Team Canada didn't get what they came for at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship, but they are heading home with some hardware after winning the bronze medal game against Sweden, 3-1. A strong performance in net by Mason McDonald and goals from Brendan Perlini, Lawson Crouse and Travis Konecny were the difference in the game for the Canadians.
Although he didn't chip in any points in the win over Sweden, Canada forward Jayce Hawryluk was a hard-working presence both in the battle for bronze as well as over the course of the tournament. Hawryluk arrived late to the U18 due to his junior team's slightly extended run in the playoffs. He missed the first game of the U18 but appeared in the remaining six games, chipping in two assists and 10 penalty minutes along the way.
Hawryluk played for the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings in 2013-14. He appeared in 59 regular season games for that club, scoring 24 goals and adding 40 assists for 64 points. Hawryluk also picked up five goals and seven assists in eight playoff games for the Wheat Kings before heading to the U18.
Hockey's Future spoke with Hawryluk following Canada's bronze medal win, a conversation that can be viewed in this HF video.
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