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2018 WJSS Notebook: Departure Day

By, 08/05/18, 8:00AM EDT


U.S. leaves Kamloops with a five wins in seven games

Tune in daily for the latest updates on Team USA throughout the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase underway at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C.

Aug. 5: Departure Day

After a seven-day camp that included five days of games, the U.S. leaves Kamloops with an overall record of 4-1-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) in games against Canada, Finland and Sweden. 

"We really showed ourselves this week," said U.S. head coach Mike Hastings (Crookston, Minn.). "This is a talented group that was able to face adversity head on, and that says a lot about the character within the room. We’re excited to see the players here, as well as some who weren’t, play their best hockey this fall to earn the chance to represent our country and compete for gold in December."

Overall, defenseman Quinn Hughes (Orlando, Fla.) led all U.S. skaters in points with six, including a team-high five assists. Ranking second was forward and University of Michigan teammate Josh Norris (Oxford, Mich.) who tallied five points (2-3). Pacing all U.S. skaters in goals were Paul Cotter (Canton, Mich.) and Joel Farabee (Cicero, N.Y.) who each finished with three apiece. In goal, Kyle Keyser (Coral Springs, Fla.) posted U.S.-bests in goals against average (2.00) and save percentage (.914) while Cayden Primeau (Voorhees, N.J.) ranked second in goals against average (2.73) and Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) was runner-up in save percentage (.865)

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U.S. Game Schedule

Sandman Centre
Kamloops, B.C.

Date Game Result Broadcast
Mon., July 30 USA Blue vs. Sweden L, 1-3 N/A
USA White vs. Finland W, 5-2 N/A
Tues., July 31 Canada White vs. USA Blue W, 3-2 N/A
Canada Red vs. USA White W, 7-5 N/A
Thurs., Aug. 2 USA vs. Sweden OTW, 5-4 NHL Network
Fri., Aug. 3 USA vs. Finland W, 2-1 NHL Network
Sat., Aug. 4 Canada vs. USA L, 5-6 NHL Network

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