In its second day of competition, the U.S. shut out South Korea, 4-0. Captain Josh Pauls tallied three assists to earn U.S. Player of the Game honors. For the full game recap, click here.
GROUP A SECURED
Today's win gives the U.S. a perfect 2-0 record with wins over Canada and South Korea. While it has one more preliminary round game -- a tilt against Norway on Tuesday (4:30 p.m. local time) -- Team USA's record thus far has already secured the Group A first overall seed. That gives the United States a quarterfinal round bye and a place in Friday's semifinal round.
UP NEXT: OFF DAY TOMORROW
Tomorrow (April 29), the U.S. will hold a skate from 3:15-4:15 p.m. local time. It will then return to tournament action on Tuesday (April 30) with a 4:30 p.m. local time tilt against Norway at Ostravar Arena. Following the preliminary round's conclusion on Tuesday, the U.S. will have two days off before its semifinal game on Friday (May 3).
THIS AND THAT
Forward Declan Farmer has tallied a point in every game this season ... May 1 is Noah Grove's birthday, who will be celebrating 20 years old ... The U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team defeated Canada, 4-1, to capture the bronze medal at the 2019 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship, its 16th straight medal in the event ... Following last night's victory, the U.S. received a locker room visit from Stephen B. King, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic.