RIGA, Latvia — – Trevor Moore and 18-year-old Matty Beniers scored in a 1:47 span halfway by means of the second interval to assist the USA beat Latvia 4-2 on Thursday on the planet hockey championship.
Brian Boyle and Matt Tennyson scored within the first interval, and Cal Petersen made 17 saves within the People’ third straight victory after a gap loss to Finland. They’re second in Group B, a degree behind Finland.
“The message that we have had, we have executed,” stated Boyle, People’ oldest participant at 36 years outdated. “We have tried to get higher every recreation. With 13 forwards and seven defensemen, you’ve gotten completely different guys enjoying with completely different folks, however we’re a hard-working crew and play above the puck. We have tried to earn our offense, and it is paid off for us.”
Miks Indrasis and Renard Krastenbergs had first-period objectives for Latvia.
The U.S. will face Norway on Saturday, Germany on Monday and full group play Tuesday in opposition to Italy.
In Group A, Switzerland routed Slovakia 8-1, and the Czech Republic beat Sweden 4-2.
Gregory Hofmann had a objective and an help to assist Switzerland be a part of Slovakia and Russia atop the group standings. Slovakia had received three in a row in regulation.
The Czech Republic overcame a 2-0 deficit, with Jakub Vrana, Jan Kovar, Lukas Klok and Jakub Flek scoring third-period objectives.