On Saturday the US responded to all their doubters with complete domination over Finland who entering play on Saturday was the first-place team in Team USA’s pool. Not anymore. 6-2 Americans’ first round finished, first place in the pool secured, and on to the medal round which will begin on Monday, January 2nd.
On To the Action
Six players scored for Rand Pecknold’s crew, as Jimmy Snuggerud led the way with a goal and three assists. Logan Cooley picked up a goal and two helpers, while Trey Augustine secured his third win at the World Juniors, finishing with 29 saves. It was to date the complete win the Americans have had in the tournament.
The Americans will now move on to the medal round. In the Quarterfinals Germany awaits. The Germans finished first-round play as the 4th team in pool A. The Americans are looking for redemption after they were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Czechia at the 2022 World Juniors.
This And That
Flyers prospect Cutter Gauthier chipped in with 1 assist he now has 3 assists for the tournament.
Team Canada and Switzerland also advanced into the medal round
Team USA vs Germany Monday, January 2nd, 5 pm, from New Brunswick
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