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Reactions from the final: Joyous Canadians and reflective Czechs

Aug 12, 2017 | Luke Fisher, Derek OBrien

There were different emotions at the final buzzer of the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. Of course, the victorious Canadians were overjoyed at winning the tournament. For the host nation, a quiet reflection on what might have been.

We caught up with some players after the game:

In brief

Pre-tournament games

4.8. - The final pre-tournament games will be played on Saturday, 5 August. The Czech Republic will host Canada in Břeclav at 18:30 CET, 12:30 ET. Meanwhile, Slovakia will host the USA in Bratislava. Coverage of these games will be available at eurolivescores.com.

Pre-tournament games

3.8. - In a pre-tournament game on Thursday in Vienna, Russia beat Belarus 4-2. On Thursday in Budapest, Hungary U20 hosts the USA at 19:30 CET, 13:30 ET.

Interested in history?

6.6. - Do you know who won the Cup last year? Which team has won the most gold medals? HERE you can review the history.
History of the hockey legend

Information about Ivan Hlinka

More about the legend

Twitter

All 7? #TeamCanada defencemen from its 2017 #HlinkaGretzkyCup-winning team are gone within the first 5?5? picks at the #NHLDraft. ????



12. Noah Dobson

17. Ty Smth

21. Ryan Merkley

36. Jared McIsaac

37. Jett Woo

53. Calen Addison

55. Kevin Bahl

Twitter

#HlinkaGretzkyCup alumni taken at the #NHLDraft...



21. Ryan Merkley ????

23. Isac Lundeström ????

24. Filip Johansson ????

29. Rasmus Sandin ????

30. Joe Veleno ????

31. Alexander Alexeyev ????

Twitter

#HlinkaGretzkyCup alumni taken at the #NHLDraft...



12. Noah Dobson ????

13. Ty Dellandrea ????

15. Grigori Denisenko ????

16. Martin Kaut ????

17. Ty Smith ????

20. Rasmus Kupari ????

Twitter

#HlinkaGretzkyCup alumni taken at the #NHLDraft...



1. Rasmus Dahlin ????

2. Andrei Svechnikov ????

3. Jesperi Kotkaniemi ????

5. Barrett Hayton ????

6. Filip Zadina ????

8. Adam Boqvist ????

10. Evan Bouchard ????

Twitter

The No. 1 pick in the #NHLDraft is a #HlinkaGretzkyCup alumnus ... Rasmus Dahlin (Sweden, 2016) goes first overall to the @BuffaloSabres. ????

Twitter

ICYMI | @HockeyCanada names Gilles Bouchard as head coach of @HC_Men at upcoming #HlinkaGretzkyCup. hc.hockey/NMU18coaches