Sunday, August 07, 2016

Terriers shine in 5-1 USA win

Goals by Jordan Greenway and Clayton Keller helped Team USA defeat Canada, 5-1, in the final game of the NJEC Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan. Late in the first period, Greenway doubled the USA lead, scoring an All-Terrier goal, converting Kieffer Bellows’ centering pass. The other assist went to Keller. 
Midway through the third period, Keller fired a shot on goal from the top of the left circle, swooped in to collect the rebound and banked it off goalie Evan Cormier for an unassisted goal that upped the U.S. lead to 4-1.

U.S. head coach Bob Motzko, on numerous occasions, employed an effective power play unit that featured four Terriers: Bellows, Keller and Greenway up front with Charlie McAvoy on the right point. McAvoy, the Bruins’ first pick in the June draft, was a force at both ends of the ice throughout the game and brought the crowd to its feet with a crunching open ice hit on Lawson Crouse.  

Defenseman Dante Fabbro was in the Canadian line-up playing effectively and displaying his puck moving skills on the Canadian power play unit.

Goalie Jake Oettinger and blueliner Chad Krys, who played in Friday’s game against Finland, were not active for the final game. Team USA will hold a final selection camp in December before announcing the team that will compete in the World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal. 

● USA Hockey recap, box score, Video highlights

● SB Nation: analysis of Team USA

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