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Neighbours, Canada claim silver at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

 

Jake Neighbours and Team Canada fell 3-2 to Team Russia, claiming silver at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup on Saturday.

The gold medal victory at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup was the first for Russia since 1995, and halted the potential for a three-peat of tournament victories for Canada.

Russia led 1-0 after one period of play and 2-1 after 40 minutes. The Russians extended their lead to 3-1 in the third period, but Canada struck to bring themselves to within one with just under five minutes to play, but were unable to tally the equalizer.

Quinton Byfield on the power play (Sudbury Wolves, OHL) and Jean-Luc Foudy (Windsor Spitfires, OHL) were the goal scorers for Canada, who will host the 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup at Rogers Place in Edmonton and the Centrium in Red Deer, AB.

In bronze medal action, Jesse Seppälä and Team Finland were defeated, 5-1, at the hands of Team Sweden to finish fourth place in tournament play.

For the full game summary of Canada vs. Russia, click here.

For the full game summary of Finland vs. Sweden, click here.

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