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USA beats Portugal 8-2 and takes 5th place

10. 6. 2017 | Petr Sumbal
After the first period the game remained scoreless. Cody Black had the biggest opportunity for the USA, but Portugal goaltender Medeiros made a great save. At the start of the second period, the USA scored two goals in very quick succession. Portugal got one back, but the Americans had the last word in the middle period as Jonathan Ruiz scored a shorthanded goal to make it 3-1. In the final period, the Americans ran away with the game by out-scoring Portugal 5-1. As a result, Team USA takes fifth place and Portugal sixth.


Cory Herschk (coach of USA): These games are always tough to play on small rink on last game of the tournament, but our guys showed that we always play for each other. Nobody want to lose the last game of the tournament. I am very proud on these guys, because it is hard to get up, but we got.

Alex Bovoletis (coach of Portugal): Sometimes, these games are hard to play, because we always want to win the gold. Our guys gave the best effort they could, but these games are very difficult to play.