Thursday, August 16, 2007

USA Gets First Win In Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tourney

The US Under-18 Team, playing in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, garnered their first win of the contest, defeating Slovakia 5-3. Up next for the boys in Red, White and Blue? They will compete in the fifth place game Saturday versus the Czech Republic - who they narrowly defeated their exhibition game before the start of tournament play. Their first two games resulted in them falling to both Russia and Finland by a score of 5-3.

Potential Future 'Cat, Mark Goggin, notched his first point of the tourney, scoring near the halfway point of the game to increase the US lead to 3-1. Way to go Mark!

Interestingly enough, each of the games in which the US has participated have been decided with the winning team totaling five goals. See this post's title-link for more details and be sure to check out the new USA Hockey link that I added to the link section today.

Go 'Cats!


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