Adam Brown joins Hockey Canada’s staff at Hlinka Gretzky Cup
Kelowna Rockets Goaltender Coach Adam Brown is headed to the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup as the Goaltending Consultant for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 team. The tournament is set for Aug. 5-10 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.
This is the third time that Brown has joined Hockey Canada in the role; he was the goaltending consultant for Team White at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and earlier this spring at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championships.
The Hlinka Gretzky Cup features the best under-18 players from around the globe in a premier best-on-best international hockey tournament. Canada will face off against Slovakia in pre-tournament action on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Piestany before moving on to Breclav, where it opens the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup against Finland on Monday, Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT. All Team Canada tournament games will be broadcast by TSN and RDS; please check local listings for details.
In 2018, the tournament was rebranded as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and co-hosted by Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. Rockets defenceman Kaedan Korczak helped Canada capture gold on home ice, defeating Sweden 6-2 in the gold medal game.
Canada has won gold 22 times in 28 years of summer under-18 competition, along with two silver medals and one bronze.