Neighbours, Canada advance to semi-finals at Hlinka Gretzky Cup


Team Canada potted two goals in the first period, two more in the second and tagged on three more in the third en route to a 7-1 victory over the Czech Republic in their final game of preliminary round action at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup on Wednesday.

Canada was led offensively by Hendrix Lapierre (Chicoutimi Saguenéens, QMJHL) with a goal and two assists, as well as Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves, OHL) with a pair of goals and Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires, OHL) with a goal and an assist.

Oil Kings forward Jake Neighbours once again played on Canada’s first line, alongside Byfield and Seth Jarvis (Portland Winterhawks, WHL).

Canada will face Sweden in semi-final action on Friday, August 9, while Oil Kings teammate Jesse Seppälä and Team Finland will take on Russia.

For full game summary, click here.


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