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Canada shuts out U.S. to win gold at Ivan Hlinka tournament

Aug 10, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT

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Canada took home the gold in theĀ 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.

  1. kingsforever - Aug 10, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Dominant country remains dominant. Wake me when Canada doesn’t win hockey and when USA doesn’t win basketball.

  2. vstar1us - Aug 11, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    This is good for hockey, more Canadian player will come play in the USA and get big money.
    All Pro players are over rated and over paid.
    I do love Hockey, Go Wild Go….

  3. houseof666 - Aug 11, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    When was Canadian players going to USA an issue? Every American NHL team has more Canadians on the roster then any other country.

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