Canada wins Gold at the U18 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Newly rebranded as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the annual tournament is one of the only true, best-on-best competitions in international men’s hockey and it was hosted on Canadian ice under a new partnership struck between Hockey Canada, the Czech Ice Hockey Association, and the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation that will see it return to Alberta in 2020 and 2022.

Congratulations to Draftday Hockey Alumni Jamieson Rees and Ryan Suzuki who first met at age 8 participating with the 2001 Regional Gold team. Together the pair have 12 years of Regional participation and are shining examples of 2 great young hockey players who are also 2 great character people. During the on ice celebrations the 2 posed for a pic together and we were very proud to receive it at the Draftday office.