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U.S. Men's Nat'l Univ. Team Tops Hungary, 8-1

By USA Hockey, 03/03/19, 1:30AM EST

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Seedott makes 14 saves; Kinsella nets hat trick

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.

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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.

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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.


DATE OPPONENT/ROUND LOCATION ARENA Time (Local/ET)/Result STATS
Fri., March 1 Czech Republic
Preliminary
Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena L, 4-1 Stats
Sun. March 3 Hungary
Preliminary
Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena W, 8-1 Stats
Tues., March 5 Russia
Preliminary
Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena L, 3-2 Stats
Thurs., March 7 Slovakia
Preliminary
Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena 12:30 p.m./12:30 a.m. Stats
Sat., March 9 Japan
Preliminary
Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena 9:00 a.m./ 9:00 p.m. (March 8) Stats
Mon., March 11 Semifinals Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena TBD --
Tues., March 12 Third-Place Game Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena 11:00 a.m./11:00 p.m. (March 11) --
Championship Krasnoyarsk, Russia Crystal Ice Arena 3:00 p.m./3:00 a.m. --

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