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Controversial Goal In The USA/Canada Game At The Hlinka Gretzky Cup

from the CP at TSN,

An administrative decision by the organizers of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup ended up sending Canada to the tournament's gold-medal game.

Josh Williams scored twice, including the overtime winner, as Canada advanced to the final of the under-18 hockey tournament thanks to a controversial 6-5 victory over the United States on Friday.

Canada was credited with a goal on a shot by Dylan Cozens just as time expired in the third period. However, as there is no video replay available at the tournament, the goal stood, sending the game to overtime. Williams put away the winner 1:44 into the extra period.

"Prior to the competition, at the directorate meeting, it was decided there would be no video review because the three venues being used don't all have that capacity," said Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney. "In the best interest of consistency and fairness throughout all three venues, it was decided by all teams — and signed off on — that the officials on the ice would make that call, as they did tonight.

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added 9:00am ET, from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Logic and common sense lost a big one Friday night at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup Friday at Rogers Place.

Justice was not served. And the first edition of the event in Edmonton was soiled and spoiled.

With the clock registering 0:00, Dylan Cozens scored what appeared to be the game-equalizing goal to send the semifinal against the USA to overtime.

TSN video proved beyond an element of doubt that the puck had not entered the net before time expired.

The United States should be playing Sweden in Saturday night’s gold medal game.

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  Tags: team+canada, team+usa

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