U18 Canucks win bronze vs Sweden

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LAPPEENRANTA, Finland – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team has won the bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship after a 3-1 victory over Sweden in Sunday’s third-place game.

It is Canada’s third straight medal at the world championship; it won bronze in 2012 and gold in 2013. It is also Canada’s sixth medal all-time at the IIHF Ice Hockey World U18 Championship, having won three gold medals (2003, 2008, 2013), one silver (2005) and two bronze (2012, 2014).

On Sunday, Lawson Crouse (Mt. Brydes, Ont./Kingston, OHL) scored the game-winning goal – his first point of the tournament – midway through the second period. Brendan Perlini (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Niagara, OHL) and Travis Konecny (Clachan, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) also had goals for the Canadians, while Mason McDonald (Halifax, N.S./Charlottetown, QMJHL) made 38 saves for the win.

Following the tournament, McDonald was named Top Goaltender by the IIHF directorate, while Haydn Fleury (Carlyle, Sask./Red Deer, WHL) earned Top Defenceman honours.

The United States defeated the Czech Republic 5-2 in the gold medal game. It was the fifth gold in six years for the US squad.

 

 

Goaltenders

# Player Position Shoots Weight Height Date of Birth Hometown Current Team Pro Status
1 Julio Billia G L 5’10” 161 03/11/96 St-Léonard, Que. Chicoutimi (QMJHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
29 Brent Moran G L 6’4” 190 07/05/96 Ottawa, Ont. Niagara (OHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
30 Mason McDonald G R 6’3” 180 04/23/96 Halifax, N.S. Charlottetown (QMJHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.

Defense

# Player Position Shoots Weight Height Date of Birth Hometown Current Team Pro Status
2 Travis Sanheim D L 6’3” 189 03/29/96 Elkhorn, Man. Calgary (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep
3 Joe Hicketts D L 5’8” 174 05/04/96 Kamloops, B.C. Victoria (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
4 Haydn Fleury D L 6’2” 204 07/08/96 Carlyle, Sask. Red Deer (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
7 Ryan Pilon D L 6’2” 208 10/10/96 Duck Lake, Sask. Brandon (WHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.
10 Alexandre Carrier D R 5’11” 160 10/08/96 Varennes, Que. Gatineau (QMJHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.
20 Roland McKeown D R 6’0.5” 186 01/20/96 Listowel, Ont. Kingston (OHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
27 Ben Thomas D R 6’2” 193 05/28/96 Calgary, Alta. Calgary (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.

Forwards

# Player Position Shoots Weight Height Date of Birth Hometown Current Team Pro Status
8 Jayce Hawryluk F R 5’10” 186 01/01/96 Roblin, Man. Brandon (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
9 Conner Bleackley F R 6’0” 199 02/07/96 High River, Alta. Red Deer (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
11 Brendan Perlini F L 6’2” 181 04/27/96 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Niagara (OHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
15 John Quenneville F L 6’1” 186 04/16/96 Edmonton, Alta. Brandon (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
16 Mathew Barzal F R 5’11” 171 05/26/97 Coquitlam, B.C. Seattle(WHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.
17 Travis Konecny F R 5’10” 166 03/11/97 Clachan, Ont. Ottawa (OHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.
18 Brayden Point F R 5’8” 155 03/12/96 Calgary, Alta. Moose Jaw (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
19 Jake Virtanen F R 6’1” 210 08/17/96 Abbotsford, B.C. Calgary (WHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
21 Ryan Gropp F L 6’3” 190 09/16/96 Kamloops, B.C. Seattle (WHL) 2015 Dft/Rep
22 Clark Bishop F L 5’11.5” 179 03/29/96 St. John’s, N.L. Cape Breton (QMJHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
23 Daniel Audette F L 5’8” 168 05/06/96 Blainville, Que. Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
24 Jared McCann F L 6’1” 175 05/31/96 London, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 2014 Dft/Rep.
26 Lawson Crouse F L 6’3” 200 06/23/97 Mt. Brydges, Ont. Kingston (OHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.