December 29, 2013

US beats Germany 8-0 in world juniors

The US scores six power-play goals to wrap up a spot in the playoff round.

The Associated Press

MALMO, Sweden — Notre Dame’s Vince Hinostroza helped the defending champion United States wrap up a spot in the playoff round in the world junior hockey tournament, scoring twice and adding two assists in an 8-0 victory over Germany on Sunday.

Boston University’s Matt Grzelcyk had a goal and two assists. The United States (3-0-0) will finish Group A play Tuesday against Canada (1-0-1).

The United States had six power-play goals, four in the second period. Minnesota’s Hudson Fasching, Wisconsin’s Nic Kerdiles and Will Butcher, Miami of Ohio’s Riley Barber and Boston College’s Steve Santini also scored, and Anthony Stolarz – the Edison, N.J., goalie who plays for the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League – stopped 15 shots.

Germany dropped to 0-3-0.

In Group B, Andre Burakowsky had three goals in Sweden’s 10-0 victory over Norway. Sweden improved to 3-0-0, and Norway dropped to 0-3-0.

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