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.

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The Americans will take on host Russia in a Group B showdown at 8 a.m. Friday.

USA 8, Germany 0

First period – 1. USA, Kuraly (Galchenyuk, Barber) :19; 2. USA, Trouba (Pietila) 8:30; 3. USA, Galchenyuk (Kuraly, Barber) 9:54

Second period – 4. USA, Barber (Galchenyuk) :14; 5. USA, Gostisbehere (Jones, Grimaldi) 6:33 (pp); 6. USA, Hartman (Pietila, Bardreau) 7:55

Third period – 7. USA, Miller 8:36; 8. USA, Jones  10:32

Goalie saves – USA: Gibson 19, Gillies 7; GER: Cupper 38