Canada drops opener to Rus­sia at U18s

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Rus­lan Iskakov was the hero for Rus­sia on Mon­day.

Iskakov scored twice in the shootout to lead Rus­sia to a 4-3 win over the Cana­dian un­der-18 team at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memo­rial Cup in the Czech Repub­lic.

Team Canada cap­tain Joe Ve­leno went 1-for-2 in the shootout. Akil Thomas of Team Canada and Dmitri Zav­gorodny of Rus­sia each scored twice for their re­spec­tive teams in their round-robin open­ers.

De­fence­man Noah Dob­son of Sum­mer­side plays for Team Canada. The Cana­di­ans take on Fin­land on Tues­day at 10:30 a.m. AT.

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