Team USA routed a hapless Germany team 8 – 0 to start their opening round play. The Americans seemed unstoppable with this test before facing much tougher favorites.
|0:19||USA||Sean Kuraly (Riley Barber, Alex Galchenyuk)|
|8:30||USA||Jacob Trouba (Blake Pietila)|
|9:54||USA||Alex Galchenyuk (Riley Barber, Sean Kuraly)|
|0:14||USA||Riley Barber (Alex Galchenyuk)|
|6:33||USA||Shayne Gostisbehere (Seth Jones, Rocco Grimaldi)|
|7:55||USA||Ryan Hartman (Blake Pietila, Cole Bardreau)|
Team USA is in a tough division which includes Russia and defending champs Canada. After going 1-1 in pre-play it was a nice start for the scrappy club who seems to be very hot at goaltender.
Locally we have a representative, Connor Murphy from the Phoenix Coyotes. Alex Galchenyuk appears to be the leader of this squad as well as Gibson who is a stud in net.