Men's Cadet National Team

Cadet Men Win Bronze At Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament Following 11-7 Win Over Greece


Aug. 12, 2018

Belgrade, Serbia - August 12 - The USA Men's Cadet National Team wasn't able to repeat on their gold medal performance at the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament from 2017, but they did end on a high note claiming bronze. Team USA defeated Greece 11-7 on the final day of competition following an 18-2 win over Malta to close out group play. Their only loss at the event came against Serbia on Friday with a 15-9 defeat. 

Jack Martin and Jackson Matos came up big in the win over Greece adding three goals each as the United States set the tone with a strong first half. Team USA went up 8-2 at halftime and were able to maintain an advantage the rest of the way despite five second half goals from Greece. West Temkin and Griffen Price combined in net for 12 saves. 

The win over Malta saw a host of scorers get in on the action led by three each from Martin, Frazier and Carson. Temkin and Price were on point in the cage adding 17 saves to the mix. Team USA delivered six goals in both the second and third quarters and this match was never in doubt as the United States cruised to the 16 goal victory.

The loss to Serbia was a high scoring affair at the start with a combined 10 goals in the opening period that saw Serbia grab a 6-4 advantage. They took further control of the match in the second quarter holding Team USA scoreless while adding three goals for a 9-4 lead at halftime. The offenses cooled down in the third quarter before eight more combined goals in the fourth. Team USA could never make a big dent in the deficit and lost by six goals, bringing an end to their gold medal game hopes. 

For complete Team USA results from the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament and the Montenegro Cup, click here.

USA 9 (4, 0, 1, 4) J. Martin 4, G. Watson 3, J Matos, Z. Frazier
SRB 15 (6, 3, 2, 4)
Saves - USA - Temkin 3, Price 2
6x5 - USA - 3/8 - SRB - 1/2
Penalties - USA 0/0 - SRB - 0/0

USA 18 (4, 6, 6, 2) J. Martin 3, Z. Frazier 3, G. Carson 3, W. Mundelius 2, L. McCarroll 2, G. Watson 2, C. Dodd 2, J. Matos,
MLT 2 (0, 1, 0, 1)
Saves - USA - Temkin 7, Price 10
6x5 - USA - 2/6 - MLT - 1/3
Penalties - USA 0/0 - MLT - 0/0

USA 11 (4, 4, 2, 1) J. Martin 3, J. Matos 3, Z. Frazier 2, L. McCarroll 2, G. Watson
GRE 7 (1, 1, 2, 3)
Saves - USA - Temkin 3, Price 9
6x5 - USA - 6/8 - GRE - 2/5
Penalties - USA 0/0 - GRE - 0/0

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