Scott Ratzlaff made 25 saves and Ethan Gauthier scored the game-winning goal as Canada finished an unbeaten run and claimed home-ice gold in Red Deer with a win over Sweden.
Jesse Kiiskinen had a goal and an assist and Eemil Vinni made 21 saves as Finland won its first medal since 2012.
Just 16 and already impressing at home in Finland, Aron Kiviharju is projected to go early at the 2024 NHL Draft.
No team has put more players on Canada’s summer U18 team than the Red Deer Rebels, and the franchise is in the spotlight again as Red Deer hosts the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
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One stride at a time
Wearing the ‘C’ with Team Canada in Red Deer, Cameron Allen is continuing a year to remember at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
When the Hlinka Gretzky Cup came to Alberta, the future of the game – Lafrenière, Raymond, Byram – was on display.
From Yokohama to Mexico City to Red Deer, and from Iginla to Ovechkin to Lafrenière, learn a little bit more about the summer U18 tradition that is the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Canada will get its quest for a 23rd summer U18 gold medal underway July 31 when it takes on Switzerland in Red Deer.
The IIHF World Junior Championship and Hlinka Gretzky Cup, presented by RAM, will be on the ice this summer.
Stenberg scored twice and the Swedes pulled away late to advance.

Ritchie scored the GWG and Ratzlaff backstopped Canada into the final.

Slukynsky made 33 saves to backstop the Americans to fifth place.

Braillard scored twice to help the Swiss to seventh place.

Ratzlaff earned his second shutout to help Canada top Group A.

Cedzo scored twice, including the OT winner, for the Slovaks.
Šprynar scored the GWG as Czechia earned a semifinal spot.
Yager had two goals and two assists to help Canada to the semis.
Kiviharju had three assists as Finland booked a spot in the semifinals.
Lindstein scored a goal and set up four others in the Swedish win.

Stenberg finished with three points to help the Swedes open with a win.

Uronen and Järventie had 3 points each to get the Finns their first win.

Šalé scored a hat trick as Czechia stayed unbeaten in Red Deer.

Allen and Ritchie had four points each as Canada opened with a big win.

Whiteclaw led the Americans to an opening with with 2G 1A.

Šalé scored a pair of goals in a 6-round shootout win for the Czechs. 

Cataford and Howe had 1G 1A each in an exhibition win for Canada.

Meyer scored the GWG late to send the Swiss past the Germans.

Csabi and Šalé combined for four points in Czechia’s warm-up win.

Vachon and Slukynsky combined for 20 saves to blank the Slovaks.

2023 WJC: CAN 6 – SVK 1 (Pre-Tournament)
Roy had a goal and an assist to help Canada past the Slovaks.
2022-23 NWT: CAN 3 – USA 2 OT (Game 5)
Serdachny was the overtime hero to keep Canada alive in the series.
2023 WJC: CAN 6 – SUI 0 (Pre-Tournament)
Shane Wright scored twice to lead Canada to shut out Switzerland.