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Team USA Falls To Team Canada In World Championship Semi-Final Game

RIGA, Lativa – Colin Blackwell (North Andover, Mass.) and Sasha Chmelevski (Huntington Beach Calif.) both scored and Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) made 29 saves, but the U.S. Men’s National Team fell to Canada, 4-2, in the semifinal round at the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship.

“This has been one of the best groups I’ve ever coached character-wise,” said head coach Jack Capuano. “To lose our captain, our alternate, a top prospect, and to still be able to put this effort in tonight says a lot about this group. We still have a chance to come home with a medal and I know this group will give each other everything they’ve got to do so.”

Team USA will play in the bronze medal game tomorrow, June 6, at 8:15 am ET. The game can be seen live on NHL Network.

For the full recap, click here.

Team USA Schedule/Results
2021 IIHF Men's World Championship

(All Games Live on NHL Network)
Date Opponent Round Location Time/Result (Local/ET)
May 22 Finland Preliminary Riga, Latvia L, 1-2
May 23 Canada Preliminary Riga, Latvia W, 5-1
May 25 Kazakhstan Preliminary Riga, Latvia W, 3-0
May 27 Latvia Preliminary Riga, Latvia W, 4-2
May 29 Norway Preliminary Riga, Latvia W, 2-1
May 31 Germany Preliminary Riga, Latvia W, 2-0
June 1 Italy Preliminary Riga, Latvia W, 4-2
June 3 Slovakia Quarterfinals Riga, Latvia W, 6-1
June 5 Canada Semifinals Riga, Latvia L, 2-4
June 6 TBD Bronze-Medal Game Riga, Latvia 3:15 p.m./8:15 a.m.
June 6 TBD Gold-Medal Game Riga, Latvia 8:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.

NOTES: Christian Wolanin (Rochester, Mich.) was named the U.S. Player of the Game … Zac Jones (Glen Allen, Va.), Conor Garland (Scituate, Mass.) and Cal Petersen (Waterloo, Iowa) were named the three best players of the tournament for Team USA … U.S. outshot Canada, 38-33 … The U.S. was 0-0 on the power play, while Canada was 0-1 … Brian Boyle (Hingham, Mass.) took over as captain of Team USA with Justin Abdelkader (Muskegon, Mich.) out indefinitely due to injury, while Colin Blackwell (North Andover, Mass.) and Matt Roy (Detroit, Mich.) are the squad’s alternate captains … For complete coverage of the U.S. Men’s National Team, click here ... The official IIHF home of the 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championship is 2021.IIHFWorlds.com.

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