Tyler Parsons (Chesterfield, Mich.) made 35 saves and Clayton Keller (Swansea, Ill.) added a goal and an assist as the United States defeated Canada, 5-1, here tonight to close the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
Joel Eriksson-Ek scored the decisive shootout winning goal as Sweden topped Finland, 3-2, in the day's earlier tilt.
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The United States struck first just 2:19 into the game when Jack Roslovic (Columbus, Ohio) scored off a pass from Christian Fischer (Chicago, Ill.). The play started when Fischer collected the puck behind Canada’s goal, curled around the right side of the net and backhanded a pass through the crease that found Roslovic below the left face-off dot for the one-timer goal.
Jordan Greenway (Potsdam, N.Y.) extended Team USA’s lead to 2-0 when he tapped in a pass from Kieffer Bellows (Edina, Minn.) with 1:12 remaining in the period. As Team USA’s power play expired, Brock Boeser (Burnsville, Minn.) sent a cross-ice fed to the right point where Keller whipped a pass down to Bellows at the right face-off dot who one-timed it to Greenway alone in front for the tap-in goal.
Parsons was called upon early for the United States as he finished the opening frame with 22 saves to keep the score, 2-0.
After Bellows hit the crossbar early in the second period, Logan Brown (St. Louis, Mo.) fired a wrist shot through a screen in front of goal to make it 3-0 for Team USA at the 5:55 mark.
In the final period, Keller tallied on the power play but Nicolas Roy responded for Canada just :41 later to to make it 4-1 and end Parsons’ shutout bid with 5:11 remaining in the game. Boeser would add a tally in the final minute to bring the final to 5-1.
David Bernhardt registered the game’s first goal for Sweden when his wrist shot from the left face-off dot beat Finland’s Veini Vehvillainen 3:13 into the opening period.
Finland evened the score with :36 remaining when Juuso Valimaki’s shot from the point deflected off a man in front and past Filip Gustavsson.
Julius Nattinen gave Finland a 2-1 lead just :42 into the middle stanza but Sweden capitalized 2:24 later when Lias Andersson was able to tap home his own rebound.
Both teams were unable to convert in the third period and after a scoreless five minutes of extra time, the game went to a shootout. There, Joel Eriksson-Ek netted the first and only shootout goal in the fourth round to give Sweden the victory.
|Sun., July 31||USA White 3, Sweden 6
USA Blue 8, Finland 1
|Mon., Aug. 1||USA Blue 6, Sweden 4
USA White 8, Finland 2
|Wed., Aug. 3||Finland 2, Canada 1 (OT)
USA 4, Sweden 3
|Fri., Aug. 5||Sweden 5, Canada 1
Finland 2, USA 1
|Sat., Aug. 6||Finland 3, Sweden 2 (SO)
USA 5, Canada 1