Preliminary rounds for the IIHF under 20 world juniors began and Team USA has already dropped to the third spot in the Group B rankings. They are 2-1-0 with 3 points.
On Thursday Team USA annihilated Team Germany in an 8-0 shutout loss and then went on to play team Russia on Friday morning.
Team Russia beat the Americans 2-1. Russia is the top seed for Group B 3-2-1 with 18 points.
Despite the loss, Flyers 3rd round draft pick Shayne Gostisbehere is making waves and impressing the Flyers organization. Gostisbehere scored a power play goal in the game against germany and was active with the puck in Friday’s game. He is definitely a guy to be looking at for a future.
Gostisbehere currently attends Union College in Schenectady, NY. He has plans to continue with his education and graduate before making his NHL debut.
Team USA will take on Team Canada early Sunday morning at 4:30 a.m. Canada is second in Group B just below Russia, with 2-2-0 and 6 points. Since hockey is “Canada’s game” the game against them will be just as tough if not tougher than the game against the Russians.