The US offense wasted no time, scoring less than a minute into the game. All told they scored 11 against an overmatched Denmark team. Charlie Coyle was the star goal scoring wise as the now former BU Terrier had a hat trick. Kyle Rau had two goals and was very effective down low like we have seen all year at Minnesota. Elsewhere, Bill Arnold had the prettiest goal of the night, even if most of the pretty stuff was done by Josh Archibald and Emerson Etem’s passing. The US power play was clicking as well, going 3 for 4. Of the 11 USA goals, 9 were by collegians (counting Coyle). Jack Campbell stopped 21 of Denmark’s 24 shots, including every one at even strength
The American penalty kill is, to put it kindly, a work in progress. Denmark was 3-3 with the man advantage and while the US has time to work on it, they’ll need to find it relatively quickly as they play Canada in just 4 days.
As things often do in blowouts, things got a bit chippy. Nowhere moreso than this hit on St. Cloud State defenseman Kevin Gravel (via @cjzero). Gravel was fine, but the way he fell to the ice made it look like potentially a much more dangerous hit. In other injury news, Vermont forward Connor Brickley got his leg cut by a skate, but it appears he suffered no serious injury and should be good to go.