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U.S. Men’s Nat’l Univ. Team Skates Past Great Britain, 10-1

02/06/2017, 6:00am MST
By USA Hockey

ALMATY, Kazakhstan – Sean Murphy (Cary, N.C./Arizona State University) netted a hat-trick and Joey Breslin (Centerville, Ohio/Ohio University) scored twice to lead the U.S. Men’s National University Team to a 10-1 victory over Great Britain to close out play at the 2017 Winter World University Games.

Breslin opened the scoring for the U.S. with 4:14 remaining in the opening period before Team USA took control of the game with six second-period markers.

Murphy netted a pair of markers in the first 9:12 of the middle frame and brothers Jake Uglem (Moorhead, Minn./Iowa State University) and Tony Uglem (Moorhead, Minn./Iowa State University) scored :55 apart in the middle of the period to make the score 5-0.

Breslin increased the U.S. advantage to 6-0 with 2:59 left in the second stanza, and Murphy completed the hat-trick with :38 left in the period to put Team USA ahead 7-0.

Jordan Simmons (Howell, Mich./Davenport University), Nicholas Zern (Auburn, Ind./Minot State University) and Matthew Anders (Boulder, Colo./University of Colorado) each tallied in the final period.

Goaltender Jordan Gluck (Scarsdale, N.Y./Arizona State University) made six saves to earn the victory.

With the win, Team USA (3-0-0-2; W-OTW-OTL-L) finishes the tournament with three-consecutive victories to earn a ninth-place finish overall.

NOTES: At the 2017 Winter World University Games, Team USA competed in Group B alongside Canada, Great Britain and Slovakia. All games were played at Halyk Arena … For complete coverage of the U.S. at the 2017 Winter World University Games, click here.

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Date Opponent TIme (Local/ET)/Result Stream Live Stats
Tues., Dec. 27 Holy Cross (Exhibition) L, 1-10 N/A N/A
Wed., Dec. 28 EHL All-Stars (Exhibition) W, 2-0 N/A N/A
Thurs., Dec. 29 EHL All-Stars (Exhibition) W, 10-2 N/A N/A
Mon., Jan. 30 Canada L, 0-6 LIVEFISU.TV Live Stats
Tues., Jan. 31 Slovakia L, 1-4 LIVEFISU.TV Live Stats
Thurs., Feb. 2 Great Britain W, 10-1 N/A Live Stats
Sat., Feb. 4 China
Classification Round
W, 17-1 N/A Live Stats
Mon., Feb 6 Great Britain
Classification Round
W, 10-1 N/A Live Stats

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