Boston College’s John Gaudreau scored three goals and the United States had five power-play goals as the U.S. National Junior Team defeated the Czech Republic 7-0 Wednesday to advance to the semifinal round, where it will face Canada on Thursday.
U.S. at the World Juniors
At Ufa Arena, Ufa, Russia
• Thursday, Dec. 27: U.S. 8, Germany 0
• Friday, Dec. 28: Russia 2, U.S. 1
• Sunday, Dec. 30: Canada 2, U.S. 1
• Monday, Dec. 31: U.S. 9, Slovakia 3
• Wednesday, Jan. 2: Quarterfinals: U.S. 7, Czech Republic 0
• Thursday, Jan. 3: Semifinals: U.S. 5, Canada 1
• Saturday, Jan. 5: Gold-medal game: U.S. 3, Sweden 1
Michigan defenseman Jacob Trouba and Seth Jones (WHL’s Portland Winterhawks) each posted four assists in the game and goaltender John Gibson (OHL’s Kitchener Rangers) earned the shutout with a 31-save outing.
Miami forward Riley Barber added two goals of his own, while Ryan Hartman (OHL’s Plymouth Whalers) and J.T. Miller (AHL’s Connecticut Whale) rounded out the scoring.
Team USA will face Canada, who edged the U.S. 2-1 on Dec. 30, on Thursday at 3 p.m. (4 a.m. EST).