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National Junior Evaluation Camp: Day 9

08/09/2014, 12:15pm EDT
By USAHockey.com

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The final game of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp has been delayed until 5:30 p.m. Team USA will face the Czech Republic at the USA Rink in the Olympic Center.

Thus far, Team USA is 2-0 as one squad in international competition. On Wednesday, the U.S. beat Sweden 7-1, and Alex Tuch (Baldwinsville, N.Y./U.S. National Under-18 Team) tallied a hat trick. Thursday, Team USA bested Finland 9-1, including a hat trick from Tyler Motte (St. Clair, Mich./Universiy of Michigan) and Team USA combined for 25 points.

The Czechs arrive to Lake Placid after competing in Canada’s junior evaluation camp earlier this week. They opened camp, losing 5-0 against Russia. In their first meeting with Canada they lost 5-2. However, they finished camp strong with a 5-2 win over Canada last night.

The U.S. beat the Czechs, 5-2, in the gold-medal game at the 2014 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship. Team USA and the Czechs also squared off in the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship where the U.S. won 5-1 in the preliminary round.

Today’s game will be streamed live on usahockey.fasthockey.com. Also join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, using #NJEC.

Left Wing Center Right Wing
21 Motte 23 Turgeon 22 Tuch
24 Louis 19 Matthews 14 Hayden
18 Milano 17 De Leo 10 Fasching
11 Connor 16 Larkin 13 Bjork
Left Defense Right Defense Goaltenders
3 Butcher 28 Collins 1 Demko
27 Downing 6 Dougherty 31 Burke
4 Carlo 5 Florentino
25 Santini

Notes: Tonight's scratches are Louie Belpedio (Skokie, Ill./U.S National Under-18 Team), JT Compher (Northbrook, Ill./University of Michigan), Even Cowley (Evergreen, Colo./University of Devner), Jack Eichel (North Chelmsford, Mass./U.S National Under-18 Team), Brandon Halverson (Traverse City, Mich.) and Nick Schmatlz (Verona, Wis./Green Bay Gamblers) ... Thatcher Demko (San Diego, Calif./Boston College) is slated to start in net ... Eichel leads Team USA in scoring with nine points (1-8) in five games.

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