USA started their quest to repeat gold with a dominating 9-0 victory over Denmark. Keifer Bellows led the way with 2 goals including a penalty shot goal. The U.S. struck first 2 minutes into a 5 goal 1st period and never looked back. Goaltender Joesph Woll got the win in net with a 17 save shutout. The U.S. will have a day off tomorrow as they prepare to face Slovakia on Thursday.
Canada’s quest for redemption got off to a good start as they defeated Finland 4-2. Taylor Reddish led the way with a goal and an assist.
The game got off to a controversial start as Canada forward Boris Katchouk came in on a breakaway and scored despite appearing to knock the net off. Canada struck again 27 seconds as Sam Steel gave the Canadians a 2-0 lead. Canada is back at it again tomorrow as they take on Slovakia.
Other scores from around the tournament are as follows:
Czech Republic 5 Russia 4
CZR: Martin Gaut, 3 Assists
RUS: Artur Kayumov 1 goal 2 assists.
Sweden 6 Belarus 1
SWE: Lias Anderson 2 goals
Here’s the schedule for Day 2 of the tournament:
December 27th, 2017
Belarus (0-1) vs Switzerland (0-0) 3 pm ET/2 CT TSN/NHL Network
Canada (1-0) vs Skovakia (0-0) 7 pm ET/6 CT TSN/NHL Network