5 ‘Q’ players win Bronze at World Under-18 Championship



Five players from the Québec Major Junior Hockey League are returning home from Finland with Bronze medals around their necks.

Julio Billia (Chicoutimi), Alexandre Carrier (Gatineau), Clark Bishop (Cape Breton), Daniel Audette (Sherbrooke) and Mason McDonald (Charlottetown) were part of the Canadian squad that defeated Sweden 3-1 on Sunday in the Bronze Medal Game at the 2014 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Billia played in just one game for Canada, stopping 21 of 23 shots to pick up a victory in the preliminary round. Having played 60 minutes, he came away with a 1-0 record to go with a 2.00 goals against average and a 0.913 save percentage.

Carrier played in all seven games on the blue line for the Canadians and finished the tournament a plus-one with three shots on net.

Bishop saw action in seven games for Canada, finishing the tournament with an assist, two penalty minutes, a plus-one rating and four shots on goal.

Audette had two goals and one assist in seven games and finished the tournament with 10 shots on goal and 14 penalty minutes.

McDonald, one of the players of the tournament was in net for six games for the Canadians and played just over 371 minutes. Posting a 4-2 record, McDonald allowed just 12 goals on 171 shots to finish with a 1.94 goals against average and a 0.930 save percentage. In addition to being named one of the three players of the tournament for Canada, McDonald was also named Player of the Game twice.

It should be noted that all five players are eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft set to take place in Philadelphia, Penn. on June 27 and 28.

Note: All stats provided by the IIHF