182 6/17/99 Roblin, MB. Moose Jaw (WHL)
3 Ian Mitchell D R 5’10 165 1/18/99 Calahoo, AB. Spruce Grove (AJHL)
4 Ty Smith D L 5’10 166 3/24/00 Lloydminster, AB. Spokane (WHL)
5 Jocktan Chainey D L 6’0 194 9/8/99 Asbestos, QC. Halifax (QMJHL)
6 Ryan Merkley D R 5’11 163 8/14/00 Mississauga, ON Guelph (OHL)
8 Jett Woo D R 6’0 194 7/27/00 Winnipeg, MB. Moose Jaw (WHL)
24 Jared McIsaac D L 6’1 201 3/27/00 Truro, N.S. Halifax (QMJHL)
GOALIES
1 Ian Scott G L 6’3 174 1/11/99 Calgary, AB Prince Albert (WHL)
29 Alexis Gravel G R 6’2 210 3/21/00 Asbestos, QC Halifax (QMJHL)
30 Jacob McGrath G L 6’0 153 1/7/99 Mississauga, ON Sudbury (OHL)