Prospect Ramblings: Ivan Hlinka Tournament Round-Robin Roundup (Aug 11)

by Paul Zwambag on August 11, 2016
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The round-robin of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (U18) have wrapped up. The semi-finals will be played on Friday. Below is a quick round up of the group standings, the overall medal leaders in the history of the U18 tournament, the top-5 goalies and the top-10 skaters in the entire tournament.

 

BRECLAV GROUP

 

Wins

Losses

OT Wins

OT Losses

USA

2

0

1

0

Czech Republic

2

1

0

0

Finland

1

1

0

1

Switzerland

0

3

0

0

BRATISLAVA GROUP

 

Wins

Losses

OT Wins

OT Losses

Sweden

2

1

0

0

Russia

2

1

0

0

Canada

1

1

1

0

Slovakia

0

2

0

1

 

Canada left their fate in the hands of the Russia and Slovakia game on Wednesday, Canada was cheering for the Slovakians to upset the Russians, but The Big Red Machine won 5-2 over the Slovaks.

This year is the first year in the history of the Ivan Hlinka tournament that Canada has not made it to the semi-finals. In 2003 and 2007 they lost their semi-final games to finish fourth, which is the only two years they haven't won a medal since the tournament began in 1991. The world is catching up to the talented Canadians, it is very impressive and exciting to see the competition level climbing from this, the Under-18 level, as well as the juniors, worlds and professional levels.

The Medal leaders show that Canada has been dominant, but missing out playing for a medal will sting quite a bit for this young group of kids.

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Medals

Canada

20

2

1

23

Russia/Soviet Union

3

4

7

14

USA

1

8

3

12

Sweden

1

2

5

8

Czech Republic

0

7

3

10

Finland

0

2

2

4

Slovakia

0

0

2

2

Japan

0

0

1

1

 

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The schedule for Friday looks like this:

7th Place Game

Slovakia

vs

Switzerland

8:00am ET

5th Place Game

Canada

vs

Finland

9:30am ET

Semi-final

USA

vs

Russia

11:30am ET

Semi-final

Czech Republic

vs

Sweden

1:00pm ET

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As for the three round-robin games played by each team, here are the top-5 goalies (ranked by Save Percentage, SV%) and the top-10 skaters in points.

 

Goalies

 

GP

Shots

Saves

SV%

GAA

Art'om Melinkov

RUS

2

76

73

.961

1.50

Michael Dipietro

CAN

2

52

49

.942

1.51

Olle Eriksson Ek

SWE

2

71

66

.930

2.50

Ian Scott

CAN

1

25

23

.920

1.88

Arvid Soderblom

SWE

1

36

33

.917

3.00

 

Skaters

 

GP

Goals

Assists

Points

PIM

Sasha Chimelewski

USA

3

3

4

7

2

Michael Pastujov

USA

3

2

5

7

0

Sami Moilanen

FIN

3

3

2

5

2

Martin Nečas

CZE

3

2

3

5

2

Linus Nyman

FIN

3

2

3

5

2

Maxime Comtois

CAN

3

4

0

4

6

Ryan Poehling

USA

3

4

0

4

6

Filip Krivos̆ík

SVK

3

3

1

4

0

Ostap Safin

CZE

3

3

1

4

2

Klim Kostin

RUS

3

2

2

4

4

 

 

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Paul Zwambag
@zwambag