Canada men's national under-18 ice hockey team

     IIHF codeCANFirst international Russia 22 8 – 4 Canada 
(Piešťany, Czech Republic; April 11, 2002)Biggest win Canada 15 – 1 Denmark 
(České Budějovice, Czech Republic; April 18, 2005)Biggest defeat United States 10 – 3 Canada 
(Piešťany, Slovakia; April 18, 2002)
 United States 10 – 3 Canada 
(Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States; April 24, 2016)IIHF World U18 ChampionshipAppearances19 (first in 2002)Best resultGold Gold: 4 (2003, 2008, 2013, 2021)
Medal record
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Russia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2008 Russia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2013 Russia Canada
Gold medal – first place 2021 USA Canada
Silver medal – second place 2005 Czech Republic Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Czech Republic Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Finland Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Switzerland Canada
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1992 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1994 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1996 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1997 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1998 Canada
Gold medal – first place 1999 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2000 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2001 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2002 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2004 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2005 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2006 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2008 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2009 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2010 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2011 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2012 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2013 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2014 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2015 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2017 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2018 Canada
Silver medal – second place 1991 Japan Canada
Silver medal – second place 1995 Japan Canada
Silver medal – second place 2019 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Japan Canada

The Canadian men's national under 18 ice hockey team is part of a three-stage Program of Excellence beginning with the Under-17 regional teams and ending with the National Junior Team. The primary objectives of the Under-18 program are to identify, evaluate, and condition players to the rigors of international competition by giving first exposure to off-shore officiating, ice-surfaces, and travel.

The Under-18 squad traditionally competes in the month of August, during the off season, to allow players to further develop skills with their respective junior teams in the winter following a week-long camp. A 22-player roster is chosen by scouts and coaches from Hockey Canada to represent Canada on the international stage.

The first National Men's Under-18 Team was created in 1981 with the development of the Program of Excellence and has since competed in many international competitions. For the first 10 years of the program, the National Men's Under-18 Team participated in exchange camps with the United States to provide both countries the opportunity to refine the skills of their most gifted young players against top caliber international competition. It was not until the Japanese Ice Hockey Federation introduced the Phoenix Cup, a four-nation tournament designed to improve Japan's international hockey program, in 1991 that Canada took part in an international tournament.

The Phoenix Cup (later the Pacific Cup and La Copa Mexico) was a single round robin competition between the national under-18 teams of Canada, Russia, Japan, and the United States. It was competed for between 1991 and 1996, with tournaments in Japan; Mexico City; and Nelson, B.C. In its six-year history, Canada took home three gold medals, two silver and one bronze.

In 1997, the National Men's Under-18 Team competed against Slovakia and the Czech Republic in a three-nation tournament in the Czech Republic. Canada captured gold and repeated their performance the following year in Slovakia against Belarus, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

Since 2002, Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team has taken part in the IIHF World Under-18 Championship, winning four gold medals (2003, 2008, 2013 and 2021), one silver medal (2005), and three bronze medals (2012, 2014, and 2015).[2]

Roster

IIHF U18 World Championships roster

Roster for the 2022 IIHF World U18 Championships:

Head coach: Nolan Baumgartner

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Nolan Lalonde 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 185 lb (84 kg) (2004-02-14) February 14, 2004 (age 18) United States Erie Otters
2 D Nolan Collins 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 192 lb (87 kg) (2004-04-28) April 28, 2004 (age 18) Canada Sudbury Wolves
3 D Lukas Dragicevic 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 181 lb (82 kg) (2005-04-25) April 25, 2005 (age 17) United States Tri-City Americans
4 D Michael Mastrodomenico 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 196 lb (89 kg) (2004-04-19) April 19, 2004 (age 18) United States Lincoln Stars
5 D Kalem Parker 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 187 lb (85 kg) (2004-10-12) October 12, 2004 (age 17) Canada Victoria Royals
7 F Tanner Howe 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 176 lb (80 kg) (2005-11-28) November 28, 2005 (age 16) Canada Regina Pats
8 F Grayden Siepmann 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 185 lb (84 kg) (2004-05-26) May 26, 2004 (age 18) Canada Calgary Hitmen
9 F Nicholas Moldenhauer 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 179 lb (81 kg) (2004-05-25) May 25, 2004 (age 18) United States Chicago Steel
11 F Joshua Davies 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 196 lb (89 kg) (2004-03-24) March 24, 2004 (age 18) Canada Swift Current Broncos
12 F Josh Filmon 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 159 lb (72 kg) (2004-03-18) March 18, 2004 (age 18) Canada Swift Current Broncos
14 F Kocha Delic 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 183 lb (83 kg) (2004-03-11) March 11, 2004 (age 18) Canada Sudbury Wolves
15 F Matthew Ward 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 157 lb (71 kg) (2004-01-24) January 24, 2004 (age 18) Canada Swift Current Broncos
16 F Connor BedardC 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 181 lb (82 kg) (2005-07-17) July 17, 2005 (age 17) Canada Regina Pats
17 F Pano Fimis 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 176 lb (80 kg) (2004-06-17) June 17, 2004 (age 18) Canada Niagara IceDogs
18 F David Goyette 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 174 lb (79 kg) (2004-03-27) March 27, 2004 (age 18) Canada Sudbury Wolves
19 F Brayden Schuurman 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 192 lb (87 kg) (2004-02-22) February 22, 2004 (age 18) Canada Victoria Royals
20 F Adam Fantilli – A 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 192 lb (87 kg) (2004-10-12) October 12, 2004 (age 17) United States Chicago Steel
21 F Connor Hvidston 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 165 lb (75 kg) (2004-09-11) September 11, 2004 (age 18) Canada Swift Current Broncos
22 D Spencer Sova – A 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 185 lb (84 kg) (2004-01-10) January 10, 2004 (age 18) United States Erie Otters
24 F Rieger Lorenz 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 185 lb (84 kg) (2004-03-30) March 30, 2004 (age 18) Canada Okotoks Oilers
26 F Matthew Wood 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 185 lb (84 kg) (2005-02-06) February 6, 2005 (age 17) Canada Victoria Grizzlies
27 D Owen Pickering 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 179 lb (81 kg) (2004-01-27) January 27, 2004 (age 18) Canada Swift Current Broncos
28 D Matthew Morden 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 203 lb (92 kg) (2004-07-29) July 29, 2004 (age 18) Canada St. Andrew's College
29 G Ethan Buenaventura 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 187 lb (85 kg) (2004-06-22) June 22, 2004 (age 18) Canada Calgary Hitmen
30 G Reid Dyck 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 194 lb (88 kg) (2004-01-20) January 20, 2004 (age 18) Canada Swift Current Broncos

Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament roster

Roster for the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

Head coach: Stéphane Julien

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Carson Bjarnason 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (2005-06-30) June 30, 2005 (age 17) Canada Brandon Wheat Kings
2 D Cameron Allen – C 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (2005-01-07) January 7, 2005 (age 17) Canada Guelph Storm
3 D Dylan MacKinnon 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (2005-01-12) January 12, 2005 (age 17) Canada Halifax Mooseheads
4 D Caden Price 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (2005-08-24) August 24, 2005 (age 17) Canada Kelowna Rockets
5 D Oliver Bonk 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (2005-01-09) January 9, 2005 (age 17) Canada London Knights
6 D Tanner Molendyk 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (2005-02-03) February 3, 2005 (age 17) Canada Saskatoon Blades
7 D Saige Weinstein 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (2005-05-30) May 30, 2005 (age 17) United States Spokane Chiefs
8 F Denver Barkey 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (2005-04-27) April 27, 2005 (age 17) Canada London Knights
9 F Zachary Benson – A 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) (2005-05-12) May 12, 2005 (age 17) Canada Winnipeg Ice
10 F Mathieu Cataford 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (2005-03-01) March 1, 2005 (age 17) Canada Halifax Mooseheads
11 D Jordan Tourigny – A 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (2005-02-28) February 28, 2005 (age 17) Canada Shawinigan Cataractes
12 F Ethan Gauthier 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (2005-01-26) January 26, 2005 (age 17) Canada Sherbrooke Phoenix
13 F Kalan Lind 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 69 kg (152 lb) (2005-01-25) January 25, 2005 (age 17) Canada Red Deer Rebels
14 F Andrew Cristall 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) (2005-02-04) February 4, 2005 (age 17) Canada Kelowna Rockets
16 F Carson Rehkopf 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (2005-01-07) January 7, 2005 (age 17) Canada Kitchener Rangers
17 F Brayden Yager – A 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2005-01-03) January 3, 2005 (age 17) Canada Moose Jaw Warriors
18 F Colby Barlow 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (2005-02-14) February 14, 2005 (age 17) Canada Owen Sound Attack
19 F Matthew Wood 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (2005-02-06) February 6, 2005 (age 17) United States University of Connecticut
21 F Calum Ritchie 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (2005-01-21) January 21, 2005 (age 17) Canada Oshawa Generals
22 F Tanner Howe 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (2005-11-28) November 28, 2005 (age 16) Canada Regina Pats
27 F Riley Heidt 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (2005-03-25) March 25, 2005 (age 17) Canada Prince George Cougars
30 G Jackson Unger 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (2005-01-13) January 13, 2005 (age 17) Canada Moose Jaw Warriors
31 G Scott Ratzlaff 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) (2005-03-09) March 9, 2005 (age 17) United States Seattle Thunderbirds

International competitions

IIHF World U18 Championships

  • 1999: Did not compete
  • 2000: Did not compete
  • 2001: Did not compete
  • 2002: 6th place
  • 2003: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2004: 4th place
  • 2005: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver
  • 2006: 4th place
  • 2007: 4th place
  • 2008: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2009: 4th place
  • 2010: 7th place
  • 2011: 4th place
  • 2012: 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
  • 2013: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2014: 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
  • 2015: 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
  • 2016: 4th place
  • 2017: 5th place
  • 2018: 5th place
  • 2019: 4th place
  • 2021: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2022: 5th place

Hlinka Gretzky Cup

  • 1991: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver
  • 1992: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 1993: 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
  • 1994: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 1995: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver
  • 1996: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 1997: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 1998: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 1999: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2000: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2001: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2002: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2003: 4th place
  • 2004: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2005: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2006: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2007: 4th place
  • 2008: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2009: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2010: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2011: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2012: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2013: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2014: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2015: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2016: 5th place
  • 2017: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2018: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold
  • 2019: 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver
  • 2021: Did not compete
  • 2022: 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold

References

  1. ^ "A century of Jerseys". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. ^ "National Men's Under-18 Team". hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-04.

External links

  • Team Canada all time scoring leaders in IIHF U18 World Championships
  • Hockey Canada U18 home page
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