Canada 2-0 at Hlinka Gretzky Cup – Pelletier with a goal and assist in the tournament
Team Canada looks strong after two games of the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup at Rogers Place in Edmonton Alberta.
The home team put on a dominant performance over the Swiss Monday night in game one, coming away with a 10-0 victory to get the momentum going early in the tournament. During the match nine different Canadians scored including Wildcats forward Jakob Pelletier who came away with a goal and assists in the game.
Game two was played last night against Slovakia. After the opening frame it was still an even game at 0-0, but Canada opened scoring in the second with two goals, and added another two in the third to walk away with the 4-2 win.
Four of Canada’s player sit on top of the tournament stats with 4 points to date – Peyton Krebs, Alexis Lafrenière, Ryan Suzuki and Justin Barron.
Up next for the Canadians is team Sweden this evening at 10:00 p.m., both teams are headed into this match with 2-0 records. Pool A consists of: Canada, Sweeden, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Canada currently sits first in tournament stats with averages of 7 goals per game, 1 goal against per game and has 14 goals for and 2 goals against.