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.
|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
|W, 17-1||N/A||Live Stats|
|Mon., Feb 6||Great Britain
|W, 10-1||N/A||Live Stats|