Firebirds’ Oulahen, Team Canada Eye Gold Medal vs. Sweden in Hlinka Gretzky Cup Saturday
Flint, Mich. – Flint Firebirds’ Head Coach Ryan Oulahen and Team Canada will face-off against Team Sweden in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup Gold Medal game tonight. The game will be internationally televised on the NHL Network in the United States and on TSN in Canada beginning at 9 p.m. (ET).
Oulahen is one of three coaches that have been tasked to lead Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the prestigious tournament.
Canada holds a perfect 4-0 record, posting victories over Switzerland, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States. Sweden has a 3-1 record, only falling to Canada 4-3 on Aug. 8.
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup features the best under-18 players from around the globe in a premier best-on-best international hockey tournament. In the 27-year history of the event (formerly known as the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup), Canada has won 21 gold medals. Firebirds’ forward Ty Dellandrea helped Canada capture gold last year in Breclav, Czech Republic, with a 4-1 win over the Czechs.
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