USA Beat Canada East In Pre-World Jr A Challenge


COLD LAKE, Alta. – Robert Mastrosimone scored a goal and set up another, leading the United States to a 3-1 pre-tournament win over Canada East in pre-World Junior A Challenge action on Friday night.

Bobby Brink and Connor Caponi had first-period goals for the Americans, who finished with a comfortable 38-25 advantage in shots on goal. Isaiah Saville and Blake Pietila split the goaltending duties for the U.S., finishing with 15 and nine saves, respectively.

Owen Cole (Dunnville, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) had the lone goal for the Canadians, who get their tournament started in the curtain-raiser Sunday against Russia (2 p.m. MT). The Americans see the ice first Sunday night (7 p.m. MT), facing Canada West in a rematch of the 2017 gold medal game.

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!