USA Beats Canada, 5-1, at USAH National Junior Evaluation Camp


United States Hockey League (USHL) U.S. National Team

August 11, 2013, LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (ISN) – Quentin Shore (Denver, Colo./Univ. of Denver) tallied two goals and an assist to help Team USA to a 5-1 victory over Canada today at 1980 Herb Brooks Arena. The U.S. tallied three power-play goals and a shorthanded goal in its final game of the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp.

“I think that the game played like we hoped it would,” said Don Lucia, head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. “If we’re going to be successful, we’re going to have to have good goaltending, which we had today. Our specialty teams play was outstanding, especially our penalty killing. We scored some power-play goals. We were opportunistic today and it’s a lot easier to play with a lead.”

After negating three Canadian power plays to start the game, Team USA capitalized on its first two chances with the man-advantage at 19:00 and 19:47. Skating five-on-three, Connor Carrick (Orland Park, Ill.) and Will Butcher (Sun Prairie, Wis./Univ. of Denver) played catch at the blue line before setting up Riley Barber(Pittsburgh, Pa./Miami Univ.) with a one-time blast from the high slot. Next, Ian McCoshen (Hudson, Wis./Boston College) hammered a one-timer from the right faceoff dot inside the near post to make it 2-0. Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass./Boston Univ.) and Shore assisted on the five-on-three tally.

Shore scored a shorthanded goal on a great individual effort at 13:57 of the second period. From the U.S. zone,Hudson Fasching (Burnsville, Minn./Univ. of Minnesota) lofted the puck high towards the Canadian blue line. Shore won a footrace to the puck, fought off a defender and ripped a slapshot from between the circles over Jake Paterson’s glove.

Shore’s second marker came on the power play at 5:17 of the third period. Team USA thwarted a Canadian clearing attempt, which created an odd-man chance down low. Nic Kerdiles (Irvine, Calif./Univ. of Wisconsin) fed Adam Erne (New Haven, Conn.), who made a cross-crease pass for Shore to bury into the net.

Stefan Matteau (Chicago, Ill.) stretched the lead to 5-1 when he picked up a loose puck on the left wing and wristed a low shot into the net from the left faceoff dot.

Canada notched its only goal with 5:57 remaining in the game.

Goaltender Jon Gillies (South Portland, Maine/Providence College) made 24 saves in the victory. Canada’s Jake Paterson stopped 20 of 25 shots.

Game Summary

Scoring By Period
CANADA 0 0 1 1

First Period — Scoring: 1, USA, Barber (Butcher, Carrick), 19:00 (pp); 2, USA, McCoshen (Shore, Grzelcyk), 19:47 (pp). Penalties: USA, Carrick (interference), 1:04; USA, Sieloff (high-sticking), 6:24; USA, Carrick (interference), 16:28; CAN, Lazar (slashing), 18:06; CAN, Matheson (slashing), 18:23; CAN, Horvat (holding), 19:17.

Second Period — Scoring: 3, USA, Shore (Fasching), 13:57 (sh). Penalties — USA, Samuelsson (hooking), 1:24; USA, bench (too many men), 3:18; USA, Barber (slashing), 13:34; USA, Carrick (cross-checking), 17:13.

Third Period — Scoring: 4, USA, Shore (Kerdiles, Erne), 5:17 (pp); 5, USA, Matteau (unassisted), 13:21; 6, CAN, Reinhart (Petan, Matheson), 14:03. Penalties — CAN, Monahan (slashing), 3:50; CAN, Domi (cross-checking), 5:26; CAN, Leipsic (kneeing) 8:05; CAN, Nurse (roughing), 11:32; USA, DiPauli (roughing), 11:32; USA, Samuelsson (slashing), 14:36; USA, Santini (holding), 15:02; CAN, Dumba (roughing), 15:02; CAN, Petan (high-sticking), 16:45; CAN, Severson (slashing), 19:13.

Shots By Period
CAN 10 10 5 25

Goaltenders (SV/SH)
USA, Gillies 60:00 10/10
CAN, Paterson 60:00 6/8 3/4 11/13 20/25

Power Play: USA, 3-8; CAN, 0-8
USA, 10-20; CAN, 10-20

NOTES: For game highlights, postgame interviews and photos, click here … Use the hashtag #NJEC on Twitterto join the conversation surrounding camp … The online home for the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, complete with rosters, camp schedule and camp news, can be found by clicking here … All games from the 2013 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp are being streamed live and are available on-demand on … The 2014 U.S. National Junior Team will be selected following a pre-tournament camp Dec. 15-18 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area … Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head coach of the University of Minnesota men’s ice hockey team, was named head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team on March 23. Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), head coach of the St. Cloud State University men’s ice hockey team, Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), associate head coach of the Boston College men’s ice hockey team, and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.), assistant coach of the University of Denver’s men’s ice hockey team, will serve as assistant coaches. The video coordinator is Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.), assistant coach of Yale University’s men’s ice hockey team … Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fifth consecutive year.

2013 National Junior Evaluation Camp Schedule
August 4-10 – Lake Placid, New York

Time (ET)/Result
Sun., Aug. 4 USA White vs. Sweden
USA Blue vs. Finland
L, 2-4
L, 5-6 (OT)
Mon., Aug. 5 USA Blue vs. Sweden
USA White vs. Finland
L, 3-4
W, 5-2
Wed., Aug. 7 Canada vs. Finland
USA vs. Sweden
CAN, 5-3
L, 0-4
Thurs., Aug. 8 USA vs. Finland
Canada vs. Sweden
W, 4-3 (SO)
CAN, 7-3
Sat., Aug. 10 USA vs. Canada
Finland vs. Sweden
W, 5-1
FIN, 3-2 (SO)