Men's Cadet National Team

USA Cadet Men Open Play In Serbia With Two Straight Wins


Aug. 16, 2017

Belgrade, Serbia - August 16 - The USA Men's Cadet National Team opened play at the Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament in Serbia with two straight victories. Team USA defeated Slovakia 9-5 and Malta 13-5. They return to play on Friday against Moldova. For a complete team roster and schedule, click here

USA and Slovakia was the opening game for both teams in the tournament. Team USA played strong on defense but Slovakia was able to stay close through three quarters. The United States used a 3-1 advantage in the final quarter to pull away.

In their next game, Team USA continued balanced scoring with eight players tallying a goal in the win over Malta. Defense was again the story for the United States with a strong pressing defense limiting Malta's offensive opportunities and creating several quality opportunities in transition. 


USA/SLOVAKIA
USA 9 (3, 2, 1, 3) G. Ocasio 2, T. Pulice 2, I. Love 2, N. Tierney 1, G. Avakian 1, T. McGuire 1
SVK 5 (1, 2, 1, 1)
Saves - USA - Krutonog 2
6x5 - USA - 1/2 - SVK - 1/5
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - SLK - 0/0

USA/MALTA
USA 15 (3, 5, 3, 4) G. Avakian 3, T. Pulice 3, J. Waldoch 2, G. Ocasio 2, T. McGuire 2, I. Love 1, M. Laurland 1, N. Tierney 1
MLT 3 (1, 1, 1, 0)
Saves - USA - Griggs 5
6x5 - USA - 0/2 - MLT - 0/3
Penalties - USA - 0/0 - MLT - 0/1

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