Brady Tkachuk and Kieffer Bellows discovered sufficient traction within the snow to attain shootout targets and cap the US’ Four-Three victory over Canada on Friday in worldwide hockey’s first out of doors recreation.
Tkachuk and Ron Perunovich scored 34 seconds aside within the third interval to rally the US from a Three-1 deficit on the planet junior championship recreation performed in a gentle snowfall on the NFL Buffalo Payments’ New Period Area. Casey Mittlestadt arrange all three targets for the US (2-1), which rebounded from a Three-2 loss to Slovakia a day earlier.
Bellows additionally scored in regulation, and goalie Jake Oettinger stopped 19 pictures via extra time and all 4 he confronted within the shootout.
Robert Thomas had a objective and an help for Canada (2-1), which has misplaced 4 straight assembly to the Individuals and blown two-goal leads in three straight conferences. That features a 5-Four shootout loss to the Individuals within the gold-medal recreation performed at Montreal in January.
Cale Makar and Dillon Dube additionally scored, and Carter Hart stopped 32 pictures via extra time.
In the one different event recreation, St. Louis Blues draft decide Klim Kostin scored twice in main Russia (2-1) to a 5-2 win over Belarus (Zero-Three).
Artur Kayumov and German Rubtsov had a objective and help every for Russia, which gained its second straight since a tournament-opening 5-Four loss to the Czech Republic. Alexei Polodyan additionally scored as Russia clinched a berth within the quarterfinal spherical Tuesday.
For Belarus, Sergei Pishuk had a objective and help and Dmitri Deryabin additionally scored. Belarus closes the preliminary spherical in opposition to the Czech Republic on Saturday and is in jeopardy of ending final in five-team Group B standings.