Charlie Coyle’s second multi-point game of the World Junior Championships helped Team USA blank Germany, 4-0, in Buffalo. The Terrier freshman center staked the Americans to a 1-0 first-period lead with a rush to the net and quick wrist shot from close in. Coyle, who has five points in two games to lead all U.S. scorers, also assisted on Chris Kreider’s power play goal in the second period and earned U.S. player of the game honors. Team USA takes on Switzerland tonight before advancing to the medal round.
Commenting on Coyle's contributions, U.S. coach Keith Allain told New England Hockey Journal:
"Charlie’s been fantastic for us; you don’t need me to tell you that. One of the areas when we put our team together in Lake Placid, we were young down the middle, and Charlie is one of those ’92 center icemen who’s come here and really done a wonderful job for us.”
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Terriers are in Illinois for the Shillelagh Tournament hosted by Notre Dame at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates. BU takes on Brown tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. CT, followed by Minnesota State playing the Irish. American One Broadband will be live streaming all four games of the tournament on the Internet. Cost is $10 per day (2 games each day). Details are here.
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2013 recruit Matt Grzelcyk has three assists for Team USA in the first two games of the World U17 Challenge with one in the 5-2 win over Finland and a pair in the 4-1 victory over Germany.
Rick DiPietro stopped 37 shots in the Islanders’ 2-1 shootout win over the Penguins. DiPietro made saves on two shots by Sidney Crosby, whose 25-game scoring streak was ended.
San Jose placed John McCarthy on injured reserve with an upper body injury.
Kevin Shattenkirk escaped serious injury when he took a puck to the forehead in Monday's Avs-Redwings game. He played 16 minutes last night in the Avs' 4-3 shootout win over Edmonton.
Kevin Schaeffer assisted on the third-period tying goal for Las Vegas in the Outlaws’ 4-3 shootout win over Stockton in ECHL action. Schaeffer has four points in 22 games this season.
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