Men's Cadet National Team

USA Cadet Men Take Fourth Place At Montenegro Cup; Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament Up Next


Aug. 6, 2018

Herceg Novi, Montenegro - August 6 - The USA Men's Cadet National Team earned fourth place at the Montenegro Cup following two close losses on the final day of play. First Team USA was downed by Montenegro 9-6 in the semifinal round and then was edged by Croatia 12-11 in the third place game. Team USA now prepares for the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament starting Wednesday in Belgrade, Serbia. Team USA won that event in 2017. For more information on the tournament and roster, click here

In the loss to Montenegro Team USA had a strong first half offensively but then ran out of gas in the second. They led Montenegro 5-4 at intermission only to be outscored 5-1 in the second half to fall 9-6. Jackson Matos led the offense with three goals while West Temkin posted 10 saves. 

In the loss to Croatia the United States also built a lead, this time going up by three in the third quarter only to see Croatia storm back. Croatia delivered the game winner late in the fourth quarter to claim the bronze. Matos again had a big game on offense scoring five goals and was named the tournament's top scorer. Griffen Price went the distance in net posting 10 saves. 

USA 6 (2, 3, 0, 1) J. Matos 3, M. Frese, G. Watson, Z. Frazier
Montenegro 9 (3, 1, 1, 4)
Saves - USA - Temkin 10
6x5 - USA - 1/7 - MNE - 4/7
Penalties - USA 2/2 - GER - 2/3

USA 11 (3, 3, 3, 2) J Matos 5, G. Watson 4, Z. Frazier, L McCarroll
Croatia 12 (4, 2, 3, 3)
Saves - USA - Price 10
6x5 - USA - 3/7 - CRO - 2/5
Penalties - USA 1/1 - CRO - 0/1

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