Monday, January 2, 2017

Greenway Powers U.S. to Win Over Switzerland

A third-period power-play goal by Jordan Greenway (Boston University) broke a tie and allowed the U.S. National Junior Team to survive.

Greenway's goal, which was assisted by BU teammates Charlie McAvoy and Clayon Keller, lifted the Americans to a 3-2 win over upstart Switzerland in the quarterfinal round of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto. The U.S. improved to 5-0-0 overall in the tournament, and will now face Russia on Wednesday in a semifinal contest.

Greenway scored just 18 seconds after the Swiss had forged a 2-2 tie to complete a comeback from an early two-goal deficit. He also assisted on a first-period goal by Luke Kunin (Wisconsin), which followed one by former Boston College forward Jeremy Bracco.

Tyler Parsons made 19 saves for Team USA, which was outshot, 21-19, by the Swiss.

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