Monday, December 26, 2016

U.S. Wins 2017 World Juniors Opener

Clayton Keller (Boston University) scored twice and Troy Terry (Denver) and Tage Thompson (Connecticut) had two assists each as the U.S. National Junior Team opened the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Monday afternoon in Toronto.

Colin White (Boston College) had a goal and an assist for the NCAA-laden Americans, who also got goals from Jeremy Bracco, Patrick Harper (Boston University) and U.S. player of the game Jordan Greenway (Boston University), plus 11 saves from Tyler Parsons. Team USA, which outshot Latvia, 30-12, en route to scoring the final five goals of the game, will return to action on Wednesday against Slovakia at the Air Canada Centre.  

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