U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff Defeats Slovakia, 9-3, in 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship

U.S. National Junior Team Defeats Slovakia, 9-3, in 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship

UFA, Russia – John Gaudreau (Carneys Level, N.J./Boston Faculty) and Vince Trocheck (Pittsburgh, Pa./Saginaw Spirit) tallied two objectives apiece because the U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff defeated Slovakia, 9-3, right here tonight at Ufa Enviornment within the last preliminary spherical recreation of the 2013 Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. The victory provides Staff USA a 2-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) within the match and a berth into the quarterfinal spherical because the No. 3 seed in Group B.

“A number of guys that have not been scoring discovered the online tonight, like John Gaudreau and Vince Trocheck,” mentioned Phil Housley, head coach of the U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff. “Our energy play was sharp tonight as was our penalty kill. Nonetheless, we have to enhance our self-discipline and keep out of the penalty field as we stay up for the quarterfinals.

 


It took the U.S. 4 minutes to start the scoring. After John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Kitchener Rangers) made consecutive saves, the puck bounced to Ryan Hartman (West Dundee, Unwell./Plymouth Whalers), who skated the puck into the impartial zone. Hartman’s go up ice sprung Cole Bardreau (Fairpoint, N.Y./Cornell Univ.) for a breakaway objective. Slovakia tied the sport simply 14 seconds in a while a breakaway of its personal.

Over the following 9 minutes, Staff USA rattled off 4 straight objectives. Jake McCabe (Eau Claire, Wis./Univ. of Wisconsin) lower to the online, accepted a a go from Jimmy Vesey (North Studying, Mass./Harvard Univ.) and backhanded the puck excessive to the brief facet at 5:10. Gaudreau then notched his first objective of the match on the 9:00 mark, tucking a rebound across the out-stretched pad of Adam Nagy. Slovakia inserted backup goalie Patrick Romancik, but the U.S. continued its run. Mike Reilly (Chanhassen, Minn./Univ. of Minnesota) fed Vesey for a shot in entrance, then adopted the play to tip within the rebound. Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich./Univ. of Michigan) tapped in a power-play objective on a rush at 13:50 to place the U.S. up 5-1.



Slovakia broke the U.S. objective spree with a power-play objective at 18:35 to make it 5-2 after the primary interval.

The U.S. scored the one three objectives of the second interval to stretch its result in 8-2. Gaudreau deked by the Slovakian protection for a power-play objective at 4:55. Trocheck tallied the following two objectives at 6:16 and 10:00.

The groups traded objectives within the third interval. Slovakia scored at 9:21, whereas Alex Galchenyuk (Milwaukee, Wis./Sarnia Sting) added Staff USA’s fourth power-play objective of the day with 3:44 remaining.



Gibson stopped 26 pictures for the U.S., whereas Nagy turned apart six-of-nine pictures and Romancik had a 25-save efficiency for Slovakia.

Staff USA begins play within the medal spherical within the quarterfinals on Wednesday (Jan. 2) in Ufa, Russia. NHL Community (DirectTV 215, Dish 403) broadcasting dwell and NHL.com streaming dwell.

NOTES: Cole Bardreau was named the Participant of the Recreation for Staff USA … Seventeen totally different USA gamers notched some extent. Six gamers had a number of factors: John Gaudreau (2-1–3), Vince Trocheck (2-1–3), Jim Vesey (0-3–3), Alex Galchenyuk (1-1–2), Jake McCabe (1-1–2), J.T. Miller (0-2–2) … For probably the most thorough protection of Staff USA on the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, click on right here … NHL Community is broadcasting all Staff USA video games dwell and re-airing them in prime time every evening. NHL.com can be streaming all video games dwell … Phil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), head boy’s ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) Excessive College, is the pinnacle coach of the 2013 U.S. Nationwide Junior Staff. He’s assisted by Mark Osiecki (Columbus, Ohio), head males’s ice hockey coach at Ohio State College, Grant Potulny (Minneapolis, Minn.), assistant males’s ice hockey coach on the College of Minnesota and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.), assistant males’s ice hockey coach on the College of Denver … Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey’s assistant govt director of hockey operations, is serving as the overall supervisor of Staff USA for the fourth consecutive yr. Tim Taylor (Guilford, Conn.) is the director of participant personnel … Use the hashtag #USAWJC to affix the dialog on Twitter.

GAME SUMMARY


Scoring By Interval







Staff

1

2

3

Whole

SVK

2

0

1

3

USA

5

3

1

9


 


 


First Interval – Scoring: 1, USA, Bardreau (Hartman, Gibson), 4:05; 2, SVK, Matis (Kolena), 4:19; 3, USA, McCabe (Vesey, Miller), 5:10; 4, USA, Gaudreau (Gostisbehere, Vesey), 9:00; 5, USA, Reilly (Vesey, Miller), 11:46; 6, USA, Trouba (Kuraly, Galchenyuk), 13:50 (pp); 7, SVK, Mraz (Ceresnak, Nechala), 18:35 (pp). Penalties: SVK, Dano (tripping), 13:22; USA, Gostisbehere (slashing – maj.), 16:50; USA Gostisbehere (recreation misconduct), 16:50.



Second Interval – Scoring: 8, USA, Gaudreau (McCabe, Trocheck), 4:55 (pp); 9, USA, Trocheck (Gaudreau), 6:16; 10, USA, Trocheck (Biggs, Lucia), 10:00. Penalties: SVK, Matis (holding), 3:08; SVK, Dano (roughing), 5:21; USA, Reilly (hooking), 7:18; USA, Barber (tripping), 7:33; SVK, Bires (tripping), 11:14; USA, Miller (slashing), 12:49; USA, Biggs (holding), 13:06.



Third Interval – Scoring: 11, SVK, Matis (Kolena, Uhrik), 9:21; 12, USA, Galchenyuk (Murphy, Kuraly), 16:16 (pp). Penalties: SVK, Bagin (kneeing), 0:59; SVK, Kolena (charging), 4:53; SVK, Dano (slashing), 11:09; USA, Trouba (tripping), 14:56; SVK, Matis (checking to the pinnacle), 15:50; SVK, Matis (10-minute misconduct), 15:50; SVK, Dano (slashing), 16:13; USA, Jones (cross-checking), 17:14.













Photographs by Interval

1

2

3

Whole

SVK

13

8

8

29

USA

18

12

10

40

 

 

 

 

 

Goaltender (SV/SH)

1

2

3

Whole

SVK, Nagy, 9:00

6/9

6/9

SVK, Romancik, 51:00

7/9

9/12

9/10

25/31

USA, Gibson, 60:00

11/13

8/8

7/8

26/29


 


Energy Play: SVK 1-8; USA, 4-9

Penalties: SVK 10-28; USA, 8-37