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Kurker leads Sioux City at Junior World Cup

by Staff /

Samuel Kurker, a 2012 second-round pick (No. 56) of the St. Louis Blues, had one goal and two assists as the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League beat Swedish junior club Malmo 5-1 in a Junior Club World Cup game Monday at Sports Palace Ufa in Ufa, Russia.

Sioux City leads Group B with a 3-0 record and is the only undefeated team in the 10-team tournament.

Forward Joe Snively, a 2015 NHL Draft prospect, had one goal and one assist for Sioux City, and Adam Johnson added a goal and two assists.

Goaltender Collin Olson, a Carolina Hurricanes prospect, stopped 26 of 27 shots.

Forward Matthias Asperup, a 2015 NHL draft prospect, scored for Malmo.

Sioux City is one of two North American teams competing in the tournament; the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League also are playing.

Tolpar Ufa 2, Pirati Chomutov 0: Denis Dyuryagin and Nikita Setdikov had one goal and one assist each as Russian club Tolpar Ufa beat Czech team Pirati Chomutov in a Junior Club World Cup game played at Ufa Arena in Ufa, Russia.

The win puts Ufa into a first-place tie with Chomutov for first place in Group A with six points.

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