GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Michigan ahead Rutger McGroarty had a hat trick, Michigan State’s Trey Augustine made 38 saves and the USA defeated Slovakia 10-2 on Sunday on the earth junior hockey championship to finish Group B play undefeated.
Michigan’s Gavin Brindley and Michigan State’s Isaac Howard every scored twice and Denver’s Zeev Buium and Boston Faculty teammates Ryan Leonard and Cutter Gauthier added targets.
“I assumed we performed extraordinarily nicely general,” U.S. coach David Carle stated. “We’re persevering with to construct and now we’re on to the following part with the quarterfinals.”
McGroarty, who was chosen 14th general by the Winnipeg Jets within the 2022 NHL Draft and has six targets and 18 factors for the Wolverines this season, will lead the People right into a matchup vs. Latvia on Tuesday within the quarterfinals. Latvia was fourth in Group A.
Marian Mosko and Filip Mesar scored for Slovakia. It can face Finland within the quarterfinals.
Within the different group B finale, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland 4-2. In Group A, Finland beat Sweden 5-4 in a shootout and Canada topped Germany 6-3. Sweden — which shut out its first three group opponents — was first within the group, adopted by Canada and Finland.
Within the quarterfinals, Sweden will face Switzerland, and Canada will play the Czech Republic.
Jani Nyman tied it for Finland late in regulation and scored the deciding objective within the shootout.
“I do not know what occurred, however we weren’t prepared initially,” Swedish ahead Noah Ostlund stated. “We do not make to make excuses. We’ve got to be higher subsequent time.”
Boston College star Macklin Celebrini scored twice for Canada.
“A kind of video games the place you simply bought to maintain going,” stated the 17-year-old Celebrini, anticipated to be the highest choose within the NHL draft. “We simply needed to push by means of … it is by no means going to be good.”
Jiri Kulich scored the deciding targets for the Czech Republic.
The Related Press contributed to this report.