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U.S. Defeats Canada, 5-1; Sweden Tops Finland in SO

08/06/2016, 6:45pm EDT

Final games of 2016 National Junior Evaluation Camp Conclude

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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RECAP: United States 5, Canada 1

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. 


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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.


2016 National Junior Evaluation Camp Game Schedule

Date Score Recap
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

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