Monday, May 06, 2024

Records set, but gold eludes Team USA


Cole Eiserman and Cole Hutson each scored second-period goals in the IIHF World U18 Championship gold medal game, but Canada took advantage of a major penalty in the third period and stormed past Team USA, 6-4.

Eiserman’s power-play goal, assisted by Hutson on a slick entry move, was his 127th career score, setting a new NTDP program record. It gave the U.S. a 2-1 lead.

Five minutes later, Hutson came off the bench to bury a cross ice feed to stretch the lead to 3-1, before Canada narrowed it to 3-2 after two periods.

Hutson led all tournament defensemen in scoring (as he also did a year ago) with a 4-9-13 scoring line. He was named to the all-tournament team and also received the Directorate Award as Best Defender. In addition, he was U.S. player of the game.

Eiserman tied for second in goals with nine and finished the tournament with 11 points. Kamil Bednarik had five points (2G,3A).

In addition to the program record for goals, Eiserman now is second on the career points list with 192, trailing on Jack Hughes.

Sweden defeated Slovakia to claim the bronze medal, although Alexander Zetterberg remained sidelined with an injur.

● IIHF recap and box score

● USA Hockey recap and highlights

● FloHockey  Hutson interview, top performers


In the season's final Terrier Hockey Talk podcastthe BHB goes over some mailbox questions, team superlatives, and their favorite moments from this season.  Spotify link 



Looking ahead

2024 recruit Brandon Svoboda scored his second post-season goal in Fargo's 5-0 win over Sioux City in game four of their playoff series. Fargo will face Dubuque in the Clark Cup Finals.

Looking back

Jake Oettinger stopped 22  shots as Dallas won its game seven battle with defending champion Vegas, edging the Golden Knights, 2-1.

● recap



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