Hockey Canada Press Release
CANADA WRAPS UP ROUND-ROBIN WITH WIN OVER CO-HOSTS – Team Canada improved to a perfect 3-0 at the 2006 Under-18 Jr. World Cup after wrapping up the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 4-1 victory over the co-hosts Slovakia on Thursday in Piestany, SVK.
Calgary Hitmen forward Brett Sonne stretched his goal-scoring streak to three games after netting the game’s opening goal, while Logan MacMillan of the Halifax Mooseheads netted the game-winner early in the second period.
Bryan Cameron of the Belleville Bulls tallied twice in the third period to cement the victory.
Red Deer Rebels pivot Brandon Sutter assisted on both of Cameron’s tallied while Tyler Ennis of the Medicine Hat Tigers chipped in an assist on Sonne’s goal.
Trevor Cann of the Peterborough Petes stopped 12 of 13 shots through the first two periods to earn his second victory of the tournament, while Lethbridge Hurricanes netminder Justin Leclerc turned aside six shots in the third period.
Canada had already clinched first place in Group “B”, and a berth in Saturday’s Gold medal game after Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over Sweden. Team Canada will try for their third consecutive Jr. World Cup Gold medal when they battle the top team in Group “A” in Saturday’s final.
For more on the 2006 Jr. World Cup tournament, visit the Hockey Canada website.