Men's Cadet National Team

USA Cadet Men Topple Russia 13-4; Will Play For Fifth Place At Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament

Aug. 16, 2014

Belgrade, Serbia - August 16 - The USA Men's Cadet National Team picked up another victory at the Darko Cucic Memorial Tournament as they defeated Russia 13-4 on the final day of pool play. The victory puts Team USA into the fifth place match where they will meet Croatia on Sunday at 1:40am pst on Sunday. Ash Molthen and Josh Orrick scored four goals each in the win while Patrick Saunders posted 16 saves in net. 

The first quarter was tight with the two teams tied at 1-1 after the first period and then the United States took command. In the second Team USA outscored Russia 4-1 to build a 5-2 lead at halftime. They kept it up in the third period outscoring Russia 4-0 to put the game out of reach with a 9-2 lead. In the fourth Russia came back with two goals of their own but again the United States tallied four goals on their way to a 13-4 victory.

The United States went 6/12 on power plays and 2/2 on penalty shots while holding Russia to 1/12 on power plays and no penalties.

USA 13 (1, 4, 4, 4) A. Molthen 4, J. Orrick 4, J. Cavano 3, C. Travisano 1, J. Seybold 1
RUS 4 (1, 1, 0, 2)
Saves - USA - P. Saunders 16
6x5 - USA 6/12 - RUS 1/12
Penalties - USA 2/2 - RUS 0/0




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