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Defending Champion US pulls Slovakia away from open world juniors.

Boston University goalkeeper Drew Commesso made 23 saves and defending champion USA kicked off the Junior Hockey World Championship with 32 wins over Slovakia on Sunday night.

Red Deer, Alberta (AP)-Boston University goalkeeper Drew Comesso made 23 saves and defending champion USA kicked off the Junior Hockey World Championship with 32 wins over Slovakia on Sunday night. 

The Americans held up after Martin Chromiac scored two goals against Slovakia in the final third after two periods with a 30-point lead. 

Minnesota striker Matthew Nice opened the gate with two leads at the first 6:25, and McKee Samoskevic of Michigan connected with one lead at 1:43. Landon Slagart of the University of Notre Dame scored in the second half.

“Our boys got stuck together and played a tough match,” said Nate Leaman, US coach at Providence. 

“This is a good first step for our group. We need to continue working and improving before we play against Switzerland on Tuesday.

 Draft topics are hat tricks to help Canada beat Switzerland. Had In the afternoon, Sweden beat Russia in Group B of Red Deer with 63 points and Finland beat Germany in Group A of Edmonton with 31 points. 

Power scored a goal to reach Canada 32 in the first period, then hit twice in the 1:25 period with two power plays in the middle of the second period, reaching 53. 

 “I think Puck found me,” Power said. “Everyone did a good job and took a good pack in a good place.” Power was taken over by the Buffalo Sabers, who won the top pick in the July draft. 

The 6foot6 Michigan Star is Canada’s first defender to score three goals. A game scored at an event. 

“I was definitely surprised because I didn’t think anyone was doing a hat-trick because there were so many really good players playing in these tournaments.”

Read More: Defending champ US holds off Slovakia to open world juniors | National | dailyunion.com

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