Team USA lost to Sweden, 4-0, here today at 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.
“We couldn’t get any momentum going tonight,” said Don Lucia, head coach of the U.S. National Junior Team. “Every time we had our looks, their goalie was big in the net and swallowed everything up. We have to do a better job of getting second shot opportunities, getting rebound-type goals. Our offensive puck support needs to improve. We need shorter passes and more support all over the rink.”
Sweden opened the scoring at 6:04 of the first period, converting on a feed from behind the net.
Sweden upped its lead to 3-0 on a pair of power-play goals in the second period. Both tallies were a result of rebounds, coming at 4:19 and 8:42. At 12:36, four seconds after a USA penalty expired, the Swedes wristed a shot through traffic to make it 4-0.
Jon Gillies started and stopped 19 of 22 shots in 30:31. Thatcher Demko allowed one goal on 17 shots.
Team USA is back in action Thursday (Aug. 8) against Finland.
06:04 – GOAL – Törnkvist (Nilsson, Hägg)
06:22 – PEN – Matteau, hooking
08:53 – PEN – Norell, tripping
10:01 – PEN – Skjei, boarding
17:50 – PEN – Compher, roughing
17:50 – PEN – Hägg, holding
22:26 – PEN – Matteau, elbowing
24:19 – PP GOAL – Burakowsky (de la Rose, Sandberg)
28:31 – PEN – Santini, high sticking
28:42 – PP GOAL – Possler (Wennberg, Djoos)
29:50 – PEN – Sandberg, tripping
30:31 – PEN – Erne, slashing
32:36 – GOAL – Wallmark (Burakowsky)
33:26 – PEN – Stepan, high sticking
34:13 – PEN – de la Rose, elbowing
40:42 – PEN – Possler, cross checking
49:16 – PEN – Norell, interference
49:35 – PEN – Barber, tripping
56:15 – PEN – Pettersson, tripping
W: Högberg (27-27)
L: Gillies (19-22), Demko (16-17)
SHOTS ON GOAL
13+13+13 = 39
7+13+7 = 27
Goaltenders: Marcus Högberg, Jonas Johansson. Defence: Linus Arnesson, Carl Dahlström, Christian Djoos, Robert Hägg, Anton Lindholm, Robin Norell, Jesper Pettersson. Forwards: André Burakowsky, Jacob de la Rose, David Gunnarsson, Erik Karlsson, Ludvig Nilsson, Gustav Possler, Filip Sandberg, Malte Strömwall, Tobias Törnkvist, Lucas Wallmark, Alexander Wennberg, Daniel Zaar.
Goaltenders: Thatcher Demko, Jon Gillies. Defence: Mike Brodzinski, Will Butcher, Connor Carrick, Michael McCarron, Ian McCoshen, Brett Pesce, Steven Santini, Patrick Sieloff, Brady Skjei. Forwards: Riley Barber, Taylor Cammarata, J.T. Compher, Adam Erne, Hudson Fasching, Nic Kerdiles, Stefan Matteau, Tyler Motte, Cristoval Nieves, Dan O’Regan, Quentin Shore, Zach Stepan.
Article Credit: USA Hockey