The Hlinka Gretzky Cup’s final four teams have been selected

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup’s final four teams will compete on Friday, with Canada taking on Finland and Czechia taking on Sweden in the two semifinal games. Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 in a matchup of two heavyweights to take the top place in Group A. Both sides had just scored nine goals on Tuesday, so this game was very different for them. Particularly Canada came into the night with a 22-goal advantage after just two games.


The Oshawa Generals forward Cal Ritchie was able to slip the puck past a Swedish defender and into the net to give Canada the early lead. Canada stood out thanks to a two-goal second period. First, Zach Benson scored a backhand goal at 10:55 after Ethan Gauthier was stopped, but with three minutes left in the middle period, Brayden Yager took advantage of the power play. Canada then continued to apply pressure, but the goalies at both ends stood strong and simply tried to pass the time. Ultimately, Canada was successful. The team that the critics believe has the best chance of winning the Final Four is Canada.


Written by GMS

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