While Team USA turned in a stellar offensive effort in their 10-1 win over Switzerland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, they can’t rest on their laurels as they head into the final day of the preliminary round in Helsinki, Finland.
The U.S. currently sits in second place in Group A, three points behind Sweden. While a win over Denmark on New Year’s Eve won’t change their situation, they do want to head into the playoff round with a good head of steam rather than a hangover from a Denmark upset. The Danes have been outscored 11-2 in their past two games, so a win over the USA seems unlikely, but stranger things have happened at this tournament.
USA forward Ryan Donato (BOS) has mostly worked on the fourth unit at this WJC. The Harvard University freshman has notched one goal in the tournament, with that goal coming in the second period of the win over the Swiss.
Donato spoke with Hockey’s Future after the win, a conversation captured in this HF video.
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