USA improves to 2-0 at IIHF WJC


The U.S. National Junior Team won their second straight game at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship after defeating Switzerland 3-0 on Sunday.  Team USA opened the tournament with a 7-3 win over Slovakia on Saturday.
USHL players with Team USA:
Jack Campbell earned the shutout stopping all 22 shots.  The goaltender has appeared in four USHL games this season posting a 2-1-1 record, 1.96 GAA, and one shutout.
Defenseman Matt Donovan scored his second goal of the tournament on Sunday after netting the game-winner in Saturday's 7-3 win vs. Slovakia.  He is currently a freshman at the University of Denver after spending the previous two seasons with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.  Donovan was selected All-USHL First Team during the 2008-09 season.
Mike Lee made 17 saves in Saturday's 7-3 victory.  He was the 2008-09 USHL Goaltender of the Year while playing for the Fargo Force and is currently in his freshman season at St. Cloud State University.
John Carlson scored two points (1g, 1a) in Saturday's win.  He was All-USHL Second Team during the 2007-08 season while playing for the Indiana Ice.  Carlson was then selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  He made his debut with the Capitals in November.
Danny Kristo also scored two points (1g, 1a) on Saturday.  He spent the 2008-09 season with the Omaha Lancers and is playing in the IIHF World Junior Championship for the second straight year.  Kristo is in his freshman season at the University of North Dakota.
Team USA is being coached by Dean Blais who was the 2008-09 USHL Coach of the Year while leading the Fargo Force to the Clark Cup Finals.  He is in his first season as the head coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Other USHL players at the WJC:
Radoslav Illo tallied two assists for Slovakia in Saturday's loss to Team USA.  He has posted 20 points (13g, 7a) in 19 games for the Tri-City Storm this season.  The second-year USHL forward has a goal in each of his last four games for the Storm.
Andrej Sustr was added to the roster for the Czech Republic and played in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Finland.  He has collected 13 points (13a) in 23 games for the Youngstown Phantoms this season.


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