KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Cooper Seedott (Northville, Mich./Lindenwood University) made 14 saves on 15 shots and Joe Kinsella (Naperville, Ill./University of Colorado) netted a hat trick as the U.S. Men’s National University Team (1-0-0-1/W-OTW-OTL-L) topped Hungary, 8-1, in its second game at the 2019 Winter World University Games.
Team USA got on the board immediately to open the contest when Ty Pelton-Byce (Madison, Wis./University of Wisconsin) scored just 10 seconds into the contest.
Following Pelton-Byce's game-opening goal, the U.S. used the early momentum to score three more first period goals.
Jake Pappalardo (Salem, N.H./College of the Holy Cross) doubled the U.S. lead at the 5:04 mark of the opening stanza.
Shortly thereafter, Ryan Finnegan (Tecumseh, Kansas/Lindenwood University) scored the third U.S. goal, just 3:52 after Pappalardo put Team USA up by two.
Team USA got its fourth goal of the period from Zach Mitchell (Chicago, Ill./Lindenwood University) and went to the locker room with a 4-0 lead.
The U.S. kept the pressure high during the second period and would add one goal from Kinsella to bring the lead to 5-0.
Similar to the start of the game, Team USA came out flying to start the third period.
Jack Rowe (Carey, Ill,/Arizona State University) put the U.S. up by six just 1:12 into the period.
Following the theme of scoring quick goals, Kinsella scored his second goal of the contest 18 seconds after Rowe's goal that gave the U.S. a 6-0 lead.
After killing off a tripping penalty, Hungary used some special teams momentum and scored its first goal of the game at the 48:09 mark.
The U.S responded to the Hungary goal with more pressure and, as a result, Kinsella netted his third goal to complete the hat trick and bring the score to 8-1.
NOTES: Team USA outshot Hungary, 55-15 ... Team USA went 0-for-3 on the power play and one-for-one on the penalty kill ... At the 2019 Winter World University Games, Team USA is competing in Group A alongside the Czech Republic, Hungary, Japan, Russia and Slovakia. All games will be played at Crystal Ice Arena … For complete coverage of the U.S. at the 2019 Winter World University Games, click here.
|Fri., March 1||Czech Republic
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Crystal Ice Arena||L, 1-4||Stats|
|Sun. March 3||Hungary
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Crystal Ice Arena||W, 8-1||Stats|
|Tues., March 5||Russia
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Crystal Ice Arena||L, 2-3||Stats|
|Thurs., March 7||Slovakia
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Crystal Ice Arena||L, 3-6||Stats|
|Sat., March 9||Japan
|Krasnoyarsk, Russia||Crystal Ice Arena||W, 3-1||Stats|