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Americans shut out Czech Republic at world junior hockey championship

EDMONTON — The United States recorded its second straight shutout at the world junior hockey championship on Tuesday, beating the Czech Republic 7-0. Coming off an 11-0 win over Austria on Boxing Day, the U.S.
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United States' Cole Caufield (13), Arthur Kaliyev (28), Matthew Boldy (12) and Trevor Zegras (9) celebrate a goal on Czech Republic's goalie Lukas Parik (1) during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON — The United States recorded its second straight shutout at the world junior hockey championship on Tuesday, beating the Czech Republic 7-0.

Coming off an 11-0 win over Austria on Boxing Day, the U.S. improved to 2-0-0-1 (wins, overtime wins, overtime losses, regulation losses)

The Czech Republic, which upset Russia 2-0 on Sunday, is now 1-0-0-2.

American goaltender Spencer Knight made 22 saves for the shutout.

Bobby Brink and Trevor Zegras led the Americans with two goals apiece, while Arthur Kaliyev and Cole Caufield and Matthew Boldy also scored. Zegras and Cam York added three assists apiece.

Canada was scheduled to face Switzerland, while Russia was slated to battle Austria later Tuesday.

 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 29, 2020.

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