Grimaldi Doesn’t Play As U.S. Advances

There wasn’t much drama early Monday morning. The U.S. jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the game’s opening 14 minutes and went on to beat Slovakia 9-3 in a must-win game. The victory earned Team USA a spot in the quarterfinals on Wednesday morning. The opponent will be determined after today’s Sweden-Finland game (Sweden…
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U.S. Falls To Canada, Faces Must-win Vs. Slovakia

It comes down to this: The U.S. needs to beat Slovakia (4 a.m. Monday) or it will be sent to the relegation round for the second year in a row. The Americans took favorite Canada to the limit early Sunday morning, but lost 2-1 after not being able to convert a late power-play chance. The…
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Random Updates

Christmas break is over for the men’s and women’s hockey teams. Both are back in town and practicing and preparing for their returns to the ice next weekend. UND will host Holy Cross, while the women travel to St. Louis to take on Lindenwood. In the meantime, there’s been some action around the country… 1.…
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Russia Tops Americans 2-1

The U.S. dropped a tight pool play game against host Russia by the score of 2-1 on Friday morning. The game could have gone either way — goaltending was very good on both sides — but Russia made one more play in the third period and came away with the key victory. All possibilities are…
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Americans Crush Germany In Opener

Team USA used eight different goal-scorers en route to an 8-0 blowout win over Germany in the opener of the World Junior Championship. UND’s Rocco Grimaldi had one assist and also had a highlight reel backcheck to break up a German breakaway late in the third period. For a full game story, see GrandForksHerald.com. The…
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