Friday, December 29, 2017

Tkachuk scores in US loss to Slovakia; Canada vs. US today in outdoor game

Team USA rallied twice from one-goal deficits, but gave up a late goal and dropped a 3-2 decision to Slovakia in a preliminary round game of the IIHF World Junior Championships in Buffalo. Freshman Brady Tkachuk scored Team USA’s first goal, tying the game in the second period completing a 2-on-1 rush with St. Cloud’s Ryan Poehling. 

Tkachuk, who led all skaters with six shots on goal and was named U.S. Player of the Game, had nearly given the U.S. a lead in the first period when he rang a shot off the post.  Team USA outshot Slovakia 45-25.
Team USA is back on the ice this afternoon meeting Canada in an outdoor game at New Era Field with puck drop set for 3 p.m. ET. The game will air live on NHL Network.

CBC Sports reports that Canadian defenseman “Dante Fabbro is working himself into game shape after missing most of selection camp and two pre-tournament exhibitions with a lower-body contusion. He was limited to 5:18 of work on Wednesday  (in Canada’s win against Slovakia) and did not go on the ice in the third.”

● USCHO recap  Five Things We Learned
● USA-Canada game previews: USA Hockey; Hockey Canada

Spengler Cup
Terrier captain Brandon Hickey assisted on Canada’s first goal in its 4-1 win against HC Davos in the Spengler Cup tournament in Switzerland. With the win, Canada earns a spot in the semifinals. The senior from Leduc, Alberta had a game-high 20:53 of ice time.
● recap and box score

Hockey writer John Hoven tweeted that names under consideration for the U.S. Olympic hockey team include Jordan Greenway, along with 2009 national champion co-captains Matt Gilroy and John McCarthy.  Gilroy currently plays for Jokerit in the KHL, while McCarthy is captain of the AHL San Jose Barracuda. 

                           Smith (left), Parker (center) coaching during 1990 Beanpot, won by BU

The Boston Globe looks at the “different paths” to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame taken by recent inductees including legendary Terrier coach Jack Parker and Ben Smith, a former Terrier assistant, Northeastern head coach and Women’s U.S. Olympic coach.

● Boston Globe report

Looking back
Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk had his first NHL multi-point night, recording two assists in the Bruins’ 5-1 against Ottawa. The former two-time Terrier captain and All-American was +3 for the game in which Boston skated 10 former NCAA players.

Clayton Keller’s 17th assist set up the game-winning goal in Arizona’s 3-1 win against Colorado.

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson scored a goal and assisted on a late game-tying score in AHL Providence’s 5-4 shootout win against Utica.

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