Tuesday, November 4, 2008

US Drops Opener

The United States opened up their World Junior A Challenge pool this afternoon against Germany. USA got off to a good start, as Mike Cichy (Darren Rowe, Danny Kristo) scored a goal to put USA up early. USA extended their lead to 2 on a goal from David Gerths (Rowe, Cichy). From there, it went south for the Americans. Before the period was over, Germany knocked home two goals to tie the game. The Germans did all the scoring in the 3rd period, putting up 3 goals. Germany went on to win the game by a score of 5-2. Mike Cichy was named USA's Player of the Game.

Better luck tomorrow for team USA.

Box Score:
First Period

06:36 USA 8 Mike Cichy (24 Darren Rowe 18 Danny Kristo)

03:02 GER 24 Conor Morrison (Tripping)
07:22 USA 17 Nick Larson (High Sticking)

Second Period

03:22 USA 12 David Gerths (24 Darren Rowe 8 Mike Cichy) PP
04:33 GER 22 Toni Ritter (24 Conor Morrison 14 Alexander Oblinger)
19:12 GER 14 Alexander Oblinger (19 Patrick Pohl 23 Steven Rupprich)

01:28 GER 16 Daniel Oppolzer (Interference)
05:12 USA 2 Maxim Nicastro (Interference)
07:26 USA 2 Maxim Nicastro (Holding)
12:26 GER 18 Andreas Gawlik (Roughing)
17:08 USA 6 Seth Helgeson (Delay of Game)

Third Period

03:49 GER 24 Conor Morrison (26 Martin Hinterstocker )
07:44 GER 19 Patrick Pohl (20 Benedikt Bruckner ) PP
18:36 GER 16 Daniel Oppolzer (23 Steven Rupprich 17 Soren Sturm)

06:43 USA 22 Rocco Carzo (Slashing)
08:03 GER 22 Toni Ritter (Boarding)
11:53 GER 29 Dominik Bielke (Interference)
12:53 GER 19 Patrick Pohl (Hooking)

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