July 29: Day Four

Following two days of games, every team had the day off from game action today. In the morning, the U.S. trimmed their roster from 44 players down to 31. You can read the full release on the roster trim here. That group will face off against Canada tomorrow at 4pmET on HockeyTV. This will be the first game action for Canada, as they arrived to Plymouth on Sunday.

Yesterday, Team USA Blue defeated Finland by a 7-1 count, while Sweden edged out USA White in overtime 2-1. You can check out a full recap hereJoel Farabee and John Beecher each scored twice in the first contest, while Christian Krygier collected three assists. Spencer Knight made 26 saves. In the 4pm game, Arthur Kaliyev scored on a rebound for the lone U.S. goal, while Dustin Wolf made 37 saves.

The U.S. practiced in the afternoon, doing a lot of flow drills on both the NHL rink and the Olympic rink. The day finished off with some friendly competition, where each team competed in a three-man shootout. It wasn’t a traditional format, however, as the teams had to bring the puck back to center ice before the next person could go if they missed the shot. After the red squad narrowly beat the blue squad, blue tied it up which forced a more traditional shootout. Needing a goal, Alex Turcotte made a nifty move to win it.

Turcotte's Nifty Shootout Goal