Aug 10, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT
Canada took home the gold in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial men’s under-18 hockey tournament on Saturday, beating the United States 4-0.
Michael Dal Colle, Jayce Hawryluk, Aaron Ekblad and Brendan Lemieux (son of Claude) were Canada’s goal scorers while netminder Julio Billia earned a 20-save shutout.
Head coach Dale Hunter (pictured) praised his team’s pride to the Canadian Press.
“When you put the Canadian sweater on, there’s a lot of pride,” Hunter said. “These kids here had a lot of pride and that’s what they’re going to bring when the [under-18] world championships come next year.”
The U.S. team seemed to take some positives away from grabbing the silver medal, at least according to their quotes from NHL.com.
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- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 16
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- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 31
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- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (45)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
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