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Kirwan has five points as U.S thumps Germany 14-1 at under-17 challenge

Tuesday, 12.31.2013 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Kirwan has five points as U.S thumps Germany 14-1 at under-17 challenge

SYDNEY, N.S. - Luke Kirwan had three goals and two assists as the United States thumped Germany 14-1 Monday at the world under-17 hockey challenge.

Jordan Greenway also had a hat trick, Colin White has two goals and an assist and Jeremy Bracco, Charles McAvoy, Luke Kunin, Matthew Tkachuk, Christian Evers and Dennis Yan also scored.

Lois Spitzner has the only goal for Germany, who didn't score until the U.S. had built an 8-0 lead with just under five minutes to go in the second period.

Luke Opilka stopped 16 shots for the Americans, who improved to 2-0.

Michael Boehm made 33 saves for the Germans, who fell to 0-2 with a goal differential of minus-20.

Czech Republic 5 Quebec 1

Roman Dymacek scored twice for the Czechs, who scored five unanswered goals in a win over Quebec.

Simon Stransky, David Kase and Josef Zajic also scored for the Czechs.

Anthony Beauvillier had the lone goal on a power play for Quebec.

Ales Stezka made 25 saves for the Czech Republic, which improved to 1-1.

Callum Booth stopped 32 shots for Quebec, which fell to 1-1.

Ontario 5 Atlantic 1

Graham Knott struck twice as Ontario rolled past Atlantic.

Dylan Strome, Travis Konecny and Hayden McCool also scored for Ontario, while Troy Timpano made 22 saves.

Nicholas Welsh had a power-play goal for Atlantic. Blade Mann-Dixon stopped 27 shots.

Ontario is now 2-0, while the Atlantic is 0-1.

Pacific 6 West 3

Matteo Gennaro had a pair of goals and an assist as Pacific downed West.

Giorgio Estephan, Tyler Benson and Tyler Soy all had power-play goals for Pacific, while Brad Morrison added an even-strength marker.

Colton Conrad had two power-play goals for West and Connor Hobbs also scored with the extra man.

Zach Sawchenko made 25 saves as Pacific improved to 1-1.

Logan Flodell stopped 27 shots as West dropped to 0-1.

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