Team Canada U18 (already) eliminated in Germany

The time had come much earlier than initially expected: Canada was already eliminated from the U18 World Cup currently taking place in Germany.

After a journey full of ups and downs…

Lost 8 to 3 against the United States
Victory by 8 to 3 against the Germans
6:5 defeat (overtime) against the Czechs

Canada played their quarter-final game this morning against Finland, who only lost to Sweden in the preliminary round Chicken.

The young Canadians led the game 4-2, then 5-3, but conceded a goal around four minutes from time. third partythen another with less than two minutes to play.

And what had to happen, happened when youngster Joanim Kemell scored the winning goal with just 28 seconds remaining in overtime. Please break out! #Horrible

It was Kemell’s third goal of the game.

Canada packs up before the semi-finals.

Among Canadians, we will at least remember the superlatives goal/shot by Connor Bedard. Impressive!

Bedard had two goals today. He is currently the tournament’s second-best scorer and top scorer.

Canada Finland meets the winner of the Czech duel vs. Switzerland in the semifinals.

Note that according to various experts, Joakim Kemell should be drafted in July (NHL) between the 3rd and 11th grades. He’s 17.5’11, weighs just under 180 pounds, has amassed 23 points in 39 games in Finland’s top division this season and is described as a talented winger with excellent shooting and offensive skills (including a creative mind) above average.

Were Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton, who are currently in Europe to compete in this competition, there today? If so, did you fall in love with Joakim Kemell? Could they pick Kemmel at Bell Center in July (especially if they speak third place overall)?

After Shane Wright and Logan Cooley, Joakim Kemell is perhaps the most interesting forward of this 2022 vintage. Bob McKenzie ranked him third in his most recent list.

It is important to remember that several players of the OH, of WHL and the QMJHL are not in Germany right now because their season is not over yet. We’re talking about a lot more Canadians here than anything else.

We’ll likely see them in action at the Ivan Hlinka tournament in Alberta this summer. This tournament, which is not IIHF sanctioned, will also feature the best U18 players in the world (non-Russians or Belarusians).

Oh yeah…several observers emphasized today that the young Canadians were extremely undisciplined at this tournament in Germany.

Did Coach Nolan Baumgartner do something wrong? Did he badly prepare his troops? Was he in control of his players?


– Alex Ovechkin went ice skating this morning.

– I voted for Price’s return. And you?

– Connor McDavid will have was just too strong for Jonathan Huberdeau… according to Huberdeau himself.

– Paul Maurice in Philly?

– Will Mason Toye be playing a game soon?

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