KRASNOYARSK, Russia – Ben Newhouse (Edina, Minn./Northern Michigan University), Ty Pelton-Byce (Madison, Wis./University of Wisconsin) and Quinn Ryan (Branchville, N.J./Liberty University) each scored once, but the U.S. Men’s National University Team (1-0-0-3/W-OTW-OTL-L) fell to Slovakia, 6-3, in its fourth game at the 2019 Winter World University Games.
Slovakia opened the scoring just 26 seconds into the game to take the 1-0 lead.
Following the opening goal, Slovakia doubled its lead at the 7:54 mark.
Team USA recorded seven shots in the opening period, but went to the locker room trailing, 2-0.
The U.S. struck quickly to open the second period when Pelton-Byce tallied the team's first goal of the game.
Pelton-Byce scored just 1:33 into the second period with Sam Rennaker (Grand Rapids, Mich./University of Maine) and Ryan Finnegan (Tecumseh, Kansas/Lindenwood University) picking up the assists.
Slovakia responded quickly, scoring two minutes after the Pelton-Byce goal to restore the two-goal lead.
Team USA answered at the 10:43 mark of the second period when Newhouse scored off a pass from Jake Pappalardo (Salem, N.H./College of the Holy Cross).
Slovakia immediately responded to the U.S. goal and restored its lead to two just 25 seconds after the Newhouse goal.
Slovakia added a power play goal with 6:29 remaining in the second period and expanded its lead to 5-2.
The U.S. got on the board 14:36 into the third period when Ryan scored to bring the score to 5-3. Jake Townsend (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Lindenwood University) and Jack Rowe (Cary, Ill./Arizona State University) picked up assists on the Ryan goal.
Team USA pulled Kristian Oldham (Anchorage, Alaska/Clarkson University) with 1:11 remaining for a sixth attacker.
Slovakia tallied its sixth goal of the game into the empty net with 19 seconds remaining in the contest.
NOTES: Team USA recorded 27 shots while Slovakia had 35 ... Team USA went 0-for-3 on the power play and 0-for-1 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||12:30 p.m./12:30 a.m.||Stats|
|Sat., March 9||Japan
|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.||--|