Kyle Kraemer scored four goals and Shawn Gawrys added two as Team USA beat Germany 10-5 in the final preliminary round game at the InLine World Championships.
June 30, 2010
KARLSTAD, Sweden — Kyle Kraemer (St. Louis, Mo.) notched four goals and Pat Lee (Shaumberg, Ill.) collected three assists as the U.S. InLine National Team earned a 10-5 win over Germany in its final preliminary-round game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship. With a 3-0-0-0 overall record, Team USA earned the top seed in Group B and advanced to the tournament\’s quarterfinal round.
\”I am really happy with the overall game we are playing,\” said U.S. head coach Rob Chornomud. \”I think our guys are starting to have the confidence that we deserve to be here. We just have to ultimately go out and do the job for four quarters.\”
Team USA opened the scoring on a goal from Shawn Gawrys (St. Louis, Mo.) at the 10:10 mark of the first period. The U.S. rallied with five goals in the second period to head to halftime up, 6-0. Pat Maroon (St. Louis, Mo.) scored twice, while Rafael Rodriguez (Oceanside, Calif.) and Kraemer each scored a goal within 28 seconds of each other. U.S. goaltender TommyTartaglione (Harbor City, Calif.) recorded an assist on Kraemer\’s first goal of the game.
After the U.S. went up 7-0 in the third period on Gawry\’s second goal of the night, Germany cut the deficit to 7-2 with a pair of power-play goals. The U.S. responded, however, as Kraemer gave the U.S. an 8-3 lead heading into the fourth period.
The U.S. and Germany traded two goals each in the last stanza, Kraemer\’s final two goals sealing the win for Team USA. Tartaglione made 24 saves in the victory, while Germany goaltenders Jochen Vollmer and Thomas Ower combined to stop 16 shots in the loss.
The U.S. will next compete on Friday, July 2 at 12 p.m. EDT in the quarterfinal round. The U.S.\’s opponent will be determined following tomorrow\’s (July 1) qualification round.
NOTES: Team USA went 0-for-2 on the power play, while Germany was 2-for-4 with the man advantage … The U.S. has yet to surrender a first or second period goal, as it took a 4-0 lead against both Canada and the Czech Republic in the first two games of the preliminary round … Eleven U.S. players recorded points in the contest … For the full U.S. roster, click here… Results and statistics from the tournament can be found here… Rob Chornomud is serving as head coach for the 2010 U.S. InLine National Team for the second consecutive year, while former U.S. InLine National Team member Josh Milewski is serving as the assistant coach … In the 13-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2006; silver medals in 1998, 2001 and 2009; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments. There was no tournament played in 1999.
Scoring By Period
First Period – Scoring: 1, USA, Gawrys (Maroon), 10:10. Penalties: USA, Gawrys (hooking), 4:32.
Second Period – Scoring: 2, USA, Maroon (Yoder), 1:51; 3, USA, Maroon (Beilsten), 2:25; 4, USA, Sigmund (Miner), 5:54; 5, USA, Rodriguez (unassisted), 9:16; 6, USA, Kraemer (Tartaglione), 9:44. Penalties: USA, Beilsten (slashing), 7:09; GER, Holscher (slashing), 11:57.
Third Period – Scoring: 7, USA, Gawrys (Maroon), 2:02; 1, GER, Reimer (Greilinger), 8:09 (pp); 2, GER, Buzas (Tolzer, Menge), 9:08 (pp); 8, USA, Kraemer (Lee), 9:28; 3, GER, Buzas (Duck), 11:49. Penalties: GER, Menge (hooking), 3:58; USA, Sigmund (hooking), 7:39; USA, Beilsten (hooking), 8:43.
Fourth Period – Scoring: 9, USA, Kraemer (Lee, Campbell), 4:49; 4, GER, Seifert (unassisted), 7:48; 5, GER, Buzas (Reimer), 8:19; 10, USA, Kraemer (Lee), 10:11. Penalties: None.
Power Play: USA 0-2; GER 2-4