Team USA Tops Switzerland, 8-5

Team USA capped their back-to-back preliminary round start by scoring eight goals and defeating Switzerland, 8-5.

Jack Hughes (Orlando, Fla./USAH NTDP) and Cam York (Anaheim Hill, Calif./USAH NTDP) recorded three-point nights for Team USA. 

“We had a great start by scoring those three quick goals and it was a great response to a tough loss last night,” said U.S. head coach Seth Appert (Cottage Grove, Minn./USAH NTDP). “I do think we got a little sloppy towards the end of the first period and into the second period and we will need to mature in our decisions with the puck to be successful as this tournament moves on.”

Hughes Starts With a Bang

Forward Jack Hughes has started the 2018 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship by recording three points in each of his first two games. The 2001 birth year forward's six points (3-3-6) have him atop the leaderboard through two days.