Friday, January 1, 2016

Team USA Moves on to WJC Quarterfinals

The U. S National Junior Team completed the round-robin portion of its Group “A” schedule with a 4-1 win over Denmark on Thursday at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Colin White (Boston College) and Anders Bjork (Notre Dame) scored third-period goals for the Americas, who overcame, a 1-0 first-period deficit.  The U.S. defeated Switzerland, 10-1, in its previous outing the prior day, as white and Zach Werenski (Michigan) tallied three points apiece.
Team USA won three of its four preliminary WJC games and finished second in Group A to Sweden, will now face the Czech Republic of Group “B” on Saturday (NHL Network, 8 a.m. ET) in a quarterfinal elimination match-up.

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