The United States Junior National Team went into the 2022 World Junior Championships with the intention of winning yet another gold medal. On Tuesday night, they made quite a statement by dominating Germany 5-1 in their opening game of the preliminary round.
The Americans were dominant the game, outshooting the Germans 50-11 to secure the victory.
Five different Americans—Luke Hughes, Logan Cooley, Landon Slaggert, Red Savage, and Riley Duran—scored, and goalkeeper Kaiden Mbereko got the victory.
USA Hockey Team vs Germany Score
Their first game at the World Juniors, Hughes, Slaggert, Duran, and Sasha Pastujov all scored several goals. Germans got a goal from Joshua Samanski, and losing goalie Nikita Quapp made 45 saves.
On Wednesday, August 10th, Germany and Austria will play each other in their second preliminary round clash. On August 11, the United States will play Switzerland, hence on August 10, they will have a day off. This matchup will begin at midnight Eastern Time.
The United States finished first in Group A at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games thanks to a 3-2 victory over Germany tonight. Goaltenders Drew Commesso (Norwell, Mass.), Matt Knies (Phoenix, Ariz.), and Nathan Smith (Hudson, Fla.) combined for 24 saves in the victory.
On Wednesday (Feb. 16) at 12:10 p.m., the United States will play the victor of Slovakia and Germany in the Quarterfinals.
David Quinn, head coach of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team, remarked, “I thought that was our finest game of the tournament.” We outplayed a very excellent German team with speed, skill, and perseverance.
In the opening frame, both Germany and the United States scored on the power play after each team was given a penalty.
In the Second Minute of the game, Germany Scored on the Power play to take the lead.
One minute and fourteen seconds later, the United States mounted its own power play and knotted the score.
After Steve Kampfer (Jackson, MI) swung for a slap shot and missed, he gathered the puck, skated out from behind the board, and ripped another slap shot that sailed into the top of the net about 30 seconds later.
At the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, Team USA needed a win or to force overtime to win Group A, and they responded to the challenge, beating Germany for the third straight time in the ice hockey event on Sunday (13 February). U.S. won with a score of 3-2.
Team USA, silver medalists at Pyeongchang 2018 After only two minutes, Germany took the lead with a power play goal by Patrick Hager. The Americans were back in the same position they had been in versus Canada after going down early.
The United States replied swiftly, however, and tied the game with a goal by Steven Kampfer at 4:26 of the four-minute double minor.
According to Kampfer’s interview with NBC in the United States, the team “tightened it up on the 4 minutes and I think it produced a little momentum for us going ahead where we dictated the pressure there near the finish of the period.”