The Americans hung a dozen on Slovakia tonight en route to a 12-0 victory. I know I sound like a broken record, but again it was the future Wolverines leading the way.
Kevin Lynch, whose stock must be going through the roof, scored the first two goals for the Americans, later added an assist on Chris Brown's goal, and was a team-high +3. Brown had an assist in addition to his goal, which was the 10th of the game. Jon Merrill had a pair of assists, including one where he sprung Kenny Ryan on a breakaway. Treais, Cam Fowler, and William Wrenn were the only skaters who didn't register a point. Treais missed on a penalty shot.
Additionally, Jack Campbell got the start tonight and made 18 saves in the shutout win. That was his fourth shutout in international play this year.
Lynch was USA's player of the game. It was the first time he's received the honor, despite registering 3 points in each of USA's first three games of the tournament. Treais was Player of the Game in their first win.
The Americans will take on Russia tomorrow and would receive a bye into the semifinals with a win.
Meanwhile, the USA Under 17 team defeated Alpena 3 games to 1 in their first round NAHL Playoff series.
Game 6 of the Oakville/Kingston series is also tomorrow night. Kevin Clare is tied for the team lead in points with a 1-3--4 line. He's also +4. Jacob Fallon had a goal and two assists. Luke Moffatt had an assist.