Logan Cooley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) doubled the American benefit earlier than the shut of the interval. On the ability play, Cutter Gauthier (Scottsdale, Ariz.) labored the puck to Seamus Casey (Fort Myers, Fla.) on the proper level. The defenseman rang a shot off the proper put up that deflected to Cooley on the far aspect, the place he fired a shot into an empty internet for a 3-1 lead with 18 seconds to play within the body.
The U.S. added one other trio within the center interval, the primary from Jimmy Snuggerud (Chaska, Minn.) lower than two minutes in. Gauthier drove the web onerous however was initially denied by Eemil Vinni. The puck squirted free behind the Finnish internet and Cooley was first to the free rubber earlier than feeding Snuggerud, who snapped a wrister from the slot to make it a 4-1 sport.
Workforce USA made it 5 in a row with a shorthanded marker from Devin Kaplan (Bridgewater, N.J.) After an amazing forecheck, Gauthier pressured a turnover and centered a feed to Kaplan who was alone in entrance. He corralled the go and popped a fast shot over the glove of Vinni at 6:25 of the second.
Cole Spicer (Grand Forks, N.D.) accomplished the three-goal interval with a fast backhand shot by the five-hole within the last minute of the second. Brady Cleveland (Wausau, Wis.) led Kaplan into the offensive zone, the place he labored it to Spicer for the end.
Neither aspect discovered the again of the web within the last interval as the sport ended with a 6-1 last.
Augustine stood tall in internet for Workforce USA for all 60 minutes and pitched a clear slate after the early Finnish purpose.
The workforce opens the 2022 IIHF Underneath-18 Males’s World Championship Saturday in opposition to Canada. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. native) from Fanatec Enviornment. The sport might be proven on a two-hour delay on NHL Community and streamed reside on ESPN+. NHL Community will broadcast all Workforce USA video games for the event.